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


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 »

Unity against coercion


There can be no discounting the importance of the challenges that confront Southeast Asia today. This week, as Asean leaders converge in Manila for the 30th Asean Summit; the evolving difficulties in the South China Sea will unavoidably be in the backdrop. The report that the Chinese Coast Guard fired shots at Filipino fishermen in […]

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


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ROAD RAGE SHOOTING IN CEBU Police on a hunt  for a scion of a prominent Chinese Cebuano family who shot and wounded a nurse over a traffic altercation A scion of a prominent Chinese Cebuano family is now being pursued by the police in a road rage incident that saw him firing his gun at […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Officials study WTE facility for Inayawan


Cebu City officials, led by Mayor Tomas Osmeña, are checking a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility operated by a Chinese firm in Bangkok, Thailand to determine if such could be applied in the city’s Inayawan landfill. “WTE doesn’t create as much energy as a normal power plant, but our objective in Cebu is to dispose of our […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Exporters urged: Get ready for the rebound


Philexport Cebu official shows guarded optimism on sector’s growth, gives advice As the country’s export sector faces challenging times, local businessmen are encouraged to prepare themselves when the rebound will happen in the industry. Federico Escalona, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) Cebu executive director, said this amid guarded optimism on the export sector’s positive performance […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Family of missing Chinese tourist calls for help


The family of a female Chinese tourist who went missing in Cebu since Saturday morning is asking for help from everyone who could give them information and help them locate her. Weiying Gu, 72, who was in Cebu with a group of other Chinese tourists including her husband Guoqiang Wu, was reported missing since Saturday […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Breaking,Headlines | Read More »

An auspicious feast at Tin Gow


TIN GOW, the premier Chinese restaurant of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino (WCCHC) has been satisfying the discerning palates with its refined Cantonese cuisine since it opened in the convention hotel in 1999. Its dim sum, those small portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, in this elegant restaurant […]

Posted: February 4th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

New year notes


We are not a Chinese family. But Chinese New Year, which falls on January 28 and will usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster, is a special celebration in our home because Jeff lived and worked in the cities of Beijing and Guangzhou for close to a decade, while I lived and studied in […]

Posted: January 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Enriched by the Chinese


Let us celebrate Chinese New Year, with some thoughts on the Chinese in our history. “Whenever they bought a Chinese porcelain vase or jar or plate they brought into their house, something of that grand civilization. That they valued their celadons and their blue and white china the evidence of archaeology confirms beyond doubt. That […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

1M Sino tourists, more trade partnerships seen


The new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China is expecting at least 1 million Chinese tourists to visit the Philippines and more trade partnerships between the two countries this year. With the enhanced relationships between both countries, Consul General Shi Yong said that this year would mark the start of more trading partnerships, […]

Posted: January 22nd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »