Taiwan on OFW deportation issue: We have freedom of speech, all should respect it

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Days after the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) requested Taiwan government to deport an OFW for allegedly maligning President Rodrigo Duterte, a statement was now issued by the the government of Taiwan.

According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign migrant workers enjoy freedom of speech in China and all government of all countries should respect it.

The Ministry added that Taiwan is a sovereign and independent country and that migrant workers’ rights and interest are protected by relevant laws and regulations, including freedom of speech and government of all countries should respect them.

“No person or institution in this case has the right to pressure the OFW, his employer, or any agency’s concerns, not should she be deported without the consultation of the two government,” the statement read.

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