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Any new immigrants can write their stories about experiences of borrowing tablet PC. By sharing your story, you will get a lucky draw chance to win a PXMart voucher of max. NTD5,000! Photos - New Southbound Policy

Any new immigrants can write their stories about experiences of borrowing tablet PC. By sharing your story, you will get a lucky draw chance to win a PXMart voucher of max. NTD5,000!

From March 2 to May 31, 2020, for our new immigrant friends who have borrowed a tablet PC through this program, we invite you to take a photo related to your life after borrowing the table PC and describe your experiences in 150 words.

Indonesia bank distributes masks to Indonesian migrant workers

Indonesian state-owned Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) said Sunday that it has distributed thousands of surgical face masks for Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Of that number, 2,000 pieces were distributed to Indonesian migrant workers in Tainan that day, BNI said.

Chiayi pharmacy provides foreigner-friendly services in English, Vietnamese, Indonesian Photos - New Southbound Policy

Chiayi pharmacy provides foreigner-friendly services in English, Vietnamese, Indonesian

As the nation-wide epidemic prevention have been implemented comprehensively, local pharmacies also work with the government to provide masks for the public. The Seven Star Pharmacy in Chiayi has provided multilingual services for new immigrants, migrant workers, and their children for several decades to obtain proper advice and services when purchasing medicines.

Immigrant youth ambassador playing epidemic prevention advocates to provide diverse services Photos - New Southbound Policy

Immigrant youth ambassador playing epidemic prevention advocates to provide diverse services

The "serious special epidemic pneumonia (referred to as the Wuhan pneumonia)" hasn't eased, so the government called on the public to practice regular hand-washing and carry out epidemic prevention together.

Taipei publicizes epidemic prevention at Indonesian food street in station Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei publicizes epidemic prevention at Indonesian food street in station

To strengthen the publicity of epidemic prevention to migrant workers, Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office particularly visited the Indonesian food street in Taipei Station to give away flyers of epidemic prevention to more than 10 restaurant owners on Feb. 21. and asked them to distribute the flyers to foreign customers.

Philippine romance returns to Taiwan for Valentine's Day

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Philippine box office record-breaking romantic drama "Hello, Love, Goodbye" is heading back to Taiwan on Valentine's Day as the first Filipino film ever to be screened at VieShow Cinemas, one of the largest movie outlets in Taiwan, according to a statement released by Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN Friday.

Professional Mediation Resolves Over 80% of Taipei’s Migrant Worker Disputes Photos - New Southbound Policy

Professional Mediation Resolves Over 80% of Taipei’s Migrant Worker Disputes

To help settle disputes between migrant workers and their employers, Taipei City has launched the professional mediator system in 2018 with professional lawyers as mediators. In 2019, a total of 179 mediation meetings were held, successfully resolving at least 85% of the disputes.

Filipino Catholics in Taipei celebrate Sinulog religious festival

Filipinos in Taipei donned colorful costumes Sunday to celebrate a Catholic festival, the Sinulog, which was imported from their home country and is observed annually on the third Sunday of January. More than 200 Catholics, mostly Filipinos, gathered at St. Christopher's Church (SCC) in Taipei for the Sinulog Festival that takes the form of a ritual prayer-dance in honor of Senor Santo Nino -- the Catholic title of the Child Jesus in the Philippines.

Improving Foreign Caregivers' Skills, New Taipei Initiates Home Guidance for Free Photos - New Southbound Policy

Improving Foreign Caregivers' Skills, New Taipei Initiates Home Guidance for Free

New Taipei City has 98,851 migrant workers, of which in-home caregivers account for 40% (more than 39,000 people). To improve the nursing skills of in-home caregivers, New Taipei City initiated the first "home-based guidance for foreign caregivers' skills service" combining the resources of the long-term care center in 2017.

Passing Down Creative Lantern Culture, New Resident Parents' and Children's Exotic Paintings Photos - New Southbound Policy

Passing Down Creative Lantern Culture, New Resident Parents' and Children's Exotic Paintings

To pass down the culture of the Lantern Festival, Taichung Der Whau Primary School holds a "painting lantern festival" activity and invites new resident parents and their children to participate. Department of Education of Taichung City Government states that new resident families express the feelings and blessings to their friends and relatives in their hometown and welcome the Lantern Festival through painting the sceneries of the hometown and cultural relics on lanterns.

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