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11-year old boy sells socks for medical expenses of sick father in Taoyuan

An 11-year-old boy living in Taiwan in the middle school sells socks in order to raise his father's medical expenses, also rent and living expenses.

The boy had to work right after his school class and went to the street to sell socks alone, as Taiwan netizens hopes that they cam help the boy and his father.

The father of boy is suffering from cirrhosis, ascites and diabetes. For them to have a living the boy decided to sell socks and sit on the streets almost four hours everyday even he is alone.

The socks costs 10 yuan, 50 yuan, or even 100 yuan, depends on quality and quantity per price.

If willing to help or just in need a pair of socks, the location of the boy is at No. 88, Section 2, Xingren Road, Zhongli District in Taiwan's Toayuan where he sell socks at 4:30 pm to 8 pm on weekdays and 4:30 pm to 9 pm.


LOOK: Cherry Mobile release Raffy Tulfo special edition smartphone called Tulfone

According to PR Head of Cherry Mobile, they will soon release a Cherry Mobile smartphone inspired by Mr. Raffy Tulfo, it will be called "Tulfone".

The first person to recieve the Tulfone is tatay Alexander, if you recall tatay was wringfully accused touching a lady named Linda.

The remarkable part of the phone is that a "Raffy in Tulfo Action" was embossed at the back with special edition wallpaper and ringtone inspired by the show.

The "Tufone" is like the regular Flare S7 is priced at PHP 3,999. Ms. Agnes said that it will be available in stores soon as requested by some fans.

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Tulfone Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ 1440 x 720 resolution at 293 ppi
CPU: 1.3GHz 64-bit MT6739WA quad-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8100
ROM: 16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB
Back Camera: 13MP f/2.4 OV12830+ 2MP GC2385 w/ BSI and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 13MP f/2.4+ 2MP
Battery: 2,400mAh
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, proximity, so
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, Colors: black, red, purple
Dimensions: 150.3 x 72 x 9.2 mm
Weight: 185 g


Family of 4 dead and 2 injured in a apartment fire in Pingtung County

Family of four died and two more injured in a apartment fire in Neipu Township, Pingtung County, reported by Central News Agency (CNA).

According to the fire bureau of Pingtung, the victims (dead and injured) were all members of the same family, identified by their surname Lee.

The home owner 46, along with his 10-year old daughter and parents were pronounced dead. The home owner's nine and 14 year old daughter survived the fire. Local authorities were investigating the cause of the fire.

Series of fire has been reported in apartments as the fire bureau advised the public to be aware and double check materials that may cause fire. (Photo CNA)


Experience snow at Kaohsiung Dream Mall and feel the Christmas atmosphere

Christmas in Taiwan is more than just a family gathering. There are parties, concerts, and even the shops are open during the holiday as malls turn into Christmas decoration like the Dream Mall in Kaohsiung.

Christmas is coming, the Kaohsiung Dream Mall has been romantically lit up and this year has a Las Vegas theme, colorful neon lighting. Artificial snow will also be around the area that will create a more Christmas atmosphere.

Check some photos below:

Decorations include Purple Wish, Las Vegas, Star walk and many more, the decorations will lit up starting November 15, 2019 until January 03, 2020.

Dream Mall Kaohsiung is located at No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Road, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, 806


Taiwan Fund for Children and Families opens in the Philippines; ready to give assistance

A non-profit organization called Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) opens a office in the Philippines on November 13 to have uta assistance expand its for Filipino children and families.

The organization said its aim was to help children of poor families and it was already helping 2,700 children in the Philippines.

TFCF also looking to expand its assistance in eastern Visayas.

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) is an international non-governmental organization who provides support to vulnerable children and their families and has its headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan.

TFCF advocate many welfare services and collaborate programs with the government. Now there were more than 100,000 children, youth and families benefited from the services. (Photo CNA)


Pregnant woman pepper-spray in the face and body slammed by riot police in Hong Kong

A woman who is pregnant was doused with pepper-spray and then grappled to the ground by seven heavily armed officers in riot gear.

Cops suddenly squirts pepper spray in her eyes and mouth that surely hurts, shielding her face with her arms as the woman screams in pain.

"It’s a pregnant woman they pepper sprayed and forced to the ground! Outrage!” according to Joshua Wong, who captured the woman’s frightening ordeal via Twitter.

It is believed that the woman is arguing something with the officers until the authorities loose their cool. At least seven cops body-slammed to the ground.

The clashes between police and protesters followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months of anti-government demonstrations.


Firing pregnant foreign workers in Taiwan is illegal; employers can be fined NT$1.5 million

Taiwan employers cannot just terminate the contracts of pregnant foreign workers in the country or force them to leave Taiwan making it illegal, according to the Ministry of Labor.

It is illegal for employers to terminate or revoke foreign migrant workers contract as violators can be fined as much as NT$1.5 million.

Also, employers cannot terminate workers who have given birth or are raising children while working in Taiwan, added by the Ministry of Labor.

The Act of Gender Equality in Employment and the Regulations Governing Management of the Health Examination of Employed Aliens prohibit employers from discriminating or firing foreign workers if they are pregnant or give birth during their employment in Taiwan.

Employers are also banned from early termination of contracts or forcing the worker to leave the country if they are pregnant or give birth. The worker may stay in Taiwan along with their children who are capable of raising them in the country in their time of employment.

