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Migrant workers still forced to stay at "lockdorms" even Taiwan eased restrictions to Level 2 alert


Migrant workers are still facing draconian lockdown measures or they call it "lockdorm" that rights advocates describe as “discriminatory”. 

Taiwan already eased ita restrictions and brings down the its restrictions to Level 2 alert. Still, there are several dormitories that imposes lockdorms.

Migrant workers from across Southeast Asia have seen increasingly restrictive regulations issued directly from their employers and brokers.

Many other firms that employ foreign workers have moved to protect their manufacturing capabilities by limiting employees’ freedoms.

Most workers are forced to live in dormitories that house as many as 10-12 persons in one room – bunk bed style.

As the world’s largest supplier of computer microchips, Taiwan relies heavily on foreign workers to keep up with the surging demand for consumer electronics amid a global shortage in semiconductors.

Taiwan has more than 711,000 migrant workers, mostly from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Migrant workers account for 8 per cent of the country’s workforce and more than 60 per cent work in the industrial sector, including in the microchip industry.
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"World's happiest country" seeks more migrants due to labor shortage

 


Being tagged as the "World's Happiest Country," many may expect that Finland must be being deluged by people wanting to migrate, but in reality it is not and is actually struggling with an acute workforce shortage.


The lack of immigrants in the country is a long-running problem which was only recognized by businesses and the government itself.


According to recruiter Saku Tihverainen from agency Talented Solutions, workers are needed in Finland "to help cover the cost of the greying generation."


In an article published by GMA News, it was asserted that the government has also warned the nation that their 5.5 million population has to double immigration levels to 20,000-30,000 a year to sustain public services and the current pensions deficit.


Although Finland scores high in international comparisons for quality of life, freedom and gender equality, with little corruption, crime and pollution, these are not enough to attract immigrant workers because of a systemic problem in the country.


Many foreigners actually complain that there is an existing prejudice to non-Finnish applicants in the nation and that employers are reluctant to recognize overseas experience or qualifications.


But right now, the Recruiter Saku Tihverainen is already formulating some solutions and pushing more companies not to limit their working opportunities to native Finnish workers.

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House-to-house Covid-19 vaccination is good idea by DOH

 


House-to-house coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, according to the Department of Health (DOH), is a "good idea" for inoculating more individuals and reducing crowding in vaccination sites.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a Laging Handa briefing that if local government units (LGUs) have the means, they may do these house-to-house visits.

“Firstly, we can ensure that there won't be crowding, the public could just wait from their homes to get vaccinated. Secondly, they can identify those who were not yet able to get their shots," she said.

“That's a good strategy, if LGUs have the resources, they can do that)," she added.

In Metro Manila, local governments hope to vaccinate between 180,000 and 200,000 people throughout the region's cities and lone municipality. Vergeire believes that by doing so, the National Capital Region would be able to vaccinate 70% of its people by September.

“We support this and we are looking at how we can guide them on how we can better do this so that it can be something that can be used for us to protect our citizens from this Delta variant," she said.

While the region will be placed under enhanced community quarantine from August 6 to 20, Vergeire assured that vaccination efforts will continue. “We will continue this and actually increase the number of vaccinees so that we can get the protection against the variant as soon as possible," she added.

Following the danger of the highly contagious Delta strain, which has infected over 200 individuals in the Philippines, more community quarantine measures were implemented. Vergeire stated that the DOH cannot infer that the Delta form is presently being transmitted in the community until more evidence is gathered.

“At present, what we have is the local transmission where we can still see the link in every case that has undergone genome sequencing," she said.

“We will declare community transmission if we can provide evidence already that we cannot link these individuals to each other anymore," she added. 

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New AFP Chief seeks a greater military defense posture to protect PH territory


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be able to effectively defend the country's territory from internal and foreign threats, particularly its marine rights in the highly contested West Philippine Sea(WPS), by strengthening its defense posture.

 

Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. highlighted this point in his assumption address after taking the oath as the 56th AFP Chief of Staff on Saturday afternoon, July 31, succeeding now-retired Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.

 

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana presided over the joint change of command and retirement ceremony held at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Faustino, who spent most of his career in Mindanao, said he wishes to establish a Center for Self-Reliant Defense Posture which shall “protect the country’s interests from foreign control” and “promote limited dependence and outside support for our defense requirements.”

