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Tourist in Taiwan may face a penalty up to NT$130,000 for touching a wild turtle in Pingtung

A tourist in Taiwan was charged and may penalized by Pingtung County authorities for disturbing a wild turtle in its natural habitat at Xiao Liu Qiu or Lumbai Island in Pingtung.

The tourist is classified as a German teenager as the teen share a photo touching and disturbing a wild turtle around the area. The boy uploaded the photo in social media showing him touching a wild turtle.

Per reports, the incident happened at 02:00pm and authorities were alerted at 02:50pm. The teenage boy was charged and his case was sent to the Pingtung District Court's Juvenile Division right the same day.

Written on Taiwan’s Wildlife Conservation Act, the tourist actions violated the Article 18 and, if found guilty of harassing protected wildlife and may face a penalty between NT$60,000 to NT$300,000.

Taiwan is strict in protecting its wildlife as authorities urged the public to report anyone that violates Taiwan’s Wildlife Conservation Act by dialling 118.


Hiring: Powertech Technology (PTI) in Taiwan to hire production operators, factory workers

Company: Powertech Technology Incorporated
Location: Hainchu, Taiwan
Job Position: Production Operator
Salary: NT$23,100 (P40,000) + OT

Recruitment Agency:
To apply, visit JS Contractor agency at JECI Bldg., 423 Magallanes Street, Intramuros, Metro Manila. According to the agency they will only qccomodate 150 applicants per day. 

Check below ad of JS Contractor: 

Aside from JS Contractor, POEA are also conducting interview for PTI on October 28, 2019 then JS Contractor will follow afterwrads. This job order has No Placement Fee. 

If you are in Taiwan, PTI is also conducting a direct hiring for OFW in Taiwan for those who have expiring contracts. For more information about that, click here. 

About Powertech (PTI):

Powertech Technology Inc. is the parent company of PTI Group affiliated companies. With PTI headquarters located in Hsinchu Industrial Park, Taiwan.

PTI Group is the world's leading one-stop service provider for IC backend services. PTI Group provides turnkey service solutions covering from IC chip probing, packaging, final testing and burn-in to end products with drop shipments to worldwide customers.  

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


Food delivery drivers in Taiwan earns an average of NT$42,000

According to information shared by a local job bank, food delivery drivers in Taiwan earn an average of NT$42,000 per month, the stated amount is somehow high compared to new graduates salary, reported by Central News Agency.

The amount is determined by 104 job bank data, the monthly pay of the delivery drivers can be a minimum of NT$20,000 but averages is NT$42,000.

There is also reported that a ome food delivery driver reaches NT$180,000, according to the job bank site.

While other do it on a part time basis which are working 3 to 4hrs per day or every weekend amd still manage to have NT$10,000 in a month.

The job bank released its data amid heightened awareness of the welfare of food delivery drivers in Taiwan after there were killed in separate road accidents, per CNA.


6.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Mindanao —PHIVOLCS

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Mindanao Wednesday night (Oct 16), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

PHIVOLCS said that the epicenter is located at 22 kilometers southeast of Makilala, Cotabato. The epicenter had a depth of two kilometers. 

Intensity VII was felt in Kidapawan City, while Intensity V was felt in Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani.

Intensity IV was felt in Kiamba, Sarangani; T'Boli, South Cotabato; General Santos City; and Intensity III was felt in Cagayan de Oro City; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

Intensity II in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and Intensity I was felt in Dipolog City; Bislig City. 

Aftershock of 5.5 magnitude happened in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat an hour later.


Hiring: Brightking Electronics in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to hire male factory workers

Company: BrightKing Electronics Co Ltd
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Job Position: Factory Workers
Salary:NT$23,100 (P40,000) + OT

Recruitment Agency:
Japan Maruko International Inc agency located at 14th Flr. De Leon Center Bldg.1151 M.H Del Pilar St. cor. Nuestra Sra. De Guia St. Ermita, Manila Contact No: 0917-8081060 / 0998-5947863

- Male applicants
- at least 2yr Vocational Graduate
- 20-30 years old
- 170cm above in height
- weight proportional to heig HR
- for first timers 
- 20/20 vision and no colorblind 
- no tattoo

About BrightKing Electronics:

BrightKing has been involved in the circuit protection industry, growing from a single-product supplier to a cutting-edge company that offers a full range of circuit protection components and solutions.

