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Taiwan’s reopening to OFWs to benefit about 40,000 Pinoy workers – DOLE

Opportunities to some 40,000 Pinoy job seekers opens up in re-opening of Taiwan for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), lauded by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

“We thank Taiwan for welcoming once more our kababayan in their various employment industries starting February 15. This is a valuable post-Valentine gift to our OFWs and their families,” Bello said.

The second phase of the Migration Project in which migrant workers, including Filipinos, will be allowed entry to Taiwan already started.

Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) -Taipei Labor Attaché Cesar Chavez said migrant workers must strictly follow Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Center guidelines.

“Filipino workers should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they enter Taiwan,” Chavez said.

Employers should arrange a hotel to quarantine arriving migrant workers. After completing quarantine, they should stay in the same hotel for self-health management before going to the workplace.

The command center reiterated that quarantine is an “important key to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic.”

Employers are urged to strictly follow and abide by the Ministry of Labor’s “Guidelines for Employers Hiring Migrant Workers.”

Bello also thanked Taiwan’s recognition of the OFWs’ contribution to their economic development for the country. (Photo: PNA)

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