Lessons from Paris

Radel Paredes 07/08/2017

On a wall in my bathroom is a framed map of the streets of Paris. I placed it there to help me remember the names of the streets, the arrondissements or districts, the iconic buildings and the…

SMEs, micro traders to share in country’s tourism growth

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/18/2017

An official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterated the importance of inclusive growth among industry stakeholders amid strong numbers in tourism arrivals in the first quarter of 2017. Speaking to participants of last Friday’s Cebu Tourism…

P3 offers soft loans for micro entrepreneurs

Intern 05/31/2017

  THE Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) announced on Wednesday the nationwide roll out of Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3). P3 is a lending program initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte for micro…

Cranes seen as indicators of Cebu’s bustling property sector

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/05/2017

2017 economic PROSPECTS MANY cranes in Cebu particularly in Mandaue and Cebu cities mean more real estate projects in these cities, which also mean better prospects for Cebu this year. Donato Busa, immediate past president of the…

MSMEs to use e-commerce knowledge to expand markets

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

FOURTEEN micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to expand their markets and become more competitive after completing a workshop on e-commerce organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The 14 ventures have been…

CLOSING THE INNOVATION GAP: Go into e-commerce, entrepreneurs urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/21/2016

Entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector are encouraged to go into electronic commerce or e-commerce so that they can compete with other Asian countries in terms of innovation. Ma. Elena Arbon, Department of…

Mentor Me graduate aims to duplicate Thirsty’s success

Dominic D. Yasay 12/14/2016

A LOCAL entrepreneur is aiming to duplicate what Cebuano businessman Bunny Pages’ fruit shake business, Thirsty, has attained. Terence Neil Padrique, 38, is the owner of The Lemon Co., a one-year-old business venture he started in May…

Entrepreneurs urged: Embrace e-commerce

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/27/2016

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of the country’s growing internet population and put up online platforms of their operations to scale up their businesses. Ma. Elena Arbon, Cebu provincial director of the Department of Trade and…

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…

PH posts 7.1% GDP GROWTH: Duterte gov’t lauded; early economic momentum cited

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/17/2016

Business leaders in Cebu lauded the present administration for the 7.1-percent growth of the Philippine economy during the first three months of President Rodrigo Duterte in office. However, some said this could also be owed to the…