EXTORTION RACKET BUSTED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/21/2016

Taiwanese nationals, allegedly operating an online extortion racket victimizing retired and active government officials in Taiwan, were raided by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) at their hideout base inside a subdivision in Barangay Guadalupe,…

NBI raids online fraud den

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/21/2016

CEBU CITY–Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) arrested 20 Taiwanese nationals for alleged online fraud. Armed with a search warrant, the agents barged into a five-story house rented by the suspects at…

The locals show us around Yilan’s night market

Jude Bacalso 09/20/2016

(Photographed with a Fujifilm XT 10 and a Fujinon XF 16mm lens) THE night market pulsates with a nocturnal energy that is neither frenzied nor frenetic. In fact, it seems the Taiwanese have their game plan all…

Taiwan fishermen protest Japan’s seizure of boat

04/28/2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested yesterday outside Japan’s representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard. The fishermen lobbed eggs…

Taiwanese traveler charged for illegal gun possession

Norman V. Mendoza and Chito O. Aragon 11/07/2015

THE Taiwanese national caught with guns in his luggage about to check in for a flight at the Mactan Cebu Airport was charged  in court  yesterday. Chao Ching Hung, 35, will face trial for illegal possession of…

GUNS, AMMO IN HIS LUGGAGE

Norman V. Mendoza 11/06/2015

  Taiwanese arrested  at Mactan airport after  4-day visit to Cebu; X-ray image showed suspicious black shape in his bag In the X-ray monitor, a large black shape with no details appeared as the main contents of…

Slow probe

Editorial 11/05/2015

  Unless there’s a late-breaking development or the police uncovers a solid lead, the murder of  human resources manager Agnelen Uy may remain unsolved for some time. The woman  was found dead inside the family’s  green Picanto…

CROSS-BORDER BLACKMAIL

Apple Ta-as 09/10/2015

Internet, Cebu base made syndicate’s fraud operation easy They couldn’t speak English well and usually stayed indoors. When police raided a two-story rented house in barangay Mabolo on Tuesday, they found a residence full of Taiwanese nationals…

Taiwanese’s attempt to sneak guns into Mactan airport foiled

Norman V. Mendoza 05/31/2015

A 27-year-old Taiwanese man was arrested after he tried to bring in firearms at the Mactan-Cebu International Aiport (MCIA) last Friday afternoon. Seized from Yuan-He Chao were an Ingram sub-machine pistol, a 9mm pistol, a black widow…

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