Taiwan: Visa-free entry for Filipinos extended until July 2025

Charie Abarca - @inquirerdotnet 06/05/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The visa-free entry of passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei had been extended until July 2025 by Taiwan. The decision was made in line with their efforts to promote the New Southbound…

Taiwan: China military drills ‘irrational provocations’

Agence France Presse 05/23/2024

Taiwan condemned China on Thursday for launching two days of military drills around the self-ruled island, which Beijing called a “strong punishment” for “separatist acts”. The military exercise comes three days after Lai Ching-te was sworn in…

BI stops illegal recruitment victim at Mactan Cebu airport

Zacarian Sarao 04/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday said it intercepted the alleged illegal recruitment of a woman at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). According to the BI in a statement, its immigration protection and…

Taiwan quake: DMW says 2 more OFWs injured

Charie Abarca 04/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Two more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were injured from last week’s Taiwan quake, bringing the total to 11, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said. DMW Officer in Charge Hans Cacdac said in a…

Why is Taiwan so exposed to earthquakes and so well prepared to withstand them?

04/04/2024

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan was struck Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter of a century.  At least nine people were killed and hundreds injured, buildings and highways damaged and dozens of workers…

Taiwan earthquake cracks walls and shatters memories for one family

04/04/2024

HUALIEN, Taiwan—Linda Chen looked wistfully around her apartment in Taiwan’s eastern city of Hualien, which her family believes is now too dangerous to live in after it was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.2. Wednesday’s (April…

9 dead, 50 missing in Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years

Reuters 04/03/2024

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 800, while 50 went missing en route to a national park, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to bring…

Help desk for Filipinos affected by Taiwan earthquake now open

Charie Abarca 04/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) launched on Wednesday a help desk for Filipino workers in Taiwan who need assistance after the 7.5-magnitude earthquake. “The Help Desk will also cater to information requests of…

Taiwan earthquake: Live updates

04/03/2024

(UPDATED, 5:00 p.m., April 4) These are the latest updates on the Taiwan earthquake on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Bookmark this page to get the latest updates on Taiwan’s strongest quake in 25 years.  The Taiwan quake…

Taiwan earthquake death toll now at four

04/03/2024

Taipei, Taiwan —At least four people were killed and nearly 60 injured Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines before…

Taiwan earthquake update:  One feared dead, dozens injured 

04/03/2024

Taipei, Taiwan—At least one person was feared dead and nearly 60 injured Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines…

Taiwan earthquake: Tsunami warning in the Philippines cancelled

04/03/2024

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) cancelled a tsunami warning that had been issued after a major earthquake struck Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. “Based on available data of our sea level monitoring stations…

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