Punches, water balloons thrown in Taiwan parliament melee

Agence France Presse 07/17/2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese lawmakers threw punches and water balloons inside the legislature on Friday, the third parliamentary brawl in a fortnight, over the nomination of the head of a top government watchdog. A legislator from the…

Taiwanese who visited PH tests positive for coronavirus

Consuelo Marquez 03/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Taiwanese who flew from the Philippines was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that originated from China’s Wuhan city, the Taiwan’s health department confirmed on Thursday. According to Taiwan Centers for…

No more Filipino passengers quarantined in Apas facility

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—There will be no more Filipino passengers from China and Taiwan who will be staying in a designated quarantine facility in Barangay Apas, here. This developed after a government health officer assigned to monitor the…

‘Treated like a slave:’ Taiwanese bares abuse from Chinese Pogo employers

Christia Marie Ramos 02/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A tearful tell-all from a Taiwanese national, who was forced to work in a Philippine online gaming operator (Pogo), bared the harrowing tale of threats and abuse from her Chinese employers. Lai Yu Cian,…

Police: Woman, who died after she fell from the 24th floor of a building, was possibly drunk

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 22-year-old woman, who died after she fell from the ledge of a condominium unit  at the 24th floor of a building at the Cebu IT Park, was allegedly drunk. Police Chief Master…

Taiwanese firm eyes Colon Street as pilot area for improved traffic system

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/01/2018

A Taiwanese firm will conduct a pilot test on their intelligent traffic management system to see if such is suitable for Cebu City. Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, the chairperson of the council’s committee on transportation, said…

Two Taiwanese lose $19K to robbers on a motorcycle

Nestle Semilla 09/27/2018

TWO Taiwanese nationals were robbed just outside the bank they withdrew money from at past 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Pien Shu Ching and Felipe Co Tan were about to leave a bank along M.J. Cuenco Avenue in…

Taiwanese nabbed in a drug bust in Lapu-Lapu City

Norman Mendoza 05/24/2018

A Taiwanese national was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Guisi, Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City at past 6 p.m. today. Police authorities arrested Gary Yu, 46, for possession and selling of illegal drugs, said Superintendent Mark…

Online business portals to be introduced at Taiwan Expo 2017

PR 09/26/2017

TAIWANTRADE.COM, Taiwan’s largest B2B portal, is set to join several other online platforms at the upcoming Taiwan Expo to be held on September 29 to October 1 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex…

Three Taiwanese drowns in vessel mishap

Benjie Talisic, Calvin Cordova 07/20/2017

An elderly Taiwanese tourist drowned, while 12 of her fellow Taiwanese were rescued after the motorized banca they rode in capsized in the waters off Barangay Ocoy in Sta. Fe town, northern Cebu, last Wednesday afternoon. Chen…

A food trip to the East

PR 02/27/2017

AS we make way for sunnier days, it’s common to want to pack your bags and explore somewhere scenic. From the iconic cherry blossoms in Japan, to the Lantern Festival in Taiwan, to the Huong Pagoda Festival…

Taiwan seeks deportation of suspects to face charges

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/22/2016

The Taiwanese government is seeking the deportation of the foreign nationals who were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) for alleged online fraud in Cebu City. Speaking to reporters, the police attaché…

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