Barkada turns love of burgers into a growing food business

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/21/2018

What started as favorite pastime for this barkada turned out to be a business venture. Von Hamoy and Sebastian Mijares, both 24, and their eight other friends have always loved hanging out after classes, enjoying some drinks,…

Ayala’s P7.4B Avida Towers Verge

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

Ayala Land Inc., through mid-range brand Avida Land Corp., said it was spending about P7.4 billion for Avida Towers Verge, a three-tower project on Reliance Street corner Mayflower Street. The builder said that the first tower, which…

More tie-ups for honestbee as it aims to saturate Cebu’s market

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/21/2018

MORE local food brands and supermarkets are going on board the online delivery service provider honestbee. According to Cat Avelino, honestbee’s branding and communications manager, their list of partners in Cebu has grown to already more than…

AI is now inevitable in the workplace, says tech expert

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/18/2018

MUCH has been said about artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies that will redefine the future workforce. There are a lot of apprehensions on how AI can displace current low-skill workers, but innovators and those in…

More Pinoys head to Taiwan for vacation

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/18/2018

More and more Filipinos are flying to Taiwan for vacation. With the Taiwanese government’s visa-free policy for Filipinos and more flights opening up, they are expecting even more Filipinos including Cebuanos to visit the country. According to…

Grab, Uber fined P16M

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

  The country’s antitrust body fined Grab and Uber P16 million for causing undue difficulties that prejudiced the review process of their controversial takeover deal. Top officials of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said Wednesday that the…

Inflation not likely to hit 7% – BSP

Inquirer.net 10/17/2018

INFLATION is seen peaking in October or November but will unlikely hit 7 percent, a member of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ policymaking Monetary Board said Tuesday. The Cabinet-level Development Budget Coordination Committee, meanwhile, raised its 2018…

A decade of growth: Turning NRA into a center of business

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 10/17/2018

How a mall helped Mandaue, Cebu’s industrial capital, to become a place for commercialism The 200-hectare Mandaue North Reclamation Area is indeed moving forward to become the thriving central business district of Mandaue City, a city that…

Noche buena products’ SRP up, says DTI exec

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

More than half of noche buena products increased their suggested retail prices (SRPs) this year, giving no relief to Filipinos who have spent the past months cutting their budget amid rising inflation. Over 65 percent of products…

Gov’t’s plan to put on hold additional excise tax on fuel lauded

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/16/2018

LOCAL business leaders in Cebu welcomed the government’s pronouncement that it will be putting on hold the additional excise tax to be levied on fuel products starting January 2019. The move, according to businessmen, will not only…

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