Philippines-Taiwan relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines-Taiwan relations


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

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

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

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

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