Quisumbing seeks authority to hire consultancy services for Umapad dumpsite closure

Doris C. Bongcac 08/08/2018

The Mandaue City Council has referred to the Committee on Laws and Ordinances a letter request from Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing requesting for authority to hire the services of a consultancy firm that will help City Hall…

VECO: ‘Business as usual amid union protest’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/31/2018

The Visayan Electric Company (VECO) assured the public that its services will not be affected despite an ongoing labor dispute between its employees and the company. The dispute came after a disagreement on the proposed salary increase…

Garcia wants hotel probed for tolerating ‘escort’ services

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2018

Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia wants a hotel in the city investigated for allegedly tolerating “escort services” within their premises. Garcia wrote the Central Visayas offices of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR-7) and the National…

Breakdown in services

Editorial 03/14/2018

When a nurse employed at a government-run hospital has to post photos on Facebook to call for help from concerned government agencies, it tells Filipinos just how dismally unresponsive and helpless their employer — in this case,…

Manila-based firm eyes lab services market with Cebu expansion

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/31/2018

RECOGNIZING the growing market for laboratory services, a Manila-based company opened its second Cebu diagnostic center that uses state-of-the art technology. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigo, medical director of Kaiser Medical Center, said there is a continued demand for…

The Silkair awards

Jaime Picornell 12/22/2017

IT IS that time of the year when Silkair awards its top revenue generating travel agents. The ceremonies, presided by Cebu-based Silkair country manager Jake Jeow, were held at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel during a sumptuous…

Hike in consumer spending, demand for goods and services expected

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/21/2017

The passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill is expected to help improve the retail trade industry in 2018. With implementation of the TRAIN, which exempts workers with an annual income of P250,000…

Capitol okays P4.5B for 2018, bulk of budget goes to prov’l health services

Morexette B. Erram 12/04/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday approved the P4.5 billion budget of the Cebu provincial government for 2018 on its third and final reading. “There were no major changes made and no reduction,” said PB member Celestino…

Transport potential

Editorial 11/30/2017

There are two major developments in mass transport in Metro Cebu that, if properly implemented, can benefit the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. The first is Cebu City Hall’s decision to contract Uber and Grab into servicing…

Growing demand of certification services in Cebu seen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/30/2017

THERE’S a growing demand of certification services from homegrown companies in Cebu and the southern Philippines. Jose Decolongon, business manager of the Agriculture, Food, and Life (AFL) division at SGS Philippines, said that as local players take…

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