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 ...

COVID-19 spreads fastest in Philippines among Western Pacific countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that the Philippines has recently registered the highest COVID-19 infection rate among countries in the Western Pacific Region, ...

Taiwan groups donate face masks to Philippines

Two Taiwanese groups in the Philippines have donated urgently needed surgical face masks to the national government, in addition to a local Manila hospital to help in the fight against the Wuhan coron...

Filipino replicates device designed by Taiwanese doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A device designed by a Taiwanese doctor to better protect medical workers as they intubate patients has already been replicated by a doctor in the Philippines, where cases...

Philippine president suspends domestic travel to and from Manila area for a month

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president announced Thursday that domestic travel to and from metropolitan Manila will be suspended for a month and authorized sweeping quarantines in t...

Taiwan co-hosts music festival, conference in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sonik Philippines, an international music conference organized by both Taiwan and the Philippines, kicks off on Friday (Oct. 4) and features Taiwanese bands such as April ...

Taiwan's bubble milk tea makes splash in Philippines

Manila, July 6 (CNA) Chatime, a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, made a splash in the Philippines this week when it opened its 100th store in Davao, the most populous city in the country outside Metro ...

Taiwan joins Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines police in busting fraud ring

An international telecom fraud ring was busted in a cross-border operation that resulted in the arrest of more than 60 suspects, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced Wednesday. The rin...

Chinese student charged with assault after tossing tofu drink at Philippine cop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female Chinese student has been indicted for assault after she hurled a tofu drink at a Philippine police officer in front of a Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station. In...

Taiwanese suspects arrested in Philippines on drugs charges

Manila, Dec. 22 (CNA) Six Taiwanese nationals were arrested in the Philippines Friday for alleged drug offenses that involved the recreational drug ketamine. The five Taiwanese men and one woman, a...

Typhoon Yutu pouncing on Philippines, set to make U-turn toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu made landfall in the northern Philippine island of Luzon today, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the region before reaching the South China Sea, where it w...

Typhoon Yutu poised to pound Philippines, looking to bend north toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu is racing towards the northern Philippine island of Luzon today, with signal 2 and signal 3 alerts issued across the northern Philippines, while the typhoon is pre...

Taiwan company invests US$1m to promote ‘environmentally friendly’ mining in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan-based Xinye Precious Metal Technology Co. (鑫業貴金屬科技股份) has invested US$1 million (NT$30.88 million) to promote a more environmentally-friendly method of gold and nic...

Philippines Armed Forces preparing for 'Red October' communist uprising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- Increased domestic conflict may be on the horizon in the Philippines, as communist rebels in the country have reportedly increased recruitment efforts among university st...

Multiple alerts issued as Philippines braces for impact with Super Typhoon Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut, or what is referred to locally as "Ompong" with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services A...