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Philippines lifts Taiwan travel ban

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The travel ban, imposed due to the novel coronavirus, is lifted 'effective immediately'

BAN LIFTED. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors on the thermal scanner passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid reports of the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Oops! PH uses Taiwan logo in event to thank China

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Ironically, the event was to mark a 'new era' of ties between the Philippine and Chinese militaries following years of tension over control of the West Philippine Sea

WRONG LOGO. The Philippine Department of National Defense uses the logo of Taiwan's Ministry of Defense in event with China. Rappler photo

Taiwan ready to lose P400M a year over Filipinos' visa-free entry

May 20, 2017 - 7:50 PM

I believe Taiwan should be discovered because Taiwan has been overlooked for so long Taiwan s representative in the Philippines says

TRADEMARK TAIWAN. A tourist walks past the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on May 18, 2017. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan reschedules visa-free entry for Filipinos

May 16, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Taiwan s visa free privilege for Filipinos will begin in September instead of June this year

VISITING TAIWAN. Tourists walk past an official tourism advertisement on arrival at Taoyuan airport, northern Taiwan, on April 27, 2011. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan eases visa rules for PH passport holders

Oct 05, 2016 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED Under new rules Philippine passport holders with residence permits or visas issued by certain countries can visit Taiwan visa free

Tourists walk past an official tourism advertisement on arrival at Taoyuan airport, northern Taiwan, on April 27, 2011. Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen are heading to an island in the disputed South China Sea to protest the international tribunal ruling that undermined Taipei s claims there

This aerial image taken from a C-130 transport plane shows a general view of Taiping island during a visit by journalists to the island, in the Spratlys chain in the South China Sea on March 23, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP

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Jul 13, 2016 - 8:09 PM

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Taiwan sends warship to South China Sea after ruling

Jul 13, 2016 - 1:59 PM

A Taiwanese warship heads for Taiwan controlled Taiping island in the Spratly island chain from the southern city of Kaohsiung

This handout photo taken and released on July 13, 2016 by Taiwan's Defence Ministry shows President Tsai Ing-wen meeting sailors on the deck of a Taiwanese warship before the vessel heads for Taiwan-controlled Taiping island in the Spratly island chain, at the base at Tsoying in the southern city of Kaohsiung. Taiwan Defense Ministry/AFP

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Jan 19, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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China has 'right' to South China Sea islands – senior diplomat

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin: The Chinese government has the right and the ability to recover the islands and reefs illegally occupied by neighbouring countries

LIU ZHENMIN. Liu Zhenmin, vice foreign minister of China at a meeting at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, March 11, 2015. File Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

PH confirms standoff with Taiwan off Batanes

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The Philippines urges the signing of a landmark fisheries agreement to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents

TAIWANESE IN BATANES. Batanes residents say more Taiwanese boats entered Batanes waters after a controversial shooting incident in 2013. Photo courtesy of Byron Peralta

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

Apr 23, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman whose country hosts the ASEAN summit next week also cautions rival claimants to the strategic seaway against taking actions that stoke tensions

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

Hagupit weakens, Pulse Asia, DOH plagiarism | The wRap

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hagupit or Ruby weakens into a tropical depression Grace Poe’s survey ratings go up while Vice President Binay’s go down A K Pop group accuses the Philippine Health Department of plagiarism

Phivolcs: No tsunami threat in PH after Indonesia quake

Nov 15, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum urges Filipinos not to panic as the earthquake will not affect the country

A shake map released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on November 15 2014 shows the location and intensity of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake 154km North-West of Kota Ternate, in the Northern Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

7.1-quake in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:07 AM

3rd UPDATE There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage

Homicide charges set over Taiwan fisherman's death

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The Department of Justice says 8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel engaged in a conspiracy to kill a Taiwanese

INSPECTING THE PCG BOAT. Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbor, Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2013. Photo by Susan Corpuz/EPA

Trade-off? 'Bolder' Taiwan boats enter PH

Aug 09, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Taiwan s lifting of sanctions is likely a trade off for portions of Philippine territory a maritime law expert says

Batanes under Signal #2 as Huaning leaves

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:37 PM

2nd UPDATE Huaning maintains its strength and is expected to leave the Philippines by Saturday morning

Huaning weakens as it moves to Taiwan

Jul 11, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Typhoon Huaning slightly weakens as it moves towards Taiwan; Batanes is under signal number one

P75-B boost for PH Navy to resist 'bullies'

May 22, 2013 - 8:10 AM

Aquino: We have a clear message to the world: The Philippines is for Filipinos and we have the capability to resist bullies entering our backyard

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions during the press briefing at the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy at the Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, May 21, 2013. Rey Baniquet /Malacañang Photo Bureau

Nancy Binay: Senate is destiny, calling

May 20, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Nancy Binay on her new job the RH law CCT Taiwan and being the first Binay in the Senate

'EMBRACING DESTINY.' Initially an accidental candidate, Nancy Binay says she is now embracing her "destiny" and "calling" of being the first Binay in the Senate. Photo from Karen Davila's Twitter account

Taiwan stages live-fire drill in contested Spratlys

Apr 22, 2013 - 4:52 PM

More than 2 000 rounds of ammunition were fired by garrison forces on Taiwan administered Taiping the largest of the Spratly Islands

Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct

Jan 14, 2013 - 9:16 PM

Brunei has assumed the chair of Asean for 2013 at a time when tension over sweeping Chinese claims to the sea have rattled the region

Sleepy tropical island belies bold China sea claims

Aug 05, 2012 - 4:52 PM

China s newest city might appear to be a tranquil outpost in the South China Sea but the beaches and palm trees of Sansha are at the heart of a growing territorial dispute

GOVERNMENT SEAT. Sansha City's top government office is found on a South China Sea island called Yongxing. File photo from

Taiwan: No tie-up with China in disputed sea

May 04, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Taiwan steps up its South China Sea claims as the Scarborough Shoal standoff between the Philippines and China is on its 4th week

TAIWAN'S TERRITORY? Neither the Philippines nor China owns Scarborough Shoal, says claimant Taiwan.

Taiwan to PH, China: Scarborough is ours

May 02, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Taiwan reasserts its claim over Scarborough Shoal as the standoff between the Philippines and China over the area enters its 4th week

TAIWAN'S TERRITORY? Neither the Philippines nor China owns Scarborough Shoal, says claimant Taiwan.