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Taiwan offers help with earthquake rescue efforts in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is offering to help with rescue efforts after a massive earthquake struck the northern Philippines on Wednesday (July 27). At 8:43 a.m. that morning, a magnitude...

Former Philippine labor minister to serve as new envoy to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Silvestre Bello III, the former Minister of Labor, has been selected by Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to be the new chairman of the Manila Economic and C...

Philippines eager to tap into Taiwan’s post-COVID tourism market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 150 Philippine travel agencies were seen queuing up at the Taiwan booth at the Travel Tour Expo, the largest travel expo in the Southeast Asian country, taking place ...

Taiwan, Philippines likely to mutually recognize COVID vaccine cards by March 8: MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine envoy to Taiwan on Sunday (March 6) said Taiwan and the Philippines will begin recognizing each other's COVID vaccination certificates by Tuesday (March...

Taiwan donates 10 metric tons of typhoon aid to Philippines over Christmas weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated 10 metric tons of aid to the Philippines over Christmas weekend to help the island nation recover from the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Rai. The ...

Banks slowly reconsider overdraft fees, amid public pressure

NEW YORK (AP) — The banking industry appears to have overdone it on overdraft fees. After decades of raking in billions of dollars from mostly poor Americans short of cash in their a...

Yellen to shake up US bank regulator with new appointment -sources

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to make her mark by naming a new supervisor for a major U.S. banking regulator that Democrats say was too friendly to large banks under the Trump administrat...

Taiwan police officer awarded prestigious medal in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila on Saturday (Dec. 26) announced that Jerry Wang (王智勇), the Criminal Investigation Bureau liaison officer in the Ph...

Taiwan’s stellar COVID response boosts its profile in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Philippines struggles to rein in the pandemic, Taiwan's handling of the coronavirus has given its reputation a boost in the Southeast Asian country. Taiwa...

Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday (Nov. 20) for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from ...

Taiwan's mask donation garners warm response in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO Philippines) Representative Michael Hsu (徐佩勇) told Philippine media that after Taiwan donated 300,000 medical-...

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). ...

Taiwan donates money to typhoon-battered Philippine province

Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines donated US$100,000 on Friday to Sorsogon province on Luzon Island to support its reconstruction efforts after it was severely battered by Typoon K...

Taiwan-Philippines demo mushroom farm breaks ground

Officials from Taiwan and the Philippines broke ground Friday on a demonstration mushroom farm in the country's Baguio City, as part of a joint collaboration aimed at helping the Southeast Asian n...

Bank of Taiwan opens branch office in Manila, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bank of Taiwan is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asian markets in accordance with the government’s Southbound Policy, in an effort to increase financial...