Any migrant workers that were not treated properly by their employers can call the toll-free hotline 1955 for help and the ministry will go to help.


Mamang Sorbetero binigyan ng free ice cream ang mga biktima ng lindol sa Mindanao

Isang mamang sorbetero sa Mindanao ang nagbigay ng free ice cream sa mga biktima ng lindol ng walang hinihinging kapalit, bagay na ikinatuwa ng marami.

Sa post ni Vonbryan Edo na umani ng maraming shares, makikita nag mga batang nakapila para makatikim ng masarap at libreng ice cream.

Narito ang post:

Ayon sa post, magpupunta siya sana doon para kumita pero ng makita niya ang sitwasyon sa lugar minabuti niya na ibigay na lang ito ng libre lalo na sa mga bata.

Lubos na hinangaan ng mga netizens ang good act ni mamang sorbetero. Simplemg bagay pero maraming napasaya kahit kapalit ni ang isawng araw na kita. Tunay na nakaka good vibes si mamang sorbetero.


Taiwan's Yageo Corp to acquire American rival company for US$1.64 billion; boost 5G capacity

Taiwan based Yageo Corporation is a leading passive electronics manufacturer, it announced that it will acquire American company Kemet Corporation for a whopping US$1.64 billion.

Yageo has agreed to buy Kemet on shares for US$27.2 each from the open market under the deal on both companies.

Yageo produces components such as chip resistors, inductors and multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) while Kemet makes a broad range of capacitors, including ceramic capacitors, film capacitors and tantalum capacitors.

Kemet was established in 1919 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA with a workforce of 14,000 worldwide. Kemet has 23 production sites in 22 countries.

"Kemet has capabilities and a proven track record of integrating cross-border acquisitions. We have been following their success with great admiration and look forward to creating a new legacy for the combined company," Yageo Chairman and CEO Pierre Chen said.

Yageo is the third-largest MLCC supplier in the world, boasting an approximately 13 percent share in the global market.


OFWs diagnosed with HIV grows, up by 12 percent

Number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) that were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have increased against same period last year according to ACTS-OFW Coalition of Organizations.

"The cumulative number of OFWs found living with HIV as of June has reached 6,760 – 5,844 men (86 percent) and 916 women (14 percent) – since the government began passive surveillance in 1984,” Aniceto Bertiz III said, ACTS-OFW chair.

The group advised that OFWs who may suspect that have acquired HIV in abroad must get themselves tested.

“A growing number of Filipinos living with HIV continue to live healthy and productive lives precisely because they are undergoing highly active treatment being provided for free by the government,” Bertiz added.

HIV still does not have any known cure, results in progressive deterioration of the immune system, and AIDS is the most advanced stage of it.


Taiwan's Jiaoxi Township to open Hot Spring Night Market; perfect for winter visitors

Jiaoxi Township is Taiwan's popular hot spring haven and is up to open a new night market in mid-December.

Jiaoxi Township is located in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County, and when you say hot spring this place is the perfect one and will be good if ot matched with night market.

The new night market will help Jiaoxi retain tourists who would otherwise go to night markets in other townships, according to a official.

The Jiaoxi Hot Spring originates at the foot of a hill behind Fuchung Temple at Deyang Village, Jiaoxi Township.

Among them you would see the most historic "Jiaoxi Hot Spring," which is quite rare in Taiwan for its occurrence on a flatland.


"Anal sex, orgasms" thought in grade school in Taiwan? Han's wife claimed it and has evidence

Lee Chia-fen, wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu claimed that she had evidence that elementary school in Taiwan are being taught about "anal sex" and "orgasms," reported by Liberty Times.

Taiwan government officials and elementary teachers have denied her accusations.l regarding the issue.

Lee claimed that she had videos from mothers of students that showed third grade students being taught about "anal sex" and sixth grade students being instructed about "orgasms," according to reports.

Taiwan's Minister of Education said that "none of this content" exists in primary or secondary school textbooks and the minister 
criticized Lee for being a public figure who "does not verify and cites unknown sources of information," which is a "malicious insult to educators."

Taiwan's Ministry of Education also issued a rebuttal to Lee's claims by saying that they are "malicious fake reports about sex education" that are "deliberately causing social panic and twisted education" posted on facebook page.

The Ministry said that "gender equality education should not be reduced to a political ploy" and asked politicians to halt smear campaigns and the public to stop spreading false rumors and bogus videos. (Photo from CNA)

Study: Women sleeping with lights on linked to weight gain and obesity

Women sleeping with the lights on now linked with higher chances to gaining weight and eventually obesity according to a new research study.

Researchers closely followed nearly 44,000 women aged 25 and 74. About 17,000 of them slept with a nightlight, while more than 13,000 left a light on in the bedroom and 5,000 slept with either the light or television on.

Those women who slept with either a TV or light were 22% more likely to be overweight and 33% more likely to be obese than all the other women.

“Thus, reducing exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping adds an important tool for preventing weight gain,” said by lead study author Dr. Yong-Moon Park from the National Institutes of Health in Research Park Triangle in North Carolina.

1.9 billion people in the world are overweight or obese; such conditions can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, joint disorders, and certain cancers, according to the World Health Organization.


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