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Cebuana pilots first AirAsia Manila-Davao flight
Cebuana pilots first AirAsia Manila-Davao flight
Fri, 27 Mar 2015

DAVAO CITY -- AirAsia Philippines re-launched on Friday, March 27, its Manila-Davao flight with an all-female crew, led by a Cebuana captain, manning its Flight Z2 611.

Gisela Z. Bendong is...

OLX aiming to be ‘more mobile’
OLX aiming to be ‘more mobile’
Wed, 25 Mar 2015

WITH 50 percent of their traffic generated by mobile users, online classifieds website OLX Philippines is aiming at becoming a more mobile company, its Philippine founder said.

RJ David,...

Montebello renovates facility
Montebello renovates facility
Wed, 25 Mar 2015

MONTEBELLO Villa Hotel is aiming to hit 65 percent occupancy this year, confident that the market will continue to patronize its facility despite the opening of new accommodations in the city....

New mall, towers in IT Park
New mall, towers in IT Park
Fri, 20 Mar 2015

PROPERTY developer Ayala Land Inc. will invest around P8 billion for a 2.2-hectare mixed-use project inside its own development, the 24-hectare Cebu IT Park in Lahug.

Dubbed as the Central...

Equipment for Toledo farmers
Equipment for Toledo farmers
Fri, 20 Mar 2015

A FARMING association received equipment in Barangay Magdugo, Toledo City yesterday from a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) program that is meant to help them supply materials in great...

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Remove import tariffs on Philippine bananas

Remove import tariffs on Philippine bananas

JAPANESE banana importers have recently lobbied for the elimination of import tariffs on Philippine bananas being exported to...

BSP keeps eye on uneven growth

BSP keeps eye on uneven growth

AS FAR as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is concerned, 2015 will be “a year of challenges and opportunities,” Governor...

High-rise condos to rise at Centrale

High-rise condos to rise at Centrale

FELCRIS Hotels and Resorts Corp. (FHRC) will start within the first semester of 2015 the second phase of its mixed-used...

Study: PH one of fastest rising economies in 2050

Study: PH one of fastest rising economies in 2050

THE Philippines is projected to become one of the 32 largest economies in the next 35 years, joining a list of newly emerging...

AirAsia introduces pass for travel within Asean region

AirAsia introduces pass for travel within Asean region

BANGKOK–AirAsia introduced the “AirAsia Asean Pass” and the “AirAsia Asean Pass+” to boost travel by making...

Business Columns

Soriano: Most powerful women leaders running family businesses

“STUDIES have shown that women-owned firms outperformed the male-owned firms on many levels, including return on investment.”

Toral: Delivery mistakes

THREE weeks ago, I ordered P2,000 worth of products from an online store where products sold are from various merchants in different parts of the country. In the past three weeks, deliveries were...

Businessmen told to observe Law on Promotions

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has warned owners and managers of business establishments to be careful in the conduct of sales promotions especially this Yuletide Seasons.

Ng: Scientific breakthroughs

THIS week, I would like to cover some exciting technology developments that would potentially impact us. Science and technology have progressed fast. Last week, Time showed that a baby may live up...

Business News

Material innovations center opens

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:16 p.m.

TO HELP players in the creative sector in their research and development (R&D), the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) opened the Materials Innovation Center (Matic) in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) complex in Banilad, Cebu City.

The program is in line with the chamber’s Materials R+D Program, which is envisioned to promote creativity and competitiveness in the design industries through the manipulation of new materials, reinvention of designs, innovation of indigenous materials and the use of efficient technology.

Tax Notes: Penalties for failure to file using eFPS and eBIRForms

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

IN line with the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) program to transition from manual to electronic system, it recently issued Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 5-2015 clarifying the requirement on Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) and Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms).

Bohol launches new eco-tours

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:14 p.m.

BOHOL is an ideal destination for people looking for eco-tourism experiences, its officials said.

Recently, the province launched its ecotourism program to re-introduce Bohol as a prime mover in ecotourism development.

BPI wins 11th Best Retail Bank recognition in Asian Banker awards

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:12 p.m.

MAKATI City— Bank of the Philippine Islands was named 2015 Best Retail Bank in the Philippines by The Asian Banker. This is the 11th time BPI was awarded since the publication and its International Panel of Advisors started the awards program in 2002.

The Best Retail Bank award highlights BPI’s strong leadership in retail banking through its commitment to sustainability, profitability and providing best-in-class technology and distribution channels, the bank said in a press statement.

Soriano: Daughters are underutilized resources in family businesses

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:12 p.m.

IN my column last week, I talked about women having particular qualities that can be vital to the survival and success of a family business. I also highlighted successful 2nd generation women leaders led by Tessie Sy Coson, Josephine Yap and Vivian Que Azcona making their mark in the world of business.

We have also heard of single mothers rearing their children while they pursue on growing their careers at the same time. In my coaching work, I have advised women founders and visionaries who are strong willed and are very good with owning businesses. It is amazing how they do it!

Firms up for assessment on labor law compliance

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 08:34 p.m.

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Davao Region will cut the number of business establishments it will subject for assessment this year on labor law compliance and occupational health and safety due to a lower budget allocation.

Rice prices seen rising during lean months

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:48 a.m.

THE National Food Authority (NFA) in Davao City is expecting prices of rice to slowly go up as rice production enters the lean months starting April.

EEC, hospitals team up for better medical service to PWRDs

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:48 a.m.

THE Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) has partnered with four hospitals in Davao Region to provide better medical service to persons with work related disability (PWRDs).

Open skies to spur Asean growth

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:47 a.m.

THE Asean Single Aviation Market (Asam) is crucial to the development of the aviation industry and the economic growth of Southeast Asia, an Air Asia Zest executive said.

Missy Bon Bon expands to Davao

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:46 a.m.

FIVE years after it was established in Cagayan de Oro City, Missy Bon Bon has taken root in Davao City.