Business sector begins implementation of P31 wage hike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The business sector begins today, the implementation of the P31 per day wage increase that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) has approved. In Class A local government…

Nonito Donaire, Naoya Inoue promise repeat of 2019 bantamweight classic

Agence France Presse 06/05/2022

TOKYO, Japan – Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire produced a stone-cold bantamweight boxing classic when they fought in Japan in 2019, and the pair are promising that more is in store in Tuesday’s much-anticipated sequel. Japan’s “Monster” Inoue and “Filipino…

Probellum confirms: Nietes-Ioka rematch on July 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Global boxing outfit Probellum officially confirmed the rematch between four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and the reigning WBO world super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka on July 13 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium…

Typhoon Odette-affected families in Bohol and Cebu receive Japan-donated rice

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) distributed a total of 6,666 sacks of Japan-donated rice to identified local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol…

Rematch: Donaire-Inoue fight slated on June 7 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 05/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International boxing promoter Richard Schaefer is excited to see two boxing superstars in Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue clash on June 7, 2022 at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Schaefer, president of…

Lapu-Lapu, Oarai sign sister city partnership

Futch Anthony Inso 05/20/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has signed a sister city partnership with the Oarai City of Japan. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan of Lapu-Lapu City and Oarai City Mayor Yutaka Kunii signed the partnership on…

Nietes-Ioka rematch set for July 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-anticipated rematch between Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and Kazuto Ioka will finally happen on July 13 in Japan, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced. This latest development came a month after the WBO…

Hannah Arnold excited to vie in Miss International pageant

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 05/03/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold shares her excitement with her Instagram followers on Tuesday, May 3, as she is set to compete on the international stage.  “So grateful to be our representative for the Philippines…

World’s oldest person dies in Japan at 119

Agence France Presse 04/26/2022

TOKYO—A Japanese woman certified the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 119, local officials said Monday. Kane Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan, the same year the…

FIVB officials in Manila to inspect venues for VNL tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officials conducted an ocular inspection of the venues of the Volleyball Nations League men’s and women’s tournaments in June in Manila. The Philippines’ hosting of the two major international…

Russia conducts drills in northern territories

The Japan News/Asia News Network / 04/04/2022

TOKYO — Russia has started military exercises involving more than 1,000 personnel in the northern territories near Hokkaido, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Friday. About 200 anti-tank missiles, along with self-propelled artillery and drones, are said to…

Inoue announces Donaire rematch on Twitter

Glendale G. Rosal 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unbeaten Japanese world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue officially announced on Twitter his rematch with reigning WBC world bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. on June 7, 2022, in Saitama Super…

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