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Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes

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The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said both the region and the whole country were fast to recover from what had happened due to strong […]

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

Duty Free launches newest outlet at Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport

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State-owned Duty Free Philippines (DFP) on Thursday opened a “destination boutique” featuring the region’s best local products in response to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting Cebu. DFP inaugurated its newest outlet at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) departure store located at the gateway’s international departure area. “There is an increase in tourist arrivals […]

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

Artists urged to explore open field of opportunities

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Artists and designers are encouraged to explore the open field of opportunities created by today’s technological evolution. John Paul “Lakan” Olivares, program head for arts and design at Southwestern University PHINMA’s senior high school, said he could only see things going up for the creative sector in the Philippines. Olivares said aspiring artists and designers […]

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

ESL market growing

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JAPANESE STUDENTS The Cebu market for Japanese nationals looking to study English as a Second Language (ESL) will continue to grow. Haruna Yamaguchi, manager of the Cebu-based Japanese company, I Land Way Philippines Inc., gave this assessment as she said she would also be expecting more Japanese families to stay in Cebu to learn English […]

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

SWU PHINMA launches arts and design courses for senior high

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Southwestern University PHINMA (SWU PHINMA), long known for its medical and business-related courses, is taking the “road less traveled” as it offers arts and design programs for senior high school students. John Olivares, SWU SHS Arts and Design program head, said that they aim to strengthen their goal of providing more opportunities for Filipino youth […]

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

DTI: Numbers to go up

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Business name registration IN CEBU A local trade official expects business name registration in Cebu to grow further this year as the government is poised to reach out to the informal sector. Zaide Bation, chief of the consumer welfare division at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu, said they are helping local government […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu, Palawan projects eyed

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  A Japanese property developer is poised to continue doing business in Cebu as it sets its eyes on expanding in Palawan as well. Haruna Yamaguchi, general manager at Ai World Park & Resorts in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, said they have already prepared a 10-year master plan for several projects in the province. “Initially, […]

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

US Embassy official says travel alerts no bearing on US-PH bilateral relationship

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Advisories issued by the government of the United States against travel to certain parts of the Philippines will never be indicative of the two countries’ bilateral relationship, an American diplomat said. Russel Brown, consul general at the US Embassy in Manila, said these warnings are for the mere benefit of US citizens. “The decision to […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Chef’s assistant sets up promising eatery business

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ofw’s memorial to slain brother For 29-year-old overseas worker Robert Yap, setting up a food business in his hometown of Argao in southern Cebu was more than just a means to earn. Carenderia ni Eton, a roadside eatery located in Barangay Langtad, was an ode to his late brother, a memorial of sorts, which seeks […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

200 hectares for investors

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Consolacion town eyes more growth with more land to offer developers What makes Consolacion, a northern Cebu town, attractive to investors? Its area and strategic location. “Consolacion, being a neighbor of Mandaue and close to Cebu (City), is a ‘natural expansion site’ for possible investors,” said Roy Soledad, head of the Cebu Investment Promotions Office […]

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