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Taiwanese nationals living in Davao City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao were reportedly safe on Wednesday, though they were urged to remain alert following a terrorist attack in Marawi City, about 260 kilometers away on Tuesday, according to a Davao-based Taiwanese business group.
 
Taiwan is going to promote another of its popular local street food, braised pork on rice (滷肉飯), following the success in marketing beef noodles, a dish that has been heavily promoted.
 
Full text of Constitutional Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage
Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the Civil Code provisions that do not allow same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and asked the government to amend relevant laws within two years to protect gay couples' rights. The full text of the ruling is here.
 
Two of the 15 grand justices on the Constitutional Court that ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday expressed dissenting opinions on the decision.
 
Anti-marriage equality groups call for referendum
Wednesday's landmark Constitutional Court ruling paving the road to Taiwan's eventual legalization of same-sex marriage has some up in arms.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Thursday May 25, 2017.
 
Cabinet, DPP to deliberate revision to Civil Code
Following a Republic of China Constitutional Court ruling that the Civil Code is unconstitutional in not ensuring same-sex marriage rights, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said on Wednesday that the Executive Yuan respects the interpretation and will draft a proposal for revising the laws.
 
Ruling puts Taiwan on verge of being first in Asia to have same-sex marriage
The LGBT community and its supporters across Asia and the world are celebrating today after a landmark ruling in Taiwan that paves the way for same-sex marriage.
 
This is the most common word on Taiwan's Wikipedia page
A Reddit user has gone through every country's Wikipedia page, found which word appears most frequently in each, and turned the results into a map.
 
Praise keeps rolling in for Taiwan's Asia-first marriage-equality decision
Social media users around the world were quick to express their happiness with the decision.
 
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