Taiwan president thanks Philippine friends after travel ban lifted

President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her gratitude to “friends from all walks of life” in the Philippines for their support, after a cabinet-level meeting resulted in a lifting of a travel ban by the Philippine government, today, February 14. Philippine presidential spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo announced that the Philippines has lifted the travel ban imposed Feb. 10, effective immediately. The announcement came after what was described as “a heated debate,” according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, quoting anonymous Philippine officials. Thousands

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Philippines bans visitors from Taiwan under one-China Principle

Around 150 people were caught mid-flight and banned from entering the Philippines after the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines (CAB) suddenly imposed a ban on entry from Taiwan based on the one-China principle late last night, February 10. The CAB announced the ban at 9:50 pm, while flights from Taiwan to several Philippines airports were already in the air. The ban stipulated that arrivals from Taiwan will not be allowed entry other than those with a Philippines passport or

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Philippines Bracing for Typhoon

Tropical typhoon Sarika, named “Karen” in the Philippines is about to make landfall on the main island of Luzon in the vicinity of Aurora Province. According to Philippines Atmospheric, Geological, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon is expected to make landfall between midnight and 2:00am Sunday, October 16. Tropical typhoon Sarika is packing sustained winds of 130 kph, with maximum wind gusts up to 180kph. The tropical storm has intensified into a category 3 typhoon according to the Japan

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