Apec leaders fail to agree on final communique

AP 11/18/2018

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the US and China. The 21 nations…

Two 2017 events seen to boost MICE market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/07/2016

Two upcoming international events to be held in the Philippines next year has boosted the optimism of tourism stakeholders, including the management of an international hotel chain in Cebu on the future of the local meetings, incentives,…

Tourism exec: Cebu needs more convention centers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/24/2016

Despite hosting recent int’l events, Cebu should improve areas to sustain MICE growth Cebu should have bigger convention centers, better roads and improved facilities to continue making a mark in the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE)…

Gaisano Capital Group opens 1,500-seat convention center

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/29/2016

The Cebu-based retail company Gaisano Capital Group is positioning its first stand-alone convention center on Mactan Island to be a preferred meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) destination in Cebu. The Mactan Island Convention Center (MICC), which…

Traffic office tops City Hall dep’t awardees

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/21/2016

WITH no days off and no leaves due to major events like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, the Cebu City Transportation Office  (CCTO) was recognized as the Most Outstanding City Hall department in last Saturday evening’s…

City Central, Rama High School victorious

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Juli Ann M. Sibi 01/10/2016

Cebu City Central School leveled up from their third place finish last year to win the elementary division of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan yesterday. Their dance presentation was inspired by the 2011 animated movie “Rio”…

APEC TEMPLATE for IEC security

Apple Ta-as 12/09/2015

SECURITY arrangements for the papal visit last January and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in September and October will be used as a blueprint for next year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City. Interior and Local…

Asean integration

Editorial 11/30/2015

Even if one doesn’t know about this year’s December 31 deadline for the integration of economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), there is at least one very obvious clue on the country’s preparations for…

IEC organizers want APEC-type security plan

Apple Ta-as 11/25/2015

ORGANIZERS of next year’s International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) held a closed-door meeting with top police officials yesterday to discuss security plans for the event that will  draw more than 10,000 foreign and local delegates in January. Chief…

Polite silence

Ricky Poca 11/22/2015

During last week’s  APEC conference in  Manila, it was agreed that the South China Sea dispute would not be discussed at the request of  China.  Philippine leaders agreed in order not to  embarrass the Chinese president who…

Kris shows post-Apec sunburn, calls it ‘quits’ with commuters

11/21/2015

PRESIDENTIAL sister Kris Aquino took to Instagram to share a photo of her sunburnt skin, which she said she acquired after touring the spouses of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders at Fort Santiago in Manila. “About…

Obama calls on China to halt land reclamation

11/19/2015

Manila — President Barack Obama called on China to halt land reclamation and construction in the disputed South China Sea in his latest show of support for Southeast Asian nations unnerved by China’s assertiveness in the region.…

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