Robi Domingo, girlfriend Maiqui Pineda are now engaged

Dana Cruz 11/06/2022

Robi Domingo and his girlfriend of four years, Maiqui Pineda, are now engaged after Domingo proposed during their recent trip to Japan. The TV host popped the question while they were in the middle of the famous…

Domingo scores a TKO win against Japanese boxer Iimura

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Esneth Ray Domingo scored a stunning sixth-round technical knockout (TKO) against hometown fighter Jukiya Iimura on Thursday evening, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The 23-year-old Lebak, Sultan Kudarat…

Japanese songwriter ‘iwapt’ making a name in Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ken Iwamoto, a Japanese songwriter and filmmaker from Tokyo who goes by a screen name “iwapt,” has proven a lot in the music industry, not only in Japan, but also in the Philippines,…

Domingo battles Japanese upstart Oct. 20 in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the downfall of many Filipino boxers in Japan, Esneth Ray Domingo is optimistic that he will emerge victorious against hometown boxer Jukiya Iimura in their bout this Thursday, October 20, 2022, at…

Inoue vs Butler unification showdown set Dec 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited showdown between unbeaten Japanese Naoya “Monster” Inoue and British world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler will happen on December 13 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Probellum, Butler’s main…

Servania makes comeback against former world champ Iwasa

Glendale G. Rosal 09/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger, Genesis Servania burns the comeback trail against former world champion Ryosuke Iwasa on October 25, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Servania is coming off from a one-year…

Domingo eyes comeback in Japan fight with Iimura

Glendale G. Rosal 09/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ZIP-Sanman Boxing Team’s Esneth “Hard Hitter” Domingo is aiming for a comeback by taking on Japanese up-and-comer Jukiya Iimura on Oct. 20, 2022 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  The 23-year-old Domingo,…

Meet the man with the ‘dream job’: Tokyo resident gets paid to simply exist

Reuters 09/06/2022

TOKYO — Shoji Morimoto has what some would see as a dream job: he gets paid to do pretty much nothing. The 38-year-old Tokyo resident charges 10,000 yen ($71) per booking (roughly P4,000) to accompany clients and…

Apolinar loses OPBF super bantam belt with 5th round stoppage

Glendale G. Rosal 08/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Pete “Thunder” Apolinar lost his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight title to Japanese Yoshiki Takei following an unusual referee stoppage on the fifth round Friday, August 26,…

Apolinar, Japanese foe make weight; Friday fight a go

Glendale G. Rosal 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Pete “Thunder” Apolinar and Japanese up-and-comer Yoshiki Takei passed the official weigh-in on Thursday, August 25, 2022, to set their Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight battle on…

Nietes loses to Ioka via UD; PH still without world champion

Glendale G. Rosal 07/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka outworked four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes to score a unanimous decision victory in their much-anticipated rematch on Wednesday night at…

Nietes vs Ioka: Ahas hopes to reclaim title and restore Filipino boxing pride tomorrow in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited rematch between four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka is officially set after both hurdled the official weigh-in on Tuesday at…

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