Construction showcase links industry professionals, biz owners

STC INTERN 06/08/2018

MORE construction industry professionals, business owners and clients are expected to visit ongoing the 3-day 9th Philconstruct Visayas and the 9th HVAC/R Visayas at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. The…

Despite AI’s challenges, BPO group sees industry’s growth

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/29/2018

AMID the emergence of new technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) remain optimistic with the industry’s growth. In an interview yesterday, CCAP President Jojo Uligan said contact center…

Shipping firm’s new ro-ro to give industry a boost

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/07/2018

DESPITE the emergence of more promo fares offered by local airlines, sea travel continues to enjoy patronage from travelers especially in the Visayas and Mindanao. This is evident in the continued requests to open more ports of…

Showbiz industry mourns death of director Maryo J. Delos Reyes

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/28/2018

THE PHILIPPINE entertainment industry has lost another gem after veteran film and TV director Maryo J. Delos Reyes passed away Saturday night. His brother, Manny delos Reyes, confirmed his death through a Facebook post yesterday. “To all…

Exporters upbeat about industry’s ’18 prospects China ties seen to boost sector next year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/14/2017

The Philippines’ warmer relation with China has gotten export players in Cebu more bullish for what’s in store for the industry in 2018. Federico Escalona, executive director at the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) in Cebu, said…

Finance expert: Film industry can boost Cebu’s economy

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/15/2017

Developing the film industry will boost Cebu’s economy said Gin Kai Chan, a Singapore-based financing expert with focus on film production. Chan is chief executive officer of Silver Media Group, a private media fund, and president of…

Giving guitar-making industry a boost

Norman V. Mendoza 09/13/2017

MARIBAGO HOLDS GUITAR FESTIVAL Children with colorful costumes highlighting locally made guitars competed in the street-dancing competition in the sixth Guitar Festival of Barangay Maribago last Sunday. The activity was aimed at boosting the waning interest in…

Filipino firms, tycoons urged to embrace new thinking to grow

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/27/2017

FILIPINO companies and industry tycoons should learn to embrace new thinking like tapping start-ups to grow. Jojo Flores, co-founder and vice president of Sillicon Valley–based start-up accelerator Plug and Play, said most industry tycoons in the Philippines…

CIB.O seeks industry support in bid to secure talent pool

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/22/2017

A leader in the local information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector called for greater collaboration between industry and the academe in talent preparation, especially with the anticipated shortage of college graduates in the next two years. Wilfredo…

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…

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