Danao City pawnpusher wins gold in Asian Para Games

Doris C. Bongcac 10/17/2018

A native of Danao City in northern Cebu won gold in the 2018 Asian Para Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6 to 13. Jasper Rom, who is part of the Philippine chess team, clinched a…

Maine named Ultimate Asian Sweetheart 2018

Michelle Joy Padayhag 08/30/2018

  Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza has won the Ultimate Asian Sweetheart of 2018 title. Starmometer announced the official results on Thursday, August 30 after a month-long poll. The 23-year-old actress-host got a total of 757,430 votes on…

Gilas Pilipinas routs Japan, assured of better finish in Asian Games

Inquirer.net 08/28/2018

THE PHILIPPINES moved closer to a fifth-place finish in men’s basketball after dumping Japan, 113-80, in the classification phase Friday of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Despite missing out on the podium, the Filipinos are assured…

Cebuana Ando winds up fourth in Asian Games

Glendale Rosal 08/24/2018

CEBUANA weightlifter Elreen Ann Ando finished fourth in the women’s 63kg category of weightlifting in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday. The 19-year-old Ando of the University of Cebu finished with a total lift of…

TOM’S ADVICE

Glendale G. Rosal 08/20/2018

Mayor Osmeña tells Asian Games-bound Tabal: Just run One of Mary Joy Tabal’s biggest supporter in her upcoming Asian Games stint is Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. During her send-+off press conference yesterday at the new headquarters…

Asian Games venues ‘95 percent ready’

Inquirer.net 07/18/2018

ASIAN Games venues will be ready before Indonesia hosts the showpiece event in a month, organizers say, but the threat of terror attacks and endless traffic jams still looms over the regional Olympics. An army of laborers…

Peso 2nd worst Asian currency as of June ’18

Inquirer.net 07/01/2018

The Philippine peso was the second worst performing currency among emerging economies in the region during the first half, but the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Friday that sound macro fundamentals would rein in the exchange…

US seeks to assuage Asian allies

AP 06/14/2018

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the US would halt military exercises with…

DIDAL TO ASIAN GAMES

Ray Charlie Diaz 06/09/2018

Skateboarder Margielyn Didal will join a few Cebuanos who will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in August. Didal, who resides in Lahug, Cebu City, recently placed 8th…

Gonzales shines in Asian Univ. Chess C’ships

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2018

DANAO City’s pride, Alphecca Gonzales, clinched the gold medal in the under-18 category of the women’s junior division of the recently concluded Asian Universities Chess Championships held in Tagaytay City, over the week. The 14-year-old Gonzales capped…

Taiwan exhibit showcases Asian, Filipino cultures

Inquirer.net 05/06/2018

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — This Taiwanese city’s agricultural exposition has dedicated an exhibition to the culture of Filipinos and other Southeast Asians, in a bid to inform its citizens about its migrant population. The VIPT (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines,…

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