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…

Japan hopes to shore up PH defense amid Taiwan tensions

Reuters 06/17/2023

TOKYO—Japan is preparing military aid for the Philippines to help secure sea approaches and safeguard Taiwan’s western flank, officials said, deepening security ties that could bring Japanese forces back to the Philippines for the first time since…

China rebukes US, Canadian navies for Taiwan Strait transit

Reuters 06/04/2023

TAIPEI — China’s military rebuked the United States and Canada for “deliberately provoking risk” after the countries’ navies staged a rare joint sailing through the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the guided-missile destroyer…

Azkals to face Nepal, Taiwan in tune-up matches at Rizal Memorial Stadium in June

Glendale G. Rosal 05/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippine men’s football team or Philippine Azkals will have fitting tune-up matches ahead of their FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup joint preliminary qualifiers later this year. The Azkals will go up against Nepal…

Slim chance super typhoon Mawar may make landfall in PH – Pagasa

John Eric Mendoza 05/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — There is a slim chance that Super Typhoon Mawar may landfall in the country’s landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday. Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina said, this…

Marcos: More communication lines to be established with China to avoid conflict

Jean Mangaluz 04/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Following a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that more lines of communication will be created between the Philippines and China. This development follows controversial comments from…

Chinese navy ships remain around Taiwan after drills end

04/11/2023

TAIPEI—Eight Chinese navy ships remain in the waters around Taiwan, the island’s defense ministry said on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, after the end of three days of war games, as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen criticised Beijing for…

Chinese planes cross Taiwan Strait median line as angry China starts drills

Reuters 04/09/2023

FUZHOU, China / TAIPEI — Seventy-one Chinese military aircraft crossed the sensitive median line of the Taiwan Strait on Saturday as China began drills around Taiwan in anger at President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with the speaker of…

China announces drills around Taiwan after US Speaker meeting

Reuters 04/08/2023

BEIJING  – China will hold three days of military exercises around Taiwan from Saturday, the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command announced, the day after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a trip to the United States. China…

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