Filipino workers at I-Mei Foods Company in Taiwan ask their government to lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 400 Filipino workers of I-Mei Foods Company have petitioned the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan, reported Filipino media ou...

MECO to refund visa fees for Taiwanese hit by Philippine travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the abrupt inclusion of Taiwan in a travel ban for China left hundreds of Taiwanese stranded at Philippine airports, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) a...

Update: Philippines to make final call on Taiwan travel ban by Friday

Update: 02/13 2:27 p.m. Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Angelito Banayo told Taiwan News that the inter-agency task force includes the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration, De...

Taiwan could revoke visa waiver if Philippines doesn't lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo intends to make a final announcement Friday (Feb. 14) on whether to maintain a ban on Taiwanese traveling to the Philippines ...

MOFA urges Philippines to 'correct' ban on Taiwanese visitors

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has asked the Philippine government to “correct” its travel ban introduced Monday that includes Taiwan along with China, Hong Kong and Mac...

Civil groups submit 30,000 signatures to begin recall action against Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One day after Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) marked the first anniversary of his taking office, civil groups initiated a recall action, the first ever against the mayor ...

Philippines eager to drive up falling investments from Taiwan

The two-day Philippine Tourism Investment Forum concluded Friday in Taipei, with the neighboring country eager to increase investments from Taiwan in its tourism sector as the overall Taiwanese invest...

Philippines yet to verify any cases of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan has taken the precautionary measure of inspecting carry-on baggage of all travelers from the Philippines, there have yet to be any confirmed cases of African sw...

Taiwanese visits to Philippines increase by 55% in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Visits by Taiwanese tourists in the month of June increased by over 50 percent in comparison to the same period last year, and trips are up by over 30 percent for the first six...

60% of foreigners working Taiwan's tech industry are Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At over 60 percent, Filipino workers comprise the majority of foreign workers in Taiwan's electronics and technology industry, and many Taiwanese companies are shifting pro...

Taiwan donates US$250k for Philippines typhoon relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government donated US$250,000 (NT$7.75 million) to the Government of the Philippines to aid relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck th...

Manila thanks Taipei for arrest, deportation of Filipino fugitive

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Philippines top envoy to Taipei on Wednesday expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its arrest and deportation of a Philippine city councilor, who was wanted in his home country for dru...

Philippines office in Taiwan launches app and connection service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines’ representative office in Taiwan has launched an app to improve connections with and between Filipino citizens on the island, the Central News Agency...

MECO laments Philippines' listing as 2nd most hated country in Taiwanese survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many Taiwanese and Filipino netizens alike are perplexed by the results of a survey by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation released on June 17, which listed the Philippines as...

Philippines officials laud I-Mei's labor terms and conditions for OFWs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Angelito Banayo, along with labor representative and director of labor affairs of the MECO Labor Center Cesar L. Chavez, Jr....