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Taiwan bans consumption, sale of dog and cat meat

BEIJING — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to two […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Cold spell kills 150 in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days. Temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, Taipei. Taiwan’s Liberty Times newspaper […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in World | Read More »

China returns US underwater drone

BEIJING — China on Tuesday handed back to the United States an underwater drone it had seized last week in an incident that raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump’s signals of a tougher policy toward Beijing. Trump has riled the Chinese leadership by saying he might reconsider US […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in World | Read More »

De Luna 2nd in Japan 9-ball


Filipino cue artist Jeffrey de Luna bowed to Taiwanese Ko Pin-yi, 3-11, on Wednesday night and settled for runner-up honors in the 49th Annual All Japan 9-Ball Championship 2016 at the Archaic Hall in Amagasaki City, Hyogo, Japan. De Luna marched to the finals of the World Pool-Billiard Association-rated event after beating Chang Yuan of […]

Posted: November 24th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Taiwan seeks deportation of suspects to face charges


The Taiwanese government is seeking the deportation of the foreign nationals who were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) for alleged online fraud in Cebu City. Speaking to reporters, the police attaché of Taiwan said they have a law which considers as felony any unlawful act committed in another country. […]

Posted: November 22nd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »



Taiwanese nationals, allegedly operating an online extortion racket victimizing retired and active government officials in Taiwan, were raided by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) at their hideout base inside a subdivision in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. Assisted by the National Police Agency of Taipei City and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, […]

Posted: November 21st, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Youth ambassadors hold forum on West PH Sea


YOUTH and student members of Cebu Youth Ambassadors joined other student leaders, graduate students, and community youth in a forum dubbed “Ato ni Bai!: Enhancing the Public Debate on the West Philippine Sea” last October 28. The forum was aimed to raise student involvement and public awareness about the economic, political, environmental, and socio-cultural implications […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2016 in Community | Read More »

Somali pirates release 26 Asian hostages


NAIROBI, Kenya — Following more than four years in captivity, 26 Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been rescued from their captors, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday. The sailors arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, and international mediators said the action marks a turning point in the long-fought battle against Somali piracy. The […]

Posted: October 25th, 2016 in World | Read More »

Trust in the US versus China


The very high trust of Filipinos in the United States has always been taken for granted. In the latest Social Weather Stations survey of Sept. 23–27, 2016, 76 percent said they had much trust in the United States, 11 percent said they had little trust and 13 percent were undecided, for a net trust rating […]

Posted: October 22nd, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Investors still coming to Cebu’


CEBU continues to be a bright spot for local and foreign investors despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades and the criticisms on the government’s campaign on illegal drugs. “I don’t see any negative reactions because I’ve been meeting with investors. They do want to come in,” said Cebu Provincial Investment and Promotions Officer Benjamin Yap in […]

Posted: September 29th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »