By: Emerson Lim and Angie Chen
"China has never ruled Taiwan for one day, and only the popularly elected Taiwan government can represent the country's 23 million people internationally," MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said in a statement Wednesday.
She said Taiwan's representative office in Manila has been instructed to file a formal protest over the statement by Philippine Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.
According to a report on ABS-CBN News in the Philippines, Roque said the decision on whether the caregiver should be deported rests with Taipei and Beijing. [FULL STORY]