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PCG suspends 8 coast guards tagged in killing of Taiwanese fisher

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has placed under indefinite suspension the eight PCG personnel facing homicide charges for the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, 2013 off Balintang island in waters claimed by both the Philippines and Taiwan, the PCG spokesperson has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Taiwanese fishing boat hits ground off Batanes coast

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A Taiwanese fishing vessel ran aground off Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard said Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwan commends PH decision to charge coastguard personnel

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Taiwanese investigators rides a rubber boat as they inspect a ship involved in the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman while they continue their probe in Manila on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Taiwan, officially the People’s Republic of China (ROC), commended the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to charge eight officers and personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) with homicide for the May 2013 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel, an incident that strained ties between Manila and Taipei.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Raps filed in Taiwan fisher’s death

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Taiwanese investigators look at a portion of a ship involved in the alleged shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman as they ride a rubber boat with the Philippine Coast Guard while they continue their probe in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday May 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Eight officers and personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be charged with homicide for the May 2013 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel, an incident that strained ties between Manila and Taipei.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6th grader from UPIS aces international math tilt in Taiwan

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Grade 6 student John Henry Marquez of the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City aced the 2014 International Mathematics Assessments for Schools (IMAS) in Taiwan with a perfect score.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China, Taiwan hold historic talks in Nanjing

Wang Yu-chi, front left, head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, shakes hands with Zhang Zhijun, front right, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, before their meeting in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Representatives of China and Taiwan met Tuesday in Nanjing for their highest-level talks since their split in 1949, a landmark step despite Beijing’s refusal to recognize the self-governing island’s sovereignty.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwan lawmakers denounce China air defense zone

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Taiwan’s legislature attacked China’s newly declared air defense zone on Friday, with lawmakers demanding in an unusual joint statement that President Ma Ying-jeou’s government lodge a “stern protest” with Beijing.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwan steps up aid to Yolanda survivors

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Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou and Premier Jiang Yi-huah have instructed Taipei’s ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of national defense to work with civic groups in Taiwan to collect relief materials for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda, a press statement from the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs s

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

World responds: Even equally typhoon-weary Vietnam sends aid

The US military’s relief efforts in the storm-ravaged Philippines will save lives, but also illustrate how humanitarian operations promote Washington’s interests in the Asia-Pacific region, experts said on Wednesday.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States, European Union, Australia and the United Nations mobilized emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (or “Haiyan”) continued to emerge Tuesday.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States, Australia and the United Nations are mobilizing emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) emerges.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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