Day: June 17, 2019

Caretaker/Caregiver in Taiwan

I’ve been working in Taiwan for almost 3 years now as a Caretaker or Caregiver, my contract will end on September 22,2019 to be exact, And I decided not to continue or renew my contract.The duty of a caretaker or caregiver is to help older individuals who need assistance,help patients get dressed, eat, bathe and complete light housekeeping duties, such as dishes or folding laundry, others may provide basic health services such as monitoring patients’ pulses, respiration and temperature.Caretakers  are not covered by the Taiwan Labor Standards Law we don’t pay income taxes, labor insurance ,only National Health Insurance share and broker’s fee. There is a “brokerage system” in Taiwan, it was passed and it is a law.Taiwan Manpower agencies collect fees from the worker monthly for their services which is NT$1,800(php 2,952) for the first year NT$1,700(php 2,788) second year and NT$1500(php 2,460) for third year of service up until 12 years which is the working period in Taiwan.

The household service workers are protected by the provisions of their employment contracts, which depends on their employer.The total working period in Taiwan is 12 years only.  After their 12th year, foreign workers, including OFWs are not qualified to return to work in Taiwan,although lawmakers are looking to extend it up to 15 years. OFWs must undergo a mandatory medical examination within 3 days from arrival and within 30 days before or after the 6th, 18th and 30th month of employment. OFWs must apply for Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) immediately when reached Taiwan, however brokers are the one who applies for these under Taiwan’s Labor Standard Act, the minimum monthly wage is NT$23,000, but most caretakers, who are not covered by the law, earn only NT$17,000(php 27,790 base on the current rate) a month.

Batanes: A Paradise of Beauties and Thrills

Tired and bored of your daily routines in spite of long weekends? Then spend time with your loved ones. Appreciate the green rolling hills and sway with the waves of the West Philippine Sea and the vast Pacific Ocean in Batanes – A Paradise of Beauties and Thrills.

Let’s begin our journey to the northernmost province of Cagayan Valley, that is, Batanes – A Paradise of Beauties and Thrills

BATANES – A PARADISE OF BEAUTIES

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BASCO LIGHTHOUSE

Admire one of the structures of Batanes in the island of Batan with Basco Lighthouse.  Situated on the rolling Naidi Hills, you can view the spectacular panorama of the Baluarte Bay, Basco town and Mt. Iraya.

That pink blob right there is me. Teehee.

MARLBORO COUNTRY:  RACUH A PAYAMAN

Peace your soul with the alluring grass-covered hills, across the rugged seaside landscape of Diura Beach. You can hardly view the Tayid Lighthouse as the fluffy cloud overshadows its structure.

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VALUGAN BOULDER BEACH

Walking along the boulders of rocks while watching the graceful swaying of the waves of the sea? Be extra careful or else, you’ll get hurt.

Nakabuang Arch

 

 

MORONG BEACH (NAKABUANG ARCH)

Of all the beaches surrounding the island of Sabtang, you’ll love taking pictures with its most prominent feature known as Nakabuang Arch, that has become an icon of Sabtang and Batanes as a whole.

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STONEHOUSES IN SAVIDUG

Do not leave the island of Sabtang without visiting one of its pride! The Stonehouses in Savidug, covered by cogon roof, were built as the Ivatans protection against strong typhoons.

BEAUTY OF THE IVATANS

Batanes is not just notable for its natural beauty but also of its people, the Ivatans. For more information, click here http://www.ethnicgroupsphilippines.com/people/ethnic-groups-in-the-philippines/ivatan/

 

BATANES – A PARADISE OF THRILLS

SWAY WITH THE WAVES FROM ISLAND OF BATAN TO SABTANG VIA “FALOWA

Though the waters  have a reputation of being rough, turbulent and frightening, still the voyage is safe, full of excitement.  But, here’s another adventure…a nerve wracking trip to

THRILL YOURSELF TO ITBAYAT  – PHILIPPINES MOST DANGEROUS PORT      

Don’t worry because you can escape the danger through the Itbayat Airport.