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Taiwan awaits 4,000 OFWs that will be deployed after ECQ lifting in Metro Manila


About 4,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to be deployed to Taiwan after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila is lifted.


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) is set to resume after May 16, 2020 for the processing of working visa of Filipino workers of ECQ is lifted according to Philippine Manpower Agencies Accredited to Taiwan (Pilmat) President Aida Gerodias.

OFWs who are were stranded due to the ECQ because of the travel restrictions imposed by many countries worldwide because of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Arriving OFWs in Taiwan must have proper documentation for them to pass thru the immigration and will be directly go for a 14-day quarantine.

Taiwan currently suffers a labor shortage due to the travel restrictions on its top sources of foreign workers like the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The agency said that it will start processing the new hires for Taiwan once the ECQ in the National Capital Region is lifted.

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