Philippine President Duterte to be tested for Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo testing for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), his spokesperson said Thursday (March 12) as the number of confirmed cases ...

Philippine church denies FBI allegations, to fight in court

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine religious group on Thursday denied allegations by American law enforcement agents that it was involved in a scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers ...

3rd strong quake this month kills 5 in southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking ...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits southern Philippines, kills 5, injures dozens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Tuesday morning (Oct. 29), killing five people and injuring dozens. The quake's epicenter was 25 kilom...

Powerful quake shakes southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake has shaken the southern Philippines. No damage reports were immediately available. The U.S. Geological Survey says ...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes...

Chinese netizens focus anger on Filipina for retweeting Hong Kong activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese netizens have targeted a young lady in the Philippines in an effort to persuade China’s Peking University to revoke her enrollment and scholarship over her a...

US to press patrols in disputed sea, China warns 'meddlers'

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES — The U.S. Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea, a top Navy official said Monday, after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to an American Navy sh...

Duterte puts corruption-plagued agency in military control

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has put the corruption-plagued Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control amid a scandal after two huge shipments of illegal drugs reporte...

Overseas Taiwanese hold Double Ten Day celebration in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The overseas Taiwanese community in Davao City in the southern Philippines celebrated the Double Ten National Day a few days early on Saturday evening, Oct. 6. The Doub...

Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war — A Filipino mother's rage

"You will regret what you did to me. I will kill your children one by one," the police officer spat at her. And just as he had vowed, Clarita Alia's sons began falling one by one. Richa...

As Philippines President Duterte flagging, daughter on the rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte indicated he was tired, his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, was building new alliances with former prominent politicians...

Philippine delegation attends bilateral industry forum, seeks cooperation with Taiwanese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation led by Vice Mayor Bernard E. Al-ag of the Philippine city of Davao attended the "Taiwan-Davao City Connectivity Forum" (台灣─菲律賓產業連結論壇) held at Nation...

Filipino anti-corruption official sacked after disclosing Duterte’s undeclared wealth: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Arthur Carandang, an official of the independent government agency, Office of the Ombudsman was dismissed on August 1, after disclosing details of an investigation into th...

Philippine mayor killed a day after another was gunned down

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Another Philippine mayor was shot and killed Tuesday by an unidentified man in a road attack a day after a city mayor was gunned down in brazen back-to-back killings t...