Philippine anti-terrorism law triggers fear of massive rights abuses

The Philippine government recently approved a contentious anti-terrorism bill that critics say is aimed at curbing civil liberties and silencing the opposition. The 2020 Anti-Terrorism Bill is an u...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces considerably weakened Islamic militant gr...

Chinese control over power grid worries Philippines Senate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senators in the Philippines have expressed concern that China could turn off the power in the country due to their territorial disputes in the South China Sea. At a...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits southern Philippines, kills 5, injures dozens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Tuesday morning (Oct. 29), killing five people and injuring dozens. The quake's epicenter was 25 kilom...

Powerful quake shakes southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake has shaken the southern Philippines. No damage reports were immediately available. The U.S. Geological Survey says ...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes...

The Latest: 1 dead, over 2 dozen injured in Philippine quake

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake in the southern Philippines (all times local): 11:40 p.m. A strong earthquake in the southern Philippines has ...

Strong earthquake strikes southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake has struck the southern Philippines. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.4 quake that hit Wednesday evening was...

U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Mindanao, Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Mindanao, Philippines.

Taiwan issues travel alert for Philippines over dengue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a travel alert on Friday (July 26) for the Philippines due to the escalation of dengue fever in the Southeast Asian nation. According to data from Philipp...

Filipinos from Visayas, Mindanao stage cultural fiesta in Hsinchu

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Hundreds of Filipinos from the Visayas and Mindanao island groups gathered in Hsinchu on Sunday to celebrate their culture with presentations of live music, dance and food, accor...

Filipinos from Visayas, Mindanao stage cultural fiesta in Taiwan's Hsinchu

Hundreds of Filipinos from the Visayas and Mindanao island groups gathered in Hsinchu on Sunday to celebrate their culture with presentations of live music, dance and food, according to the organizers...

Philippines issues national alert against dengue threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the surge of dengue fever reports, the Philippines declared a national alert on Monday (July 15) to increase public awareness of the mosquito-borne disease. The So...

Philippine Navy celebrates 121st anniversary with slew of new naval assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated the 121st anniversary of its founding on Monday (June 17) with announcements of new equipment and capability upgrades. According to a gov...