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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.

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.

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.

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).

Amis Music Festival spotlights indigenous cultures from home and abroad Photos - New Southbound Policy

Amis Music Festival spotlights indigenous cultures from home and abroad

Straddling the Coastal Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, the village of Dulan in southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County is among the best known settlements of the Amis indigenous people. Also known by its tribal name A’tolan, it has since 2013 hosted the Amis Music Festival, a community-organized event aimed at spotlighting the diversity and richness of indigenous culture.

Free Training Courses Launched For Taipei City Migrant Workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Free Training Courses Launched For Taipei City Migrant Workers

Taipei City has launched free vocational training courses for international migrant workers from Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand to enrich vocational and language skills. The majority of migrant workers in Taipei consist of home care workers looking after senior citizens in their homes.

Free Mandarin classes for Indonesian migrant workers to start Sunday Photos - New Southbound Policy

Free Mandarin classes for Indonesian migrant workers to start Sunday

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) A new round of free Mandarin classes for Indonesian migrant workers in Taipei will begin Sunday with the aim of helping them better communicate with their employers and gain an additional skills set, a city official told CNA Wednesday.

Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Aug. 11 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Aug. 11

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Migrant workers in Taipei will be able to obtain basic medical checks and haircuts free of cost on Aug. 11, under an initiative launched earlier in the year by the city government, an official said Tuesday.

St. Christopher's Catholic Church celebrates 61st anniversary Photos - New Southbound Policy

St. Christopher's Catholic Church celebrates 61st anniversary

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Saint Christopher's Church (SCC) in Taipei, which is heavily involved with the migrant community in the city, celebrated its 61st anniversary Sunday, with morning mass services, food, street stalls, a pageant, a dance competition, and culture performances by Filipinos, Vietnamese and Indonesians.

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