Taiwan drives away Chinese coast guard boat as frontline island tensions rise

Reuters 02/21/2024

TAIPEI — Taiwan on Tuesday drove away a Chinese coast guard boat that entered waters near its sensitive frontline islands, in a rise in tensions a day after China’s coast guard boarded a Taiwanese tourist boat that…

China warns PH to “tread carefully” on Taiwan issue

John Eric Mendoza 02/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines— China issued a subtle warning to the Philippines concerning Taiwan, advising Filipino officials to “tread carefully” on the matter of the “red line.” China made the remark following an order by Philippine Defense Secretary Gilberto…

PH reaffirms commitment to ‘One China’ policy after Taiwan elections

Tina G. Santos 01/15/2024

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday reiterated the country’s commitment to the “One China” policy, following the election of pro-independence leader Lai Ching-Te as Taiwan’s new president. The DFA’s statement aligns with US President Joe…

Taiwan’s voters rebuff China and give ruling party third presidential term

01/14/2024

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwanese voters swept the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te into power on Saturday, strongly rejecting Chinese pressure to spurn him, as China said it would not give up on achieving “reunification”.…

Over 123,000 Filipinos benefit from Taiwan wage hike — Meco chief

John Eric Mendoza 12/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Over 123,000 Filipino factory workers in Taiwan are expected to benefit from the country’s landmark minimum wage law starting January 1, 2024, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) chairman Silvestre Bello III said on…

Bohol’s smart province initiative gets boost 

Doris C. Bongcac 11/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Bohol Provincial Government is trying to learn from the Taiwan smart city development experience and see how they can apply these learnings as part of their effort to make Bohol into a…

Cebuana cyclists finish strong in Taiwan KoM

Dale Rosal 11/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana cyclists Karen Andrea Manayon, and sisters Lovely and Leslie Gitaruelas of GGC Team Cebu managed to finish strong in their first race in the Taiwan King of the Mountain (KOM) 2023. Manayon, an elite…

Cebu’s Mercader, Potot learn from Lithuania’s best in basketball clinic in Taiwan

Glendale G. Rosal 09/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano basketball coach Raymon Mercader and strength and conditioning trainer Roger Justine Potot had a rare opportunity to learn what European basketball was all about after attending an international basketball seminar supervised Lithuania…

Hanna makes landfall in Taiwan; Signal No. 1 still up in Batanes, Babuyan Islands

Faith Argosino - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Hanna (international name: Haikui) made landfall in Taitung County, Taiwan, around 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In its 5 p.m. cyclone update, the…

Chinese military launches drills around Taiwan following US stop by island leader

Associated Press 08/20/2023

BEIJING — The Chinese military launched drills around Taiwan on Saturday as a “stern warning” over what it called collusion between “separatists and foreign forces,” its defense ministry said, days after the island’s vice president stopped over…

STARS Basketball Academy squad starts Taiwan U16 basketball campaign 

Glendale G. Rosal 08/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano basketball coach Raymon Mercader brings his best cagers to represent the country in the Taiwan 2023 U16 Boys Basketball Tournament which starts on Friday, August 18, 2023, in Taipei, Taiwan.  The team,…

Azkals split international friendlies after bitter loss to Taiwan at home

Glendale G. Rosal 06/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- The Philippine Azkals sealed their back-to-back international friendlies with one victory and one defeat after losing to Chinese Taipei, 3-2, last Monday evening, June 19, 2023, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Riding the momentum…

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