A 28-year-old Filipino PhD student was arrested and handcuffed as a suspected runaway migrant worker on Saturday evening in Zhushan, Nantou county, Taiwan, despite the fact that he had been struggling in an effort to show the police officers his identification documents.
The victim of the erroneous arrest, who wished to remain anonymous, is pursuing a doctorate in Earth system science under the Taiwan International Graduate Program at Academia Sinica, Taiwan Apple Daily reported.
Over the weekend he was staying in Zhushan in order to gather samples for research. On Saturday evening while going out alone for dinner, he was ambushed by three police officers who were on an operation to catch one of two fugitive migrant workers.
According to The Liberty Times, the student resisted the arrest and tried to explain in English that he wished to take out his student visa. However, the fact that he continued to struggle reinforced the officers’ mistaken presumption that he was the fugitive they were pursuing.
The Filipino student was then handcuffed, shackled, grabbed by the throat and forcibly pushed into a police car.
He was immediately released at the police station after finally being able to produce the documents and his student identification checked out.
Zhushan police said an apology was issued to the affected man, and both parties have signed a reconciliation agreement.
Mga professional people of taiwan cant speak even simple english. Hirap mkipag communicate s knila
"Both parties have signed reconciliation agreement…"playing safe…para di mkapag file ng reklamo ung studyante sa mga pulis…paano nya nga maipapakita ung student visa nya eh they grabbed by the throat.handicuffed.sackled and forcibly pushed into a police car…
To those who are making comments that even professional people in taiwan cant even speak simple English i beg to disagree.
Pero bihira talaga marunong mag English sa Kanila..
The point is mga stupid talaga ang mga police dito sa Taiwan., Hindi sila nag isip na about the possible situation, block minded agad na TNT
Amo kong pulis d nga marungong mag english
not all nmn po
Personal experience ko yan for so many times, ikaw have u encounter this kind of experience or something related?
di lahat di marurunong mag english. meron din iba super gling mag english. at ang ibang mga pulis d2 pag may nrinig n nag uusap ng ibang language feeling n nila tnt. ganun ang nangyari s amin ng sister ko. buntis ako at sasamahan ko ate ko s hospital kc araw ng check up nya. pinalibutan kmi ng 5 pulis kl siguro tnt kmi. pinakita nmin taiwan id nmin tameme sila at umalis nlang.
He was caught and he continued to STRUGGLE..which is d nya dapat ginawa.sumama na lang sana siya ng maayos at s station.na siya nagpaliwanag.Sa taiwan u need to carry ur Alien Resident Certificate at kahit mga citizens they carry their ID kahit saan sila pumunta.Because that one tells about u.
It happened in the southern part of Taiwan, Nantou province. It is understandable that the arresting police officers weren’t fully capable in communicating in English. If it happened in Taipei, the capital then the story will be different.
Hay naku kung ako sa kanya mag file ako ng kaso that I did before sa mga police na yan, we all have the rights to complain against their erroneous work as long as we are in legal status.
Nag resist ksi sya kya cguro ganun. Kung sumama sana sya agad di cguro mangyari sa kanya un. �
Francis very true.dpt sumama siya willingly tapos s station n mgpaliwanag.ska dapat lagi nya dala ARC nya or passport nya.
Freedom Society oo ung mga older generation. Pero the younger ones are different already.
Dapat lagi nya dala ARC nya. Kc andun info abt s knya.
Im working here in taiwan.my boss can speak fluent english wag nmn po lahatin.mga anak nila magagaling mg english nosebleed ako.
Well said Marilou. I have many friends too and kinakausap ako in English.
I think the guy should be given monetary reward for the humiliation and torment that he suffered. Why was he not allowed to show his identification in the first place.
Wag naman ganun kbayan di lng marunong mag English stupid na??? At bkt Yung studyanteng Yun nandito sya SA Taiwan di ba sya marunong kahit kunting Chinese??? So stupid din sya.. respect lng PO sa kapwa, ginagawa lng ng mga pulis Ang trabaho nila, lahat Tau nag kakamali at nobody’s perfect,
At Kung Alam ny SA sarili nya n Wala syang kasalanan sumama sya Ng maayos para di sya masaktan kaso, pumapalag sya e, that’s why…peaceTau kbyan…
Dahan dahan naman pananalita
Ginawa nila ang trabaho
Lahat tayu sa taiwan dala palagi I’d or arc just in case kac
Just apology its not enough nangyari din skin yn nung bgong dating ako ng taiwan i was arrest with out seeing my chinese passport just they abduct me like a criminal then they did not apoligized to me kya ngayon i have my citizen here i am waiting to question my identity the i will slap to there face my id card my citizenship
Anna Cuaresma khot nman mhinahon ka i treat k prang criminal ako nga ndi nman ako napalag bsta cnbi ko lng n kukunin ko ung original passport ko kc ang dala ko lng nun is xerox but hinawakan ako sa dmit ko kinuwelyuhan akolike they catch a cat
Mayayabang yang mga pulis na yan eh mga bwisit ndi nman mananalo ng barilan sa mga kriminal dto sa pinas mga takot din
PhD is everywhere on the street in Taiwan.
Mga tanga kasi,mga police nagmamagaling pa sa mga pinoy di nman marunong mag english.
Pano kc mga tao dito sa tsiwan ni ho ni ha ng English ..i love my own kc cla… dapat kc matuto din cla kc dami foreigners dito galing ibang bansa…
Mel Chew kumpara naman sa mga kapulisan naten sa pinas na puro kawatan ang mga pulis ditu marunong tumupad sa tungkulin na may integrity
Yes not all, same as in the Philippines not all pilipinos can speak english..
Try to go to philippines …
The main reason All I know the problem in Taiwan ..Some people’s they changed their identity..Even, They’re professional can’t speak English-language or Mandarin because the main languages " KO-Yi "or If you are in Market Hookien or Fookien. Usually used for …If you use to speak Tai-gi Vietnamese but If you use to speak Hollo or Hakka Malaysia/Aborigines.But, In my concerns as a Filipino too, Immigration or Police Department Officer or Staff even a Picksher can Speak or used English-language and Mandarin Language. TRULY ! BUT, another concern like the Facebook said the FILIPINO student grabbed by the throat, handcuffed, shackled and forcibly pushed into a police car. I will file Physically Injuries and Bribery…..That all I can help to Filipino student too…God Blessed You Filipino and FB poster…Good Luck ! Have a peace of life and study too…Keep Up around them !!!
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