BrightKing products include MOV, TVS, GDT, SPG, PPTC, ESD,TSS. By combining these components delivers customized design that meets the safety requirements for many different applications.

*This site is not an agency nor agent. Please proceed to the mentioned recruiment agency written above.


MECO opens photography contest anew to promote Philippine tourism in Taiwan

Manila Economic & Cultural Office (MECO) opens its photography contest called the 2019 Fun Any Day Instagram Photo Contest to promote the Philippine tourism in Taiwan. 

The contest is open to all novice and professional photography enthusiasts, with a goal to promote tourist destinations, activities, and cuisine in the Philippines. 

Prizes in store for winners are NT$20,000 for the Grand Prize, NT$15,000 for 1st runner up and and NT$10,000 for the 2nd runner up. Criteria includes originality, composition, technical excellence, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to the theme. 

Submission of entries starts October 11, 2019 until November 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. Participants are encourage to post their entry at instagram with hashtags  #funanyday and  #mecophotocontest2019. 

For more inquiry and to know the detailed mechanics, visit here.

2,172 job order opens for Filipinos under Siliconware Precision Industries in Taiwan

In a post by MECO POLO Taichung, it states that Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) opens up 2,172 job openings for Filipinos.

It also states that SPIL has no placement fee and no brokers fee for all the selected and successful applicants. It will be a big relief for applicants having no placement fee and no brokers fee.

SPIL was established in May 1984 and has become one of the leading providers of comprehensive semiconductor assembly and test services.

SPIL employs many Filipino migrant workers in its high end technology equipments. SPIL headquarters is located in Taichung, Taiwan.

For applicants, wait for further announcement of the respective recruitment agencies of the company.


Taiwan committed to raise the minimum salary of Filipino Caretakers

In a post by MECO Polo Taichung, a meeting was held between the Technical Working Group of the Philippines and Taiwan officials to meet agreements in the Joint Labor Conference (JLC). 

One of the commitments is to raise the minimum wage of Filipino caretakers. 

Check below post by MECO Polo Taichung:

Currently, caretakers amd caregivers minimum salary sits at NT$17,000 or around P28,000. The announcement of the commitment of Taiwan made joy for the caretakers.

Flooded with kindhearted messages from the caretakers:

''Pinataba nyo po mga Sir/Maam ang aming puso mga caretakers.magandang balita po para saamjn.Godbless you all'' said Cecila Tabao

''Maraming Salamat sa MECO ( Taipei, Taichung and Kaoshiung) , to our Dearest Labor Attache’ , Chairman Banayo, Atty.Abiera, Atty., Aquino, Usec Arellano at sa lahat ng tumulong na isulong ito sa darating na JLC po'' from Ampy Bel.


DFA launches OFW Help facebook page to serve overseas workers

Distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) all over the world may message their concerns to Philippine authorities through a Facebook page, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

OFW Help facebook page will use to better serve OFWs in need of government assistance. OFW HELP is the official emergency page of the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers' Affairs (OUMWA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

OFW HELP Facebook page is the DFA-OUMWA's digital frontline responding to urgent concerns of overseas Filipinos through OUMWA's 24/7 Communications and Operations Center.

OFW Help will only deal with emergency cases of non- OWWA member overseas Filipinos. All labor cases are handled by OWWA.

OFW Help also coordinates with following government agencies:

*Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
*Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
*Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
*Bonafide Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)


Hiring: Uni-President Food Mfg to hire Factory Workers thru World Wiser agency

Company: Uni-President
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Salary: NT$23,100 (P40,000) + OT

Recruitment Agency:
World Wiser International Inc located at 2004 FB Harrison Rd. cor San Juan St., Pasay City, Manila 

- Male applicants
- 30 to 35 yrs old
- at least vocational gradute
- height proportional to weight
- with work experience in food industry
- no tattoo
- for first timers only

About Uni-President Enterprises:

Uni-President Enterprises Corp. aims to extend its reach from food manufacturing – the fulfillment of consumers’ basic survival needs–to the all-encompassing services industry to care about consumers and fulfill every customer's needs.

