Alyssa Valdez set to join Chinese Taipei club team

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:11 PM

The volleyball phenom confirms that she received a deal to play for Chinese Taipei club

CHINESE-TAIPEI. Volleyball Phenom Alyssa Valdez takes her talents to the international stage once again. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Philippines falls to Chinese Taipei in Asian Senior Women's Volleyball classification round

Aug 16, 2017 - 2:44 PM

The Philippines will next play Kazakhstan for 7th place

TOUGH BREAK. The Philippines loses its second straight game and will play Kazakhstan once more in hopes of securing seventh place. Photo by Jerrick Esguera/Rappler

Thousands protest to call against curbing incense burning in Taiwan

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:39 PM

The government earlier called to curb incense burning after their monitoring found alarming level of harmful microscopic particles

Gilas fends off Chinese Taipei B to sweep hosts

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Philippines picks up its second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Mike Myers puts up a double-double effort to help Gilas Pilipinas secure their second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei B - Jones Cup 2017

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will try to sweep the hosts when they take on Chinese Taipei B on Monday July 17 in Taipei at 3 pm

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena unleashes 'The Phenom' at Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Ravena finishes with 15 points 8 rebounds and 4 assists

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena sparks Gilas Pilipinas in a huge win versus host Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas regains bearings in Jones Cup with win over Taiwan Blue

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippines now holds a 1 1 record in the tournament

1-1. Gilas Pilipinas gets on the winning column of the 2017 William Jones Cup after beating Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei A - Jones Cup 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will try to bounce back from an opening day loss against Chinese Taipei A on Sunday July 16 in Taipei at 7 pm

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

Gilas drops second straight after loss to Chinese Taipei

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Coming off a loss to India Gilas falters in the fourth period in a loss to Chinese Taipei

Giraffe dies 'of anxiety' in latest Taiwan animal scandal

Aug 11, 2016 - 7:50 PM

An autopsy shows the giraffe suffered from pneumonia and anxiety as he was loaded onto a truck

This handout picture released by Taipei Zoo on August 11, 2016 shows zoo staff caring for a giraffe at the zoo in Taipei on August 10, 2016. A seven-year-old male giraffe has died from anxiety on a trip from a Taiwan zoo to a special breeding programme, the latest animal death to spark angry calls for tougher laws on protection. / AFP PHOTO / Taipei Zoo / Taipei Zoo / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Taipei Zoo" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Philippines-Mighty Sports sweeps Jones Cup to take home title

Jul 31, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The Philippine team represented by Mighty Sports blasts Chinese Taipei B to win its first Jones Cup title since 2012

SWEEP. Al Thornton and the Philippines-Mighty Sports complete a sweep of the 2016 William Jones Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Mighty Sports wins Jones Cup opener over Chinese Taipei

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:21 PM

A big 3 pointer by Zach Graham helps seal the victory for Mighty Sports

FIBA Asia U18: Chinese Taipei routs Philippines

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:13 AM

Jonas Tibayan led the Philippines with 15 points and 6 boards

Patrombon breakdown leads to Chinese Taipei Davis Cup win

Jul 17, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Jeson Patrombon takes the first set but drops the second after a 5 1 start as Chinese Taipei advances to the Group II finals

DAVIS CUP. Jeson Patrombon nearly took a two sets to none lead over his Chinese-Taipei foe but lost in 4 sets. File photo from Wikipedia

Huey, Gonzales down Chinese-Taipei to keep PH Davis Cup hopes alive

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales drop the first set but bounce back to keep the Philippines in contention

BOUNCE BACK. Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales give the Philippines its first win after losing two singles matches on the opening day. File photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Treat Huey brings Wimbledon momentum to PH Davis Cup tie

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Huey who made the Wimbledon semifinals this month leads the Philippine Davis Cup against Chinese Taipei in the Group II semifinals

CONFIDENCE BOOST. Treat Huey nearly made the Wimbledon doubles final but now focuses on getting his national team to the Davis Cup Group II final. File photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

At least 21 injured in explosion on Taipei commuter train

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The Taipei fire department is able to extinguish the fire though the cause of the explosion and the fire remains unclear


