Philippine President amuses graduates with wild student stories in speech at alma mater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recounted his days as a student of San Beda College of Law and revealed stories about his failure to attend the graduation ceremony as...

Philippines makes ban on workers going to Kuwait permanent

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that a ban on Filipino workers from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect since February would now be permanent, inflaming...

Taiwan's I-Mei Foods revisits Davao for 2nd direct hiring event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After holding a series of direct hiring interviews and orientations in Davao City of the Philippines in November 2017, the first of its kind by a Taiwanese company on the southe...

Direct-hired OFWs from Taiwan’s I-Mei have something to say

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As all the OFWs from the first ever direct-hiring program in Davao by a Taiwanese company have all arrived in Taiwan in early March in succession, the first group of them have ...

Philippines representative visits I-Mei factory to welcome first-ever directly hired workers from Davao

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

Duterte’s political balancing hailed as a success by Taiwan editorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite repeatedly courting controversy for what appears to be off-the-cuff remarks, the outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has proved himself as one of best ...

First batch of direct-hiring OFWs from Davao arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --The first batch of direct-hiring Overseas Foreign Workers from Davao, Mindanao island in the Philippines, arrived at the I-Mei Foods Co. factory in Taoyuan on Thursday morning a...

Filipino firefighters find all 37 bodies of workers in mall

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine firefighters have found all 37 bodies of employees of a U.S.-based company who were trapped in a blaze that gutted a shopping mall in southern Davao city. ...

President Duterte breaks down in tears visiting families of victims in Davao City fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte visited the families of the victims who were trapped inside the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall in Ma-a road in Davao City in t...

Fire erupts in Philippine shopping mall; 37 people are feared dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At least 37 people are feared dead, more than a day after fire broke out at the biggest shopping mall of Davao city in southern Philippines. According to local media, firef...

The Latest: Official says 37 feared dead in Philippine mall

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the fire in the shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Philippine official sa...

Letter to Editor: I-Mei Foods direct hiring in the Philippines is a helpful and commendable act

The recently held direct hiring of Taiwanese food giant, I-Mei Foods Company in different parts of the Philippines, specifically in Manila and in Davao City is highly commendable since it helps worker...

BBC reporter applauds direct hiring of migrant workers by Taiwan food company

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A story that has made a headline but has not really caught a lot of people’s attention was said to be “very unusual” by a BBC reporter. In the radio show &l...

Trump unlikely to rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a "son of a whore." This week, he boasted t...

Duterte's sons grilled at Senate inquiry on drugs, payoffs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president's son and son-in-law have appeared for the first time in a Senate committee inquiry looking into a huge shipment of illegal drugs from China that sl...