By: Wang Hung-kuo and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Celebrations to mark the Philippines’ National Independence Day, June 12,
were held in New Taipei City on Sunday, featuring a flower parade.
New Taipei mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) gave a speech at the event, describing the Philippines as a friendly neighbor and paying tribute to Philippine workers whom he said were making a valuable contribution to Taiwan.
He noted that many Philippine nationals who came to Taiwan to work as caregivers or on construction sites had settled in Taiwan, becoming “new immigrants.”
Thanks to their contribution to New Taipei’s economic and social development, the city has improved and become multi-cultural, the mayor said. [FULL STORY]