“The cornerstone of our SRDP program will be self-reliance on our country's military industrial capabilities, as well as full exploitation of our own natural resources. Without this skill and self-reliance, our country's military operations will always be reliant on the generosity or intentions of foreign nations when it comes to the security of our territory,” he said.

“I intend to pursue a reliable and appropriate defense posture for the attainment of lasting peace. To accomplish this, we will follow a direction based on experience and best practices learned over decades of service and collective efforts to achieve  goal of having a safe and peaceful country for our people,” he added.

If the military wanted to keep up with its Southeast Asian neighbors, the pioneering military leader realized that it needed to be able to build its own aircraft, ships, battle equipment, and other assets.

To change the perception that the AFP is one of Southeast Asia's most underequipped military forces, the government implemented a revised modernization program in 2013 under the late former President Benigno Aquino III's administration, in which the government increased defense spending to improve the military's capabilities.

The modernisation initiative is currently in its second "horizon," or phase, which runs from 2018 to 2022. The first phase lasted from 2013 to 2017, with the third and final phase starting in 2023 and ending in 2028. Two missile-capable frigates, six close air support planes, and 16 combat utility helicopters are among the military's recent purchases.

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Go earns highest Senate trust rating among incumbent senators

 


According to a recent study conducted by a political consulting firm, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go has the greatest overall trust rating among incumbent senators.

 

PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. said Go gained the trust of 35.67 percent of 1,500 Filipinos who answered to the 2021 PAHAYAG second-quarter survey, which was released on Saturday. Go's current trust rating is a tenth of a percent higher than the 35.07 percent he received in the previous quarter.

 

Go wrote and sponsored Republic Act No. 11463, also known as the Malasakit Centers Act, which was passed into law in 2019. He was the chair of the Committee on Health and Demography.

 

The law requires all Department of Health-run hospitals and the Philippine General Hospital to open their own Malasakit Centers so that indigent patients can easily access medical services provided by the Departments of Social Welfare and Development, Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

 


As of Saturday, there were 132 Malasakit Centers around the country. Senator Manny Pacquiao, the previous frontrunner, had his trust rating plummet by 28 points, from 53.26 percent in the first quarter to 24.53 percent in the current survey. Senator Grace Poe came in second with a time of 35.47.

 

Imee Marcos received 30.93 percent of the vote, followed by Richard Gordon (29.6), Joel Villanueva (28.4), Miguel Zubiri (27.87), Panfilo Lacson (26.93), Pia Cayetano (26.6), Sherwin Gatchalian (25.4), Manny Pacquiao (24.53), and Ronald dela Rosa (24.53). (24.47).

 

Risa Hontiveros and Francis Pangilinan received 22.13 percent, followed by Ralph Recto (21.4), Francis Tolentino (20.6), Cynthia Villar (19.67), Franklin Drilon and Koko Pimentel (18.8), Nancy Binay (16.8), Lito Lapid (15.13), Leila de Lima (8.8), and Ramon Revilla Jr. (8.53). De Lima was the least trusted senator at 71.0 percent. 

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Babae, nadismaya matapos magpatattoo ng kilay

 


Halos sa mga kababaihan ngayon ay gusting mapaganda ang kanilang itsura kaya naman may ibat ibang pakulo ang kanilang gusto gawin sakanilang mukha para lang sila ay gumanda. Ang iba rito ay pinapaganda ang kanilang kilay kaya dahil dito nauso ang salitang ‘Kilay is Life’. Marami rin ang mga babaeng gumaganda kapag maayos ang kanilang kilay.

 

Kailan lamang nag viral sa social media ang isang babae na nag pa-tattoo ng kilay at lubhang nadismaya ito base sa kanyang reaksyon sa tattoo artist na gumuhit sakaniyang kilay.

 

Mapapansin sa larawan na sobrang kapal at parang nagsusugat pa ang pagkakaguhit sa kilay ng babae, masyadong nagtiwala sa kaniyang tattoo artist na mabigyan ng maganda at maayos na kilay para ito ay gumanda pero parang mas lumalapa ang sitwasyon.

 

Maraming tao din ang hindi nagagandahan sa kilay ng babae at may ilan pa na pinagtatawanan ito dahil sa sobrang kapal ng kaniyang kilay kaya hindi na magawang lumabas ng bahay dahil na din sa hiya.

