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Large Group of Filipinos Celebrate National Day at Macau’s Tap Seac Square
A large group of Filipinos met yesterday at the Tap Seac Square to celebrate the 114th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Despite showers, the crowd was very animated, watching dance performances and participating in several games.
Renato Villapando, Philippine Consulate General in Macau, said the work conditions for Filipinos in Macau are “generally good” and there is a “harmonious relationship between employer and worker.” In case of “minor complains made by Filipinos”, he explained the consulate first requires them to “make a settlement” with their employer to discuss the issue. “If this settlement is ok we don’t refer them to the labor office of the consulate. We assist them in translating their complaints to English. Otherwise the labor office is called in to decide the issue based on existing regulations.”
In an enthusiastic speech by the Consulate General, he declared that the Philippine economy was increasing and praised the overseas Filipino community for “helping contribute to this increase.” At the same time he asked them to respect the law of Macau and to improve their skills. He also said the airline network was being expanded so that, “destinations in the Philippines are easier to reach from Macau.” He advised the overseas community to, “Invite your friends and employers to the Philippines! One tourist provides one employment.”
Last but not least he advised Filipinos to “study the culture and language of Macau” in order to improve the relationship between both countries. He also encouraged them to become members of the Filipino organization in Macau.
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