Cebu biz groups appeal for financial support to disrupted firms, MSMEs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six business groups in Cebu made a request for the government to provide financial assistance to members of the business community severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly…

DTI-7 urges micro, small firms to get endorsement for P1-B rehab financing from provincial offices

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Visayas urges micro and small enterprises affected by the coronavirus 2019 outbreak to get in touch with their provincial offices and get an endorsement…

Innovation, market expansion seen for banking industry

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Innovation and expanding markets is the way to go for the country’s banking industry. Veteran banker Eugene Acevedo, who just assumed as president and chief executive officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), explained during…

GCash offers free fund transfer services through Bangko Sentral’s InstaPay

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/03/2019

CEBU CITY—Even with a retail payment platform InstaPay offered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, micro businesses belonging to the informal sector would find it difficult to transact business with suppliers requiring them to send their payment to…

Possible new species of land snail and micro mollusk found in Cebu

DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Services 10/08/2018

The tiniest snail in the world might be located in the mountains of Argao, Cebu. This possible discovery is one of the accomplishments of the DOST-funded project, “Flora and Fauna Assessment Using Permanent Biodiversity Monitoring System in…

Lessons from Paris

Radel Paredes 07/08/2017

On a wall in my bathroom is a framed map of the streets of Paris. I placed it there to help me remember the names of the streets, the arrondissements or districts, the iconic buildings and the…

SMEs, micro traders to share in country’s tourism growth

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/18/2017

An official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterated the importance of inclusive growth among industry stakeholders amid strong numbers in tourism arrivals in the first quarter of 2017. Speaking to participants of last Friday’s Cebu Tourism…

P3 offers soft loans for micro entrepreneurs

Intern 05/31/2017

  THE Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) announced on Wednesday the nationwide roll out of Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3). P3 is a lending program initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte for micro…

Cranes seen as indicators of Cebu’s bustling property sector

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/05/2017

2017 economic PROSPECTS MANY cranes in Cebu particularly in Mandaue and Cebu cities mean more real estate projects in these cities, which also mean better prospects for Cebu this year. Donato Busa, immediate past president of the…

MSMEs to use e-commerce knowledge to expand markets

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

FOURTEEN micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to expand their markets and become more competitive after completing a workshop on e-commerce organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The 14 ventures have been…

CLOSING THE INNOVATION GAP: Go into e-commerce, entrepreneurs urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/21/2016

Entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector are encouraged to go into electronic commerce or e-commerce so that they can compete with other Asian countries in terms of innovation. Ma. Elena Arbon, Department of…

Mentor Me graduate aims to duplicate Thirsty’s success

Dominic D. Yasay 12/14/2016

A LOCAL entrepreneur is aiming to duplicate what Cebuano businessman Bunny Pages’ fruit shake business, Thirsty, has attained. Terence Neil Padrique, 38, is the owner of The Lemon Co., a one-year-old business venture he started in May…

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