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More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017

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China’s Xiamen Air

Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng Dongtao, said the airline announced additional direct flights from China to Cebu this year. “That’s great news to […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

When Argao’s torta maker learns to ride the e-commerce wave

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This is one of the posts of Chitang’s Torta in the torta maker’s Facebook page. A strong online presence is one of the things, Chitang’s Torta owner, Irwin Camello, learned from the Department of Trade and Industry’s E-commerce workshop. (Chitang's Torta FB Page)

FOR over 30 years, Chitang’s Torta Bakery has maintained the recipe for the popular delicacy used by its late founder Anecita “Chitang” Camello. Even now with her son Irvin, 47, managing the business after her passing in 2007, the Argao-based store still managed to stick with traditions, especially in the preparation of torta which the […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Bizmen see cheaper goods, lowered prices of gasoline

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Business leaders in Cebu welcomed the idea of building an oil refinery in the province, citing its benefits to the local economy. For Virgilio Espeleta, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) vice president for business development, such facility will create employment and downstream opportunities for locals. “Likewise, it will reduce the cost of finished […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

‘Sell more to China’

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China Asean Expo (CAEXPO) visitors check out the Philippine trade delegation’s booth during last year’s CAEXPO at Nanning, Guangxi, China.
(Citem.com.ph)

While Chinese imports far exceed Philippine exports to China, a local business leader believed more should be done to take advantage of the size of the Chinese market. Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said local businesses should explore selling more to China. “We are importing a lot from China. Without […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Exec: Suroy-Suroy Sugbo great tool to promote Cebu

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Suroy-Suroy Sugbo guests enjoy lunch  in Moalboal town  in southern Cebu during its 2015 caravan.
(CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

THE Suroy-Suroy Sugbo caravan is an effective tool in promoting the province of Cebu. Edilberto Mendoza, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (Cato), gave this description of the Suroy-Suroy and its importance in promoting the province locally and overseas. “It has a great impact in Cebu’s tourism industry because it will highlight the […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Entrepreneur invests in Cebu’s first library café for homegrown authors

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Local authors gather at the PhiloSophia Library Cafe, a place where entrepreneur Caroline Porras can showcase the books that ClintKAMMS Corp. publishes and for local authors to converge and talk about their craft. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO).

ENTREPRENEUR Caroline Porras, president and chief executive officer of ClintKAMMS Corp., invested about P1 million or another business venture that will serve as home of printed books and a venue for authors to converge and discuss their craft. Porras, who has been in the printing business in the last 14 years, sees the opening of […]

Posted: January 15th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Not all ATMs affected by cell site shutdown this weekend

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The Cebu Bankers Club (CBC) assured the banking public that they will still be able to withdraw money from automated teller machines (ATM) during the weekend, even if cell sites will be shut down for Sinulog. CBC past president Maximo Rey Eleccion said most banks in Cebu City, if not all, use leased lines (cable) […]

Posted: January 12th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

SM, Filinvest break silence on setback violations issue

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SM Seaside City responds to Tomas Osmeña's accusations that they violated building code regulations (CDN FILE PHOTO).

Two locators at the South Road Properties (SRP) accused by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña of violating building code regulations have broken their silence on the issue. In a statement published on their official Facebook page, the management of SM Seaside City Cebu said they have been compliant with the laws and regulations in the […]

Posted: January 12th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Aloguinsan’s Bojo River association wins Asean Tourism Award for best community group

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Boating in the Bojo river, Aloguinsan.(CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

A Capitol official hoped Aloguinsan’s latest recognition would encourage other local governments in Cebu to adopt the town’s approach on managing its tourism destination. Joselito “Boboi” Costas, Cebu provincial tourism officer, said having Aloguinsan cited by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) was already enough proof that community-based tourism works in Cebu. “Most of […]

Posted: January 12th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu biz leaders laud P19B funding for small enterprise

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CCCI GENERAL MEETING/MAY 28, 2016 Mrs. Melanie Ng - 20016 CCCI president. (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

Business leaders in Cebu lauded the initiative of the Duterte administration to make financing more accessible to micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSME), saying this will help spur the growth of these businesses. Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said access to finance has always been a major concern for MSMEs. […]

Posted: January 12th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »