Taiwan's Lanyu launches fund-raising for quake-hit Philippine island

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The Tao tribe, the aboriginal residents of Lanyu off the coast of eastern Taiwan, has launched fund-raising for Batanes Islands in the Philippines, which was hit by an earthquake...

At least 4 dead as quakes shake northern Philippine isles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two strong earthquakes hours apart measuring 5.4 and 5.9 have struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines, killing at least ...

Philippines military completes outpost near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines military has completed construction of an outpost and shelter only 80 kilometers from Taiwan’s shores according to a video report from Aljazeera. ...

Taiwan and Philippine navies have unexpected encounter at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy on Friday, April 26, revealed in a statement that the Taiwan Navy and the Philippine Navy safely communicated via the Naval Code for Unplanned Encounte...

Typhoon Yutu poised to pound Philippines, looking to bend north toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu is racing towards the northern Philippine island of Luzon today, with signal 2 and signal 3 alerts issued across the northern Philippines, while the typhoon is pre...

MECO photo exhibition opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) — A photo exhibition organized by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the Philippines representative office in Taiwan, opened in Taipei Saturday, displaying the 50 best ...

Multiple alerts issued as Philippines braces for impact with Super Typhoon Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut, or what is referred to locally as "Ompong" with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services A...

Super Typhoon Mangkhut to bring heavy rain to eastern, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster Liu Pei-teng (劉沛滕) says that though Super Typhoon Mangkhut will not strike Taiwan directly, because the radius of the category 7 typhoon...

Winners of photo contest to promote Philippines in Taiwan announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) recently announced the winners of photo contest held to promote the Philippines and celebrate Filipino workers in Taiwan. The ...

Tropical Depression Son-Tinh nearing Philippines, will bring rain to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Depression Son-Tinh has started to pick up speed and is headed toward the northern Philippine island of Luzon, bringing wind and rain to the northern Philippines and s...

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...

Taiwanese fishing boat saves 2 Filipinos adrift at sea

Two Filipino fishermen who were found drifting at sea were rescued by a Taiwanese fishing boat and later handed over to Filipino coast guard officers, a military spokesman said Tuesday. The two Fil...

Tropical Storm Khanun batters Philippines, brings heavy rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Khanun (referred to as Odette in the Philippines), the 20th tropical storm of the year, is currently centered over Calanasan, Apayao on the island of Luzon in th...

Group asks timetable from Taiwan government to remove nuclear waste from Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A youth organization on Orchid Island (Lanyu), an island off Taiwan’s southeastern coast, on August 1 urged the government to take action to remove nuclear waste that has b...

Discipline, Hard work, Nationalism - a view on Taiwan

I spent the days ushering in the new year in Taiwan with some members of the family, mostly in the capital city of Taipei, with two days in Taichung and Nantou, and a day in Yilan. We wanted to immer...