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[ANALYSIS] 4 more years for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

May 19, 2020 - 1:45 PM

'While global turbulence might be ahead, Taiwanese people are steadfast and ready to join hands with our Filipino friends in facing these common challenges'

Taiwan rejects deportation of OFW critical of Duterte

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:51 PM

News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'

PANDEMIC. People wearing protective face masks walk past a cat-shaped lantern during the lunar lanterns festival following the Lunar New Year in Taipei on February 8, 2020. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan donates 15,000 masks to PH frontliners in coronavirus outbreak

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Some 5,000 masks go to the Department of Health while another 10,000 go to the Philippine General Hospital

FRONT LINE. Health workers are separated by a plastic shield from patients as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippines lifts Taiwan travel ban

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The travel ban, imposed due to the novel coronavirus, is lifted 'effective immediately'

BAN LIFTED. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors on the thermal scanner passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid reports of the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

The politics of PH’s Taiwan travel ban

Feb 13, 2020 - 9:57 PM

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, China dictates our response

Bello wants travel ban lifted for OFWs returning to Taiwan

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:55 PM

In the meantime, the government will provide financial aid to overseas Filipino workers stranded in the Philippines due to the ban

TRAVEL BAN. Chinese nationals arriving from Guangzhou, China are seen wearing face mask at the arrival area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Taiwan may cancel visa-free entry for Filipinos due to PH travel ban – MECO

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:44 AM

Malacañang says Taiwan's concerns will be relayed to President Rodrigo Duterte, though it maintains the ban is in place to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus

VIRUS. Taiwan maintains it should blocked from international bodies such as the World Health Organization after the island confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Chen Chi-chuan/AFP

Taiwan expresses 'grave concern' over inclusion in PH travel ban

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'We urge the Philippine government to immediately correct its decision on Taiwan,' says the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

NOT CHINA. People wearing protective face masks walk past a cat-shaped lantern during the lunar lanterns festival following the Lunar New Year in Taipei on February 8, 2020. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

New Southbound Policy seen to improve PH-Taiwan ties

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Taiwan, in its bid to reduce dependence on China, is looking to improve trade relations with a number of countries, including the Philippines

Family of OFW earthquake victim to receive around P1.94 million in aid – Bello

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Aside from aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Association, Melody Albano Castro's family will receive additional money from worker's insurance and Hualien City government aid

TAIWAN. A rescue worker clears debris to make way for the recovery of the dead bodies of a Hong Kong Canadian couple from the Yun Tsui building, in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on February 9, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hapilon and Maute, war on drugs, Catalonia | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:02 PM

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Taiwan visa-free entry for Filipinos begins November 1

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The trial period for the visa-free entry is from November 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

VISIT TAIWAN. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Gilas fends off Chinese Taipei B to sweep hosts

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Philippines picks up its second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Mike Myers puts up a double-double effort to help Gilas Pilipinas secure their second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena unleashes 'The Phenom' at Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Ravena finishes with 15 points 8 rebounds and 4 assists

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena sparks Gilas Pilipinas in a huge win versus host Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas regains bearings in Jones Cup with win over Taiwan Blue

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippines now holds a 1 1 record in the tournament

1-1. Gilas Pilipinas gets on the winning column of the 2017 William Jones Cup after beating Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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PH still mulling fisheries deal with Taiwan amid sea row

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:41 PM

While the proposed deal will not define borders it will set protocols on the arrest and detention of fishermen

TAIWANESE IN BATANES. Batanes residents regularly spot Taiwanese boats entering Batanes, a group of islands in northern Philippines. Photo courtesy of Byron Peralta

Poe hits back, PH-TW standoff, MH370 | 6PM wRap

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Thousands flee as Dodong hits Cagayan

May 10, 2015 - 9:22 PM

There were no immediate reports of storm related deaths but the typhoon knocked out power in Cagayan

CALM BEFORE THE STORM. Young Filipinos paddle next to secured boats awaiting the arrival of typhoon Noul in Navotas city, north of Manila, Philippines, 10 May 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

China air force slips past PH, Taiwan for drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Several aircraft from China s People s Liberation Army PLA on March 30 flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines Xinhua reports

In this file photo, 6 J-10 fighter jets on the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force perform in the sky during the China International Aviation Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong province, 11 November 2014. Joy Mu/EPA

SC transfers Balintang shooting case to Manila court

Mar 12, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The High Court also orders the Manila judge to whom the case would be raffled to hear try and decide on the case with dispatch

8 PH coast guards charged for Taiwanese fisherman's death

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Homicide charges have been filed by the DOJ against 8 PH Coast Guard personnel over the death of Taiwanese national Huang Shih Cheng

Japan mulls revision of 'comfort women' apology

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The move is the latest in a series of statements and gaffes from senior officials around Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that are being interpreted as questioning accepted wisdom on Japan s brutal wartime behavior in East Asia

35 Filipinas rescued as Taiwan cracks human smuggling ring

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Ring leader Hung now out on bail allegedly recruited the women as professional dancers but took away their passports and forced them to work as sex slaves

