Firms urged: Be competitive, embrace innovation concept

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 04/18/2018

IT-BPM, business leaders optimistic Cebu City will be back in top 10 Tholons list Industries should embrace the concept of innovation not just digitally but also in simple business processes like improving people management and automation services.…

ALI offers 10-year bonds at 5.92% p.a.

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. has priced an innovative P10-billion 10-year bond offering to yield 5.92 percent per annum for the first five years. Proceeds will partly cover ALI’s record capital spending of P111 billion this year.…

Tourism dep’t extends ‘Bring Home a Friend’ drive until October

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) extended the “Bring Home a Friend” (BHAF) campaign until October 31, 2018, after overwhelming requests from the public. DOT Secretary Wanda Teo said that the campaign was extended by DOT and its…

Firms urged to invest in upscaling workforce

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/17/2018

IT, BPM sector and the AI phenomenon With the need to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more apparent, industry experts in Cebu continue to call on companies to invest in upscaling their workforce. At the same time,…

Jollibee gets bigger stake of Smashburger

Inquirer.net 04/17/2018

Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. has consummated a deal to acquire a controlling stake in US hamburger chain Smashburger, taking a bigger bite of the vast US market and scaling up its global footprint. In a…

Traffic impact study requirement for developers proposal welcomed

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2018

A TOP official of a homegrown property company has welcomed the Capitol’s plan to require developers to provide a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) before they can build their projects in Cebu province “That’s a very sound proposition…

OFWs’ remittances in February hit $2.5B

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

Dollars sent back home by expatriate Filipinos continued to rise in February on the back of larger remittance volumes from both land- and sea-based workers, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Monday. In a press…

Roque: Duterte to sign Endo EO on May 1

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte would sign the executive order to stop “endo” or end of contract on or before May 1, Labor Day, Malacañang assured the public on Monday. “The President wants it as soon as possible. We…

Empanada dreams: Couple grows business, keeps promise

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/15/2018

Ma. Belinda “Tita Belen” Jabone was known among customers, family members and friends for her delicious cakes, pastries and native delicacies. Tita Belen was not trained as a pastry chef or baker, but she preferred baking over…

A mall to rise in Cebu I.T. Park

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/13/2018

Townships Within Townships Trend Creating townships within townships is now becoming a trend among developers in integrated communities. This is why it would not be a surprise to see residential units or lifestyle strips within economic zones,…

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