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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

Grand Land launches 5 projects in 3 years

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:17 p.m.

IN LESS than three years since the Gaisano Grand Group’s real estate arm was established, Grand Land Inc. has already launched five projects with 4,300 houses and condominium units combined upon completion.

This include its flagship project Grand Residences in Banilad in Cebu City, Amani Grand Mactan in Lapu Lapu City, and City Homes Mactan, Mandaue, and Minglanilla.

AirAsia piso fare is back

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:46 p.m.

MANILA -- The highly-anticipated AirAsia piso fare is back again, with more than three million seats up for grabs to over 20 countries across AirAsia Group's wide route network, including AirAsia X.

(Piso fare seats are P1 base fare excluding airport taxes, fees and optional services. Terms and conditions apply.)

38 Cyber Centre commercial spaces up for third bidding

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:02 p.m.

THERE are still 38 remaining commercial spaces at the ground floor of the Negros First Cyber Centre that are up for third bidding, Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan said yesterday.

However, Pinongan said there is no schedule yet for the third bidding.

Youth leadership initiative gets Smart backing

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:14 p.m.

SMART Communications Inc. recently supported a leadership initiative that brought together 200 leaders in region 10, to identify and address key social issues through collaboration and proactive solutions.

Globe wins 2015 PR Award for awareness drive

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:14 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom bagged the bronze award in Best Crisis Management at this year's PR Awards for leading the industry shift to consumable data plans using an extensive communications campaign which aimed to educate the public and its customers about responsible internet use.

SMEs paired with potential buyers in DTI’s speed matching event

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:06 p.m.

NINE small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from food and non-food sectors were recently matched with EchoStore Cebu through the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) speed matching activity.

On top of helping small entrepreneurs improve their products, Elias Tecson, chief trade and industry specialist for business development of the DTI Cebu Provincial Office, said the agency is aggressively looking for potential markets to help SMEs here expand their customer base.

Green market touted as new frontier for Philippine exports

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:05 p.m.

THE global green market is seen as a fast emerging area of growth and expansion for Filipino producers and exporters.

Soriano: Most powerful women leaders running family businesses

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:05 p.m.

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

Globe unveils plans for entrepreneurs

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:47 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom’s SME arm, Globe myBusiness, is eyeing to grow its customer base composed of small and medium enterprises with the launching of a new customizable suite of postpaid plans for entrepreneurs.

In a press conference with Globe officials, the Ayala-led telco recently introduced to the market Plan299, which allows business owners to get a free Duo landline with unlimited calls to local landline and Duo customers nationwide.

Cebu’s higher storage fees lead to 67% more cargo withdrawal

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:39 p.m.

THE Cebu International Port (CIP) recorded a 67 percent jump in average daily withdrawal of containers following implementation of higher storage charges for international cargoes.

“From an average of 300 withdrawals of containers per day, (withdrawal) rose to 500,” an official from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) said in an email.