The Taiwanese government says it will guarantee the safety of Filipinos working there and will not tolerate any abuse against them.
Peter C Y Pan, executive officer of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), Taiwan’s de facto embassy in the Philippines, said his government had done its best to protect the 150,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, Manila Bulletin reported.
Pan also said there had been very few complaints reported to the TECO, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO, the Philippines’ de facto embassy in Taiwan) or the Taiwanese authorities.
“Most of the OFWs in Taiwan are fairly treated with dignity and respect, and their human rights are well protected by the rule of law,” he said.
Pan urged Filipinos who are victims of abuse by their employers to report such incidents immediately through the MECO.
“On behalf of the Taiwan government, we can assure the public that we will not tolerate or condone misconduct or abuses of human rights,” he said.