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VP aspirant, maglalagay ng CR sa barangay; gagawing pabango ang ihi

Isang Vice Presidential aspirant ang naghain ng kanyang Certificate of candidacy at isinabi ang kaniyang plataporma kabilang na dito ang paglalagay ng banyo sa bawat barangay. at sinabi din na ang mga ihi ay kokolektahin para gawing pabango.



Si Alexander Lague, na tatakbong bise presidente sa ilalim ng Philippine Green Republican Party, katambal ang presidential aspirant na si Laurencio Yulaga.


Si Yulaga naman ay mayroon raw itong kompanya na langis at pinagkalooban ng isang russian ng 740 billion euro para pagandahin ang kaniyang teknolohiya. 


“Paano? Simple lamang po if I’m not mistaken po mahigit 44,000 ang barangay sa buong Pilipinas. Bawat barangay tatayuan ko ng banyo at [comfort room]  lalo na po ‘yung mga leading streets katulad ng Caloocan, EDSA to Heritage Hotel, Pasay City,” sinabi ni Lague.


Ang maiipon na ihi ng lalaki, gagawin niyang pabango habang liquid fertilizer naman ang gagawin sa ihi ng mga babae. “Kasi ang ihi ng lalaki gagawin nating perfume sa teknolohiya ng aming presidential candidate na number one, top scientist sa buong mundo,” dagdag niya.


Hindi niya gagamitin ang pondo ng Office of the Vice President para sa naturang proyekto sinabi ni Lague. Sa halip, uutang siya sa kompanya ni Yulaga upang maipatupad ang proyekto.


Tutugunan din umano ni Yulaga ang problema sa polusyon, at hindi na kakailanganin ang landfill para sa mga basura at hospital wastes. Ayon kay Yulaga, isa siyang scientist na nagtapos sa mula sa Harvard.


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Job Hiring: Solas Science and Engineering in Taichung, Taiwan now hiring factory workers


Summary:
Company: Solas Science & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Products: Propellers
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Agency: Grand Placement & General Services Corp
Agency address: Address: 1636 F. Agoncillo St. Malate, Manila

HOW TO APPLY :




EMAIL the following documents to recruit2@grandplacement.com 
-Valid Passport, Updated Resume with photo, diploma, birth certificate, UMID / SSS Certificate, Voters ID / Voters Registration, PEOS Certificate, POEA E-Registration & Employment Certificate.

Reminders:
1. Indicate SOLAS as your subject in the email when sending your resume to us.
2. Please wait for the call or text message of our staff from our official mobile number. Only those with confirmed text or call will be entertained on the date of reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Male | 160CM & above | 60-80 kgs
• Vocational or Graduate Mechanical Related Courses
• With mechanical, welding work experience is a plus 
• No Ex-Taiwan
• Willing to work in standing position
• Must be Right handed
• Must be fit & healthy. No Bad Vices: No smoking and drinking alcohol

About Solas:

SOLAS combines world class reseach and design, highly skilled workers, cost-effective material sourcing, and a technologically advanced manufacturing facility to deliver the highest quality of products to its customers.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Job Hiring: Testar Electronics in Taoyuan, Taiwan now hiring factory workers


Summary:

Company: Testar Electronics Corporation

Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan

Products: Electronic products

Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators


Agency: Grand Placement & General Services Corp

Agency address: Address: 1636 F. Agoncillo St. Malate, Manila


HOW TO APPLY :



EMAIL the following documents to recruit2@grandplacement.com 

-Valid Passport, Updated Resume with photo, diploma, birth certificate, UMID / SSS Certificate, Voters ID / Voters Registration, PEOS Certificate, POEA E-Registration & Employment Certificate.


Reminders:

1. Indicate TESTAR as your subject in the email when sending your resume to us.

2. Please wait for the call or text message of our staff from our official mobile number. Only those with confirmed text or call will be entertained on the date of reporting.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Male | 160CM & above | 60-80 kgs

• Vocational or College Graduate of Electronics, Computer or Mechanical Related Courses Only

• With electronics work experience is a plus 

• No Ex-Taiwan

• Willing to work in standing position

• Willing to work in shifting and rotation schedule

• Must be fit & healthy. No Bad Vices: No smoking and drinking alcohol


About Testar Corporation:


Provider of the light-emitting diode chips and semiconductor testing service. The company provides the service like light-emitting diode Probing, Sorting, Visual inspection.


