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Taiwan To Start Manually Checking Hand Luggage From Arrivals From Philippines

Passengers arriving at the Taoyuan International airport from the Philippines will be subject to hand luggage checks starting August 19, 2019. This is for the measure not to bring meat products to Taiwan, reported by Central News Agency.

This new rule will start as soon as possible when reliable information saw that there recent outbreaks of the African  Swine Fever in Bulacan and Rizal provinces in the Philippines.

The officials decided to begin searches on the hand luggage of travelers from the Philippines on both tourists and migrant workers entering Taiwan. Other airports in Taiwan are already checking all international passengers' hand luggage upon their arrivals.

Though there are still no official reports of such outbreaks from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). 

The countries and areas listed for strict checkings were China, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia as Philippines joins the list.

Hiker Escaped Death While Trekking At Hehuanshan Mountain In Taiwan

A doctor in Taichung warned hikers regarding the possibility of altitude sickness when hiking through mountains. A 24-year-old Taiwanese college student narrowly escaped death on Hehuanshan due to altitude sickness.

The student and its group planned on summiting their first mountain which is 3km higher above sea level, midway through the trek, the student began experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness like shortness of breath, headaches and dizziness.

Luckily one of the hikers have medication which he got for check up before trekking up, the medication just saved the student's life.

The thin air at higher altitudes is the primary cause of altitude sickness. Even a hiker is physically fit, there are still chances for the body’s inability to adapt to the rise in elevation, according to the physician at Asia University Hospital’s department of family medicine.

Altitude sickness is potentially deadly with more than 25% of hikers on Jade Mountain in Taiwan shows signs of acute mountain sickness, including headaches, dizziness, fatigue and nausea.


Hiring Pinoy Kitchen Cooks And Staffs For Chowking At Abu Dhabi, UAE

Company profile:
The CHOWKING FOOD CORPORATION gained entrance to the Philippines' highly competitive fastfood industry in 1985, at a time when it was dominated by western-style burger joints. It positioned itself in a niche where it could be a strong leader, the traditional fast food Chinese restaurant. It gain interrnational franchises and one is at United Arab Emirates.

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


1. The job requires Male applicants only, 21yrs old and abive

2. Minimum of 3 years working experience is required for this position 

3. At least High School Graduate but with related work experience

4. Must have at least 3 year experience for Cook Chef in a Chinese / Oriental Restaurant

5. Knowledge in Food Preparation / Food Safety & Sanitation Cooking 

6. Experience on how to handle Chinese Work 

7. Chowking experience is an advantage. 

Where to apply?
Principalia Management and Personnel Consultants Inc agency at Unit 701 and 702, 7F, Alexander House, Condominium B132, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Manila


Hiring Pinoy Staffs For Jollibee In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Company Profile:
Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, operating a nationwide network of over 750 stores. A dominant market leader in the Philippines and enjoys the share of the local market. The company has also embarked on an aggressive international expansion plan that includes United Arab Emirates.

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

1. Male and Female applicants

2. 25yrs old and above

3. Candidates must have at least Vocational Diploma or Short Course Certificate

4. Minimum of 1 year working experience as Service Crew from Jollibee.

5.With at least 1 year valid passport

Where to apply?
Applicant may appply personally at Principalia Management and Personnel Consultants Inc agency at Unit 701 and 702, 7F, Alexander House, Condominium B132, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Manila. Bring all necessary documents and IDs.

Pose And Snap In The Abandoned But Picturesque Castle On A Weekend In Hsinchu

The beautiful old site has been nicknamed Buddha's World, it was built 40 years ago as a children’s theme park called Fairytale World. According to the residents, the park was once considered as beautiful as Leofoo Village Theme Park which is nearby the castle.

Fairytale World was forced to close due to issues surrounding a water-conservation ordinance and other environmental issues. It was taken over by Buddhists to use for monastic practices, became a place of solitude for the monks and nuns who lived there.

Though already abandoned, the castle still beautiful and have the details on like the fairy tale castles. The place still popular as a weekend getaway and even old the place still good for photographs.

The Buddhist group allow guests to enter free of charge but only on weekends and only between 9:00am - 3:30pm. 

