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DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Biz, finance leaders: Internal trading will propel Asia’s growth


Local business leaders yesterday echoed the optimism of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) finance and central bank leaders that Asia, the Philippines in particular, will continue to grow despite uncertainties in the global economy. Melanie Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), said she earnestly believes there is growth […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Startups urged: Be exporters


Entrepreneurs told to avail of DTI program to help them export their products More start-up businesses were encouraged to take steps to become full-fledged exporters as the export industry is expected to experience a rebound this year, a trade official said. Asteria Caberte, director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7), […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Enriched by the Chinese


Let us celebrate Chinese New Year, with some thoughts on the Chinese in our history. “Whenever they bought a Chinese porcelain vase or jar or plate they brought into their house, something of that grand civilization. That they valued their celadons and their blue and white china the evidence of archaeology confirms beyond doubt. That […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s presidency and the future


Barring any last minute earth shaking development, Americans will witness the oath taking of businessman Donald John Trump as their 45th president, the oldest and wealthiest ever elected to the White House and the most polarizing–if not in recent memory, then in US history. While US and foreign analysts agreed that Trump was elected on […]

Posted: January 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017


Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng Dongtao, said the airline announced additional direct flights from China to Cebu this year. “That’s great news to […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Trade missions, business summits planned for 2017


CEBU business leaders are lining up activities to help them maximize in getting a share of the opportunities in 2017 as they look back at a productive 2016. With President Duterte winning, the last few months of the year were really exciting in terms of trading relationships opening up for the country,” said Cebu Chamber […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Strict enforcement of law, not death penalty, deters crime — Del Mar


Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar believes that the best way to deter crime is strict enforcement of the law and not the reimposition of death penalty. “Our laws and justice system are there. Nobody would want to commit crime if the law is strictly enforced and if those violators are apprehended and […]

Posted: December 9th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

MSMEs to gain access to China market


Bank of China to host cross-border trade and investment conferences in PH next year Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines are expected to gain access to a wider array of information, capital, technology, and markets through the Bank of China’s (BOC) cross-border trade and investment conferences here next year. Local traders such […]

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »