Filipinos and Filipinas in Taiwan

  • 11 January, 2020
  • English Service

Taiwan’s neighbor to the south, the Philippines, is increasingly making its presence felt here. A community of both migrant workers, white collar professionals, and permanent immigrants has grown up in recent years. Blogger and media personality Gen is at the center of it all- she runs YouTube Hello Philtai and appears on TV and at events- all with the goal of bridging the gap between Taiwan and the Philippines. Last week, she joined us for an overview of who is coming to Taiwan from the Philippines and why. This week, we’re continuing our discussion with a look at problems Philippine workers can face here. We’ll also hear more about the Philippine community, as well as Gen’s own story of coming to Taiwan and her views on efforts to bring the Philippines into Taiwan’s schools.