Duterte to Apec leaders: ‘PH open for business’

11/18/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he would encourage more investors to do business in the Philippines in his attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Lima, Peru. “My message to Apec will be…

Two 2017 events seen to boost MICE market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/07/2016

Two upcoming international events to be held in the Philippines next year has boosted the optimism of tourism stakeholders, including the management of an international hotel chain in Cebu on the future of the local meetings, incentives,…

Tourism exec: Cebu needs more convention centers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/24/2016

Despite hosting recent int’l events, Cebu should improve areas to sustain MICE growth Cebu should have bigger convention centers, better roads and improved facilities to continue making a mark in the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE)…

Investments, improved infra to help CV hit tourism target

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/30/2016

The influx of investments for tourism development and improvement of tourism infrastructure in the region are among the factors that will boost the chances of Central Visayas to hit its target of 5.8 million arrivals in 2016.…

Cobonpue auctions Yoda chairs, generates P8.7M

12/20/2015

The online auction of six Yoda chairs by industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue to benefit Unicef’s children’s programs brought in a total of P8.76 million in just two hours last December 16. The chairs were briefly used by…

DPWH 7 worried about delay in bridge repair

Nestle L. Semilla 12/13/2015

Minor repairs started on first Mandaue-Mactan bridge THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 voiced concern over requests by local officials to delay the repair of the first Mandaue-Mactan bridge. He said this would  only…

Polite silence

Ricky Poca 11/22/2015

During last week’s  APEC conference in  Manila, it was agreed that the South China Sea dispute would not be discussed at the request of  China.  Philippine leaders agreed in order not to  embarrass the Chinese president who…

Kris shows post-Apec sunburn, calls it ‘quits’ with commuters

11/21/2015

PRESIDENTIAL sister Kris Aquino took to Instagram to share a photo of her sunburnt skin, which she said she acquired after touring the spouses of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders at Fort Santiago in Manila. “About…

Sea dispute discussed in bilateral meeting

11/20/2015

The South China Sea disputes may not have been touched or even mentioned in the summit of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation but it proved to be among the hot topics on the sidelines. Japan’s…

Obama calls on China to halt land reclamation

11/19/2015

Manila — President Barack Obama called on China to halt land reclamation and construction in the disputed South China Sea in his latest show of support for Southeast Asian nations unnerved by China’s assertiveness in the region.…