Philippines, South Korea among most expensive countries for travelers to withdraw from ATM

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 12/07/2022

SINGAPORE – The Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand are the most expensive countries for travelers to withdraw cash at ATMs, according to fresh data from fintech giant Wise released on Tuesday. Average ATM fees in these countries…

South Korea remains Cebu’s top market for foreign arrivals

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu welcomed over 2 million tourists, both local and foreign, during the first nine months of the year, data from local tourism officials showed.  During the Economic Diplomacy Townhall Meeting of the Department…

Cebu’s economy began to bounce back in 2021 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite experiencing prolonged lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the wrath of Typhoon Odette, Cebu’s economy in 2021 had begun to recover, authorities said. The Philippine Statistics Authority in Central Visayas (PSA-7),…

Australian Embassy revives plans of mounting direct flights between Cebu and Australia

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of its goal to further strengthen ties between the Philippines and Australia, the Australian Embassy continues to push its plans of mounting direct flights that will connect their country to Cebu.…

PAL to open Cebu-Borongan route

Tyrone Jasper Piad 12/01/2022

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to operate its Cebu-Borongan flights this month, a move that is seen to boost business and tourism activities in the Eastern Samar province. The Lucio Tan-owned airline and the city…

Consumer spending, foot traffic in Cebu malls begin to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With relaxed restrictions and the holidays drawing near, malls and other retail establishments here should brace for consumer spending to return to its pre-pandemic levels.  Real estate service provider Colliers reported that malls…

BOC Port of Cebu surpasses October 2022 collection target

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs-Port of Cebu has collected a total revenue of P3.48 billion for October 2022. In a statement, the Port said their October revenue collection surpassed its P3.304 billion target for…

Down on chips, Toyota goes back to basics with car keys

Reuters 10/27/2022

TOKYO  – Toyota Motor Corp. has discovered that even keys can be too “smart” for their own good. The world’s top-selling carmaker said on Thursday it would replace one of the two electronic “smart” keys it delivers…

Inflation in Central Visayas accelerates to 8.1% in Sept.

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For five consecutive months, inflation, which is used to measure the general increase in the prices of goods and services, continues to rise in Central Visayas. The Philippine Statistics Authority here (PSA-7) reported…

Oponganons given cashless payment or pay in cash options for tricycle fare, buying goods in market

Futch Anthony Inso 10/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Oponganons will soon have the option to pay in cash or through a cashless payment system when buying goods at the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market or when paying fare in tricycles. This developed…

Special job fair in Lapu-Lapu: 118 applicants hired on the spot

Futch Anthony Inso 10/07/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 118 applicants were hired on the spot (HOTs) during the special job fair in Lapu-Lapu City on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, which was held at Island Central Mactan in Barangay Ibo. This…

Mandaue public market goes digital: Cashless payments, goods sold online soon

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Public Market is targeting to implement full digitalizalization before the year ends.  A few stalls at the market are now already accepting payments through GCash. The public market wanted to…

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.