China thinks US will abandon Taiwan, past American military operations prove otherwise

If China were to successfully occupy Taiwan, it would no longer merely be a country on the Asian continent. Such a victory would cement its claim as a Pacific military superpower. The takeover woul...

Taiwan refutes Philippine claim that China has say in OFW's fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 29) rejected a Philippine official's claims that China has any say over the fate of a Filipina care...

Philippines says fate of caregiver up to Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a bizarre mixup of geography and jurisdictions, the Philippine government on Wednesday (April 29) said that the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who made controversi...

Taiwan says Filipina caregiver has freedom of speech to criticize Duterte

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a request by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to deport a Filipina caregiver for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, Taiwan's...

Philippine President Duterte to be tested for Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo testing for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), his spokesperson said Thursday (March 12) as the number of confirmed cases ...

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...

Philippines braces to evacuate its workers in Iraq, Iran

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands ...

Philippines braces to evacuate its workers in Iraq, Iran

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in I...

Philippines President Duterte to ban vaping products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday (Nov. 19) that he would ban e-cigarettes as the country reported its first vaping-related lung injury. A 16-year-o...

Xi rejects Duterte's demand to abide by Hague ruling on S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with China's leader on Thursday (Aug. 29) in Beijing, where the two discussed bilateral ties and territorial disputes in the S...

Philippine President calls for lawmakers to bring back death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At his fourth State of the Nation Address on Monday (July 22), Philippine President Duterte defended many of the controversial policies of his administration, including hi...

Manila kowtows to Beijing, cedes Exclusive Economic Zone in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Duterte administration of the Philippines is continuing to cede ground in the South China Sea through an “informal” and “undocumented” agreemen...

After Canada garbage row, Manila eyes waste shipped from Hong Kong, Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the diplomatic crisis between the governments of the Philippines and Canada moves towards resolution, the Duterte administration is being advised by lawmakers to consid...

Philippine youth losing faith in political system

Bernise Tan, an 18-year-old college student, was casting her vote for the first time, and she wanted to make an informed opinion about all candidates. She researched about the backgrounds and manifest...

Philippines threatens to sever diplomatic ties with Canada over garbage row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Relations between the Philippines and Canada have reached their worst point in decades over Ottawa’s inability to retrieve tons of garbage that was sent to the Asian...