Hard-hitting Philippine news site faces tax evasion charge

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine prosecutors say they will file charges of tax evasion against a news website that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Justice De...

Philippine President Duterte: free trip to Hong Kong for drug lord killers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced monetary awards and a free trip to Hong Kong for police officers that kill drug-trafficking bosses. The president sai...

Philippines to protest if Chinese weather stations operate in SCS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the country will launch a formal diplomatic protest against China if reports of Chinese weather stations operatin...

Duterte puts corruption-plagued agency in military control

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has put the corruption-plagued Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control amid a scandal after two huge shipments of illegal drugs reporte...

Philippine island once called 'cesspool' reopens to visitors

BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Boatloads of tourists have sailed to tiny Boracay island on the first day Philippine officials reopened the resort to visitors after a six-month closure to clean waters the...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 15 Chicago Tribune on how Sears could have avoided bankruptcy: ...

Key allies quit Duterte Cabinet to run in midterm elections

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Close allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have resigned from his Cabinet to run in elections next year that will test his popularity and could determine his futur...

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...

Philippine, Vietnam leaders discuss disputed sea boundaries

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed with Vietnam's leader efforts by their countries to delineate their maritime boundaries in the disputed South China Sea, m...

Philippines’ Duterte says he is cancer free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Oct. 9 that medical tests suggest he does not have cancer, after having a colonoscopy earlier this month. “We...

China concerned about US drill during Xi's Philippine visit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says China has raised concerns about a joint U.S.-Philippine military exercise that coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country ...

Officials: Duterte told Cabinet he doesn't have cancer

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say President Rodrigo Duterte has told his Cabinet that medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, but he won't be releasing a public report on his heal...

Duterte takes weekend vacation in Hong Kong, didn't inform all of his staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Uncertainty surrounded the Presidential Malacanang Palace in the Philippines over the weekend, as Rodrigo Duterte made an impromptu decision to visit Hong Kong, without te...

Overseas Taiwanese hold Double Ten Day celebration in the Philippines 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The overseas Taiwanese community in Davao City in the southern Philippines celebrated the Double Ten National Day a few days early on Saturday evening, Oct. 6. The Doub...

Philippine President admits undergoing cancer testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speculation about the health of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte now hangs in the air as he told the public in an address on Oct. 4 that he is waiting for results of a...