"The military will continue to prioritise today rescuing the missing people in the Yun Men Tsui Ti residential building", it said in a statement.
China's broadcaster CGTN reported last night that the remaining five missing people, a family of Chinese tourists, were confirmed dead, bringing the death toll to 17.
Three Taiwanese died elsewhere in the city, including an employee of the Marshal Hotel who was killed when the bottom level of the 11-story building caved in.
Tsai said she "ordered search and rescue workers not to give up on any opportunity to save people, while keeping their own safety in mind".
Two people were trapped inside a badly damaged hotel.
The Taiwanese government said it was taking fresh steps to push forward a revision to its building act that it hoped would help limit damage in the future, according to Reuters.
The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Thursday night confirmed that the missing Filipina from the 6.4 magnitude quake that hit Hualien, Taiwan on Tuesday is found dead in the rubble of a building she was trapped in.
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A magnitude 6.4 quake rocked the east coast of Taiwan late February 6.
Shortly after midnight, rescuers using equipment provided by a Japanese team detected "continuous red dots", which authorities said likely show "weak and rhythmic actions such as breathing".
Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the people of Taiwan after two high-magnitude earthquakes devastated the island nation, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds more.
"I had to keep composed so I could carry on my work. It was only when I was alone that the emotions came", Hsu Pao-yu said as she struggled to hold back tears.
Hualien is one of Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge. "We urge the Japanese side to abide by the principles set in the four China-Japan political documents, immediately correct its wrong practice, and not make new obstacles for bilateral ties", he said. Five people involved in the construction of the complex were later found guilty of negligence and given prison sentences.
A magnitude 7.6 quake in central Taiwan killed more than 2,300 people in 1999.
That quake ushered in stricter building codes but many of Taiwan's older buildings remain perilously vulnerable to even moderate quakes.