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

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Taiwan evaluating to open border for migrants inoculated with WHO approved vaccines


Taiwan is considering to open its borders to several migrant workers with a evaluation that they must be inoculated with World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced.

Deputy chief of the CECC Chen Tsung-yen said that "research and discussions" are underway for considering "conditionally opening" Taiwan's border to migrant workers, Taiwan News reported.

Chen added that inter-ministerial meetings from different agencies have carried out some assessments.

Chen answered an interview question if migrant workers must be inoculted with WHO registered vaccine that "this will be evaluated comprehensively."

"We will open up in due course," said when several measures and plans are ironed out and completed.

Taiwan's migrant worker population are now at 699,154 down since entry ban of workers, data from Ministry of Labor (MOL) statistics. (Photo CNA)
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Taiwan placed 4th in the world in total hours worked, Singapore ranked 1st


Workers in Taiwan accumulated more working hours than other countries according to the international labor statistics published by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

Taiwan toiled a total of 2,021 average hours worked in 2020 which is notable decrease in average hours worked within the workforce in all surveyed countries compared to last year.

Singapore placed first with 2,288 hours logged by its workers in 2020 among among 40 economies surveyed, followed by Columbia (2,172 hours) and Mexico (2,124 hours).

In Asia, apart from Singapore and Taiwan, South Korea and Japan were next with an average of 1,908 hours and 1,598 hours clocked repectively.

The fall was mainly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of subsequent measures, such as lockdowns according to Huang Wei-chen, head of the MOL's Department of Labor Standards and Equal Employment.

Due to the effects of the global pandemic, it is likely that more people have been forced to take on part-time jobs, Huang added. (Photo Reuters)
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Taiwan considering to reopen border when 7-million or 30% people are fully vaccinated


Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Shih Chung-liang said that border control measures will remain unchanged until at least 30 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated.

Entry restrictions would not be relaxed not until at least 30 percent of the population in Taiwan or about 7.02 million people have been fully vaccinated and received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) data, about 5.7 million people had been fully vaccinated, around 24.3 percent of the population.

Taiwan uses four types of vaccines that require two doses that are available in Taiwan, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, Medigen and Pfizer BioNTech.

CECc said that it need to weigh up the global pandemic situation and the country's COVID-19 vaccine coverage before making any changes to the current border policy. (Photo CNA)


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MECO advised OFWs in Taiwan regarding on how to redeem tax refunds


The defacto embassy of Philippines in Taiwan, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) brief the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) there on how to avail income tax refunds.

“Both local residents and migrant workers have the responsibility of filing individual income tax returns based on their respective taxable income. Part of the compensation we earn — such as salaries, stipends, allowances — are taxable income,” said Overseas Welfare Administration (OWWA) case officer Mira Martha Huang.

Remember that the computation of taxable income in Taiwan is based on a full year or from 1 January to 31 December.

“If you filed late, or after 31 May, you will have to pay a penalty. However, no penalty would be imposed if you are qualified for a tax refund even if you filed (the ITR) late,” Huang explained.

“If you have any question, you can seek the assistance of the (Taiwan) tax bureau. You can call us at MECO Labor (07 3987078), or OWWA (07 3982475), and even get help from various NGOs helping OFW,” Huang added.

OFWs in Taiwan may file their income tax return online (www.ntbk.gov.tw.eng) or may go personally at the nearest tax bureau in their area.

Tax refunds in Taiwan can be claimed within five years but a tax refund cheque is only valid for one year.
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Ayuda daw ito: Itinangi ni Pacquiao na vote buying ang pamimigay ng pera sa Batangas


Aminado si presidential candidate at Senator Manny Pacquiao na namigay ito ng pera sa ginanap na pagtitipon sa Batangas ngunit itinangi niya na ito ay isang vote buying scheme kung hindi ayuda daw ito.

Nagpunta si Pacquiao sa Balayan, Batangas at namahagi ng relief packs sa may 7,000 biktima ng Taal Volcano eruption.

“Yes, totoo po ‘yan namigay tayo ng tulong, grocery, bigas, at pera na tag-iisang libo,” ani Pacquiao.

“Hindi ito vote-buying kasi ‘yung pamimigay ng pera at bigas, 2002 ko pa ginagawa ‘yan. Mula noon hanggang ngayon, may eleksyon man o walang eleksyon, habit ko na mamigay ‘pag nakita ko may nangangailangan, nagugutom,” sabi ni Pacquiao.

