Colliers: Nat’l developers to still pursue mixed-use communities for Cebu

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/28/2017

FOR national developers to make more headway in the competitive real estate market in Cebu, Colliers Philippines, a property research and management firm, has recommended that they would need to develop mixed-use communities; differentiate integrated projects; as…

DTI program targets tech-based startups

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/26/2017

FOLLOWING the success of its mentorship program for micro, small, and medium enterprises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to embark on a similar project this time for tech-based startups. Dubbed as Startup Island…

Real estate broker eyes slice of local hilot market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/26/2017

Whenever her kids would get fever or just simply start coughing, Myrna Cabrera-Ybiernas would apply vapor rub on their chests or shoulders and start massaging them to ease their discomfort. While medicine helps, she believes there is…

Entrepreneur sees promise of goat farming venture

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/19/2017

A fifty-six-year-old entrepreneur never intended his 10-hectare property to become what it is today — a growing, successful goat farm. In fact, Eddie Aguilar of Barangay Gunting in Barili town in southwest Cebu, had first intended to…

Why Cebu can continue to attract more Asian visitors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

DESPITE similarities among countries in the Asean region, a local tourism stakeholder pointed out that the Philippines, particularly Cebu, can still draw more Asian visitors with its diverse and unique product offerings. This comes as Central Visayas,…

Cebu City dad pushes bid to increase taxes on banks

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/14/2017

  In order to increase revenues for Cebu City, a councilor is proposing to increase the taxes imposed by the city on banks and other financial institutions. But during a public hearing on the proposed ordinance by…

Construction supply firm faces closure

Intern 11/08/2017

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he will order the closure of Vic Enterprises at MJ Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, even after its owner visited him in his office to ask for reconsideration. “Many told me that…

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Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/27/2017

Lulu Trinidad Ocampo exudes that energetic “can do” spirit that has made her elegant “Bags for Life” enterprise a life-changer for many in our communities. It was exciting to see her again and her eye-catching hand-painted bags,…

Cebu’s cacao farmers to get boost: Study, cash aid eyed

Irene R. Sino Cruz, Morexette B. Erram 08/22/2017

Realizing the economic potential of the local cacao industry, the Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office will push for more financial assistance from the Cebu provincial government, but only after the office complete its study on the cacao farmers…

Startups urged: Be exporters

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

Entrepreneurs told to avail of DTI program to help them export their products More start-up businesses were encouraged to take steps to become full-fledged exporters as the export industry is expected to experience a rebound this year,…

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