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Private sector supports plan to earthball trees


BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) IT is a price of development that Cebu’s private sector understands – full grown trees along roads will have to be removed to widen the city’s streets to give way for buses. But the groups are banking on the city’s assurance that the trees, numbering 2,166, will be earthballed or transplanted […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

MCWD to tap private sector help


  A projected increase in Metro Cebu’s water demand by the year 2020 would translate to an additional need of 80,000 cubic meters of water per day. Joel Mari Yu, Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) chairman of the board, said that three years from now, Metro Ceb’s water demand would reach 416,000 cubic meters daily […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Promises to labor


There’s something to look forward to with President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of new programs for the country’s labor sector, particularly his proposed bank for overseas workers and promise to end contractualization once and for all. At a gathering of labor groups in Davao City’s People’s Park, President Duterte went on a lengthy discourse to explain […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes


The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said both the region and the whole country were fast to recover from what had happened due to strong […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Talking logistics


Logistics stakeholders tapped to help create better policies for sector The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking the cooperation of logistics stakeholders to help formulate better policies for the sector. Ma. Elena Arbon, DTI Cebu provincial director, said they are inviting logistics services providers, manufacturers, and those who avail of logistics services to […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Food still franchise investors’ favorite sector


FOOD and vanity are still the top picks for investors when it comes to franchising, accounting for 80 percent of all franchises here and abroad. Rudolf Kotik, founder of RK Franchise Consultancy, Inc., said food makes up 50 to 60 percent of franchises made in the Philippines while vanity or beauty-related businesses account for 20 […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cargo volume up


The booming economy and thriving import sector in Cebu province have resulted to a 20 percent increase of the volume of cargo passing through ports in Cebu in the first nine months of the year. According to a Cebu Port Authority (CPA) report obtained by Cebu Daily News, total cargo throughput hit 28.9 million metric […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Tourism chief seeks bigger MICE market share for PH


DOT Secretary Teo outlines department’s short-term, long-term thrusts The tourism department is looking forward for the Philippines especially Cebu and the Visayas to have a bigger slice of the international events in the meetings, incentives, conferences exhibitions (MICE) market. The newly appointed Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said the Department of Tourism would be taking […]

Posted: July 17th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »