Firms urged to invest in upscaling workforce

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/17/2018

IT, BPM sector and the AI phenomenon With the need to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more apparent, industry experts in Cebu continue to call on companies to invest in upscaling their workforce. At the same time,…

The private sector and a fond farewell to Nyor Carl

Jobers R. Bersales 04/11/2018

In last week’s column, I mentioned that Mega Cebu, or more properly, the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB), has in fact an urbanization plan. Prepared by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), it is designed…

A can of worms in the coop sector (part 2)

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/05/2018

The controversy arising from the case filed against Nutriwealth Multi-Purpose Cooperative NMPC and the series of Cease and Desist Orders issued by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) against the subject co-op has so rocked the sector that…

A can of worms in the coop sector

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/28/2018

The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) should brace itself for a major shake up, this after a federation and the apex body of cooperatives raised a howl over the regulatory body’s perceived careful and delicate handling of the…

A can of worms in the coop sector

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/26/2018

The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) should brace itself for a major shake up, this after a federation and the apex body of cooperatives raised a howl over the regulatory body’s perceived careful and delicate handling of the…

More private-public sector collaboration pushed

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2017

BRING HOME A FRIEND LAUNCHED Greater collaboration between the government and private sector is needed to convert opportunities provided by the tourism department’s Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program into inclusive economic growth. Justin Uy, chairman and…

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…

Go beyond sightseeing, tourism sector urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/16/2017

Local tourism stakeholders need to spice up their products if they want to attract more Japanese and Korean visitors, both of whom have been coming in and out of Cebu for so long. Alice Queblatin, president of…

‘Suroy not ready for private sector’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/06/2017

Turning over the “Suroy Suroy Sa Sugbo” to the private sector will take some time until the local governments are fully on board the program, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said yesterday. “Duna gyoy plano nga i-turn over…

IT-BPM sector in Cebu still upbeat despite dip in investments in PH

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/27/2017

Despite the decline in investments in the country’s Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector during the second quarter of the year, a local industry leader still considers Cebu “lucky.” This is because Cebu continues to enjoy the…