Taiwanese seeking Philippine visa must present travel history: MECO

Despite the recent lifting of a travel ban imposed by Manila on Taiwan, Taiwanese visiting the Philippines are still required to present a travel history when applying for a Philippine visa, the Manil...

Filipino workers at I-Mei Foods Company in Taiwan ask their government to lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 400 Filipino workers of I-Mei Foods Company have petitioned the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan, reported Filipino media ou...

MECO to refund visa fees for Taiwanese hit by Philippine travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the abrupt inclusion of Taiwan in a travel ban for China left hundreds of Taiwanese stranded at Philippine airports, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) a...

Update: Philippines to make final call on Taiwan travel ban by Friday

Update: 02/13 2:27 p.m. Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Angelito Banayo told Taiwan News that the inter-agency task force includes the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration, De...

Taiwan could revoke visa waiver if Philippines doesn't lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo intends to make a final announcement Friday (Feb. 14) on whether to maintain a ban on Taiwanese traveling to the Philippines ...

MOFA urges Philippines to 'correct' ban on Taiwanese visitors

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has asked the Philippine government to “correct” its travel ban introduced Monday that includes Taiwan along with China, Hong Kong and Mac...

Philippine Ilocano basketball tourney tips off in Taichung

A two-day Lunar New Year basketball tournament for members of an international Philippine Ilocano organization opened in Taichung on Sunday, with hundreds gathering at a local park for the opening cer...

Taiwan, Philippines discuss key issues at labor meeting in Taipei

Taiwan and the Philippines negotiated several key issues involving the welfare of Filipino workers in Taiwan at an annual labor meeting in Taipei on Monday, but agreement was reached on only a limited...

Philippines eager to drive up falling investments from Taiwan

The two-day Philippine Tourism Investment Forum concluded Friday in Taipei, with the neighboring country eager to increase investments from Taiwan in its tourism sector as the overall Taiwanese invest...

100 Filipino, Indonesian fishermen pray for victims of Taiwan bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nearly 100 Filipino and Indonesian fishermen gathered in Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to pray for fellow migrant fishery workers who were killed when a suspension bridge...

Filipino last of missing fishermen from Taiwan bridge disaster found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a sixth missing foreign fisherman from the disastrous collapse of a suspension bridge in northeast Taiwan's Yilan County was found on Thursday morning (Oct...

Update: 6 Filipino, Indonesian workers perish after NE Taiwan bridge collapse

Update: 10/03 12:40 p.m. At 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), the body of the sixth and final missing fisherman was found. The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Center identified the dec...

Filipino migrant worker basketball league kicks off in northern Taiwan

One of Taiwan's largest Filipino migrant worker basketball leagues, comprising 37 teams of Filipino players, was launched in Taoyuan Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a local park for t...

Philippines yet to verify any cases of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan has taken the precautionary measure of inspecting carry-on baggage of all travelers from the Philippines, there have yet to be any confirmed cases of African sw...

Taiwanese visits to Philippines increase by 55% in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Visits by Taiwanese tourists in the month of June increased by over 50 percent in comparison to the same period last year, and trips are up by over 30 percent for the first six...