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Major Filipino migrant worker basketball league launched in Taoyuan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Major Filipino migrant worker basketball league launched in Taoyuan

One of Taiwan's largest Filipino migrant worker basketball leagues, comprising 37 teams of Filipino players was launched in Taoyuan Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a local park for the opening ceremony and to watch the first nine games.

Major Filipino basketball league in Taiwan to launch Sunday Photos - New Southbound Policy

Major Filipino basketball league in Taiwan to launch Sunday

The opening ceremony of the Chungli Basketball League 2019 Inter-factory Winter League, which will be held at the district’s Zhongzheng Park, will showcase 37 teams and about 900 players, Marie Yang, the tournament's spokeswoman, told CNA.

Handicapped Indonesian photographer to receive Love of Lives Award Photos - New Southbound Policy

Handicapped Indonesian photographer to receive Love of Lives Award

An Indonesian photographer, who was born without forearms, will be one of the recipients of the 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award at a ceremony in Taichung on Tuesday, in recognition of her achievements and contribution to society.

Filipino winter basketball league tips off in Taoyuan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Filipino winter basketball league tips off in Taoyuan

A winter basketball tournament for some 13 teams of Filipino players was launched in Taoyuan on Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a community center complex for the opening ceremony and to watch the first three games.

Migrant workers, employers promote friendship via talent in Taoyuan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Migrant workers, employers promote friendship via talent in Taoyuan

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Hundreds of migrant workers along with their employers and brokers gathered Sunday at an annual talent competition in Taoyuan to promote friendship and talent through music and dance.

Hundreds of Filipinos celebrate Ilocano heritage in Taichung Photos - New Southbound Policy

Hundreds of Filipinos celebrate Ilocano heritage in Taichung

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Hundreds of Filipinos of Ilocano lineage gathered in Taichung on Sunday to celebrate their heritage with presentations of dance, music, and a beauty pageant with a twist.

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum sets up guide training program for new immigrants Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum sets up guide training program for new immigrants

Due to the rising number of visitors from the New Southbound Policy countries, the National Palace Museum is setting up a program to train guides in Southeast Asian languages. The scheme targets new immigrants, second-generation immigrants and overseas students. Registration will end on August 28, followed by the selection of 20 applicants to follow four days of courses in Mandarin Chinese and two days of practical work in Thai, Vietnamese or Bahasa Indonesia.

Yilan union calls for stepped up safety for migrant fishermen Photos - New Southbound Policy

Yilan union calls for stepped up safety for migrant fishermen

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A fishermen's union in Yilan County on Tuesday urged the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to step up safety measures for migrant fishermen, in the wake of reports of drownings in recent years due to unsafe practices.

Romantic drama strikes a chord with overseas Filipino workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Romantic drama strikes a chord with overseas Filipino workers

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The Philippine romantic drama "Hello, Love, Goodbye," which portrays the lives and struggles of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), resonated strongly with Filipinos in Taiwan, and two extra screenings were needed on Sunday to meet demand.

Overseas Filipino worker film 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' to screen in Taipei Sunday Photos - New Southbound Policy

Overseas Filipino worker film 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' to screen in Taipei Sunday

The hit Philippine film about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) "Hello, Love, Goodbye" will screen in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 11).