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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

Organic farm in urban Davao

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:45 a.m.

MOST organic farms are located in rural areas. The farm of Dr. Rodelio Dalisay is an exception.

Germany ‘needs 250,000 nurses’

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:36 p.m.

ABOUT 250,000 nurses are needed in Germany in the next five years but Filipino nurses could miss the opportunity without the participation of recruitment agencies, an official said.

Deca Homes developer installs fiber to the home infra

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:34 p.m.

FOR officials of 8990 Holdings Inc., developers of economy housing projects Deca Homes, affordable does not have to mean lousy. To be sure the residents of their new community in Tipolo, Mandaue City get their money’s worth, they have partnered with an IT solutions company to install fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure that would allow faster Internet connectivity, landline telephone services and cable TV.

‘Reasonable’ pay hike won’t impact BPO growth: Romulo

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:33 p.m.

REASONABLE pay increases will not dampen the rapid expansion of the country’s labor-intensive information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo said Sunday.

“We do not see the P15-inrcease in the daily minimum wage (for private sector workers in Metro Manila) influencing the decision of BPO players to either step up, or slow down hiring,” said Romulo, a key industry backer.

Camella to launch new Mactan project

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:32 p.m.

IN anticipation of a rise in demand for homes in Lapu Lapu City, Camella is set to launch its newest community development in Mactan Island - the La Brisa.

Spanning 24 hectares in within Barangay Suba-Basbas, Lapu-Lapu City, La Brisa is eyed to meet the demand for more quality yet affordable homes as Mactan Island braces itself for faster growth.

AppleOne partners with PNB on overseas roadshows

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:31 p.m.

FOR its upcoming roadshows in Dubai, AppleOne Properties, Inc. (API) has partnered with the Philippine National Bank (PNB) in bringing additional support to Filipinos overseas who are interested in buying and investing in AppleOne units.

In the roadshows, PNB will provide assistance to fast-track processing of loan applications to buyers. This eases up the investment and sales process for overseas workers.

PH set for vibrant growth

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:09 a.m.

STRONGER government spending is expected to boost Philippine economic growth this year, further bolstered by robust private consumption and a solid outlook for investment and exports, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Gross domestic product is set to pick up by 6.4 percent in 2015 and 6.3 percent in 2016, up from 6.1 percent in 2014, a year that saw restrained government expenditure in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling against certain public funds, according to ADB's annual Asian Development Outlook.

Smart backs Earth Hour 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:06 a.m.

WIRELESS leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered anew with WWF-Philippines for the local celebration of the global initiative for the planet, Earth Hour.

Smart will be providing connectivity and is a key partner to this year’s switch-off event to be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday, March 28. It is also supporting the switch-off in Cebu City.

Keep it real, developers

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:40 p.m.

REAL ESTATE owners and developers will be compelled to reexamine their advertisements with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board’s (HLURB) new guidelines on advertisements.

The HLURB, in Resolution 921, revised its implementing rules on advertising subdivision and condominium projects. The practice is governed by Presidential Decree 957, as well as the “2014 Guidelines on Advertisements” recently issued by the agency.

Organizers fuse 2 festivals to draw crowds this summer

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:38 p.m.

LOCAL festivals can be a vehicle for promoting tourism and boosting the economy.