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…

More tablea makers can boost PH cacao industry

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/01/2017

Cebu’s role Having more tablea makers in Cebu can help boost the cacao industry in Davao, which is the largest producer of cacao in the country. Nelia Navarro, Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI-7) officer…

BPO industry still thriving despite US policies

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/13/2017

US ENVOY in CEBU US AMBASSADOR to the Philippines Sung Kim said the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the country will continue to do well even amid worries that proposed Trump policies will curtail the sector’s…

At Patricia’s kitchen

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 06/23/2017

DINNERS at home in my daughter’s kitchen in Sunnyside, Queens is always a delightful experience. Patricia and her Romanian husband George are both good cooks. Their respective jobs expose them only to the finest kitchens in the…

PHILCONSTRUCT Visayas now on its 8th year

PR 06/10/2017

  The region’s biggest building and construction expo, PHILCONSTRUCT Visayas, has reached its 8th year of bringing together the best brands and suppliers of the building and construction industry. The expo was launched last Thursday, June 8…

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