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OFW fired by employer after asking for vacation to mourn her mother's death


A Pinay Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Hong Kong was fired by her employer after asking for her very first day-off in four straight months of working to mourn her mother.

Rose Suarez, 42, was shocked when his employer suddenly bought him a flight ticket to go home to the Philippines.

Four months straight of working and not a single day-off given according to Rose. She served his employer's family for two years and four months.

Rose didn’t complain even though she hadn’t had a day-off for four months, but when her mother passed away, she begged her employer to take a dayoff to mourn her mother.

“April 23 po yun, Huwebes (the day her mother died). Yun po yung araw na nagpaalam ako na sa darating na Sunday off po ako. Yung araw din na yun ay tinerminate nya ako. Kaya sabi nga po niya hindi na ako mag day-off kasi sa April 30 baba na ako sa kanya,” Rose said.

Her employer said that they were afraid because they might be infected with COVID when Rose returned to Hong Kong.
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Janitor sa NAIA ibinalik ang napulot na bag na may lamang $10k o halos P500,000


Isang janitor sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) ang nagturn over kamakailan sa mga awtoridad ng isang bag na naglalaman ng USD10,000, ayon sa Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

Nakita ni Jhun Telewik ang isang bag sa isang gang chair sa NAIA Terminal 2 habang siya ay nangongolekta ng basura.

Iniulat ng MIAA na nakita ni Jhun na nandoon pa rin ang bag habang nag-iikot siya sa pangalawang pagkakataon.  

Humingi ng tulong ang Telewik sa mga ground attendant upang hanapin ang may-ari ng bag sa pamamagitan ng paging system.

Dahil sa walang nag-claim ng bag, iniabot ito ni Jhun sa Lost and Found office, kung saan may malaking halaga ng pera ang nakita.

Isang Pinoy ang nagpakilalang anak ng may-ari ng bag ang nag-claim ng mga gamit at sinabi ng mga awtoridad na mayroon siyang mga supporting documents upang patunayan ang kanyang paghahabol.  

Iniabot ng claimant ang USD100 kay Jhun bilang tanda ng pasasalamat. Lubos na pinupuri si Jhun sa kanyang katapatan.
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Job Hiring: Fox Automation Tech in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary:
Company: Fox Automation Technology Incorporated
Location: Miaoli, Taiwan
Products: Components
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Agency: Sky Bourne International Inc
Agency address: 1679 Dian St., Brgy San Isidro, Makati City

Check below job ad :

Primary Requirements:
1. Passport 
2. UMID or SSS Certification
3. Voter's ID or Voter's Certification
4. E-Registration
5. PEOS

About Fox Automation:

Fox Automation is a member of the Hon Hai Group and is 85 percent held by semiconductor equipment supplier Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc.

Fox Automation ready to cope with rapidly-growing semiconductor demand from 5G, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things devices

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Job Hiring: Unimicron in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, No Placement Fee


Summary:
Company: Unimicron Technology Corporation
Location: Taoyuan or Hsinchu in Taiwan
Products: Printed circuit boards
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Agency: Worldwiser International Inc
Agency address: 2nd flr, Great Wall Bldg., 1624 F. Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila

HOW TO APPLY :

Apply thru this link from Worldwiser:


About Unimicronn:

Unimicron is the world's top manufacturer of HDI substrates and has long been the leader in communications-oriented substrate fabrication.

Since the firm's full-scale entry into the automotive application market in 2008, we have been well respected around the world for our distinguished technical expertise seen in thick copper, copper inlay, semi-flex, rigid-flex, and other PCBs. 

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Zero local covid case in Taiwan led to fewer people getting vaccinated


People who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 should do so as soon as possible said Taiwan Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The CECC is watching reports on the Omicron variant closely, especially to see if it would render vaccines less effective and reinfects people who have recovered from the virus.

Chen told the traditional Chinese medicine  forum that Taiwan’s COVID-19 situation is under control, with no new domestic cases reported in several days.

However, this has led to fewer people getting vaccinated in the past few weeks, he added.

Vaccinated people are 10 times less likely to develop severe symptoms or die, urging people who only had their first dose to get their second.

The Omicron variant, which was first reported in southern Africa and is deemed a “variant of concern” by the WHO.
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Covid health insurance plan to be given to migrant workers entering Taiwan


Migrant workers arriving in Taiwan will have to be covered by a COVID-19 health insurance plan starting December 1, announced by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

Employers of migrant workers will bear the cost of the health insurance plan, this will be a requirement before they can be allowed to enter Taiwan.

The health insurance plans, which cost just under NT$1,200 per person that will cover hospitalization fees within the 30-day period after the migrant workers' arrival in Taiwan.

MOL said that insurance companies will pay the money directly to the hospitals, up to a maximum of NT$500,000.

Employers must submit proof to the MOL that they have purchased COVID-19 health insurance for their workers before the employees are due to arrive in Taiwan.

MOL noted that employers will have to cover all insurance costs and will be prohibited from seeking reimbursement from the workers.

Violators will be subject to a fine of NT$60,000 to NT$300,000, have their hiring permits revoked, and banned from reapplying for such permits for two years.
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Job Hiring: Episil-Precision Inc in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary:
Company: Episil-Precision Inc
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Products: Epitaxial wafers
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Agency: Jopman Corporation
Agency address: 2nd flr, Pelaez Bldg., 775 JP Rizal St., Brgy Poblacion, Makati City

HOW TO APPLY :




About AOT:

Episil-Precision Inc, formerly Precision Silicon Corporation, is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of epitaxial wafers. 

