88,000 Filipinos asked to leave Taiwan

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taiwan apology88,000 Overseas Filipino Workers in Taiwan have been asked to leave once their contracts end as part of the sanctions Taiwan has imposed on the Philippines after a shooting incident in the open sea between the two countries on May 9 that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead.

A freeze has also become effective from May 15 that bars new labourers from the Philippines to enter Taiwan and take up work.

There was no information on how long the ban imposed will last.

The measures are part of 11 sanctions that Taiwan has imposed after it rejected an official apology from the Philippines as being “unacceptable.” The sanctions include the cessation of economic exchanges and military exercises in waters between the two sides. Taiwan has also recalled its envoy to the Philippines.

The government in Taipei has also issued a red alert for tourism to discourage Taiwanese people from traveling to the Philippines. Cooperation in agriculture and fishing, as well as exchanges and cooperation in technology and research will also be suspended.

The Taiwan defence ministry also said military vessels and aircraft would be dispatched to the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines for a two-day military drill in a move that is expected to increase the tensions further.

For Taiwan, the departure of Filipino workers without replacements will mean a loss of up to 1,000 English-speaking degree holders in white-collar IT jobs and many more thousands of manual workers in high-tech factories.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment said that Taiwan is apparently still accepting Overseas Filipino Workers, although at a slower pace. Labour and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told the Manila Bulletin on May 16 that Taiwan, for now, only imposed additional visa requirements to applicants, which led to a slow-down in the issuance of their visas, and there was no hiring freeze.

 

 

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88,000 Overseas Filipino Workers in Taiwan have been asked to leave once their contracts end as part of the sanctions Taiwan has imposed on the Philippines after a shooting incident in the open sea between the two countries on May 9 that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead.

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taiwan apology88,000 Overseas Filipino Workers in Taiwan have been asked to leave once their contracts end as part of the sanctions Taiwan has imposed on the Philippines after a shooting incident in the open sea between the two countries on May 9 that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead.

A freeze has also become effective from May 15 that bars new labourers from the Philippines to enter Taiwan and take up work.

There was no information on how long the ban imposed will last.

The measures are part of 11 sanctions that Taiwan has imposed after it rejected an official apology from the Philippines as being “unacceptable.” The sanctions include the cessation of economic exchanges and military exercises in waters between the two sides. Taiwan has also recalled its envoy to the Philippines.

The government in Taipei has also issued a red alert for tourism to discourage Taiwanese people from traveling to the Philippines. Cooperation in agriculture and fishing, as well as exchanges and cooperation in technology and research will also be suspended.

The Taiwan defence ministry also said military vessels and aircraft would be dispatched to the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines for a two-day military drill in a move that is expected to increase the tensions further.

For Taiwan, the departure of Filipino workers without replacements will mean a loss of up to 1,000 English-speaking degree holders in white-collar IT jobs and many more thousands of manual workers in high-tech factories.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment said that Taiwan is apparently still accepting Overseas Filipino Workers, although at a slower pace. Labour and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told the Manila Bulletin on May 16 that Taiwan, for now, only imposed additional visa requirements to applicants, which led to a slow-down in the issuance of their visas, and there was no hiring freeze.

 

 

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