Philippine police arrest over 500 mostly Chinese for fraud

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and immigration authorities said they have arrested more than 500 illegally working foreigners, mostly Chinese involved in telecommunications and inv...

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from intentionally ignited fires in Indonesia has started to affect some regions in the western Philippines and raised...

More than 320 Chinese arrested in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau says its agents, backed by troops, have arrested 324 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal online gambling and other crimes in a raid o...

Bisdak Fighters clinch Filipino summer basketball league title in Taipei

The Bisdak Fighters basketball team on Sunday clinched the title of a summer basketball league for Philippine migrant workers held in Taipei by a Philippine organization that aims to help its compatri...

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...

Philippines considers opening Thitu Island in S. China Sea to tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to shore up its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the Philippines is considering organizing tourist visits to Pag-asa Island, known internationally a...

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...

Philippine official seeks strong protest over boat sinking

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief will recommend Manila file a strongly worded diplomatic protest after a fishing boat was hit in the disputed South China Sea by a suspected Chin...

AirAsia to open flight route between Kaohsiung and Clark in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia announced on Thursday (May 30) the inauguration of a new flight route between Kaohsiung and Clark in the Philippines on Aug. 1, eyeing a...

Filipino rap sensation to perform in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) Filipino rapper Geo Ong, known for his no-holds-barred rhythmic delivery in his music video "Parokyana," which has generated close to 12 million views on YouTube, will perform i...

FAT's poor flight planning to blame for cancellations: Taiwan's CAA

Last-minute flight cancellations on May 17 by Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), a medium-sized international carrier in Taiwan, were a result of the carrier's poor flight planning, constraine...

Taiwan’s FAT expands flight suspensions from 3 to 8 destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) suspended flights to and from Da Nang in Vietnam and Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines beginning Saturday (May 18), but later in the d...

Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials have settled a rare tie in a mayoral race by tossing a coin. They proclaimed Sue Cudilla the new mayor of the town of Araceli...

Tigerair Taiwan to open new route flying to Palawan in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tigerair Taiwan announced Monday plans to inaugurate a new flight route between Taoyuan in Taiwan and the Philippine city of Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island starting Jun...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...