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…

Kuwentong Kule: Comfort woman Lola Felicidad dies without seeing justice from Japan gov’t

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/11/2020

The survivors of the heinous sexual crimes the Japanese committed are dying without  receiving  a formal apology and legal compensation from Japan. Lola Felicidad delos Reyes, who is a member of Lila Filipina, died last week of pneumonia…

Johnriel Casimero set to face Naoya Inoue in title unification bout

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 01/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Another Filipino boxing champion in Johnriel Casimero gets a crack at undefeated Japanese Naoya Inoue in a title unification bout likely to be held on April 25 in Las Vegas. Casimero, the WBO bantamweight…

Wanted: Girlfriend to fly to the Moon with Japanese billionaire

01/13/2020

TOKYO — A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket. Yusaku Maezawa, who recently announced his break-up with a Japanese actress,…

Coast Guard says Japanese man didn’t die of drowning in Oslob

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The 52-year-old Japanese national who died while snorkeling in a whale shark-watching activity in Barangay Tanawan in Oslob town, southern Cebu on Thursday morning, January 2, 2020, did not drown, according to the…

Japanese national drowns in Oslob

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—A Japanese national died after drowning in Oslob town, southern Cebu on Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.  The victim was identified by Police Corporal Nicholas Quijano as 56-year-old Mari Nobo Kurayama.  Initial investigation shows that…

Tumulak calls on barangays to prepare residents for disasters

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A recent trip to Japan had Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak think about the disaster preparedness of Cebuanos and the readiness of communities when disaster strikes. The seasoned councilor visited Yokohama City, the…

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