Island Buzz looking to establish first canoe paddling race in PH

Hendrix Gil Berdin Lato 10/12/2018

TO BOOST plans of reviving “Bigiw Paddling,” Island Buzz Philippines Paddle and Sail Adventures will be launching its first 6-man Ocean Canoe (OC6) in Lapu-Lapu City on Nov. 20. The 45-feet outrigger canoe will be blessed by…

Technology shaping tourism in PH

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/11/2018

Travelers are becoming more dependent on technology to make their travel choices. During a conference on Tourism and Digital Transformation held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City, stakeholders gave inputs on how travelers use technology…

PH, Japan ink P2.1-B loan for new Panglao airport expansion

Inquirer.net 10/08/2018

The Department of Finance (DOF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) agreed on a fresh loan of 4.376-billion yen to the Philippines — equivalent to P2.1 billion at the prevailing exchange rate — to help fund the…

Neda: PH to allow up to 100% foreign ownership in internet businesses

Inquirer.net 10/02/2018

THE Philippines will allow up to 100 percent foreign ownership in internet businesses as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed 11th Foreign Investment Negative List, the country’s chief economist said Tuesday. During the Senate finance…

Korean tourist arrivals remain high in PH

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/02/2018

Korean tourist arrivals in Central Visayas and the rest of the Philippines remain high at 1.6 million despite the closure of Boracay Island and other concerns, a top official of the Korean consular office in Cebu said.…

First stand-alone BMW Motorrad dealership in PH opens in Mandaue

JONAS PANERIO 10/01/2018

CEBUANOS and BMW motorcycle fanatics from all over the region rejoiced with the opening of the very first BMW Motorrad dealership along Ouano Avenue at the North reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu last Sept. 19. Exclusive…

Advocate cites hurdles in rights cases in PH

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/29/2018

A HUMAN rights advocate cited the difficulty of resolving human rights cases in the country. Nilda Lagman-Sevilla, chairperson of the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance, said in an interview on Friday, that none of the 76…

South Korean dealer to set up firearms production in PH

Inquirer.net 09/28/2018

A South Korean arms dealer apparently made a mark on President Rodrigo Duterte that it was the first booth he visited at the 3rd Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) 2018 in Pasay…

Jollibee brings Panda Express to PH

Inquirer.net 09/27/2018

FAST-FOOD giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is bringing America’s largest family-owned and operated Chinese food chain Panda Express to the Philippines, diversifying its food retailing portfolio. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday, JFC announced…

PH ranks last in mobile video quality

Inquirer.net 09/26/2018

The Philippines has a long way to go in terms of delivering high-quality mobile video services, based on a crowdsourced survey conducted by OpenSignal, a wireless mapping company based in the United Kingdom. In the debut of…

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