PB declares traffic crisis in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board has declared a “traffic crisis” in the province. With the declaration, PB Member Glenn Anthony Soco of the sixth district of Cebu is urging  Congress to identify measures that…

LGUs urged to monitor businesses to help deter investment scams

Rosalie Abatayo 10/01/2019

  BANTAYAN, Cebu —  Local government units (LGUs) should conduct a thorough review and monitoring of businesses operating in their jurisdictions to prevent their constituents from falling prey to investment scams. Sixth district Board Member Glenn Anthony…

Cebu Provincial Board looks into legislations to protect P10.9 billion hog industry

Rosalie Abatayo 09/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the Agriculture department has confirmed the first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in some Luzon towns, the Cebu provincial government is looking into extending the ban of the entry of pork…

More PH firms adopting inclusive business models

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/28/2017

With the rising number of companies adopting inclusive business (IB) models in the Philippines, a study jointly conducted by public and private proponents pointed out the need for further collaboration to create a more enabling environment for…

Cebu biz heads back deregulating SRP bid

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/30/2017

BUSINESS leaders in Cebu welcomed the proposal to deregulate the setting of suggested retail prices (SRP), saying that it should have been done here a long time ago. Glenn Soco, president of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce…

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…

Duterte seen to hasten Asean trade integration

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/26/2016

Business leaders in Cebu are optimistic about the future of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, who will assume chairmanship of the regional bloc in 2017. Ted Locson Jr., Cebu Chamber…

Mandaue business group eyes trade ties with Aspac countries

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2016

THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has a lot on its plate as it gears up for at least four trade missions across Asia and the Pacific in 2017. Glenn Soco, MCCI president, said they…

Foreign investors spooked?

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2016

Think tank: Digong’s ‘erratic behavior’ may discourage fresh investments from coming in; biz heads agree Business leaders in the retail and export sectors in Cebu are seeing signs today of what a London-based think tank has foreseen…

Biz heads see airport improvements to continue despite GM change

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/12/2016

LOCAL business leaders are optimistic that improvements on the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will continue even as the facility’s general manager will be replaced this week. Gordon Alan Joseph, president of the Cebu Business Club (CBC), said…

Traders gear up for Sino investors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/01/2016

BUSINESS groups in Cebu are preparing for the possible influx of Chinese investments as Chinese investors are starting to explore investment prospects here. “We are highly encouraged to work closely with possible Chinese investors as they come…

Biz leaders say sector doing OK, but some local folks wary

Dominic D. Yasay 09/11/2016

“It’s business as usual for Cebu City.” Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said this when asked about impact of the the heightened security on the businesses in the city. “Everything is very…

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