PRA-Cebu president: Tobacco, liquor sales to take hit with another sin tax hike

Irene Sino-Cruz 01/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another round of sin taxes would result in lower volume sales of tobacco and liquor products. Robert Go, president of Philippine Retailers Association Cebu chapter (PRA-Cebu), recalled that volume sales of the two…

Sinulog visitors: Three balikbayan flights to arrive in Cebu on Jan. 17

Doris C. Bongcac 01/09/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least three balikbayan flights will be arriving in Cebu on January 17 for the Sinulog festivities. Judy Gabato, chief tourism operations officer of the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7),…

Faith-based tourism in Cebu mulled

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2019

The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has started working on developing faith-based tourism in Cebu, home to several centuries-old churches and Spanish structures.…

GMCAC starts MCIA Terminal 1 renovation

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/07/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – In a year’s time, the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will have a fully renovated Terminal 1, one that will have its own distinct design. The renovation of the terminal has already…

A year after the fire: Lessons learned as Metro Ayala rises from the ashes

01/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Exactly a year ago today, January 5, a fire swept through the Metro Ayala department store at the Ayala Center Cebu mall complex in Cebu City. Of its eight levels, only three were…

Customs Cebu Port overshoots 2018 collection target by P1.6B

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/04/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu overshot its collection target of P27.436 billion set for the year 2018 by 6.16 percent. The Port of Cebu’s 2018 total collection reached P29.125 billion,…

Duros Land under negotiation to partner with Chinese firm for Panglao hotel

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/04/2019

Liloan, Cebu, Philippines – After partnering with Japanese companies for a golf course and a retirement village in Liloan town in northern Cebu, Duros Land Properties Inc. (DLPI) is now under negotiations with a Chinese company for…

Metro Ayala Cebu supermarket reopens,  ground floor rebuilding done by 1Q 2019

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/04/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) reopened its Metro Ayala Supermarket at its original location nearly a year after a massive fire hit the 8-level structure that housed both the department…

Queblatin: Travel advisory against southern Cebu is ‘surprising’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2019

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — The travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom (UK) against the southern section of Cebu Province, which included the municipalities of Badian and Dalaguete, due to threats of terrorism is ‘surprising.’ Alice Queblatin,…

Mandaue entrepreneur grows homegrown craft beer business

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/30/2018

CEBRUERY More varieties, local and international recognition, and wider reach. These are just some of the milestones of homegrown brand Cebruery in its past three years of operation. Brewed from a home in Mandaue City, Cebruery has…

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