Ayon pa sa senador, hindi pondo mula sa gobyerno ang perang ipinamahagi niya.

“Ito parang pilosopo. Ano gusto niyo mamigay ako ng pera o magnakaw ako?” banat Pacquiao.

Kamasa si Pacquiao sa mga top candidates sa pagkapangulo sa darating na Eleksyon 2022 na gaganapin sa Mayo 9.
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Travel to Penghu ang enjoy the amazing 2022 International Fireworks Festival


Although the Penghu International Fireworks Festival was affected by the epidemic this year, the Penghu County Government has now brought good news. The "2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival" is expected to debut on April 25. 

The event will last for 2 months and there are 20 sessions for the 2022 Fireworks Festival that also will coincide with its 20th anniversary. 

It will be held on a grand scale. Passengers can look forward to it and prepare to book travel  to Penghu to see the fireworks.

The event will be held from April 25 to June 30, 2022 (every Monday and Thursday during the period). 

The main venue is the Guanyin Pavilion Park in Magong City, where fireworks will be displayed.  The time is 9 p.m. There are 20 shows in total.

Check image for schedule below:



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People in Taiwan can stop wearing face mask if full vaccination rate reaches 70 percent: Experts


People in Taiwan can stop wearing face masks when full vaccination reaches 70 percent according to experts from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts.

A 60% of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will lower epidemic control measures, Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung said before.

Also, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan said that if the first-dose vaccination rate reaches 70% by the end of October, he will ask the CECC to lower the epidemic alert from Level 2 to Level 1, Taiwan News reported.

70% of the population has been fully vaccinated people will no longer need to wear a mask when they go out in public said toxicology expert Chao Ming-wei via SET News.

The health minister stated that the scale of the vaccinations will increase and the goal is to achieve full vaccination in 60% of the population by the end of the year.

Taiwan can eventually "coexist peacefully with the virus," the health minister said during an interpellation session of the Legislative Yuan. (Photo CNA)
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Job Hiring: ChipMOS Technologies in Taiwan now direct hiring machine operators, engineers


Summary: 
Company: ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Products: Semiconductor products
Job Position: Machine Operators, Engineer

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. in Hsinchu, Taiwan now directly hires Filipinos who are willing to transfer. Those who have expiring contracts or those who laid off may apply.

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About Chipmos:

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS") is one of the world's largest semiconductor services companies, providing a full range of back-end testing services for liquid crystal display (LCD) drivers, high density memory, and mixed-signal semiconductors. 

The company products include leadframe-based and organic substrate-based package assembly services for memory, mixed-signal, and LCD driver semiconductors, which are used in diverse end markets, including consumer electronics, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and exciting new markets including drones, Virtual Reality and Assisted Reality. 

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit or apply above mentioned recruitment agency or broker.
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Fully vaccinated people arriving at Philippines from "green countries" may just quarantine at home


Philippines relaxed the quarantine policy on people coming from so-called "green countries" or low COVID-19 cases as long as they are fully vaccinated.

The traveler simply needs to show a negative result of their RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their trip.

Once proof is also shown that they are fully vaccinated, they can go home quarantine for 14-days, instead of in quarantine facilities.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minor children who are accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents or guardian must follow quarantine protocols on their vaccination status.

Those who fail to comply with the rules will still have to undergo mandatory quarantine at the facilities. They must have a negative RT-PCR test result taken on the fifth day of their quarantine period.

Included in the green list are Algeria, American Samoa, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chad, China (Mainland), Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), Kiribati, Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Poland, Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Saint Helena, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Yemen.
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OFW quits abusive employer, robbed by fellow OFW in a quarantine facility in Manila

An overseas Filipino worker who was allegedly abused by her employer in Kuwait has returned to Philippines.  But the help given to him by his compatriots at the airport, was stolen from the quarantine facility in Manila by a fellow OFW.


Maribel Cantillo, who is from Aurora Province cannot control her emotions on what happen.


Cantillo was in Dubai for a stop over when her fellow Filipinos saw her crying. Fellow OFWs contributed to give him a little help but he lost consciousness due to hunger.


In the two years that she will work as a domestic helper, she was not given a day off.  He also said that his employer did not follow the agreed salary.


Aside from the abuse, she was also not given the full two months of his salary that he would have brought home amounting to P43,000. Instead, she was given only 50 Dinars or about P8,000.


