Yuka Saso now officially representing Japan in LPGA

MARK GIONGCO 01/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Star golfer Yuka Saso will officially represent Japan when she competes in the upcoming LPGA event in Orlando, Florida. The LPGA has already recognized Saso as a Japanese citizen with the 20-year-old rising star’s profile on…

Omicron threat causes postponement of Ancajas-Ioka title fight in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 12/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited New Year’s Eve world title unification showdown between Jerwin Ancajas and Kazuto Ioka in Japan was the latest casualty of the emerging Omicron variant of COVID-19 with the fight being postponed. …

Ancajas-Ioka showdown set for New Year’s eve in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited world title unification duel between IBF junior bantamweight king Jerwin Ancajas and WBO junior bantamweight champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan was officially set on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021, at…

Cebu Province eyes ‘simplified’ travel bubble with China, Japan, S. Korea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is now looking forward to implementing a ‘travel bubble’ as one of its first steps to gradually resume international leisure travel. And the provincial government wants to simplify all requirements and…

Japan has zero daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months — media

Reuters 11/08/2021

TOKYO — Japan recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday, according to local media. Prior to Sunday, there hadn’t been a day without a COVID-19 death since…

Wild yarns and stunted exports

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/02/2021

In all of East and Southeast Asia, the Philippines was second only to Japan in average income in the late 1950s, based on data compiled by the late British economic historian Angus Maddison. Ours was among the…

Carlos Yulo wins vault gold medal at world championships

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 10/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Carlos Yulo’s redemption arc produced its first gold after he captured the gold medal in men’s vault at the 2021 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Sunday at Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Japan. The 21-year-old scored an…

Cebu customs seizes imported printing machines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Due to lacking documents, customs officials in the Port of Cebu seized second-hand printing machines from Japan last October 5. The Bureau of Customs in Cebu (BOC-Cebu), in a press release, said they…

PSC on Pinoy paralympians: ‘Exceptional and dedicated’

Dale Rosal 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) described the Filipino Paralympians “exceptional and dedicated” despite the setbacks they went through in their World Paralympic Games campaign in Tokyo, Japan that wrapped up last week.  PSC Chairman William…

PH para-athletes fail to bag medals as Tokyo Games end

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The country closed out its campaign in the World Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan without a single medal after its final two competitors Gary Bejino and Jerrold Mangliwan bowed out of their respective events…

Expect more relaxed Bejino in 400-meter freestyle S6 event

09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Filipino para swimmer Gary Bejino is mentally and physically prepared for his penultimate event, the 400-meter freestyle S6 event in the World Paralympic Games slated Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Tokyo Aquatic Center in…

After disqualification, Mangliwan sets sights on 1,500m T52 race on Sunday

Glendale G. Rosal 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s not over yet for wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan after his disqualification from the 400-meter T52 race on Friday evening in the World Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Mangliwan was disqualified from the…

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