Filipino 'Rapdutan' concert for charity to be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local Filipino group is organizing a rap concert that will feature popular rap artists from the Philippines, as well as tattoo artists over the Lunar New Year holiday in nort...

Philippines distances itself from China-Taiwan tension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines will not get involved in disputes between China and Taiwan, unless overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are involved, said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador P...

Filipina Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Catriona Gray of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 today at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, making her the fourth Filipina to win the beauty pageant. Out of ...

Duterte plans anti-communist 'death squad' in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced plans to create a "death squad" to combat communist rebels in the country. In a speech given on Tuesday night, Duterte spoke of his prop...

Philippine celebrity team plays Filipino OFWs in Taiwan basketball tournament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A team of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) played a close game with a celebrities team from the Philippines in the finals of the "Kapamilya Playoffs in Taiwan," which...

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says returning three war-trophy church bells to the Philippines will help cement ties between the two countries. Mattis was ...

Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. ...

Philippines corrections chief tells I-Mei Foods staff to stay away from drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Director of the Bureau of Corrections in the Philippines, Ronald dela Rosa, told Filipino staff at I-Mei Foods (義美食品) Friday to stay away from drugs. The former nat...

Video shows Filipina perform hip-hop take on traditional Philippine dance in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina student currently studying Chinese in Taiwan performed a traditional Philippine dance with a hip-hop twist at the National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall 2018 Foreig...

Aussie nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has called on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses ahead of her forced...

Pirates release 12 hostages taken from Swiss shipper's crew

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss shipping company says 12 crew members of a bulk carrier who were taken hostage more than five weeks ago off the Nigerian coast have been released. Massoel Shipp...

AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos are facing the powerful Typhoon Mangkhut with the memory of another devastating storm still fresh in their minds. Nearly five years ago, Typhoo...

Winners of photo contest to promote Philippines in Taiwan announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) recently announced the winners of photo contest held to promote the Philippines and celebrate Filipino worker...

Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has asked Filipinos in Malaysia to brace for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration in the Southeast Asian country, where it estimates about 4...

Taiwan, Philippines deepen cooperation via university forum

The first Philippines-Taiwan University Presidents' Forum is taking place in the Philippines' Mandaluyong City Aug. 23-24, during which cooperation on higher education between the two countrie...