TECO Celebrates 111 Years of Taiwan’s Foundation

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Biba Taiwan! As they celebrate 111 years of Taiwan’s foundation.

PNC’s Khyomara Santana has more on the story…

As part of the celebration, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) held a ceremony on Friday at the Hyatt Ballroom, to commemorate the 111th national day of Taiwan, along with celebrating the Taiwanese community on the Island.

Lily Yu, Honorary President of the Taiwanese Business Association of Guam said, “On this special day, the overseas Chinese community reflects on the nation’s history. This independence has allowed us to make this beautiful island our home and to share our heritage and culture with the people of Guam”

According to Paul Yin-Lien Chen, Director General of the TECO, the event, which was a celebration of Taiwan’s Birthday, was expecting 350 guests from all of Guam’s communities.

Among those in attendance were Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Vice Speaker Tina Muña Barnes, and Senators Tony Ada, Amanda Shelton, Joe San Agustin, and Clynt Ridgell.

This year was the first time since the pandemic that the TECO has been able to celebrate Taiwan’s national day, an event that hosted cultural performances, a cake cutting, and toast, an open table for all the guests along with videos showcasing Taiwan.

Senator Barnes talked about the reasons why she continues to support the work Taiwan’s community does on the Island as well as advocating for them outside of Guam.

She said, “All the work they have done in our island communities from the hospital’s partnership with Guam and Taiwan, the doctors that have come over to lend expertise, to cultural and educational opportunities, and even helping curb our stray pet population. It’s all to genuinely help our island community”

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