African Swine Fever in Vietnam spreads to 2 cities, 5 provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus continues to spread through Vietnam, with the disease having struck livestock in seven of the country’s 58 provinces and five spe...

Bangladesh to begin resettling Rohingya refugees, as Philippines' Duterte offers them citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Rohingya refugees are receiving renewed attention from international media after several developments over the past week, including US$105 million in relief funds from...

China threatens Manila with mass deportation of Filipino workers over foreign labor issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has threatened the Philippines government with possible deportation of Filipino workers, following widespread concern and a legislative inquiry into a massive influx...

Philippines detains Duterte-critical journalist Maria Ressa

(Deutsche Welle) — Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested by government agents on Wednesday. Ressa, a regular critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs,...

Japan, Philippines planning joint naval exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Japanese destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD-107), arrived for a port call in Manila, marking what may be the beginning of increased cooperation between the...

Philippines may soon lower 'age of criminal liability' from 15 to 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of the Philippines appears set to lower the “age of criminal liability” in the country from 15 years old to 12 years old, if a bill which just p...

'US will stand by the Philippines, improving Beijing-Manila ties not a cause for concern'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking in Manila on Wednesday, Dec. 19 the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim said that Washington is not worried about improving ties between the Duterte admi...

Duterte a 'puppet' of Beijing, says imprisoned Philippine lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent member of the political opposition to the current administration in the Philippines declared that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a “puppet&rdquo...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday Aug. 7 announced that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to visit the Philippines for a meeting ...

Three Philippine soldiers killed in clash with communist rebels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Violence between communist rebels and the Philippine government was reignited this past weekend when government forces engaged in a shootout with rebels in the north ...

Most Filipinos have 'little trust' in China, disapprove of Manila's S. China Sea policy 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A survey in the Philippines by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) organization has found that the majority of Filipinos are deeply unsatisfied with the government’s S...

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

HONOLULU (IPP Review) -- Two of the most controversial foreign policy stances of the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte involve the nation’s human rights and territorial inte...

Confirmed: Communist plot to overthrow Duterte in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3 in the Philippines, a plot by communist rebels to overthrow the government of President Rodrigo Duterte was confirmed by the country’s Armed Forces. Acc...

Chinese Coast Guard harassing Philippine fishermen, stealing catches in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of the Philippines issued a formal demand to Beijing and the Chinese Coast Guard on June 11, warning them to stay away from territorial fisheries belonging ...

Duterte may declare national emergency, promises 'radical changes' in coming days

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to resort to emergency powers and enforce them “to the hilt” to deal with relentless criticism ov...