Mactan airport notes 233% growth in foreign passengers for Q1 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second-busiest gateway, has noted an improvement in passenger, air, and cargo traffic during the first quarter of 2022. Based on publicly available data from the Mactan…

DOLE-7 creates Industry Tripartite Council in Mining

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) announced the creation of the Industry Tripartite Council in Mining (ITC-Mining), the latest tripartite body in the region. Victor del Rosario, DOLE-7 undersecretary and concurrent head,…

10,000 job openings for Labor Day job fair in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 10,000 job openings are up for grabs in Central Visayas as various job fairs were launched on Sunday, May 1 during Labor Day.  The Department of Labor and Employment in the region…

CV economy up by 5.4% in 2021 — PSA-7

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/28/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The economy of Central Visayas has grown by 5.4 percent in 2021 compared to a  -9.5% in 2020. The region’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) was measured at P1.20 trillion, higher than 2020’s…

Filinvest Cyberzone Cebu completion to add 22k jobs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The completion of Filinvest’s Cyberzone in Cebu is expected to generate additional jobs here.  Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) and the Cebu Provincial Government formally marked the completion of Towers 1 and 2 of…

Forbes: Manny Villar still richest man in PH with $8.3-billion net worth

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Real estate magnate and former lawmaker Manny Villar remains the richest person in the Philippines, with a net worth estimated to be at $8.3 billion, according to the latest Forbes’ world’s billionaires list. With…

Cebu hotels upbeat on better outlook 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hotels and resorts in Cebu are now upbeat on their journey to full recovery, two years since the COVID-19 pandemic battered their industry.  The Hotels Resorts and Restaurant Association in Cebu Inc. (HRRACI)…

Tugbong Tabo returns to Cebu City’s Plaza Sugbo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The weekly Tugbong Tabo at the Plaza Sugbo in Cebu City has returned after two years hiatus due to the pandemic.  The Tugbong Tabo is a weekly farmer’s market directly sourced from and…

Consumers told: Brace for increase in energy consumption rates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, electricity rates in Metro Cebu are expected to rise.  Engineer Raul Lucero, president and chief operations officer (COO) of Visayan Electric, revealed that they…

Minimum wage earners in Cebu hopeful of wage hike

Jewil Anne Tabiolo 03/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Minimum wage earners in Cebu see hope amidst soaring prices of commodities following the proposal to increase daily minimum wage rates in Central Visayas. READ: More labor groups in Central Visayas seek wage…

No termination for BPO workers who refuse on-site work, says DOLE exec

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 03/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — While refusing to work on-site is not a ground for termination, workers in business process outsourcing (BPO) companies may still be fired from their jobs “in the long run” for insubordination,  an official of…

DOE: LPG prices likely to reach P1,300 if global oil prices continue to rise

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country may spike up to P119.53 per liter—or around P1,314 per 11 kilogram cylinder—if international fuel prices keep on increasing, the Department of Energy (DOE) said…

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