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Execs: Late CV tourism chief set bar high for next regional director

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WHILE he only served in the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) for a little over three months, the late regional director Catalino “Butch” Chan III set expectations among stakeholders that his successor would have to live up to. For Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas, the new regional director should have the […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Businesses in Mactan Is. told: Brace for power interruptions

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  NGCP: APRIL 9 TO APRIL 15 Lapu-Lapu City officials will discuss measures to prepare residents and establishments of the upcoming power interruptions scheduled to hit Mactan Island starting April 9 until April 15. Hembler Mendoza, Lapu-Lapu Tourism officer, said he would meet with acting Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Marcial Ycong to discuss the matter today […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Bantayan maps out tourism development plan

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Bantayan Island in northern Cebu has always been known for its white sand beaches, perfect for quick getaways with family and friends during the Holy Week. A huge number of domestic and foreign tourists also flock to the island during the Holy Week observance, in time for the foot processions in Bantayan town on Maunday […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Betting on a hot, hot, hot business!

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Former salesman risks it all in Silly Boy Hot Sauce venture Quitting one’s job at a multi-national company, even when a promotion was looming, just to risk it all for a new business venture may sound as silly as silly gets. But 31-year-old Marvin Viagedor, owner of Silly Boy Hot Sauce, was nothing short of […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

PAL further expands Cebu domestic routes

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National flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Sunday inaugurated four new domestic routes from and into Cebu, further expanding its network in the country’s second busiest gateway. PAL launched its flights from Cebu (CEB) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) and Coron (USU) in Palawan, Surigao City, and General Santos (GES) City, bringing the total number of domestic […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Catalysts of Growth

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Who can be the next catalysts of growth that will bring the Mandaue North Reclamation Area into the next level of becoming the new business district in Cebu? Optimistic business owners of establishments in the nearly 200 hectares of prime commercial property are banking on the newer establishments to become the next big spark to […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Private sector urged to participate in improving gov’t’s K to 12 program

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To bridge the gap between skills in the workforce and the labor needs of businesses today, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is calling for more or greater private sector participation in shaping the government’s K to 12 program. Lito Maderazo, CCCI past president, said the organization is set to begin phase two […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Starting entrepreneurs urged to invest in a franchise

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ENTREPRENEURS, who are interested to invest in a franchise but have no background in running a business, are encouraged to visit franchise expos, get acquainted with exhibitors and determine which business is right for them. Franklin Go, Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) chairman, gave this advice to entrepreneurs as he encouraged them to invest in a […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

BPO tie-up with ICT department aims to bring jobs to the countryside

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A homegrown business process outsourcing (BPO) firm projects to hire 10,000 workers across the Philippines within five years through a planned partnership with the national government. Michael Cubos, founder of Cordova-based Performance 360, said he recently came to an informal agreement with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to help bring development and […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

CCCI announces Cebu Business Month 2017 activities

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THIS year’s Cebu Business Month (CBM), the flagship project of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), is set to address issues relevant to industry stakeholders in four key areas. Celebrated June of each year, CBM 2017 aims to inspire, promote, and grow Cebu business by gathering various stakeholders to events related to tourism, […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »