Waiting to see

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2022

A presidential State of the Nation Address (Sona) is a president’s version of the nation’s journey—where it is now, how it came this way, and where he plans to lead it. A Sona covers whatever a president…

Revisiting health, economy, and people

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 07/04/2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health and economy to the fore, assuming paramount attention from the public. However, the concern seems less about the number of people and their social status. Yet, the Philippines has had the…

Cebu City: The destination for most millennials in the Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The continued economic growth experienced in Cebu City will likely last and benefit the members of the next generation. Lamudi, an international real estate portal, announced this in their 2020 Real Estate Sector…

Central Visayas’ economy grew by 8.8 percent in 2016

Aileen Garcia-Yap 05/04/2017

Central Visayas registered a robust economic growth last year ending the year with P525 billion gross regional domestic product (GRDP), an 8.8 percent growth, sustaining its position as among the fastest growing region in the country. The…

Improve ease of doing business, gov’t urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/22/2017

Biz chiefs laud PH’s 12-notch jump in Index of Economic Freedom survey The Duterte administration is encouraged to improve policies to facilitate the ease of doing business and create efficiency in government bureaucracy. This is to sustain…

Cebu’s business heads laud PH’s economic performance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/26/2017

Slow Q4 growth of 6.6% posted last year, but 2016’s 6.8% GDP growth fastest in 3 years Business leaders in Cebu welcome the country’s strong economic performance in the last quarter of the 2016, with economy growing…

Cebu business heads expect GDP growth in 4th quarter of 2016

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/24/2017

BUSINESS leaders in Cebu anticipated a good performance from the Philippine economy in the last quarter of 2016, ahead of the release of fourth-quarter domestic economic data this week. Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president…

Economic outlook

Editorial 01/05/2017

The three-part series on Cebu’s business outlook for this year, with a glimpse into the next few years, looks good at least on paper since, as everyone knows by now, anything can happen between what is set…

Traffic, business and cars

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/28/2016

With more new vehicles on the road, business leaders cite traffic solutions to avoid losses While the increasing number of cars or vehicles sold every year indicates positive economic growth, a business group leader is encouraging the…

CV’s economic growth slows down to 4.8 percent in 2015

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/28/2016

The Central Visayas economy grew at a slower rate at 4.8 percent last year compared to 7.8 percent the previous year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. PSA Central Visayas Director Ronaldo Taghap said it’s…

Foreign direct investments surge to $2.2 billion in April

07/11/2016

MANILA — Net inflows of job-generating foreign direct investments (FDI) jumped to the highest-ever monthly figure of $2.2 billion in April as the Philippines’ economic star shone in the region and attracted greater investor interest, the Bangko…

High growth seen for Cebu amid uncertainty over polls

Vanessa Claire Lucero 12/22/2015

But most businessmen still adopt wait-and-see attitude, stall investments Economist Fernando Fajardo said he was confident that Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas, given the region’s high growth trajectory, would continue to thrive despite the uncertainty…

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