When sge returned to the Philippines, she was the victim of her compatriot at the quarantine facility in Manila.  He allegedly took the money given to him by his compatriots who helped her in Dubai.


Despite on what happened, Cantillo is thankful that he was able to return home safely, and he is also thankful to his fellow OFWs who helped him.

 

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Taiwan to give priority to fully vaccinated migrant workers when entry ban lifted: MOL


Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced that fully vaccinated against COVID-19 migrant workers will be prioritized when ban is lifted.

Taiwan is now considering to lift its entry ban on migrant workers to ease labor shortage as transfer migrany workers are not enough.

"Related agencies have been discussing supporting measures once the ban is lifted, and fully vaccinated migrant workers will be given priority," said Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun.

MOL states that incoming migrant workers will be required to present a certificate of vaccination and a negative PCR test result taken within three days before their departure.

Upon entering Taiwan, they will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine and follow a week-long self-health management protocol.

The number of migrant workers in Taiwan first exceeded 700,000 in September 2018, and reached more than 719,000 by February 2020 but fell to 699,154 in August 2021 according to Ministry of Labor statistics.
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Business groups in Taiwan worried about the minimum wage hike, could hurt several companies


Business groups have panned the minimum wage hike for 2022 proposed by a Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee, worried that it will hurt service sector companies hit hard by COVID-19.

The Minimum Wage Review Committee proposed that the minimum monthly wage be increased by 5.21 percent to NT$25,250 from NT$24,000 at present and that the minimum hourly wage go up by 5 percent to NT$168 from NT$160 at present, to take effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

Business groups felt the increase overshot the mark. Ho Yu, director of the Chinese National Federation of Industries, opposed the hike, especially given that the future course of the pandemic remains uncertain.

The 5 percent rise may have been linked to expectations of 6 percent GDP growth in Taiwan this year, but he said the projection overstates actual growth because it includes extra funding for COVID-19 relief measures, private sector vaccine purchases, and arms purchases.

Hsu Shu-po, chairperson of the General Chamber of Commerce, said the minimum wage increase will take a toll on the service sector, which has been losing money due to the pandemic and related restrictions.

Lin Por-fong, chairperson of the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, said the wage hike's timing was poor.

The government is carrying out relief programs covering some 300,000 enterprises, and the number of workers on unpaid leave has remained stubbornly high, he said, and the increase will only make it harder for enterprises to operate.

But if the minimum wage is to be raised by 5 percent, then companies' contribution to employees' labor insurance premiums should be cut from 70 percent to 60 percent, he argued.
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Isko Moreno tinawag na "fake leader with fake color" si Leni Robredo


Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno Domagoso, tinawag si Vice President Leni Robredo na "fake leader" matapos magfile bilang independent candidate.

Si Robredo ang kasalukuyang chairperson ng Liberal Party (LP) at nais nitong makipagtulungan sa ibang partido at sektor. 

"Wag kayong malilinlang sa pagpapalitan ng kulay... Ang tanso, tubugin man ng ginto ay tanso pa rin," ayon kay Domagoso sa mga bagong miyembro ng Aksyon Demokratiko.

"A fake leader with a fake color is a fake character," dagdag niya.

LP's yellow trademark ay pinalitan na ang campaign color sa pink at ito na daw ang bagong kulay ng rebolusyon.

Sinabi ng Aksyon Demokratiko na si Isko ang magiging "healing president" at magfofocus sa mga Filipinos at hindi sa "3-decade fights among political families."

"Ang away ng mga pamilyang yan walang dinulot na buti sa ating bayan. Sila ay tumatakbo para maghigantinsa isa’t isa. Sila ay tumatakbo dahil sa kulay ng kanilang pulitika," sabi ni Domagoso.
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Taiwan minimum wage increased to NT$25,250


Taiwan's minimum monthly wage will be raised to NT$25,250 and the minimum hourly wage to NT$168. The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

The Cabinet has approved raising the minimum monthly and hourly wage to according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

The decision was reached at the committee’s annual session, with representatives from labor, management, government and academia taking part.

Both local Taiwanese and foreign workers will benefit for the minimum wage increase and the hourly wage hike.

Employers are reminded by the MOL to respect labor rights and adhere to the new minimum wage, as well as overtime pay requirements.

