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Kaohsiung Mayor Apologizes for Calling Filipinos 'Marias'

Poster:Post date:2019-03-09
Catergory:News
Region:(Taiwan)
Issue:(Taiwan’s Foreign Relations)
(CNA, By Chen Ja-fo, Yeh Su-ping and Chung Yu-chen) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu publicly apologized on Saturday for a comment where he referred to Filipinos as "Marias". The term "Maria" is a slur used in Taiwan to refer to migrant workers, especially those working as caregivers. The Philippines representative Angelito Tan Banayo criticized Han's comment and remarked that the term "Maria" has carried a negative connotation in referring to foreign workers. <Accessed 2019-03-10>  
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