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Taipei-Manila Row: Do not attack Filipinos: rights groups

SOBERING CALL:Migrant workers from the Philippines contribute to the economy and must not be made to pay for their government’s mistakes, rights advocates say

By Loa Iok-sin, Chiu Chih-jou and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

A Filipino spouse in Pingtung’s Chaojhou Township (潮州), who identified herself as Lin Li-na (林麗娜), said all her co-workers were easygoing and friendly toward her.

Chen Chi-lan (陳季嵐), proprietor of the restaurant where Lin worksw, said Lin had a positive work attitude and always managed to finish her work, no matter how demanding it was.

“She is optimistic and constantly has a smile on her face, and really gets along well with her colleagues,” Chen said.

He added that despite their indignation over the shooting and the escalating diplomatic row between Taipei and Manila, Lin’s relationship with her peers was not affected.

Additional reporting by Wu Liang-yi and Cheng Shu-ting

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