Spell out economic agenda, President urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/24/2016

CEBU’S business leaders expressed optimism as they looked forward to President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, saying they are eager to listen to him lay down his socio-economic agenda. Melanie Ng, Cebu…

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…

Stakeholders to tackle bank services issue as Customs goes 24/7

Carmel Loise Matus, Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/11/2016

A BANKERS’ group, businessmen and an exporters’ group will meet next week to address the concern about 24/7 bank services requested by the Bureau of Customs which will implement 24/7 operations starting this week. Melanie Ng, president…

Cebu exporters hope for fewer restrictions on chemical imports

Vanessa Claire Lucero 02/17/2016

Cebu exporters are hopeful that the Philippine National Police (PNP) will ease restrictions on chemical importations in its new directive. It’s still unclear whether the new directive will bring good or bad news to the exporters, said…

Advice to exporters: Be cautiously optimistic

Vanessa Claire Lucero 01/11/2016

PhilExport Cebu executive director Federico Escalona yesterday advised exporters to be “cautiously positive” this year instead of getting their hopes up too high. Escalona said exports likely remained in the negative territory in the last quarter of…

Export sales decline, but Philexport hopes for recovery in last quarter

Vanessa Claire Lucero 07/31/2015

  Export sales were down in the first five months of this year, but Philexport Cebu hopes to recover towards the end of the year. Federico Escalona, Philexport Cebu executive director, said they noticed an increase in…

Wage board consults with stakeholders

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/24/2015

DESPITE the absence of a wage increase petition, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) held a wage consultation with stakeholders and labor sectors at Sarrosa International Hotel yesterday. “We will assess the positions of the…

Cebuano exporters ‘need to be more competitive’ in Asean

Aileen Garcia-Yap 01/23/2015

The newly-elected president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation-Cebu chapter (PhilExport Cebu) said he will focus more on projects that will enhance the capability of their members in the next two years. With the Asean integration reaching a…

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