Filipina in Taiwan raises NT$40,000 in aid for typhoon victims in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An overseas Filipino worker has single-handedly raised NT$40,000 (US$1,400) to support families that have been affected by Typhoon Vamco (known in the Philippines as Typho...

Philippines recalls ambassador who allegedly mistreated maid

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' ambassador to Brazil has been ordered to return home to face investigation after video surfaced allegedly showing her physically mistreating her Filipino ho...

Taiwan virus tests negative for 122 people in contact with Filipino cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 122 people in Taiwan who had been in contact with six Filipino workers diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after their return home all tested negati...

Philippines reports 2,200 new coronavirus cases, total surpasses 74,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines on Thursday (July 23) reported 2,200 new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections to over 74,000. On Thursday,...

Taiwan representative office in Philippines suspends services after COVID-19 case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has announced the temporary suspension of its consular services due to one of the building receptionists ...

The Latest: India's infections soaring in rural areas

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India’s h...

Asia Today: New virus cases drop in South Korea, Beijing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, the first time its daily jump came down to the teens in nearly a month, as health authorities scramble to contain a resurge...

Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them entry out of coronavir...

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Ship tied to Australia virus deaths sails into Manila Bay

CAVITE, Philippines (AP) — A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections anchored in Manila Bay on Thursday to bring Filipino crew members home. T...

Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states now find themselves trapped by the coronavirus pandemic, losing jobs, running ou...

Taiwan delivers 300,000 medical masks to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A donation of 300,000 medical masks from Taiwan arrived in Manila on Wednesday (April 15) to aid the Philippines in its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Catholic churches for Filipinos in Taiwan close over coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Catholic churches in north Taiwan catering to the Filipino community closed and canceled their Sunday services in order to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus ...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...