6 killed, 28 hurt in Taiwan nursing home fire

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Investigators are looking into claims that there weren t enough staff members on duty at the time of the blaze

The blackened facade of a nursing home is pictured after a fire killed six people in New Taipei City on July 6, 2016. The fire that tore through the private nursing facility on the eighth floor of a ten-storey building killed six and injured another 28 on July 6. / AFP PHOTO / CNA PHOTO / STR / - Taiwan OUT - China OUT - Hong Kong OUT - Macau OUT / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CNA PHOTO" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Taiwan commemorates first anniversary of deadly blast

Jun 26, 2016 - 6:09 PM

Victims recall the deadly Formosa Fun Coast blast which injured almost 500 people

EMERGENCY. Life guards carry a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan on June 27, 2015. Photo by EPA

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Jun 24, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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May 24, 2016 - 1:18 PM

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Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

May 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

China s warning comes a day after new president Tsai Ing wen s inauguration speech where she called for positive dialogue with the Chinese mainland but stopped short of any compromise on Beijing’s demands

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during her inauguration ceremony in Taipei on May 20. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP

5 charged over deadly Taiwan quake building collapse

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The collapse of the Wei kuan building during the 6 4 magnitude quake in the southern city of Tainan in February left 115 dead

COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, 09 February 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED In the wake of the gruesome murder the Taiwanese parliament also plans to review a bill that would ensure killers of children get the death penalty

This photo taken on March 28, 2016 shows police escorting a man (C) who allegedly attacked and murdered a Taiwanese toddler along a street in Taipei, sending shock waves through the island. The man, suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl on March 28, was beaten by an angry mob as he was detained in Taiwan, with parliament saying it would debate tougher sentences for child-killers following the shocking crime.  / AFP / Aden Hsu / - Taiwan OUT / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Aden Hsu" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Taiwan 'shocked, saddened' by citizen's slay of Filipina wife

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Earlier this week Rowena Kuo s dismembered body was found in her Makati home Her Taiwanese husband has been arrested

MURDERED. The dismembered body of Rowena Kuo was found earlier this week. Police have arrested her Taiwanese husband. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Airlines launching 4 new int'l flights from Cebu in March

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Mactan Cebu International Airport is also recognized as Best Transport Deal in Asia Pacific

STRATEGIC DESTINATIONS. The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport identifies Middle East, the US, and Europe as key markets to increase inward tourism

Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Madonna sparks ire in China after she drapes herself in Taiwan s flag during her Taipei concert

TAIWAN FLAG. Madonna with the Taiwan flag over her shoulders as she sings an encore on February 4, 2016 on the Taipei leg of her global Rebel Heart Tour in Taipei. Photo from STR / AFP

Taiwan K-pop star flag row escalates after apology

Jan 16, 2016 - 4:18 PM

One analyst say this drama could boost election turnout that will likely help presidential candidate Tsai Ing wen

Drama and democracy: Taiwan's political evolution

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Democratic Progressive Party bet Tsai Ing wen is leading the elections which is expected to drastically change Taiwan s political landscape

FOLLOWING CHIANG KAI-SHEK. Supporters of Taiwan's ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) wave campaign flags near the Taipei 101 skyscraper at a campaign rally ahead of local elections in Taipei, Taiwan, 22 November 2014. David Chang/EPA

Tsai heading for victory in Taiwan polls

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED Democratic Progressive Party s Tsai Ing wen is way ahead with 58 1 of half way votes versus rival Eric Chu of the ruling party with 32 5

CASTING VOTES. Voters cast their vote for local elections at a polling station in New Taipei City, Taiwan, 29 November 2014. Photo by David Chang/EPA

Sony, ESL Gaming to hold Call of Duty Asia Championship

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:05 PM

The finals will be held at the 2016 Taipei Game Show in Taiwan on February 1

INFOGRAPHIC: A preview of the 21 APEC member economies

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:49 PM

This year s APEC Economic Leaders Meeting also includes Colombia as an observer

Planning your DIY Taipei vacation

Nov 01, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Let this guide help you plan your food and travel adventure to Taipei

