No visa-free extension announcement yet: Taiwan

MANILA Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday clarified that there is no announcement yet on the extension of the visa-free policy entry for Filipinos.

The MOFA together with the Security, Immigration, Police, Investigation, Tourism, Economic and other related government agencies have been undergoing relevant procedures to conduct a "full-scale assessment" of the program's effectiveness.

"The conclusions and recommendations from the said meetings have been submitted to the Executive Yuan for deliberation, and the final decision will be announced by the Executive Yuan in due time," the MOFA said.

Meanwhile, it assured the final decision will be out "soon".

The statement comes following an article released by the Filipino Times, a Filipino newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates, stating that the visa-free program for Filipinos has been extended for another year. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency