Taiwan earthquake: Tsunami warning raised in coastal areas of the Philippines

04/03/2024

Manila, Philippines —The Philippines warned of “high tsunami waves” and called for the evacuation of coastal areas across the country Wednesday, April 3, 2024, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in neighbouring Taiwan. READ MORE: Taiwan hit by strong earthquake; tsunami…

Rama to attend ‘Smart City’ expo in Taiwan next week

Kim Ablaña 03/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to leave Cebu City for Taiwan for almost a week starting March 18 to attend the Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) to be held in…

Red Boosters claim third place in EASL Final Four

Glendale G. Rosal 03/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Jung Kwan Jang Red Boosters of Korea claimed the third place honors of the East Asia Super League (EASL) Final Four after a thrilling Battle-for-Third, 78-76, against the New Taipei Kings of…

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…

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