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Small but special tokens to make moms happy on their special day


IT’S the children’s turn to make their mothers happy especially today — Mother’s Day. For Cebu-based actor Dan Sy Lopez, he will give a bag and a mocha cake to his mother, Marirose. It is just a small token, but he knows that this will make her happy since his mom collects bags. “It’s her […]

Posted: May 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Innovation Council of Cebu to focus on ICT’s small players


DIGITAL entrepreneurs, technology startups, homegrown business process outsourcing firms, freelancers and animators will get a boost from the Innovation Council of Cebu (ICC) and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). These are the subsectors of the Information Communication Technology-Business Process Management (ICT-BPM) industry that the ICC and the CCCI will want to help […]

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

Save the small but mighty sardines


Jose Santino Bunachita’s article, “Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko”, in yesterday’s issue of Cebu Daily News, was quite interesting. It highlighted the innovative way by which the Cebu City government is dealing with the huge waste challenge it faces, and had to deal with, for decades already. Instead of the stick, the program called “Basura Mo, […]

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



PRO-LIFE As the debate on whether or not the death penalty shall be revived heats up, some Cebuanos await the stand of a lady lawmaker who has been popular for her “pro-life” stance in the past. Currently a supporter of President Duterte, people wonder whether she will stand up for what she consistently believed in […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

PLDT awards business leaders


Leonardo Javier Jr., Kenneth Cobonpue and Injap Sia celebrated alongside 2016 MVP Bossings Like an often quoted proverb says, “from small beginnings come great things.” When Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, Jr. made the decision in 1985 to open his first stall on West Avenue selling whole chicken roasted over charcoal, it meant borrowing 12 chickens from […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

How a factory worker became a bag-making entrepreneur


SHE went into the making of pillowcases to earn extra income for the treatment and medication of her ill son and ended up in making bags, which she has grown into a promising home-based business venture. Abegail Cabanit today dreams of putting up her own boutique inside a mall one day, where customers can walk […]

Posted: December 22nd, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

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


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 Trade and Industry Cebu provincial director, said they are pushing for e-commerce among MSMEs because businesses in the […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Mentor Me graduate aims to duplicate Thirsty’s success


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 2015. He now has six stalls in three different malls in Cebu and Mandaue cities, producing and selling […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Entrepreneurs urged: Embrace e-commerce


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 Industry (DTI), said they are slowly introducing micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) to electronic commerce or e-commerce […]

Posted: November 27th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Duterte to Apec leaders: ‘PH open for business’


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 clear: The Philippines is open for business. We will do everything to make sure that business, particularly our […]

Posted: November 18th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »