The disappearing ‘lolas’ of Mapanique

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 03/30/2023

There were originally 96 members when they formed the Malaya Lolas, an association of Filipino women who suffered mass rape and other forms of horrendous crimes committed by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. As…

Rintaro leads Gentle Giants to hard-fought win against Mendiola FC in Cavite

Glendale G. Rosal 03/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Football Club (CFC) Gentle Giants edged Mendiola FC 1991, 1-0, in the ongoing Philippines Football League (PFL), on Saturday, March 25, at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) National Training Center in Carmona,…

Flowers for Lolas: Accurate historical inclusion while the comfort women’s voices can still be heard

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/21/2023

Like other Filipina comfort women, Lola Hilaria Bustamante died still fighting without receiving justice. Lola Hilaria passed away  last Saturday, March 18, 2023  at the age of 97, 10 days after the UN Committee on the Elimination…

Revel in Japanese Cuisine at bai Hotel’s Ume Restaurant 

Jeanne Sherlyn S. Tello, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 09/02/2022

One of the most famous and favored cuisines by many Filipinos and Cebuanos, in particular, is Japanese food.     From ramen to sushi, these appetizing Japanese choices are oozing with flavors and are best paired with hane…

Filipino boxer, Carcosia, to square off with Japanese foe, Mori, in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another Filipino boxer will try his luck in Japan as Presco “The Iceman” Carcosia faces Japanese up and comer Musashi Mori in a non title featherweight bout on July 13, 2022 at the…

The saga of the WW II women victims of sexual slavery and violence 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 11/30/2021

Lola Isabelita Viduya died last November 23, 2021 at age of 89 due to pneumonia, the same day the unfortunate event called “Mapanique Siege” happened in 1944. Lola Isabelita is a leader of the Malaya Lolas who…

Japanese artist creates map of Cebu City in metal

Immae Lachica 12/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Seeing maps around Cebu is nothing new. But seeing a metal representation of the city’s map sure is something we don’t see all the time. This is what Japanese artist Wataru Sakuma and his…

2nd crew member, dead cows found after ship sinks off Japan

Associated Press 09/04/2020

TOKYO — Japanese rescuers found the second crew member and multiple dead cows Friday in waters where a ship carrying thousands of cows from New Zealand capsized and is believed to have sunk during stormy weather, coast…

The saga of the missing Lola statue

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/01/2020

“GINAHASA AKO.”  The words that  Lola  Rosa Henson writes every day  in a piece of paper but she then crumples and throws away to hide her dark past. The same  lines that have been  delivered by veteran actress…

Bells as mute witnesses to history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/15/2020

  “Oiliness is next to ugliness” is probably the most memorable bit of advice I have received on how to look good on Zoom. Good audio, flattering light, and lip gloss are givens. I even know how…

Social Distancing is key in this war against COVID-19

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/19/2020

  Cebu is now virtually on a war footing due to COVID-19, a fitting but sad tribute, if not a terribly bad time in itself, to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. …

Yui, Japanese girl in Cebu with an amazing advocacy

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 02/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eula Arañez Co was buying a drink together with her friends in a drugstore chain along the bustling street of A.S Fortuna in Mandaue City when a Japanese girl caught her attention outside…

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