InterAksyon.com reports that the Filipino who was beaten up by a scooter-riding gang in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has been paid 120,000 New Taiwan Dollar or about ₱164,000 as compensation.
According to the report, David Chen, assistant to the representative of the Manila-based Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), said that "the mugging incident is not related to the killing of the 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes last week." The attack was supposedly done by a gang that normally goes after foreigners. The report noted: "The gangsters ’did not know if he was Filipino or Indonesian.’" The perpetrators issued an apology and the Filipino withdrew the case. The perpetrators likewise offered the compensation.
The Taiwanese official was aso quoted in the reort as saying that the stories of overseas Filipino workers being turned away at groceries is not true. "Taiwanese people are peace-loving people. We are known for our hospitality to foreign workers. Overseas Filipinos and their families do not need to panic. Our government will do the right thing," Chen said.
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