Video editor highlights inter-cultural love story between Japanese and Badjao woman

Immae Lachica 08/20/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—  Love is the universal language that everyone understands.  Proof of this is this inter-cultural marriage between a Japanese national and a woman from the Badjao tribe of Cebu. This is the love story of…

Talisay cop admits to killing Japanese national in Toledo; jealousy eyed in shooting

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police have identified the man, who shot the 71-year-old Japanese national, Akira Togo, in Toledo City, in western Cebu, at  9:50 a.m. of August 18, 2019. Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, Police Regional…

Japanese rescued from sixth-floor balcony 

Benjie B. Talisic 07/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—A Japanese national was rescued from the sixth floor balcony of a hotel building in Barangay Santa Cruz here on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019. Members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management rescue team,…

46 students complete Japanese Language Course in CCPL

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Promising opportunities in Japan prompted 26-year-old Cherry Cagasan to learn Nihonggo or Japanese. A native of Duero, Bohol, Cagasan graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and currently works as a project engineer…

‘Brains’ behind Japanese bizwoman’s killing in August 2018 nabbed in Japan

Benjie Talisic 06/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines-The mastermind of the killing of Junko Hamada, the 71-year-old Japanese businesswoman who was ambushed last year in Cebu City, was arrested by authorities in Japan last week. Police Lieutenant Colonel Frankie Lugo, Investigation and…

Japanese football star Shinji Kagawa plans Cebu trip next year

Mars G. Alison 06/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Japanese football star Shinji Kagawa may visit Cebu next year if his schedule would permit. Hayato Ayabe, Guiseppe Football Club (GFC) volunteer coach, made the announcement following Kagawa’s June 13, 2019 visit of Super…

Cebu City Library offers free Spanish classes

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the successful launch of the free Japanese language classes program, Cebu City Library now opens its doors for those who want to learn the Spanish language. The enrolment for the free classes…

Tomas: City taps more instructors for free Japanese language classes

Doris C. Bongcac 03/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With the volunteerism of members of the Japanese community here, the Cebu City government is now able to accommodate 500 students per week for its free Japanese language program. Mayor Tomas Osmeña said…

Fujitsu PH, Japan national offer free Nihongo classes to Cebuanos

Doris C. Bongcac and Immae Lachica 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Japan-based company has made an offer to partner with the Cebu City government in providing an expanded Japanese language training to benefit more Cebuanos who may end up joining their company after…

Close to 3K sign up for Cebu City’s free Japanese language classes

Immae Lachica 02/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to 3, 000 individuals trooped to the Cebu City public library on Tuesday afternoon to sign up for the city government’s free Japanese language classes. But only 100 of them can be…

Cebu City public library offers free Japanese language classes

Immae Lachica 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is now accepting applicants for its free Japanese language classes program. Enrolment is from February 26 to 28. Ruth Chua, Cebu City public librarian, said they are offering a…

DOT-7: 5.5M tourists visited Cebu in 2018

Michelle Joy Padayhag 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — Amid the travel warnings issued against southern Cebu in 2018, Cebu’s tourist arrivals increased by 14.33 percent or 698,849 tourists more than those in 2017. In a data presented  by Department of Tourism…

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