Taiwan-Minglanilla sisterhood mulled

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials from Taiwan are considering establishing sisterhood ties with Minglanilla town in southern Cebu, the local government announced. Minglanilla Mayor Rajiv Enad, in a press statement, revealed that they met with Taiwan Ambassador…

6.7-magnitude quake rattles Taiwan—USGS

Agence France Presse 03/23/2022

TAIPEI — A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan early Wednesday, rattling buildings and rousing people from their sleep but with no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Taiwan is regularly hit by…

#OdettePH: Taiwan donates building materials to Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Nearly two months since Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) ravaged Cebu, help from foreign governments continue to pour. The latest involved building materials from the Taiwanese government. Taiwan’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office…

#OdettePH: Taiwan donates 6,300 kg of relief goods for Region 7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More help for Odette-stricken areas in Central Visayas from foreign countries are pouring in.  The latest came from the Taiwanese government in which 6,300 kilograms of assorted relief goods intended for Cebu, Bohol,…

China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

Reuters 10/10/2021

BEIJING  –  Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, and did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern.…

Why are we bullied?

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2021

A few years back, when Dutertismo was still a novel ideology and hopes ran high for transformative politics, I stumbled upon an interesting comment on one of my interviews. It was posted by an overseas Filipino worker…

Taiwan train derails, scores feared dead, injured

Reuters 04/02/2021

TAIPEI — A train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday after apparently hitting a truck, with at least 36 people feared dead and more than 72 injured, as rescuers struggled to reach crushed carriages, the government…

Forbidden fruit: Taiwan urges people to eat more pineapples after China ban

Reuters 02/28/2021

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers on Friday, saying Taiwan had been “ambushed” by a ban on the fruit by neighboring long-time rival China which claims the…

3-year-old girl safe after being lofted by kite in Taiwan

AP 08/31/2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 3-year-old girl in Taiwan was reported safe after becoming caught in the strings of a kite and lifted several meters into the air. The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival…

David and Goliath: China and Taiwan’s military mismatch

Agence France Presse 08/10/2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Few geopolitical contests are as mismatched as China and Taiwan. One is an authoritarian regional superpower of 1.4 billion people that boasts the world’s largest standing army and spends more on its military than…

Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic

Agence France Presse 08/08/2020

Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travelers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing “flights to nowhere” on their passenger jets — including flight attendant lessons for children. At the headquarters of Taiwan’s China Airlines in Taoyuan on…

Taiwan’s visa-free entry for Filipinos extended until July 2021

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos can continue to enjoy traveling to Taiwan without a visa—at least after the pandemic subsides—as its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) extended the visa-free entry for selected nations until July 2021. According to…

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