Hong Kong hunkers down for powerful typhoon Usagi

Sep 22, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Usagi packed winds of 165 km h as it closed in on China s densely populated Pearl River Delta

Cathay Pacific to cancel all flights ahead of Usagi

Sep 21, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Usagi forecasted to be closest to Hong Kong on Sunday and Monday September 22 23 could pose a severe threat to the city says HK Observatory

File photo by AFP/Pool/Mike Clarke

Strong evidence vs Taiwanese fisherman

Sep 07, 2013 - 5:05 PM

The fisherman has made frequent visits to the area to poach for fish adding that was how officials knew where to catch him

Manila gives 'official apology' for Taiwan fisherman's death

Aug 08, 2013 - 6:24 PM

MECO chief conveys the Philippine people s deep regret and apology to the family of Mr Hung Shih cheng over this unfortunate loss of life of their beloved one

CROSS-STRAIT APOLOGY. Amadeo Perez (C) chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei, Taiwan, 08 August 2013, as envoy of President Benigno Aquino III, to apologies to the family of Taiwan fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng who was killed on 09 May by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Photo by EPA/David Chang

PH officials in Taipei for apology

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:10 PM

The MECO officials will also meet with Taiwanese Foreign Minister David Lin to talk about the lifting of sanctions imposted on the Philippines

CROSS-STRAIT APOLOGY. Amadeo Perez, chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei, Taiwan, 08 August 2013, as envoy of President Benigno Aquino III, to apologies to the family of Taiwan fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng who was killed on 09 May by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Photo by EPA/David Chang

Taiwan ministry: Let’s lift sanctions vs PH

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:03 PM

The foreign ministry in Taipei acknowledges as constructive response Manila s move to recommend homicide charges vs coastguard personnel who killed a Taiwanese fisherman

LIVE BLOG: Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei

Aug 03, 2013 - 7:18 PM

The Philippines and Chinese Taipei face off in a colossal Group A matchup to determine who takes the top spot heading into the second round

Taiwan identifies gun used to shoot fisherman

Jun 01, 2013 - 7:22 PM

Taipei and Manila swapped teams of investigators following weeks of acrimony

PARALLEL PROBE. The Taiwanese team will start their investigation with a ballistics test. Screenshot from video

Rappler Newscast | May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Suspected communist rebels kill 8 members of SFA in Cagayan MILF joins hunt for Abu Sayyaf members PH and Taiwan begin parallel investigations on death of Taiwanese fisherman

PH on Taiwan issue: 'We are moving heaven and earth'

May 22, 2013 - 8:36 AM

MECO Chairman says 90 000 OFWs in Taiwan are put at risk over slain Taiwanese fisherman

PH waits for Taiwan tempers to cool

May 19, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Amadeo Perez: The Taiwanese are highly emotional and the media in Taiwan is heating things up so tempers are running high

DOJ to Taiwan: ‘You just can’t come here'

May 17, 2013 - 8:20 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says it would be impossible to conduct a joint probe with Taiwan over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters

HOLD ON. Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says that Taiwan cannot just send investigators in the Philippines without an official request.

How important is Taiwan for PH?

May 16, 2013 - 7:57 AM

As economic sanctions loom over the Philippines as a result of the increasing tension between the Philippines and Taiwan what kind of effect will it have on the two countries?

PH apologizes to Taiwan over death

May 15, 2013 - 3:04 AM

The government apologizes to Taiwan over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by coastguards last week that sparked public outrage and tensions between Taipei and Manila

PH leader urges calm over Taiwan shooting

May 13, 2013 - 4:19 PM

President Benigno Aquino called for calm Monday May 13 amid an escalating dispute with Taiwan over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY. Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Philippines "continues to evade responsibility for the shooting" of Hung Shih-cheng, a Taiwanese fisherman

PH evading responsibility for shooting: Taiwan

May 12, 2013 - 4:20 PM

Taiwan demands the Philippines apologize compensate the family investigate and punish the perpetrators and open fishery agreement talks with Taiwan

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY. Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Philippines "continues to evade responsibility for the shooting" of Hung Shih-cheng, a Taiwanese fisherman

PH envoy to Taiwan apologizes to fisherman's family

May 12, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Taiwan s ultimatum of a hiring freeze of Filipinos reportedly followed this apology though it s not clear if Basilio s apology was taken into account

APOLOGIES. MECO's managing director in Taiwan apologizes to slain fisherman's family.

PH Coast Guard admits shooting Taiwanese fisherman

May 10, 2013 - 12:12 PM

UPDATE Philippine Coast Guard admits shooting at Taiwanese fishing boat but won t apologize for it

PH, Taiwan sign crime-fighting pact

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:28 PM

The pact is aimed at cracking down on criminals who exploit the lack of diplomatic relations between both sides

SCAMMERS DEPORTED. NAIA security officials inspect the deportees before handing them over to the Taiwanese authorities. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera