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January 16, 2019 8:15 AM Japan-funded projects for signing in Q1 2019

More flood control and road projects are set to be funded by Japan this year MANILA, Philippines – Three loan agreements with Japan are set to be formalized this 1st quarter of 2019, said the Department of Finance (DOF). The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be funding the North-South Commuter Railway extension project, the 4th phase 325

December 31, 2018 2:29 PM Before year ends, Nietes captures 4th world title

The 36-year-old remains unbeaten in his last 35 fights spanning 14 years MANILA, Philippines – A big victory by Donnie Nietes over Japanese Kazuto Ioka on New Year's Eve may yet spark another resurgence for Filipino boxers in 2019. Nietes bested Ioka by split decision at the Grand Theater of Wynn Palace Cota in Macau on Monday night, December 31, to clinch 72

December 31, 2018 12:10 PM Nietes in elite company by clinching WBO super flyweight title

'Ahas' pulls off a split decision win over Japan's Kazuto Ioka to become the third Filipino with a title in 4 weight classes MANILA, Philippines – Donnie Nietes couldn't have ended 2018 any better after clinching the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight title against Kazuto Ioka on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, in Macau. "Ahas" joined 66

December 29, 2018 12:00 PM IN PHOTOS: Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland is a 'Hello Kitty' fan’s paradise

Meet Hello Kitty and friends in Sanrio’s indoor theme park in west Tokyo TOKYO, Japan – Sanrio’s cute cast of characters from Hello Kitty to Gudetama have been loved by generations. For every kid and kid-at-heart, Tokyo has the perfect and kawaii-est place to enjoy the company of these beloved figures: Puroland. Located in Tama, somewhere in the western 94

December 29, 2018 4:46 AM NEDA: Japan still Philippines' top ODA provider

Japan's loans and grants to the Philippines in the first 3 quarters of 2018 reached $5.98 billion or more than 40% of the total Official Development Assistance received by the Philippines during the period MANILA, Philippines – Japan remained as the Philippines’ biggest source of official development assistance (ODA) as of the third quarter of 2018, the National 70

December 13, 2018 3:42 PM Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn on as CEO after his arrest in Tokyo, but launch an enquiry into his pay package and names a deputy CEO to ensure day-to-day management PARIS, France – The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday, December 13, that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found 80

December 11, 2018 9:26 AM Joshua Pacio to defend ONE world title against Hayato Suzuki

Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines is ready to defend his title against Hayato Suzuki of Japan in a highly-anticipated rematch on January 19 in the ONE: Eternal Glory that will be held at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. who hails from Baguio City, Philippines – captured the ONE Strawweight World 63

December 7, 2018 9:04 AM Japan electronics company Pioneer bought by Hong-Kong fund

Pioneer, known for its audio equipment as well as car electronics systems, says Baring Private Equity Asia agreed on a 102-billion-yen ($904 million) plan to revive the struggling Tokyo-based company TOKYO, Japan – Japanese electronics firm Pioneer said Friday it will become a wholly owned unit of a Hong Kong-based fund to rebuild itself in a deal worth 85

November 30, 2018 11:20 AM Gilas fails to defend homecourt vs Kazakhstan in World Cup qualifiers

The Philippines falls to a share of 3rd place with Japan in Group F behind a 5-4 record MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas failed to defend its home after the visiting Kazakhstan hacked out a 92-88 win in the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, November 30. Alexander Zhigulin waxed hot for 30 points, 18 off three-pointers 70

November 22, 2018 12:00 PM Two up-and-comers relish ONE championship chance

It is not often that a mixed martial artist gets to be included at the same event with the athletes they look up to. In the case of Rockie Bactol and Jeremy Miado, the chance to strut their wares in front of a worldwide audience together with Brandon Vera and Eduard Folayang is an opportunity of a lifetime. Vera and Folayang will be the centerpiece of ONE: CONQUEST 69