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…

ECCP sees shift in Cebu’s ‘creative’ sector

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/21/2017

CEBU’S creative sector has enjoyed the patronage of many foreign markets for many years, with the highlight having been on world-class handmade furniture and accessories by local artists. However, in the advent of technology, many are seeing…

Gloria Arroyo: Invest in agriculture sector

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/09/2017

The public and private sectors are encouraged to invest in the agriculture sector as a long-term solution to end hunger in the country. Pampanga Rep. and former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said this to participants of the…

Private sector behind athletic success

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 08/31/2017

A few months back, someone asked if I can write something about how the commercial ties of the national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas had affected the recruitment of better talent into the roster. At the time, I…

Colliers: Export sector drives demand for industrial spaces in Metro Cebu

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/16/2017

  The demand for industrial space and facilities in Cebu was seen to be sustained by the continued dynamism of the local export sector, according to property management and research firm Colliers Philippines. Colliers, in a report…

BPO sector to maximize hiring of SHS grads

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/14/2017

  THE BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) industry in Cebu is looking at maximizing the hiring of senior high school graduates in the next two years in anticipation of the absence of college graduates during this period. Wilfredo…

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