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Filipinos to enter Taiwan visa-free starting June 1

Starting June, Philippine passport holders will be able to enter Taiwan visa-free, and stay up to 30 days. The island nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the move – intended to boost tourism – will be on a trial basis for one year starting June 1, 2017 until July 31, 2018. Taiwan also extended to one year its 30-day visa exemption for Thai and Brunei citizens.

Meanwhile, nationals of India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos will receive multiple-entry visa privileges.

In another development, overseas Filipino workers who have worked in Taiwan for more than a year are now entitled to paid leaves credit, the Manila Economic Cultural Office said April 19. A new regulation from the Taiwan Ministry of Labor granted foreign workers who have worked for at least a year paid marriage, bereavement and personal leaves. This is in accordance with the Labor Standard Law, the Labor Contract Law and the Act of Gender Equality in Employment, which now cover such workers.