As gov’t eyes reviving face mask rule, COVID vax drive needs more push

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The business community here continues to urge the public to take their booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country saw an increase in the number of new infections, believed to be…

Cebu Chamber on revising real property tax rates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As the Cebu City Government tries to come up with a new model in revising its real property tax rates, the business community here has a few requests. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce…

Sinulog 2023 venue, the SRP, is final — Rama

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has announced on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, that it has been decided that the Sinulog 2023 festivities to be led by the city government will be held at…

Cebu biz leaders welcome optional face mask use but…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Key figures in Cebu’s business community welcomed the decision of the government to make the use of face masks optional in outdoor settings. Presidents of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)…

Cebu biz leaders on PBBM’s SONA: Straightforward, packed with plans for economic recovery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Straightforward yet packed with comprehensive plans for the country’s economy. This was how leaders of Cebu’s business community described the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

Cebu City to employ ‘corporate-style’ organization to realize long-term plans

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to make changes in how the city government will operate so his vision of a Singapore-like Cebu City will be realized. Lawyer Colin Rosell, the emissary…

Business sector begins implementation of P31 wage hike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The business sector begins today, the implementation of the P31 per day wage increase that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) has approved. In Class A local government…

HRRAC optimistic of tourism bounce back by Q1 of 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc.(HRRAC) is optimistic that the tourism sector can bounce back to its pre-pandemic state by the first quarter of 2023. HRRAC Vice President Carlos Suarez…

150 single mothers complete ICT, skills training offered by CCCI, New Zealand

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 150 single mothers in Cebu are now ready to find employment. These women recently completed the information and communication technology (ICT) and skills training that was organized by the Cebu Chamber…

Cebu business groups concerned on immediate wage hike

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The business community in Cebu expressed concerns about implementing wage hikes immediately amid clamors from labor groups to increase salaries due to soaring prices of basic commodities. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity…

Cebu biz leader on wage hike petition: We’re still in recovery phase

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several leaders from Cebu’s business community cautioned the public sector against abruptly implementing wage adjustments, saying this may only lead to more businesses shutting down and further unemployment.  This was the sentiment of…

CCCI members told to prepare for possible power shortage this summer

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The business industry is urged to prepare for a possible power shortage this summer. Kenneth Co, the newly sworn president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI), said they have been…

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