Incredible food trip in Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Taipei – where you can eat out of a mini toilet eat like a king at the night markets and find the best soup dumplings in town Make sure to explore the gastro jungle that is Taipei and nibble your way around town

Super Typhoon Dujuan batters Taiwan

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:57 PM

The storm hit earlier than expected after picking up speed as it approached with more than 7 000 people evacuated in advance

Taiwanese coast guards keep watch on the coastline of Keelung on September 28, 2015, as typhoon Dujuan approaches Taiwan. 'Super typhoon' Dujuan was swirling towards Taiwan on September 28 with thousands of people evacuated from outlying islands as the storm gathered strength on its approach. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh

Thousands evacuated as 'super typhoon' approaches Taiwan

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Taiwan s weather bureau upgrades Dujuan to a strong typhoon – its top category

STRONG TYPHOON. An image made available by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) shows Typhoon Dujuan approach Taiwan's east coast from the Pacific Ocean on September 27, 2015. EPA/Central Weather Bureau

Gilas Pilipinas sweeps MVP Cup after turning back Chinese Taipei

Sep 13, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The Philippine national men s basketball team did not drop a single game in the 4 team pocket tournament – their last before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

CHAMPION. Andray Blatche leads all Gilas scorers as they thwart Chinese Taipei to win the 2015 MVP Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookies Tautuaa, Rosario lead Texters past Chinese Taipei

Sep 12, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Moala Tautuaa had a double double and Troy Rosario finished in double figures as Talk ’N Text earns their first victory in the MVP Cup

Troy Rosario of Talk 'N Text scored in double figures as the Texters topped Chinese Taipei. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Wellington Saints roll over Chinese Taipei in MVP Cup opener

Sep 11, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Even without Evan Devendorf the Saints didn’t have much trouble dealing with the national team

MVP Cup no easy task for Gilas, says Baldwin

Sep 10, 2015 - 8:05 PM

“This is going to be one hell of a tournament ” according to the head coach

Cebu Pacific to launch 3 new int'l flights in December

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Cebu Pacific Air will inaugurate direct flights from Manila to Fukuoka Japan; from Cebu to Taipei Taiwan; and from Davao to Singapore on December 17

NEW MARKET. All 3 new routes will utilize Cebu Pacific Air's new Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. Cebu Pacific model plane photo from Wikipedia

Gilas Pilipinas bags silver medal in 2015 Jones Cup

Sep 06, 2015 - 2:46 PM

It is the Philippines first silver medal in the competition to add to their 4 golds and 3 bronze medals

SILVER. Gilas Pilipinas takes home the silver medal at the 2015 William Jones Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei B – 2015 Jones Cup

Sep 06, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Can Gilas Pilipinas take home the silver medal? Follow all the action through Rappler s live blog starting at 1 pm

Romeo, Abueva shine as Gilas claims first Jones Cup win

Aug 30, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Gilas Pilipinas claims its first win in the 2015 William Jones Cup over Chinese Taipei A

HELLO CHINESE TAIPEI. Terrence Romeo introduced himself to Chinese Taipei with an impressive showing at Gilas' first Jones Cup game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Satellite imagery: China staging mock invasion of Taiwan?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:11 PM

A video briefly shows People s Liberation Army troops practicing an assault on a building which closely resembles Taiwan s Presidential Office Building in Taipei

Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee, Digital Globe and Airbus Defense & Space

2nd death after Taiwan water park disaster

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:56 AM

UPDATED 19 year old Liu Chih wei who suffered 95 burns died in the early hours of Thursday July 2

2ND DEATH. A handout photo released by the Military News Agency on June 28, 2015 shows soldiers carry an injured person onto an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, June 27, 2015. File photo by Military News Agency/Handout/EPA

More than 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

Jun 28, 2015 - 12:44 AM

UPDATED Media reports say some victims had suffered burns to more than 40 of their bodies

EMERGENCY. Life guards carry a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, June 27, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: minister

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Nepal does not recognize Taiwan considered by China as part of its territory awaiting to be reunited since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war