Cobonpue rejoins RDC-7, 6 others private sector reps elected to the council

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–World-renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue has rejoined as one of the seven private sector representatives to the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7). Cobonpue had assumed as the RDC chairman from 2016-2019 after he…

‘STATE OF LAWLESSNESS’: Businessmen alarmed over deterioration of peace and order in Cebu

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/14/2018

“There is absolutely no justification for this loss of control over peace and order,” said Cebu Business Club president Gordon Alan Joseph as Cebu’s business community and private sector leaders expressed alarm over the continued spate of…

Cebu-Netherlands ties get boost

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/21/2017

The Kingdom of the Netherlands saw strengthened ties with Cebu as it reopened its honorary consulate here last week. Marion Derckx, ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, said they hope to forge new connections and business…

Traders unfazed over Rody’s drug claims

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/11/2017

Local business leaders were unfazed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that Cebu has the highest drug use rate in the country, with one of them saying that it won’t make a difference. Donato Busa, past president of…

Let’s do it right!

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/06/2017

Biz chiefs welcome cable car proposal but urge for proper planning and coordination While local business leaders welcomed plans of the private operator of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to introduce a cable car system here to…

Gov’t told: Reduce greenhouse gases in other areas instead

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/20/2016

Cebu biz leaders back DOE stand on building more power plants to sustain economic dev’t With the Department of Energy (DOE) saying that the country needs to build more baseload power plants to push the nation’s economic…

‘Swift, Relentless’ action against flooding, traffic

Carmel Loise Matus, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/06/2016

Newly-appointed Public Works Secretary Mark Villar vowed to address Cebu’s flooding and traffic problems “swiftly and relentlessly.” He said the 55-millimeter rainfall in Cebu that caused massive flooding and traffic gridlocks in many parts of Metro Cebu…

No fare cut for airlines

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Vanessa Lucero 02/18/2016

Flag carriers Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air are not reducing fares despite the decline in oil prices. Cebu Pacific, however, said fuel surcharges from all domestic and international routes had been removed since January 2015,…

Another wage hike bid filed in Central Visayas

Jhunnex Napallacan 07/22/2015

Businessmen thumb down proposed amount The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) yesterday filed a petition for a P92 increase in the daily minimum wage in Central Visayas. It was the second petition filed…

Traders see more investors, cite need to fast-track infra

Vanessa Claire Lucero 07/18/2015

BUSINESS leaders in Cebu yesterday said the top 3 ranking of Cebu City and Cebu Province in the annual competitiveness survey would attract more investors and tourists to Cebu. But they also cited the need to fast-track…

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