Success formula: Developers tie up with int’l brands

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/25/2018

Partnering with international brands is helping local developers in Cebu to compete and even outdo larger national developers. This was evident in the recent 2018 PropertyGuru Philippine Property Awards wherein some homegrown developers took home awards and…

Price hikes on basic goods expected soon

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/24/2018

Prices of basic commodities are expected to eventually increase following the series of oil price hikes implemented by oil companies. But this would not be reflected right away, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).…

Life insurance firms thrive in Cebu’s vibrant market

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/24/2018

CEBU and the rest of the Visayas market have enabled life insurance companies to grow. In particular, Allianz PNB Life has posted a 95.6 percent growth in its premium income from P2.71 billion in 2016 to P5.30…

Fil-Am bares US scholarship opportunities

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/24/2018

Where else can you get a bigger inspiration than from your parents? Filipino-American, Zholl Tablante, took inspiration from his late father whose endeavors to help schools in their hometown in Angeles City, Pampanga, were unknown to him…

4th Mandaue-Mactan bridge in the offing

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/23/2018

Plans for a fourth bridge connecting mainland Cebu to Mactan Island is now a step closer to implementation. A study team composed of local officials flew to Japan where they met with the Japan International Cooperation Agency…

Govt, private firms also burdened by fuel price increases

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/23/2018

THE government and private businesses are also going to bear the brunt of the series of oil price hikes implemented by petroleum companies. Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) President Stanley Go said several business processes…

TRANSPORT GROUPS SEEK FARE HIKE

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/22/2018

AMID FUEL PRICE INCREASE Following the series of oil price hikes being implemented by petroleum companies, transport groups in Cebu are pushing anew for an increase in the minimum fare of public utility jeepneys (PUJs). A fare…

Cebu developers bag national property awards

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/22/2018

HOMEGROWN Cebu developers were recognized in different categories during the 6th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, even besting other national developers. Leading the list is AppleOne Mactan Inc., the premier development arm of AppleOne Properties Inc., which reaped…

Cebuanos given alternative to book taxis through mobile phone

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/21/2018

CEBUANOS now have an option to book taxis through a mobile phone without additional booking fees or surge pricing. Developed by Eddie Ybañez, the Cebu-based app Micab was recently accredited by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory…

‘DATO NA ANG ALEGRIA!’

Glendale Rosal and Morexette Marie B. Erram, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/19/2018

PROSPERITY AWAITS OIL-RICH TOWN From a fourth-class municipality to a “rich” town with a monthly earning of about P82 million. The southern Cebu town of Alegria with around 23,000 residents is expected to reap economic benefits with…

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