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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...

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Montebello renovates facility

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

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.

Lazada marks 3rd year with sale

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:09 p.m.

MANILA – Lazada Philippines, a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s top online shopping and selling destination, is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from March 24 to 26.

Lazada Group has seen rapid growth since its launch in March 2012. The company now has over 4,000 employees across the region and has raised about 520 million euros in funding from leading sector specialists and investors including Temasek, Tesco, JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, among others.

Villarosa to move up as chairman of Security Bank

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:08 p.m.

ALBERTO S. Villarosa will be nominated chairman of the Security Bank Corp. during the organizational board meeting scheduled on April 28, according to a disclosure filed by the bank with regulators.

The bank informed the Philippine Stock Exchange that Frederick Y. Dy will be nominated for election as chairman emeritus. Director Eduardo I. Plana also signified his desire not to seek re-election.

Student team builds app that lets teachers use mobile phones to check test papers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

A TEAM of Electronics and Communications Engineering students from Bulacan State University (BSU) developed a mobile application that allows the hassle-free checking of test papers.

The Smart Image (Instant Multiple-option Assessor for General Examinations) won 2nd place at the 11th Sweep Innovation and Excellence Awards organized by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), a competition designed to encourage students to think outside the box and use web and mobile technologies to address problems in their communities.

DTI to up women's council

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:20 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region is eyeing to establish a regional women's council to keep track of the women's organizations and groups in the region.

DTI-Davao allocates P4.7M to establish Negosyo Centers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region allocated some P4.7 million this year for the establishment of Negosyo Centers in each province in the region, including Davao City, to assist local businesses.

Exporters urged to tap Swedish food market

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:27 p.m.

FILIPINO food manufacturers are being encouraged to export organic food and food products to Sweden.

Agriculture roadmap pushed

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:16 p.m.

THE Department of Agriculture must speed up the creation of an industry roadmap in time for the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) this December.

DTI consults with stakeholders today

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:15 p.m.

THE regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will meet stakeholders today to get their insight on its planned programs and projects for 2015.

Sun Gold owner ventures into real estate business

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:18 p.m.

ENTREPRENEUR Ferdinand Tio, the owner of Sun Gold Home and Furnishings, is venturing into the thriving real estate industry with his new venture, SunKai Land.

Tio, who holds a majority share of SunKai Land, is eyeing at least six projects in Cebu and one in a neighboring island in the next three to five years, SunKai project development manager Michael Estomata said in an interview yesterday.