OFWs in Taiwan assails compulsory insurance fee

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan have assailed the new law making an insurance plan compulsory among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Dave Chang, chairperson of Migrante in Taiwan has said in a statement that the new regulation will just shoo away prospective employers for it will just be add to their already heavy […]

Migrants’ group accuses MECO, POEA of human trafficking

The Asian Pacific Mission for Migrants (APPM) has charged the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the Philippines’ quasi-labor body in Taiwan and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) of human trafficking as the agencies allowed 13 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to sign an addendum in a contract with a Taiwanese company, which Taiwanese law had declared illegal since 1999.