Sunday, May 26, 2013
During its party congress yesterday, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rejected a proposal for party-member voting in its primaries, maintaining instead the current system which determines party nominations solely on public opinion polls.
Five invoice lottery winners who are eligible to claim NT$10 million and three winners who won NT$2 million for the January-February period have not come forward for their prizes yet, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou is likely to be re-elected to the Kuomintang's (KMT) top post this summer, but internal calls are mounting for him to relinquish the KMT leadership if the ruling party loses seats in next year's local elections, sources said.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday promised to consider revising the renewable energy law after a wind power company complained about restrictions on selling electricity directly to clients.
Over 10,000 public schoolteachers and civil servants yesterday gathered on Ketagalan Blvd. in front of the Presidential Office in protest of the government's retirement pension reforms, which they claim run counter to social justice.
The Public Health Bureau under the Taichung City Government yesterday busted two distributors allegedly selling toxic starch to a total of 32 downstream food makers in Northern, Central and Southern Taiwan, according to bureau officials.
The 2013 Taitung Puyuma International Triathlon sponsored by Audi Taiwan and the Taitung County Government attracted 1,800-plus athletes from all over the world to compete in a beautiful natural setting.
Fourteen winners will have a shot at their dreams thanks to the financial support of the 9th Keep Walking Fund, according to the fund's host on Thursday.
According to the World Health Organization, about 1.4 billion of all the world's 20-year-old and older adults are overweight, and of these overweight people, 200 million men and 300 million women are classified as obese.
Taiwan has unveiled a newly developed breed of Oncidium orchid supposed to look like dancing dolls, a researcher said yesterday.