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

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu reached more than 300,000

An estimated legal threshold for recognition of more than 300,000 signation for the petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.

The recall movement will wtill continue as the group would collect signatures and build public support. This is due to the stagnant or no development of the city of Kaohsiung under his leadership.

We Care Kaohsiung and its partners, Citizens Mowing Action and the Taiwan Statebuilding Party are the group calling for petition. 

Kaohsiung’s population has 2.28 million, the petition would require at least 228,000 signatures to gain legal credence, though it must be checked and all signatures must be valid. 

According to Taiwan's Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, petitioners must submit a recall proposal with the signatures of 1 percent of voters of the original electoral district and is followed by the submission of a petition containing the signatures of 10 percent of the voters then a poll must be held in which the official is recalled if at least 25 percent of eligible voters. (Photo: Chang Chung-yi)


Taiwan eyes half a million Filipino tourists at the end of 2019

Taiwan is eyeing 500,000 Filipino visitors at the end of 2019 after the increasing travel exchanges between Manila and Taipei in recent years when Taiwan opens its Southbound Policy.

Taipei's representative to Manila Peiyung Hsu said that Filipino tourists to Taipei increased by 14 percent with over the same period last year.

"Our target is 500,000 by the end of this year, and I urge all of you to take advantage of our program giving Filipinos two-week visa-free entry into Taiwan," said Hsu

The visa-free privilege is a reflection of Taiwan’s goodwill and friendship towards all Filipinos and aims to build stronger bilateral relations and closer people-to-people connectivity.

The expanding exchanges of Taiwan and the Philippines in trade, investment, agriculture, health, tourism, environment, disaster prevention, and higher education, expect more amd fruitful agreements between the two countries.


Hiring: Kinsus Interconnect in Taiwan looking to hire Factory Workers

Company: Kinsus Interconnect Co Ltd
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Job Position: Factory Worker / Production Operator
Salary: NT$23,100 (P40,000) + Overtime

Recruitment Agency:
City Employment Center agency located at Unit 702 7th flr, DY International Bldg., 1011 Gen Malvar St., San Marcelino, Malate, Manila

Check below ad from City Employment agency:

About Kinsus Interconnect;

Kinsus Interconnect is a semiconductor industry that has been well developed in Taiwan based on a couple of strengths, including strong engineering environment, significant capital investment, and more importantly, building up of complete supply chain and infrastructure. 

Semiconductor IC packaging technology migrates from lead-frame into BGA, CSP, and Flip-Chip driving the packaging industry with new product and technology. 

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


DepEd: Christmas break ay magsisimula sa Dec 15 hanggang January 5

Ang Christmas break para sa mga mag-aaral sa Pilipinas sa mga kindergarten hanggang grade 12 students sa mga pampublikong paaralan ay magsisimula sa Disyembre 15, 2019, inanunsyo ito ng Department of Education (DepEd).

Nakasulat sa DepEd Order 007 s. 2019: "The Christmas break shall begin on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Classes shall resume on Monday, January 6, 2020."

Dahil ang January 15 ay linggo, maaring mas mapaaga pa ito ng January 13 o 14 depende sa mga aktibidad ng paaralan. Kung titingnan halos tatlong lingo ang magiging Christmas break.

Ayon din sa DepEd, wala namang problema para hindi aundin ang naturang Christmas calendar para sa mga public students ng kindergarten hanggang Grade 12.

Nilinaw din ni Deped spokesperson Usec. Analyn Sevilla na maaring ibahin ang christmas break para sa mga 'private schools' dahil ang department order at para sa mga public school lamang pero maari din sumunod ang mga private schools.


