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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

Cebu hotels, resorts offer discounted room rates on Lenten

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:35 p.m.

CITY hotels are now offering discounted “stay-cation” packages, as they expect low occupancy during the Holy Week.

Ng: Free nationwide Wi-Fi

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:33 p.m.

INFORMATION technology has always been somewhat adrift in government bureaucracy. Maybe this is because it encompasses a lot of industries. It used to belong to the Department of Trade and Industry and then parts of it were controlled by the Department of Transportation and Communication. Later, bills to create a Department of Information and Communications Technology was shelved, and now it is part of Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Listening more difficult in today’s workplace: poll

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:32 p.m.

MANILA – New research from Accenture reports that while 96 percent of global professionals consider themselves to be good listeners, the vast majority at 98 percent spend part of their workday multitasking. In fact, 64 percent say that listening has become significantly more difficult in today’s digital workplace.

Philippines, Japan sign deals on ODA 6 projects worth P8.4B

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:53 p.m.

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa signed and exchanged notes on four Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant projects amounting to JPY 2.789 billion (approximately P1.195 billion) and two yen loan projects amounting to JPY 19.5 billion (P8.356 billion).

RDC committee supports Northern Mindanao 2016 budget

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:52 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL representatives of Northern Mindanao expressed support to the Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed budget proposals of 24 government agencies and eight state universities and colleges in the region during the RDC-Northern Mindanao Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting held in Cagayan de Oro City last March 23.

Port projects in Northern Mindanao approved

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:25 p.m.

THE Regional Development Council of Northern Mindanao has endorsed major infrastructure projects proposed by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) for 2016.

Cagayan de Oro VIPs get a taste of exclusive privileges

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:25 p.m.

PRIMAVERA Residences teamed up with Smart Communications in hosting an exclusive event titled "A Privileged Encounter."

Globe rolls out exclusive content

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:24 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom has unveiled its latest offering of broadband plans for new customers.

OLX aiming to be ‘more mobile’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:12 p.m.

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.

Megaworld net income in 2014 up 139% to P21.6B

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:11 p.m.

MANILA–Megaworld, the country’s leading integrated urban township developer and biggest office developer and landlord, posted a net income of P21.6-billion (inclusive of a P12.1-billion non-recurring gain) in 2014, 139 percent higher than in 2013. Without the non-recurring gain, net income went up by 14 percent to P9.4-billion last year – reflecting an 18 percent annual growth since 2009, when net income was P4-billion, or more than double in five years.