Cebu City businessmen can start applying for two-year permits in January

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Establishments are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming application of business permits in January 2020 as the permits issued will already be valid for two years. Lawyer Jared Limquiaco, Cebu City Business Permit…

CCCI welcomes two-year business permit validity

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry lauded the move of the Cebu City Council in passing an ordinance that extends business permit validity to two years. Virgilio “Nonoy” Espeleta…

RAFI Micro-finance urges micro entrepreneur clients to go digital

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Digitalization is the way to go for micro entrepreneurs to be able to access a wider market for their products. This was the focus of the RAFI Micro-finance Inc. (RMFI) Entrepreneur’s Summit held…

Pag-ibig Visayas branch among top performing hubs in PH

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY — The Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-ibig) Cebu is the top performing hub in the Philippines. Rio Teves, Pag-ibig vice president and area head of members service operation for Visayas/Mindanao and Northern Mindanao, said that…

Accenture launches accessibility solutions for PWDs in Cebu, Manila

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY—Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Accenture on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, held the simultaneous launching of its suite for accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in their Cebu and Manila facilities. Accenture set up a…

Mandaue City requires veterinary clearance in business permit application for meat establishments

Rosalie Abatayo 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City government has included veterinary clearance as a mandatory requirement before any establishment engaged in the meat trade will be issued or renewed a business permit. This is after the city council…

Capitol plans to extend pork ban to provinces that still accept Luzon-sourced pork

Rosalie Abatayo 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s borders will soon be off limits to pork and pork-related products from provinces that have not protected their borders against against those Luzon-sourced pork and pork products. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a…

Cebu Holdings plans another hotel in Lapu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/08/2019

CEBU CITY–Another resort hotel will soon rise in Lapu-Lapu City. Cebu Holdings Inc. President Aniceto Bisnar Jr. said that the land development is almost complete for the Seagrove project that is located at a coastal property in…

Ayala Malls Central Bloc opens Friday

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/05/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new shopping experience will be available as the P4.6-billion Ayala Malls Central Bloc opens its doors on Friday, December 6. Cebu’s newest shopping mall is part of the Ayala Central Bloc,…

DICT unveils plan to partner with UPOU to offer Tech4Ed courses

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) plans to tie up with the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) so online certification programs can be offered by Tech4Ed centers. Amelia Dean, officer-in-charge/director…

APPA forum eyes partnerships, best practices to strengthen data protection in AsPac region

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/03/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Amid the emerging technology trends and threats that impact privacy, the 52nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum aims to to focus on ways to ensure stronger data protection. Delegations from 19 jurisdiction…

Complaints against online lenders decline after National Privacy Commission issues stop processing order

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/02/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Monday, December 2, 2019, said privacy-related complaints against online lending companies had declined following the enforcement against dubious online lending application. The NPC data showed a downward trend…

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