The Philippines

Lu Shou-yen leading local residents in Taichung as they chant slogans to demand an apology from the Philippine government for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman killed by the Philippines Coast Guard. Photo: AFP

Taiwan vows to protect Filipinos from attacks

Taiwan yesterday ordered all law-enforcement personnel to step up the protection of Filipinos on the island, after a suggestion that Manila might evacuate its nationals from the island after hearing reports of attacks targeting them.