The Company's major products are epitaxial wafers, which are applied in industries such as personal computer (PC), communications, automobile, electric motor and power management, among others. The Company also involves in agent processing services of epitaxial wafers. 

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Job Hiring: Advanced Optoelectronic Tech in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary:

Company: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc. 

Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

Products: LED

Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators


Agency: Jopman Corporation

Agency address: 2nd flr, Pelaez Bldg., 775 JP Rizal St., Brgy Poblacion, Makati City


HOW TO APPLY :

For female only


About AOT:


Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc. was established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1999 and specializes in commercialization of SMD LEDs technologies. 


AOT's purpose is to offer stable quality, preferential price, expend business size, put powerful effort in procedure to provide best competitive products for customer, and collaborate to make win-win.


*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

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Philippines top envoy to Taiwan hopes to abolish "un-Godly" and "criminal" broker fees


Philippine Representative to Taiwan Wilfredo Fernandez hopes to abolish broker fees, placement fees to overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

OFWs needs to pay an average placement fee  of P60,000 to recruitment agencies. Filipino migrant workers coming to Taiwan have long called for the abolishment of placement fees.

“Sixty thousand pesos could mean one hectare of land in the provinces, so that those who can keep their land will have something they can build on, so that agriculture may flourish. It is only right that you just don’t make exorbitant money on the sweat of the workers. That is ungodly. That’s criminal,” Fernandez said

Fernandez, who took over as chairman and resident representative of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Sept. 1, said he would like to remove brokers entirely.

"Remove the recruitment agencies in Manila, so there will be no placement fee. Recruitment should be done on a government-to-government basis," Fernandez added.

Many Taiwanese employers opt to use recruitment agencies because of the convenience they offer.

Meanwhile, current brokerage fees in Taiwan are paid monthly that costs NT$1,800 for the first year of working in Taiwan, NT$1,700 in the second year and NT$1,500 in the final year.
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Job Hiring: Pegatron in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary:
Company: Pegatron Corporation
Location: Taiwan
Products: Electronic products and assembly
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Agency: City Employment Center Inc
Agency address: Unit 702, 7th flr, DY International Bldg., 1011 General Malvar St., Malate, Manila

HOW TO APPLY :




Apply online via email at:
cityemployment@forwardhr.com.tw


About Pegatron:

Pegatron is the second-largest contract electronics manufacturer in Taiwan. Pegatron's total assets exceed $14 billion.

The company has a diverse product lineup, including motherboards, desktop PCs, notebooks, wireless systems, game consoles and TVs. By category, around 60% of sales come from smartphones and other communications devices.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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MECO in total effort to bring in OFWs to Taiwan


Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said that it is making every effort to obtain Taiwan's permission for the entry of migrant workers from its country.

"No effort is spared to hasten the reopening of Taiwan's door to Filipino workers," MECO said.

The requirements set by Taiwan's government for the return of Filipino migrant workers have been forwarded to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Manila, according to MECO.

Its statements came after opening its borders again to Indonesian migrant workers with immediate effect, while negotiations were underway with the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The requirements include accreditation of COVID-19 testing centers in Manila, several rounds of negative COVID-19 tests prior to employment in Taiwan, and designation of quarantine facilities.

"We know how difficult it is for those stranded in the Philippines," Cesar Chavez Jr., said, a labor attaché at the office. "However, there are still policy issues to be settled first."

There were 690,025 migrant workers in Taiwan, with Indonesia having the largest migrant workers followed by Vietnam, Philippines then Thailand.
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Migrant caregiver recorded beating eldery woman in Taiwan, facing a fine up to NT$150k


An Indonesian caregiver seen in a surveillance camera that she is beating the elderly woman, the caregiver was hired to care but the video shows different.

The caregiver is facing a fine of up to NT$150,000 where a video footage released by the victim's family for a very strong evidence.

The family set up a hidden surveillance camera where it reveal footage of abuse.

The caregiver hitting the elederly repeatedly on the head, grabbing her hair, and violently shaking the elderly woman before striking her on the face. 

The labor broker must provide an acceptable settlement to the family or be banned from hiring more migrant workers, according to Changhua County Councilor Hao Chen-ching.

Hiring a foreign caregiver is a relatively affordable option for most families, but the language barrier usually results in misunderstanding or undesirable services.

As the country's elderly population is rapidly increasing, several family have no other choice to hire a caretaker or caregiver for their elderly.




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Filipinos abroad request government to restrict operation of Online Sabong due to OFWs addiction


Filipinos working abroad have demanded to the government to restrict the operation of online sabong because many Filipinos are addicted to the said gambling.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana conveyed the message to the Filipinos that if possible, limit online sabong operations because many are allegedly wasting money on the said gambling.

Lorenzana came from Spain and Poland and he spoke to several Filipino communities and had delivered their message to the President.

“May nagsabi po Mr. President, na kung puwede iyon daw online sabong ay limitahan lang ‘yung panahon dahil marami pong nalululong na mga overseas na mga Filipinos sa online sabong,” sabi ni Lorenzana.

Not only Filipinos based in different countries are complaining about online sabongq but also the wives of overseas Filipino workers abroad.

The woves complain that some OFW litteraly missed the remiitance due to the salary been wasted due to online sabong.
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