Taiwan Rejects Philippine’s Deportation Request for Pinay OFW
TAIWAN – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) rejects the deportation request for the Pinay OFW criticizing President Duterte.
MOFA backs the OFW saying she has the right to freedom of speech and rebuffed the request of the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to deport her for cyber liber crime.
According to Taiwan News, MOFA stated that Taiwan is a sovereign, independent country where foreign workers enjoyed ‘citizen treatment’, this means that their rights and interests are “protected by relevant laws and regulations, including freedom of speech, which should be respected by governments of all countries.”
Taiwan’s foreign ministry emphasized that “no person or institution, in this case, has the right to pressure her, her employer, or broker, nor shall she be deported without consultations held between both governments.”
Previously, the Filipina OFW was charged with cyber libel crime and was requested to be deported by DOLE after she uses her social media account to post “nasty and malevolent materials” against the Philippine President to cause hatred amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She went viral on social media and also earned various criticisms from the netizens for post a video complaining about the harsh measures of Duterte’s administration during its lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Meanwhile, Labor Attaché Fidel Macauyag said that if she found guilty for the Cybercrime Prevention Act violation, she might be sentenced to jail up to six months and possibly fine as high as P250,000.
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