Taiwan president calls for quick probe of fatal train crash

AP 10/22/2018

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined…

More Pinoys head to Taiwan for vacation

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/18/2018

More and more Filipinos are flying to Taiwan for vacation. With the Taiwanese government’s visa-free policy for Filipinos and more flights opening up, they are expecting even more Filipinos including Cebuanos to visit the country. According to…

Taiwanese nationals robbed outside the bank

Nestle Semilla 09/26/2018

Taiwanese nationals were robbed just outside the bank they withdrew past 3 p.m. of Wednesday (September 26). Pien Shu Ching and Felipe Co Tan were about to leave a bank along M.J. Cuenco Avenue in Barangay Mabolo…

China demands US to cancel arms sale to Taiwan

AP 09/25/2018

BEIJING — China on Tuesday demanded the US cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of “severe damage” to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng…

Traffic system upgrade eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2018

Investors from Austria, Taiwan and Australia as well as domestic companies expressed interest to submit proposals for Cebu City’s traffic management system. Councilor Jerry Guardo, chairman of the City Council’s transportation committee, disclosed this, saying that most…

Mainland China supplies freshwater to Taiwan islet

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 08/06/2018

BEIJING — An undersea pipeline started delivering fresh water from Fujian province on the Chinese mainland to an islet in Taiwan on Sunday to ease its water shortage. The source of the water is Longhu Reservoir, the…

Taiwan extends trial period of visa-free privileges to PH, two other countries

Inquirer.net 06/28/2018

TAIPEI — Taiwan will extend the trial period of visa-free privileges to the Philippines and two other Southeast Asian countries, state-run Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Wednesday. The visa-free program for the Philippines, Thailand, and Myanmar…

‘Ardot’ Parojinog arrested in Taiwan

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

After 10 months of being on the loose, Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog has been arrested by authorities in Taiwan, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao confirmed to reporters…

Taiwan exhibit showcases Asian, Filipino cultures

Inquirer.net 05/06/2018

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — This Taiwanese city’s agricultural exposition has dedicated an exhibition to the culture of Filipinos and other Southeast Asians, in a bid to inform its citizens about its migrant population. The VIPT (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines,…

Sugbu Mighty Dragons men’s team settle for bronze in Taiwan

James Savellon 03/20/2018

THE Sugbu Mighty Dragons men’s team bagged a bronze medal in the 2018 Hualien Pacific International Dragon Boat Race in Taiwan last weekend. The Mighty Dragons clocked 52.72 seconds in the 200-meter open category ruled by Dongshan…

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