This will mark the sixth minimum monthly wage increase since President Tsai Ing-wen took office. 
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Taiwans considering to lift travel entry ban of migrant workers to ease labor shortage


Taiwan is now considering lifting the entry ban on migrant workers first put in place in late 2020 due to the height of COVID-19 pandemic in the county.

This consideration is to address the country's  labor shortage problem, that businesses in Taiwan rely on transfer applicants but still not enough.

Inter-ministerial discussions are underway in the hope of lifting the entry ban, Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun said.

Currently, there are over 5,000 Taiwan-bound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) stranded.

All affected Filipino migrant workers to Taiwan were advised to coordinate with their respective agencies through the Labor Department and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for immediate assistance. 

The proposed measures include providing proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and 14 days of home quarantine followed by a seven-day period of self-health monitoring.

The total number of migrant workers in Taiwan passed 700,000 in September 2018, according to labor ministry statistics.
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Several OFWs, scammed to cheap smartphones, cellphone selling online in Taiwan


Some OFWs in Taiwan have fallen victim to the modus of scammers by selling cheap smartphones or cellphones online where these scammers post in social media sites or fake websites.

“Bale naghahanap po talaga ako ng mabibilhan ng cellphone gawa ng ipapadala ko ang luma kong cellphone sana. So nakakita ako online, nagchat ako, nagre-reply agad sila sa akin,” according to Rosemarie from a report by Marie Yang of TFC.

Rosemarie is only one of several OFWs in Taiwan scammed by the cheap online selling of smartphones / cellphones.

Aside from the victims' money being stolen from the online selling scam, their identification was even used in another modus.

Manila Economic & Cultural Office (MECO) said that they have a lead on where are the scammers with the help of Taiwan police.

"Marami ng nabibiktima sa social media...marami tayong naririnig na fraud cases because pagpasok nila sa social media na hindi muna vine-verify,” according to MECO Assistance to Nationals Deputy Nestor Mayo. 

If you think you are a victim of a scam or fraud can call Taiwan's National Police Agency's hotline 165 to report.
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Moderna chief executive says pandemic could be over in a year as vaccine supply increases


The coronavirus pandemic could be over in a year as increased vaccine production ensures global supplies, Moderna Inc Chief Executive St├ęphane Bancel thinks.

"If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this earth can be vaccinated. Boosters should also be possible to the extent required," he said to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

He alao said that vaccinations would soon be available even for infants.

"Those who do not get vaccinated will immunize themselves naturally, because the Delta variant is so contagious. In this way we will end up in a situation similar to that of the flu. You can either get vaccinated and have a good winter. Or you don't do it and risk getting sick and possibly even ending up in hospital."

Asked if that meant a return to normal in the second half of next year, he said: "As of today, in a year, I assume."

"The volume of vaccine is the biggest limiting factor. With half the dose, we would have 3 billion doses available worldwide for the coming year instead of just 2 billion," he said.

Natural immunity is at least as protective as immunity produced by vaccination, and that a single vaccine dose can further bolster natural immunity.


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Job Hiring: Formosa Taffeta in Taiwan now direct hiring factory workers, textile operators


Summary: 
Company: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd. (FTC)
Location: Taiwan
Products: Textile
Job Position: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd. (FTC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan now directly hires Filipinos who are willing to transfer. Those who have expiring contracts or those who laid off may apply.

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About FTC:

Formosa Fiber Co., Ltd., the predecessor of Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd. (FTC), is established on the outskirts of Douliu in Yunlin County. 

It was registered and jointly founded by Formosa Chemical & Fiber Corporation, a member of Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), and several industrialists on April 19th, 1973, which was in the booming phase of Taiwanese textile industry and export trading.

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

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Job Hiring: MXIC in Taiwan now direct hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary: 
Company: Macronox International Co Ltd (MXIC)
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Products: Integrated Circuits
Job Position: Factory Workers, Machine Operators

Macronox International Co Ltd (MXIC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan now directly hires Filipinos who are willing to transfer. Those who have expiring contracts or those who laid off may apply.

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About MXIC:

Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. 

With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, industrial, automotive, networking and other segment markets.

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

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Sara-Go na yan: President Duterte accidentally declares Sara Duterte - Bong Go tandem


President Duterte accidentally declared in a ambush interview that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, will pair with Senator Christopher “Bong” Go for the coming election in 2022.

“Sara-Go na 'yan,” Duterte said in a video uploaded on the Facebook.