The abandoned castle is located at #23 Dazhukeng, Guanxi Village, Hsinchu County (Chinese address:新竹縣關西鎮大竹坑23號)

Health Experts: It Is Normal To Fart 17-23 Times Per Day And Its Good For The Body

In an episode of Pinoy MD, according to oncologist Dr. Isaac David Ampil II, farting too much within a day is normal. The doctor added that fating is part of the normal process of digestion.

It is normal to fart 17-23 times a day (once per 80mins). "Farting is a normal process of digestion," according to Dr. Ampil. "So normal naman talaga ang pag-utot pero 'pag sumobra siya, it may be a sign na may problema ka sa digestion," he added.

In case that you fart more than the usual, it could be a sign that your diet has too much complex carbohydrates like potatoes, gas is released when complex carbohydrates are digested. Ampil advised to cut down intake of potatoes if farting becomes unusual.

Others considered farting is embarrassing but it is natural occurrence and it is healthy and good for anyone’s body. It is good that this gas must be released, if not you could experience being uncomfortable or painful bloating.

Farting has its benefits like it tells you that you diet is properly balanced, it certainly reduces abdominal pain, improves colon health, reduces bloating and it identifies food allergies and intolerances.


Teen Almost Died After Drinking Bubble Milk Tea Everyday

A 16-year-old boy named Xiao Ying living from Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in China was rushed to hospital after experiencing severe pain and symptoms of sickness. He was diagnosed with extreme high blood sugar level, according to the report by Qianjiang Evening News.

It was beleived that he get that sickness from unhealthy diet of drinking milk tea everyday and other sugary drinks and fond of fried foods. The sickness is too extreme that he was put into intensive care unit (ICU). The boy apparently able to recover but almost died.

His signs of sickness begins with extreme thirst, restlessness and vomiting then loss his consciousness. His blood sugar level fly high to 124 mmol/L, a normal blood sugar level is only 3.9 to 6.1 mmol/L.

The boy was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis, it is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The condition develops when your body can't produce enough insulin.

Taking milk tea with high sugar levels daily, well we can say now is life threathening with some unhealthy fried snacks. The boy acknowledged the danger of his situation and will change his daily diet.


Discover And Be Amused With The First And Only Taxi Museum In Taiwan

There is a new place to visit in Taiwan, the “Taxi Museum” was opened in Suao Township in Yilan. The whole museum is based on old taxis that came from different places around the world. There are many antique taxis and thousands of models of cars with various models.  

Car enthusiast will surely love this museum even though they are taxis. Antique taxis from all over the world can be seen in the museum. They can be arranged in the year.

Some of the taxi inside the museum are the 1957 Mercedes Benz 180, a 1962 Datsun Bluebird 312, a 1967 Austin FX4, a 1972 Checker Marathon and a 1988 Yue Loong Sunny 303. With these cars it seems like you enter a time machine that goes back in the old world plus the nostalgia atmosphere.

The museum is currently divided into two main exhibition areas, urban tourism and the Taiwan theme limited time exhibition. Among them, during the limited time exhibition, the public can also see the tricycles of the Republic of China in the 1940s.

In addition, there is a children's play area, such as a wave scooter, some taxi toys and visitors can enjoy a tea drink in the area. The museum was created by Lee Chi-cheng and has been collecting taxi-related items for almost two decades.

Taxi Museum (計程車博物館) is located at No. 2, Lane 162, Section 2, Zhongshan Road, Suao Town, Yilan County (Chinese address: 宜蘭縣蘇澳鎮中山路二段162巷2號) The museum is open daily except Wednesday from 10:00am to 05:00pm.


Hiring: Pinoy Dairy Farm Workers To Be Deployed in Auckland, New Zealand

The New Zealand dairy sector values migrant workers. Milk is big business in New Zealand and it is New Zealand’s top export earner. There are 4.8 million dairy cows in New Zealand. That is more than the number of people living in New Zealand. The average dairy farm has 402 cows, but many farms are a lot bigger with some farms having more than 1,500 cows.

Prospective candidates must possess the following qualifications:

1. Male

2. 25 years old and above

3. with good English communication skills

4. At least 3 years experience in only one company abroad or 5 years combines experience local or abroad

5. with original Certificate of Employment (scanned or computer printout is not acceptable)

Apply in person for pre-screening and pre-qualification at MITAC office:

MITAC Overseas Manpower Corp agency located at Rm. 609, Dona Felisa Syjuco Bldg. Remedios St., cor. Taft Ave. (near LRT Quirino Station) Malate, Manila

Qualified applicants may contact the agency thru Tel. (02) 3537846 or CP Globe 0906-4715709 / 0908-7054098. Applicants can also visit the website of agency at for more info.

