Malaysian tourists arrivals in W. Visayas increase

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 08:22 p.m.

ILOILO CITY – Malaysian tourists in the Philippines are increasing, while Boracay Island is the most favored destination in Western Visayas, according to the region's Department of Tourism.

According to the DOT's report, there is a 233.17 percent increase in Malaysian tourist arrivals for Western Visayas with 19,890 arrivals as of January 7, 2015, higher compared to 2013's 5,970 tourist arrivals.

PLDT buries phonelines for Apec

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:18 p.m.

THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) is cooperating with the City Government by agreeing to bury its telephone wires underground, covering more than three kilometers from Gen. Luna in the city center to El 98 in Jaro district.

Defensor to visit Singapore for study tour

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:30 p.m.

ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., along with 11 other governors in the Philippines, is set to explore the programs of Singapore that make the city-state a top business destination in the world.

Iloilo hosts first nature-inspired community

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:39 p.m.

THE first nature-inspired community where one can nurture with the green environment is fast rising in the municipality of Pavia, a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Iloilo City.

Chinese firm intensifies interest on MIWD

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 07:16 p.m.

TWO Chinese firms intensified their interest to push through with a major rehabilitation and expansion and joint venture project of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) with an initial P7-billion capital infusion.

Korean rice seed tech now in Iloilo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 06:22 p.m.

THE rice seed multiplication technology of the Korean Project on International Agriculture (Kopia), in collaboration with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center of the Department of Agriculture (WESVIARC), is now in the province of Iloilo.

Real estate firm opens satellite office at mall

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:49 p.m.

PRO-FRIENDS is leading other developers in redefining the real estate industry in Iloilo with an aggressive marketing strategy when it opened a satellite office at the SM City Iloilo shopping mall on Friday.

Pro-Friends EVP/COO Augusto Leonardo said their marketing strategy aims to bring company services closer to its clients.

Tax talk with city bizmen set August 14-15

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

ORGANIZATION officials of some 350 small, medium and large companies based in Iloilo City will once again sit in a round table discussion and subsequent public consultation on August 14-15, 2014 on the proposed increase of real property taxes effective January 1, 2015.

Organic farming gains ground in Western Visayas

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

ILOILO CITY – Organic agriculture is fast gaining ground with the farming sector of Western Visayas as more Ilonggos are apt to appreciate health foods as well as protect the environment from toxic and poisonous chemicals.

This was the assessment of Nicanor Perlas, lead activator of nongovernment organization Solution Ecosystems Activator Inc., as the province of Iloilo celebrated a week-long Organic Agriculture in the region starting August 10, 2014.

City braces for growing mutual fund investments

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:07 p.m.

ILOILO City is bracing the entry of mutual fund investment opportunities as Sun Life Asset Management Company Inc. (SLAMCI) unleashes its award-winning Sun Life Prosperity Dynamic Fund during the ghost or lean months of August to September this year.

Megaworld fast-tracks constructions in Iloilo Business Park

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 01:01 a.m.

MEGAWORLD, the country's leading real estate developer, is fast-tracking the construction of office, commercial, and residential towers in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park due to the strong demand, brisk sales and rental inquiries for residential, commercial, and office spaces.

Iloilo welcomes Ayala’s condotel living lifestyle

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

THE Ayala Land’s Avida Atria Park District has opened its biggest showroom on condotel living in Iloilo City last Saturday, June 21, to show full trust and confidence in the city’s potentials as next important hub in the Philippines.

Iloilo ready for world business

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

ILOILO is ready to open and sell its investment opportunities to the world starting with a business forum on March 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

250 attendees to Iloilo business summit in Makati

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog confirmed a total of 250 participants composed of chief operating officers and owners of blue chips corporations based in Metro Manila and Iloilo City to the first ever Iloilo Business Summit slated on March 12 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City.

City to showcase business potential in Makati

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

ILOILO City is all set to show-off its business and investment potential to the country’s blue chips corporations and other business locators during an Investment Forum slated on March 12 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City.

Fil-Canadians looking for retirement homes in Iloilo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 08:28 p.m.

FILIPINO-Canadians who participated in the January 21 Investment Fair in Iloilo City are inquiring about the possibility of investing in retirement homes and other business opportunities in the city and province of Iloilo.