Hiring: Tyntek Corporation in Taiwan to hire Female Production Operators

Company: Tyntek Corporation
Location: Miaoli, Taiwan
Job Position: Production Workers / Factory Workers
Salary: NT$23,100 (P40,000) + OT

Recruitment Agency:
Sky Bourne International agency located at 1679 Dian St., Brgy San Isidro, Makati City, Metro Manila

- Female applicants
- 20 to 35 yrs old 
- at least vocational graduate (2yrs in college)
- 155cm above in height
- weight proportional to height
- no tattoo, not colorblind, No left handed 
- accept First Timers, Ex-Taiwan and  Ex-Abroad 
- with or Without work experience

About Tyntek Corporation:

The company provides semiconductor components, including visible light emitting diode (LED) products, infrared LED products and opto-telecommunication products; silicon components, including photo transistors (PTs) and photo diodes (PDs), as well as wireless products.

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


OFW factory worker pinatay, tinangalan ng mata at lamang loob pagkatapos gahasain sa Saudi Arabia

Tinangalan ng mata at lamang loob, ganyan ang sinapit ng isang Overseas Filipino Worker na si Lemuel Lansangan ng inuwi sa pilipinas mula Saudi Arabia. Hustisya ang panawagan ng pamilya nito.

Lungkot at pangungulila ang ramdam ng kanilang pamilya  dahil sa sinapit ng kanilang bunsong kapatid na nagtatrabaho bilang isang Factory worker sa Saudi Arabia. 

Hindi pa rin nakikilala ang pumatay, ang masaklap ay tinangalan pa ng mga mata at lamang loob, puno ng mga pasa si Lansangan palatandaan na pinahirapan pa ito bago pinatay. 

"Nung binuksan namin ang kabaong niya para siyang mummy na nakakatakot and itsura kase napakadami niyang pasa sa katawan." ayon sa kama.

Nanawagan ang kaanak ni Lansangan kay pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na tulungan sila na makamit ang hustisya. 

Nakikipagugnayan na ang Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)  sa Department  of Foreign Affairs (DFA) para sa kakukulang imbestigasyon at matukoy na ang salarin.


Taiwan to feel cool breeze temperature starting October 14

Taiwan to feel a cold and humid week starting October 14, 2019 as the northeasterly wind is likely to gain strength according to Central Weather Bureau forecast of Taiwan.

The temperatures will go down to 20 degrees Celsius in northern and eastern Taiwan due to the northeasterly wind that will force the temperature to go down.

Therr wll be an occasional rain showers and  thunderstorms in central and southern Taiwan. Change of outfit and jackets can now go out of the closets.

The Central Weather Bureau forecast was for cool weather with occasional rain in the north and east of Taiwan, a sunny to cloudy skies in central and southern Taiwan with afternoon thundershowers in the mountains. (Photo: Taiwan News)


Pinoy soldier napromote bilang isang General Officer sa Hawaii Army National Guard

Isang Filipino-American koronel ang gumawa ng history pagkatapos nitong na-promote bilang Brigadier General sa Hawaii Army National Guard. Ginawa ang promotion kamakailan na ginanap sa Washington Place, ang opisyal na tirahan ng Gobernador ng Hawaii.

Si Roy J. Macaraeg ay pinaniniwalaang siya ang kauna-unang sundalo ng Fil-Am na napromote sa hanay ng mga Genral sa kasaysayan ng Hawaii Army National Guard.

“You know, it’s one of those things that you look at it and go, 'Hey, that’s like an American dream come true, right?' So, I did a lot of reflection leading up to this promotion. I think it’s incredible. It’s been an incredible journey. I’m thankful again for the opportunity,” sabi ni Macaraeg.

Mayroong 29 na taonng serbisyo sa militar si Macaraeg, kasama dito ang ilang serbisyo sa Pentagon at pag-deploy sa Iraq, Kuwait, at Kosovo.

Mayroong master,s degree si Macaraeg, nagtapos ito bilang Master of Science in National Strategy mula sa National War College.

“If you want to be somebody, it’s just making sure you work hard. It starts with self-discipline to do what needs to be done so that you can achieve whatever you want..." dagdag ni Macaraeg.