Apple To Reward US$1Million Who Can Hack The Core Of An iPhone

The 1 million dollar offer is by far the highest bug bounty for a technology company as it offers hackers finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs, as reported by several tech sites.

Previously the offer is $200,000 which is open to all researchers. Only those on the company’s invite-only bug bounty program were eligible to receive rewards.

Apple is also extending the bounty to its watchOS and its Apple TV operating system. The bug bounty announcement came in Las Vegas at the Black Hat conference where Apple security engineering talk about iOS and MacOS security.

The $1 million bounty will go to the researcher who can find a hack the core of iOS with zero clicks required by the iPhone owner, with $500,000 reward to those who can find a “network attack requiring no user interaction.” A 50% bonus will be given for hackers who can find weaknesses in software before it's released.

There are 50 serious bug reported for Apple since 2016 and the bug bounty will surely help increase more security.

Minimum Wage Of Taiwan Earned 3% Raise; Will Become NT$23,800 By January 2020

Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent and hourly minimum rate also raised by five percent. The current manthly minimum wage is NT$23,100 will go up to NT$23,800 and  hourly minimum wage from NT$150 to NT$158.

The raise was decided by the the Basic Wage Deliberation Committee of the Ministry of Labor (MOL)  of Taiwan. The annual increase still a good news to everyone specially thos minimum wage earners on both local Taiwanese workers and migrant workers. 

The Basic Wage Deliberation Committee consists of the ministry and comprised of labor officials, representatives of business and labor groups, and experts, but it still has to be approved by the Cabinet and all agree to raise at least 3%.

In accordance with the Labor Standards Act of Taiwan, minimum wage earners foreign workers in Taiwan will also receive the pay raise, with a total 2.31 million laborers will benefit from the raise.

Photograph The Galaxy And Be Amazed At Hehuan Dark Sky Park Of Taiwan

Hehuanshan officially became the first dark space park in Taiwan. It also called "a model for cooperation between local civil society and government entities."
Many tourists took pictures and almost easily photographed the Galaxy and the spectacular constellations, it now called Hehuan Mountain Dark Sky Park (HMDSP).

The Hehuanshan Dark Sky Park was originally conceived by the Taiwan Star Guardian Alliance in 2014, supported by a group of amateur astronomers. The Dark Sky Park it is achieved by combining Nantou County, Cingjing Farm, Dongshi Forest Management Office and Taroko National Park.

The Dark Sky Park Association certification is divided into gold, silver and bronze grades, which are based on the long-term measurement of the quality of the starry sky.  The quality of Hehuanshan Star is currently in the silver class. I is expected to challenge the gold certification for the long term.

Officials pointed out that the current star-gazing points include Fengfeng, Kunyang, Wuling and Xiaofengkou. When the weather is fine, not only can you see the most spectacular Milky Way nebula, but you can also see stars with a luminosity of 6.5, that. The stars are all in sight, and Sirius and the brightest planet, Jupiter are more visible.

Many star-watching enthusiasts have recently rushed up the mountain before the end of the summer season, saying that they never know that there are so many stars in the sky.


China Based Huawei Plans To Set Up Manufacturing Site In Taiwan

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technology reportedly has big plans to establish a manufacturing site in Taiwan according to the general manager of Xunwei Technology, the main distributor of Huawei in Taiwan.

The general manager claimed that Huawei will play a very important role in the future development of Taiwan’s electronics industry but details are still confidential. Though it will bring its alleged security concerns that sorround Huawei.

Huawei plans to purchase some companies in Taiwan to expand its manufacturing base. The manager is confidenct that Huawei will play a major role in Taiwan’s 5G rollout as soon as early 2020.

The statements came at the time when the current administration in Taiwan is preparing the list of black listed products made ng Chinese telecoms, which includes Huawei.

Since Google have not lifting the ban, Huawei already introduced its new operating system called Harmony OS. It is reported that the new Mate series will have the first taste of Harmony OS.

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