Canadians in awe with Ilonggo hospitality

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

MORE than 200 businessmen from Canada and other Philippine investors are in awe of what the Ilonggos have and offer to them.

SilkAir to fly to Kalibo, Mandalay

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 07:16 p.m.

SILKAIR, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to two new Southeast Asian destinations, increasing its network to 47 destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

BSP shows economic growth in Western Visayas

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 07:20 p.m.

BANKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that as of June 2012, Western Visayas have a total deposit liability of P143.6 billion and a P37.5 billion in net loan portfolio in commercial and universal banks.

Coal remains top export of Western Visayas

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:47 p.m.

THE unrefined coal from the Semirara Island in Northern Antique remains to be the top export of Western Visayas while the raw sugar from Negros Occidental and some parts of the province of Iloilo came in second as a top export of the region.

Business retrenchment continues to affect Western Visayas

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:47 p.m.

RETRENCHMENT of employees and business shutdowns continue to affect the business community in some areas of Western Visayas by the second quarter of 2013.

Construction materials for e-homes now available

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 07:25 p.m.

THE housing construction materials for the environment-friendly homes complemented by solar electricity are now available in Iloilo City.

A German company based in the Philippines is an exclusive dealer of the materials made of Neopor from the German BASF company and produced from Izodom, Poland.

Economic growth shifting back to Asia Pacific

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 08:10 p.m.

BUSINESSMEN are experiencing the shifting of economic growth from the West back to Asia and the Pacific as the Western economy, notably the US, is quite week.

During the opening of the three-day 22nd Visayas Area Business Conference in Iloilo on Thursday, Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, president of the Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry (APCCCI), said that in the years 1900 to 2000, the economic shift started to move toward the West from Asia as the center of economic gravity.

Bizmen move for one global Visayas

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 12:43 a.m.

SOME 300 businessmen converge in Iloilo City for a three-day meeting celebrating the 22nd Visayas Area Business Conference September 4-6, 2013 with a central theme “One global Visayas: Unleashing the TIGER Economy.

Host Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Iloilo president Joe Marie Agriam said the conference theme TIGER gears Toward Integration, Growth and Economic Resiliency as the Visayas chamber of commerce lead in pushing the economy in this part of the Philippines.

P36-B for loans in Visayas banks

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 08:43 p.m.

THE ECONOMY of Western Visayas posted positive growth by enjoying brisk business confidence upbeat, said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) deputy director Fernando Silvoza.

Silvoza, during the 2013 Awards Ceremony for BSP Stakeholders in the region on Tuesday, said the banks in the Visayas has P36 billion for loans with a deposit generation of 1.3 percent growth rate.

More OFWs take Singapore-Iloilo route

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 11:43 p.m.

ARRIVALS at the Iloilo international airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo showed more international arrivals from Singapore than from Hong Kong, mostly because of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) preference of Singapore as an accessible and easy gateway for direct flight to Iloilo.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that as of May 31, arrivals of travelers direct from Singapore totaled 10,125 as compared to 6,972 arrivals from Hong Kong.

Iloilo City ripe for P15-B Ayala investments

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:13 p.m.

"THIS southern city is a good area for large scale investments," said Tony T. Aquino, president and CEO of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), during the launching of ALI's latest project in Iloilo City on Wednesday.

He said “tremendous growth in the past few years showed that Iloilo City is ripe for our P15 billion infusion in the next 10 years.”

AXA opens bigger and better branch in Iloilo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:33 p.m.

AXA Philippines, one of the top life insurance companies in the country, recently transferred to a bigger and better branch office in Iloilo along M.H. del Pilar St.

Sweet potato eyed for global market

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:05 p.m.

LAWYER Elijo Sharon Billones, Guimaras legal officer and tourism officer of the island, said that sweet potato (camote) has found a market in the United States and Australia with camote chips as the prime product for exports.

Billones said camote chips already passed testing standards of the US Food and Drugs Administration and trade inquiries has started to pour in at the Provincial Capitol of Guimaras.

BCBP calls for change in business sector

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:05 p.m.

THE Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) will launch its two-day event on April 12-13 with the theme “Change the Face of Business” in a bid to call for a change in leading the business sector with Christian values.

The event is in line with BCBP’s 33rd national anniversary celebration which will be held at the Ateneo de Iloilo in Iloilo City.