Filipino organizes concert to raise money for son fighting cancer

A Filipino migrant worker in Taiwan organized a music concert Sunday in Taoyuan to help raise funds to meet the medical bills of his son, who is battling cancer in the Philippines. Choi Mallari, a ...

Filipino winter basketball league tips off in Taiwan's Taoyuan

A winter basketball tournament for some 13 teams of Filipino players was launched in Taoyuan on Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a community center complex for the opening ceremony and to ...

Christian Cowan honors his roots in Spain at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan always brings playful, colorful looks to the runway and his spring 2020 collection was no exception. There were electric reds, fluorescent pinks, volu...

Anti-bullying and rights defenders among Magsaysay awardees

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five people were honored Monday as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a South Korean who helped figh...

A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line. "Happy days are gone," he said in the 2018 call, recorded by a young man whose accusations woul...

A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the ...

Iran seizes foreign towboat with 12 Filipino crew near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Iran’s semi-official news agency is repor...

Iran now using advanced centrifuges, violating nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun using an array of advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal, a spokesman said Saturday, warning that Europe has little time left t...

The Latest: Iran seizes foreign towboat, detains 12 crew

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Iran's semi-official ne...

Taiwan's Filipino community calls for safer environment for workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Filipino community on Saturday (Aug. 31) called on factories to provide better safety to workers after a Filipina migrant worker died from a chemical spill at an e...

Filipino migrant worker drowns on beach in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino migrant worker drowned on Sunday (Sept. 1) in Tainan, and a Vietnamese man is undergoing emergency treatment after falling into the ocean in Kaohsiung. The Tainan...

Migrant workers, employers promote friendship via talent in Taiwan's Taoyuan

Hundreds of migrant workers along with their employers and brokers gathered Sunday at an annual talent competition in Taoyuan to promote friendship and talent through music and dance. Over 300 peop...

Netizens blame poor safety for death of Filipina from acid spill at Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Thursday (Aug. 29) that a Filipina migrant worker had died from a chemical spill at an electronics factory in Miaoli County, netizens have expressed grief f...

Taiwan’s elementary school students to learn Southeast Asian languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 2,465 Southeast Asian language teachers are all set for the new term at Taiwan’s elementary schools. The teachers will implement a policy of teaching &...

Hundreds of Filipinos celebrate Ilocano heritage in Taiwan's Taichung

Hundreds of Filipinos of Ilocano lineage gathered in Taichung on Sunday to celebrate their heritage with presentations of dance, music, and a beauty pageant with a twist. The Ilocanos are one of th...