Duterte’s latest statement came even if the Davao mayor has repeatedly rejected the presidency and filed her COC for a third and last term

“Ah, actually, hindi kami nag-uusap ng politika  ever since. Ever since, we never talked about politics. I would say that I did that [withdrawal of my vice-presidential bid] for the better,” Duterte said.

Duterte made the pronouncement to drop VP candidacy when he accompanied Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, his former longtime aide, who filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president.

Duterte’s move prompted Go to “take on the challenge as PDP-Laban’s vice-presidential candidate.” The President wished Go “all the best and good luck in his quest for the vice presidency.”
 
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Pinay domestic helper, kulong matapos lagyan ng laway at toilet water ang inumin ng employer


Isang Pinay domestic worker ang hindi na nasisiyahan sa pamilya ng kanyang amo, nilagyan ng toilet water mula sa bowl ang drinking water ng kanyang employer, nilagyan din ito ng liquid na panlinis ng furniture.

Gozar Rose Magtanong, domestic helper sa Singapore, ginagamit din daw ang mga mamahaling facial creams ng asawa ng employer sa halos 28 times.

Kulong ang Pinay matapos itong binigyan ng guilty plea ng one count of dishonestly misappropriating the creams at one count of committing mischief.

Inamin naman ni Gozar na nilagyan niya ng laway ang water jug na ginagamit ng kanyang employer, kasama ang inumin ng isang bata.

Ayon naman sa lawyer ng Pinay, tinawag siyang "stupid" ng kanyang employer kapag may nagagawa itong mali, confiscated din ang phone niya at hindi naibibigay on time ang kanyang sweldo kaya nagawa niya ang mga bagay na iyon.

Naninirahan ang pamilya sa isang condominium at halos isang taon na nagtrabaho sa kanila ang Pinay worker.

"As a foreign domestic worker, your behaviour in contaminating the drinking water of the family is certainly something that cannot be condoned, certainly to be deterred. If you have any grievances…(there are) legitimate channels for you to do so it’s not right to do the way you have done," ayon kay District Judge Ng Peng Hong.
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Taiwan to relax face mask rules in a well-ventilated outdoor open spaces


Taiwan to relax the mandatory wearing of face masks because of the low number of domestic cases after hitting several 0 cases according to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

CECC is thinking about easing rules requiring people to wear a face mask when outside their residence, mainly for outdoor spaces where there are few people.

Several government agencies have relayed to the CECC complaints from people about having to wear face masks when there is only one or a handful of people around, such as a farmer working in a field or a family on a hiking trip, Chen said.

The relaxing of the rules would allow members of the public to remove their masks if they are in "well-ventilated outdoor open spaces" that have few people, but did not directly respond to a question about relaxing mask rules indoors.

Taiwan's Level 2 COVID-19 alert will be extended as announced by CECC head and Health Minister Chen Shih-chung.

Meanwhile, visitors at night markets would still have to wear masks and would not be allowed to eat while strolling around.


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Pacquiao, naniniwala na kayang bigyan ng pabahay ang mahihirap sa loob ng 3 years


Senator Manny Pacquiao sinabi kayang kayang bigyan ng pabahay ang mga informal settlers at mga pamilya na rumerenta ng bahay sa bansa sa loob lamang ng tatlong taon. 

Hahabol sa pagka presidente sa Pacquiao sa darating na halalan 2022. Nagretiro na rin ang atleta sa kanyang boxing career para sa politics.

"Noong sinabi ko pangarap ko na mabigyan ng pabahay ang lahat ng informal settlers sa buong Pilipinas, ang sabi ng mga ibang tao, imposible yan kasi sa puso nila nandun yung greediness. Pero sa hindi greedy na tao, sa generous na puso ng tao, all things are possible,” ani Pacquiao.

Ayon kay Pacquiao ay kayang kaya ng gobyerno na bigyan ng pabahay ang mahihirap at sobra sobra pa nga daw ito kung tutuusin.

“Kayang kaya, sobra sobra pa.. in-estimate ko nga e in three to four years, mabigyan ko lahat [ng bahay] pero sinabi ko lang in years para hindi ako maging sinungaling,” sabi ni Pacquiao.

Noon pa man ay may mga proyekto na si Pacquiao na pabahay sa General Santos at Sarangani province at ang ginagamit niyang pondo ay galing sa sarili niyang bulsa.


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