‘Refresher course’ mulled to help micro, small tourism vendors in Bohol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In order to empower vendors and at the same time protect consumers’ welfare, the government is considering conducting refresher courses and training programs for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) relying on tourism…

Cebu City is Asia’s 60th ‘most expensive city to live’ in 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City, one of the country’s largest metropolis, is the 60th most expensive city to live in Asia, findings from a crowdsourcing survey showed. Numbeo, in its Mid-2022 Cost of Living Index, ranked…

Outside Metro Manila, Cebu still a top choice of BPO firms – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu remains a top destination of firms in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry that want to explore or expand outside Metro Manila. In its latest Market Intelligence Report, real estate service provider…

Mactan airport welcomes 2M passengers in 1st half of 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s second busiest gateway continues to accommodate more passengers as leisure travel gradually regains ground two years after the COVID-19 pandemic. Latest statistics from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) showed that…

International flights from Cebu may return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Stakeholders of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are optimistic that the airport may return to its pre-pandemic liveliness by next year. Executives of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) made this statement as…

PH peso slides further at 56.37 against US dollar

John Eric Mendoza 07/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine currency plunged further on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, closing at 56.37 against the greenback, according to the foreign exchange summary of the Bank Association of the Philippines (BAP). This puts the local…

Central Visayas posts highest inflation rate — 5.7% in June

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consumers in Central Visayas were not spared by the continuous increase in the prices of basic commodities. In fact, last June, the region posted its highest inflation since 2018, the Philippine Statistics Office…

Save for ‘digital’ tax, Marcos Jr. chief economic manager cold to other new taxes

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 07/09/2022

Higher subscription fees are coming soon for Netflix and Spotify accounts as well as other online transactions once they’re slapped with value-added tax (VAT), but President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s chief economic manager remains cold to many other…

BOC-Port of Cebu posts new highest collection for 2022

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu posted its new highest collection for the year 2022 so far in June. The BOC Port of Cebu, in a social media post last Monday,…

DOLE Kabuhayan awardees set to receive additional cash incentives

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All awardees of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas’ (DOLE-7) Kabuhayan Awards or the Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects last May 2022 will soon receive additional cash incentives. This was confirmed by…

30 Cebu establishments receive Bagwis Awards from DTI-7

Futch Anthony Inso 07/05/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Thirty establishments in Cebu were received Gold Bagwis Awards given by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Cebu Province on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in a hotel in Cebu City. These establishments were…

MCIA welcomed 1.6M passengers from Jan. to May

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Latest figures from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) showed that the Mactan airport has already accommodated 1,609,122 passengers, both from domestic and international flights, during the first five months of 2022. It…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.