 

Payo naman sakaniya ng tattoo artist ay pahiran nalamang ng petroleum jelly ang kaniyang kilay dahil ninipis din daw ito kapag tumagal ngunit matapos ang ilang araw ay makapal parin ang kilay ng babae

 

Kinalaunan ay binlock na siya ng tattoo artist sa social media. Obligayson umano ng tattoo artist ang ginawa nito sa kanya kaya wala umano itong karapatan na takbuhan o taguan siya. Maging ang mga netizens ay pinagtangkaan na siya na kailangan niyang ayusin ang kilay at humarap na sa babae.

 

Ang kagandahan ng isang babae ay hindi kinakailangan ng mga pampagandang o pëkeng produko dahil ang kagandahan na isang babae ay nakikita kung paano nito respetuhin at alagaan ang sarili.

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350k job opportunities are open to migrant workers in Japan

 


The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo stated on Friday that migrant workers, especially overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), had 350,000 job prospects in Japan.

 

Labor Attaché Marie Rose Escalada stated in a virtual forum that Japan is eager to employ international workers under the Special Skilled Worker (SSW) visa.

 

“The SSW was introduced in April 2019 and (took) off last year. Under the Special Skills Worker visa, there are 14 occupational categories. These jobs are available to all workers all over the world, not only to Filipinos,” Escalada said.

 

Care workers, building cleaning management, machine parts and tooling industries, industrial machinery industries, electric, electronics, and information industries, construction industry, shipbuilding and ship machinery industry, automotive repair and maintenance, aviation industry, accommodation industry, agriculture, fishery, and food manufacturing are all job classifications under the SSW.

 

She said SSW has two categories -- SSW I and SSW II, Under SSW I, workers can stay in Japan for a maximum of five years and are not allowed to bring their family.

 

Meanwhile, SSW II enables employees to stay for the same amount of time as before, but they may bring their families with them to the host nation. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have passed either the Japanese language competency test or the technical intern training.

 

At the same time, Escalada stated that there is a growing market for Filipino professional basketball and volleyball players in the host country. “There were a lot of queries about professional basketball players and volleyball players last month. She went on to say, "I believe two or three basketball players are currently hired by teams."

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Job Hiring: Company in Taiwan now hiring CNC machinists, machine operator


Summary:
Company: Taiwanese company
Location: Taiwan
Products: Precision tools
Job Positions: CNC Machinists
Agency: Japan Maruko International Corporation

HOW TO APPLY :


Bring the following documents:
1. E-Registration and PEOS
2. Passportold & new (2 years validity)
3. SSS UMID or SSS Certification
4. Voters ID or Voters Certification
5. PSA Birth Certificate with Receipt
6. Latest Picture 2x2 white background

What CNC Machinists do?

Computer numeric controlled equipment is precision machinery that cuts, grinds, or drills into the material. CNC machinists make adjustments to the machine to control speed, material feed and path of the cut, as well as make sure the machines are set up properly, working well, and producing quality product.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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China pledged to donate more vaccine of COVID-19 to Philippines


The Chinese Embassy in Manila committed on Thursday to contribute more coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccinations to the Philippines and to maintain a consistent supply.


"As the Philippines is facing an increase in demand of vaccines, we will donate more and substantively increase the supply of vaccines to the Philippines," Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said in a speech.


Huang noted that China was the first country to give test kits, personal protective equipment, immunizations, and send a medical expert team to the country.


"China has been standing in solidarity with the Philippines in fighting the pandemic," he said.


"China and the Philippines are close neighbors that cannot be separated and moved away. As close neighbors, our good neighborliness and mutually beneficial cooperation is a blessing for our two peoples and also for the region and beyond.” He added.


On Feb. 28, President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the turnover ceremony of the first 600,000 doses of the 1 million Sinovac vaccines donated by China to the Philippines at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

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Pres. Duterte approves P1,000 cash aid to residents in ECQ areas


Due to a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, President Duterte has approved the distribution of cash aid to citizens in need in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), with certain places moving to the highest risk categorization.

 

After Duterte approved the request to place Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Cagayan de Oro City, and Gingoog City under ECQ from August 1 to 7, 2021, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the news.

