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MCIA to remove domestic airport’s initial security screening

Norman V. Mendoza 12/21/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Initial security screening at the  domestic airport of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be permanently removed starting  Christmas week. In an interview with Lawyer Steve Dicdican, MCIA general manager, SAID the…

5 financial reminders to take note as you enter the new year 

Branded Content 12/20/2019

Money can be an intimidating subject to discuss across all ages, gender and social status. A discussion on money is often viewed as a taboo; almost in the same breath as religion and politics. But in order…

Infra projects, decentralization thrust to benefit Cebu’s office space sector

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The government’s infrastructure projects and decentralization thrust will benefit Cebu’s office property sector since Cebu is the largest business destination outside Metro Manila, according to Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services. …

Tech Mahindra targets 1,500 additional workers in Cebu in 2020

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY—Tech Mahindra is projected to increase its workforce in Cebu next year. Anand Achuthan, Tech Mahindra Philippines country head, made the announcement during the ribbon cutting ceremony of their 4th site in Cebu held Tuesday, December…

Refillable aluminum LPG canister now available in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY — In a bid to cut into the market for illegally-refilled butane canister in Cebu, Pascal Resources Energy Inc. (PREI) launched its 230-gram refillable aluminum liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canister. PREI created Gaz Lite, the…

Gwen infers ‘conflict of interest’ in Manila Water JIA terms breach

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —   Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is suspecting conflict of interest as the reason behind former Capitol officials “failure to protect the interest of the province” concerning the joint investment agreement of the provincial government and…

MCWD withdraws from case asking court to nullify termination of board members

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY — The Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) has withdrawn as plaintiff from the case seeking nullification of their termination. “MCWD is withdrawing from the case that it filed for Declaration of Nullity of the Notice…

13th Month Pay and Christmas bonus are two different things — DOLE-7 chief

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The Thirteenth Month Pay should not be confused with Christmas Bonus.” Regional Director Salome Siaton of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas said this amid the celebration of the Christmas…

New skills required for higher paying, future jobs in IT, business process management

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY — While Cebu’s information technology  and business process management (BPM) sector continue to be the main economic driver in Cebu, there is a need to equip the present and future workforce with the needed skills…

DOLE employer-employee conciliation program results in payment of nearly P500K to 16 employees

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY — The Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program, the employer-employee conciliation program of the Department of Labor and Employment, has resulted in the release of nearly P500,000 to 16 employees of a Cebu City-based company. In…

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…

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