Assistance to Filipinos
MECO's Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Section is committed to securing the welfare of the Filipino community in Taiwan, particularly the promotion of their well-being, the protection of their rights, and their continued ability to benefit from the Taiwanese economy as they contribute their talent, skills and hardwork to it.
MECO will promote, protect and defend the rights and interests of all Filipinos in Taiwan, whether they are residents or transients, to the fullest extent possible within the parameters of Taiwan and international law particularly in cases of oppression, injustice, discrimination and curtailment of freedom.
On purely private matters like personal loans or marital disputes/relationships, MECO will not intervene unless they also relate to a criminal offense or violation of human rights.
The Assistance to National (ATN) section does not deal with problems/disputes arising out of employer/employee relationship, broker/employee relationship, enforcement of labor laws, rules and regulations and labor contracts as this is handled by the MECO Labor Office. If the problem involves a criminal offense or violation of human rights, the ATN section will coordinate with the MECO Labor Center Office to address your needs.
The Assistance to Nationals Section is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week, to attend to urgent needs of Filipinos in Taiwan particularly in cases of oppression, injustice, discrimination and curtailment of their freedom.
MECO will work on ensuring the rights of our Filipino Nationals are protected, however Taiwan-based Filipinos are still reminded to:
1. Obey the laws, rules and regulations of the host country. As foreigners who work, live or study in Taiwan, Filipinos should observe appropriate behaviour as guests and visitors.
2. Respect the differences between Filipino and Chinese culture and be sensitive to these differences.