 

The cash assistance would come from the Department of Social Welfare and Development  (DSWD), Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program, Roque stated during a press conference on Thursday .

 

According to Roque, each person in the affected regions is eligible for a P1,000 stipend, with a maximum of P4,000 per family.

 

“The President has approved the distribution of P1,000 cash aid to residents in need in areas under the ECQ and this is up to a maximum of four persons per family,” Roque said.

 

“The funds are being downloaded to the local governments of Iloilo province, Iloilo City, Cagayan De Oro City, and Gingoog City,” he added.

 

On Wednesday, the government kept the strict quarantine restrictions in several parts of the country next month to stem the surging cases of the Delta coronavirus variant. Four areas were placed under the modified ECQ (MECQ), namely Ilocos Norte, Bataan, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City.

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Diaz no regrets on asking for help in sponsorship: We really need support


When Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz appealed for support in public in 2019, she chose the higher route and opted to forgive the detractors and haters. Diaz held steadfast in her choice to upload a message asking for support from private firms in the hopes of strengthening her Tokyo Olympics campaign, saying she had no regrets.

 

“Para sa akin, hindi ako nagsisisi. Wala akong pagsisising nararamdaman kasi as an athlete we need support, we really need support,” said Diaz in an interview on Thursday, July 29. “Siyempre gusto ko manalo ng gold medal sa Olympics, kailangan maghanap akong paraan para makamit ito so lumabas lang ako sa comfort zone, naging courage zone ko ‘yon.”

 

Diaz also stated that previous issues with the Philippine Sports Commission, which is led by chairman Butch Ramirez, had been resolved. She went on to say that the PSC went above and above in offering assistance, particularly during the COVID-19 epidemic, when the renowned Team HD (Hidilyn Diaz) were stranded in Malaysia and began training there.

 

The Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation also stepped forward to help Diaz with his training camp in Malaysia. Diaz, a silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, went on to say that she appreciated and understood PSC's situation during these hard times.

 

“Siguro iba lang ‘yong pag-response ng PSC, hindi lang siguro naintindihan ‘yong time na ‘yon pero alam naman natin ang dami rin kasi nilang hawak na sports,” added the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist.

 

“At yes, ‘yong budget ay limited din so siyempre as an individual na may pangarap para sa Pilipinas, gusto ko makamit ito. Baka puwede ko ‘tong makamit, makamit ang gold medal with the help of private sponsors also with the help din ng PSC. Pero alam naman natin na limited ang funding.” she added.

 

Diaz stressed that this will serve as a lesson not only for herself but also to the government and the Filipino people. As for her critics, the multi-medalist weightlifter said their words won’t determine her worth and value as a person especially now that she brought golden glory to the Philippines.

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Job Hiring: Company in Taiwan now hiring excavator operator in a sandstone field


Summary:
Company: Taiwanese company
Location: Taiwan
Job Positions: Excavator Operator
Agency: Japan Maruko International Corporation

HOW TO APPLY :


Bring the following documents:
1. E-Registration and PEOS
2. Passportold & new (2 years validity)
3. SSS UMID or SSS Certification
4. Voters ID or Voters Certification
5. PSA Birth Certificate with Receipt
6. Latest Picture 2x2 white background

What is a excavator operator?

An excavator operator controls and maintains an excavator, which is a piece of heavy machinery used to dig trenches and other holes necessary for laying piping and other infrastructure. In this career, you typically work in the civil engineering or commercial construction field.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Job Hiring: Iron Force Industrial in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, production workers


Summary:
Company: Iron Force Industrial Co Ltd
Location: Nantou, Taiwan
Products: Automotive Parts
Job Positions: Factory Workers
Agency: Japan Maruko International Corporation

HOW TO APPLY :


Bring the following documents:
1. E-Registration and PEOS
2. Passportold & new (2 years validity)
3. SSS UMID or SSS Certification
4. Voters ID or Voters Certification
5. PSA Birth Certificate with Receipt
6. Latest Picture 2x2 white background

Iron force Industrial profile:

Iron Force Industrial Co., Ltd was established in 1977 with the guiding principles of “Striving for excellence and perfection; focusing on quality and innovation”. The company’s mindset of “Sustainable development with growth in profit” is our mission to success.

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