Hiring: ASE Kaohsiung to hire Production Operators thru World Wiser agency

Company: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Co Ltd
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Salary: NT$23,100 (P40,000) + OT
Interview date: November 09, 2019

Note: This job order from ASE Kaohsiung has No Placement Fee

Recruitment Agency:
World Wiser International Inc located at 2004 FB Harrison Rd. cor San Juan St., Pasay City, Manila 

- Female applicants
- 20 yrs old and above
- at least vocational gradute
- accepts high school graduate but with relative work experience
- work experience in semiconductor industry is advantage but not necessary
- height proportional to weight

About ASE Kaohsiung:

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE Inc.) is one of the world’s leading providers of semiconductor manufacturing services.

ASE Kaohsiung is the flagship company in ASE Group, possesses valuable expertise in product and process technology for the manufacturing of CSP, high frequency packages, MCM, flip chip and wafer bumping manufacturing.

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

DOLE nagbabala sa mga Pinoy na may balak magapply sa Yukon, Canada laban sa mga illegal recruiter

Nagbabala ang Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) sa mga Filipino na naghahanap ng trabaho laban sa mga illegal recruiters na maaring samatalahin ang job offer na naiulat na kailangan ng 2,000  OFW na magtatrabaho sa Yukon, Canada.

Ito ay pagkatapos ng joint communique na nilagdaan nina Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at Deputy Minister Rani Pillai ng Department of Economic Development ng Yukon sa Canada na magpapadala ng 2,000 Filipino workers kada taon.

“The planned negotiations are supposed to address a number of areas, including arrangements to match Filipino workers with employment opportunities in Yukon’s labor market under the Yukon Nominee Program,” ayon sa isang statement ng POEA.

Under negotitions at pinaguusapan pa ng POEA at Yukon ang paraan kung paano at mga kailangan para magpadala ng workers doon. Inaayos ng mabuti para sa kaligtasan ng mga Filipino workers.

Pinayuhan din ng POEA ang publiko na i-verify ang anumang naiuulat na mga kahina-hinalang mga hiring sa pamamagitan ng mga platform sa social media.


5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan in the midst of super typhoon Hagibis

Super typhoon Hagibis is recorded as the strongest typhoon in the past 61 years that went straight to Japan.

Chiba fas the first to bear the brunt of the typhoon and an unexpected 5.7 magnitude earthquate just occured. The earthquake occurred at 6:22pm, Japan time. 

The epicenter was in the southeastern part of Chiba Prefecture, with a depth of 80 kilometers and a maximum earthquake of 3 levels as the city of Tokyo also feel the shaking.

The earthquake was observed in Kamogawa City, Chiba and the earthquake was observed in several places, including Shimabara City and Funabashi City. 

Seismic 3 was also observed in Miyake-mura and Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Okinawa-shi, Yokohama-shi, Asahi-shi, Shizuoka-shi, Izuzu-cho, and Kawazu-cho.


Taiwanese tourist sa Boracay na nagtrending dahil sa "string" bikini, nagmulta

Ang isang Taiwanese tourist ang sinisingil ng aabot sa P2,500 dahil sa pagsusuot ng bikini na sinabi ng isang opisyal ng pulisya na literal na "string" lamang habang nasa Boracay. 

Trending sa social media ang mga larawan nito dahil sa kakaibang suot ng naturang turista. Ang turista na nasa 20 taong gulang, ay pinatawag sa Boracay police station matapos na kumalat sa social ang media ang larawan nito. 

Ayon sa mga pulis, nagsuot ito ng two piece string bikini sa loob ng dalawang araw. Ayon kay police chief Maj. Jess Baylon ang suot ng naturang turista ay literal na "string". 

Ayon naman sa Taiwanese tourist, wala namang mali sa kanyang suot dahil sinusuot din daw niya ito sa Taiwan. "(it is) a form of expression and of feeling comfortable with her body" ayon sa turista. 

Walang makitang ordinance ang mga awtoridad sa mga ganoing klaseng suot pero ang fine ay sa paglabag ng "lewd" photographs na pinagbabawal sa isla.

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