APEC, CV security tightened after Italian kidnapping

Apple Ta-as 10/09/2015

THE kidnapping of an Italian businessman in Dipolog City in Mindanao on Wednesday prompted the tightening of security of high level officials attending the ongoing seven-day Transportation Ministerial Meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Cebu.…

Lapu-Lapu City police stop 50 Bayan protesters

Norman V. Mendoza 10/09/2015

AROUND 50 members of Bayan Central Visayas and its allied organizations yesterday marched towards Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, where ministers, business leaders and senior officials from APEC economies were gathered for a second round of meetings…

Police readies good food for APEC security force

10/08/2015

time.A piece of pork, a serving of rice, pancit and two pieces of siomai will be part of the menu of the six identified caterers providing food for the special police security deployed for the second round…

APEC meetings target resilient energy infra

Aileen Garcia-Yap 10/02/2015

HOW to increase the energy sector’s resilience to the impact of climate change will be the focus, among others, of the second round of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Cebu. More than 400 delegates to the…

Police intensify maritime security for APEC meetings

Apple Ta-as 09/25/2015

Police in Central Visayas are strengthening maritime security in the islands of Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor and Cebu for the new set of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings scheduled next month. The security measure is in reaction…

‘Longer stay of APEC delegates, better for Cebu tourism’

Vanessa Claire Lucero 09/18/2015

DESPITE the tourism exposure that Cebu got from the first round of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in the province early this month, local organizers said it would have helped Cebu’s tourism sector even more had…

Traders back funds passport

Aileen Garcia-Yap 09/15/2015

Some Cebu-based businessmen have expressed support for a scheme allowing the cross-border marketing of mutual funds and other collective investment schemes in participating economies. The Philippines and five other members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are…

Mandaue plans ‘green’ growth areas

09/15/2015

THE Mandaue City government is hoping to get technical assistance for its project to develop green growth areas. Mandaue, located on the central-eastern coastal part of Cebu, is one of three nominees for the Low Carbon Model…

Financial integration to boost APEC trade

Aileen Garcia-Yap 09/11/2015

Philippine treasurer asks finance officials from Asia-Pacific economies to endorse Cebu Action Plan A Philippine official yesterday encouraged Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers to endorse the Cebu Action Plan and cited the factors that can make it…

Aquino calls for solidarity in APEC

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Norman V. Mendoza 09/11/2015

CITING the “Philippine story” of better growth rates and upgraded credit ratings, President Benigno S. C. Aquino III yesterday called for solidarity and greater cooperation among the Asia-Pacific economies to achieve progress. The President, who flew in…

HEAVY MONDAY TRAFFIC SEEN

09/06/2015

Truck ban lifted, jeepney routes resume amid heritage tour of APEC ministers Motorists and commuters in Cebu City are advised to brace for heavy traffic this morning. Another batch of ministers attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)…

APEC senior officials decide to focus on small business, regional integration

Vanessa Lucero 09/06/2015

SENIOR officials of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have decided to focus on developing the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and work further on regional integration. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura Q. del Rosario, chair of…

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