Marco Polo Plaza lights up the Tree of Hope

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu kicked off the Festive Season last November 14 with an online tree lighting in partnership with GMA Regional TV. “The last 14 years, we have celebrated our Tree Lighting every year as our way to signify the start of the Festive Season. This year is no different, despite the fact thatContinue reading “Marco Polo Plaza lights up the Tree of Hope”

Ford Philippines extends Truck Month, deals available to more Ford Ranger models

‘Seize the Deal’ also extended with P38,000 all-in low downpayment or P150,000 cash discount for EcoSport, P1 million cash discount for Expedition Ford Philippines is extending its widely-anticipated Truck Month until the end of this month, with cash discounts available to more Ford Ranger models. “We are happy to announce that the Ford Truck MonthContinue reading “Ford Philippines extends Truck Month, deals available to more Ford Ranger models”

Visayan Electric sends team to help restore power in Albay

In the past week, linemen from the Visayan Electric Co. have been working tirelessly to help restore power in the province of Albay, which bore the brunt of the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year. The Cebu-based electric distribution utility sent two teams comprising 11 linemen who arrived in the province on Tuesday,Continue reading “Visayan Electric sends team to help restore power in Albay”

PLDT-Smart donates 10K SIMs to DepEd Cebu City

PLDT-Smart turned over 10,000 LTE SIM cards to the Department of Education Cebu City, the biggest ever donation to the academe in the region, as their way of supporting teachers and students in over 50 Junior and Senior High Schools under DepEd Cebu City in the “New Normal.” The unprecedented crisis caused by the pandemicContinue reading “PLDT-Smart donates 10K SIMs to DepEd Cebu City”

Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks

Metro Cebu residents continue to slowly return to their workplaces. They have also been heading to beaches, parks, and plazas, according to mobility data tracked by Google. But overall, data Google gathered from Metro Cebu phone users of Google Maps showed that visits to places outside the home were still way below the baseline inContinue reading “Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks”

New normal celebrations at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

You deserve to celebrate your intimate events and milestones in a venue where safety, security, and service are a priority. Whether you are looking for an intimate celebration venue, a special package for our beloved frontliners, or simply a special place to get ready in, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu has curated packages that will suitContinue reading “New normal celebrations at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu”

Taiheiyo Japan approves ₱15B new production line in San Fernando, Cebu plant

A new cement facility worth ₱15 billion will replace the current production line at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) in San Fernando, Cebu, the company announced today. This after its mother company in Tokyo, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC), approved the project that will increase its capacity from 2,500 tons of clinker per day to 6,000Continue reading “Taiheiyo Japan approves ₱15B new production line in San Fernando, Cebu plant”

MCIA implements use of Traze contact tracing app

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) joins the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) in the implementation and usage of the contact tracing app, Traze, at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The pilot testing for Traze began on October 28, 2020, at the MCIA, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport,Continue reading “MCIA implements use of Traze contact tracing app”

Cebu retailers ‘shine’ through pandemic, PLDT-Smart revives livelihood in communities

From small-time retailer to store owner, Shine Macapas has managed to shepherd her small business to success despite the pandemic. A sari-sari store owner and Smart load retailer from Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, Macapas’s business has been so good that she was inspired to extend a helping hand to loyal customers who are struggling throughContinue reading “Cebu retailers ‘shine’ through pandemic, PLDT-Smart revives livelihood in communities”

Smart widens gap vs. competition on 4G Availability, wins Opensignal’s first 4G Coverage Experience Award

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, has once again surpassed competition in terms of 4G Availability, Video Experience and Download and Upload Speeds, according to the latest country report by third-party mobile analytics firm Opensignal. The report, which covered July 1 to September 28, 2020 and independently analyzedContinue reading “Smart widens gap vs. competition on 4G Availability, wins Opensignal’s first 4G Coverage Experience Award”

Megaworld’s rental income recovers in Q3, up 13% QoQ

Company remains optimistic of ‘better days ahead’ as government intensifies efforts to revive the economy Property giant Megaworld’s rental income grew 13% to P3.4-billion during the third quarter from P3-billion in the previous quarter as quarantine restrictions have been eased. The company’s office rental business, under the Megaworld Premier Offices brand, continued its growth momentumContinue reading “Megaworld’s rental income recovers in Q3, up 13% QoQ”

DECODE 2020 to gather IT professionals, tech experts in 3-day virtual conference

Leading cybersecurity company Trend Micro is bringing together Information Technology (IT) industry experts from different parts of the globe to talk about the latest developments in the cyber world. Dubbed DECODE, the premier cybersecurity conference in the Philippines is scheduled from November 10-12, 2020 and will be held virtually for the first time since itsContinue reading “DECODE 2020 to gather IT professionals, tech experts in 3-day virtual conference”

Taft Properties launches P10 billion development in Cebu

Real estate company Taft Property Venture Development Corp. announced today, Wednesday, that it is undertaking a high-rise development at a prime location in Cebu City. Named Taft East Gate, the mixed-use residential community will feature four high-rise condominium towers with the added benefits of dining and retail outlets, said project development head Lydwena Eco. ItContinue reading “Taft Properties launches P10 billion development in Cebu”

SAP celebrates 25 Years in the Philippines

SAP SE, a market leader in enterprise application software marks its milestone in the Philippines as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the past 25 years, SAP has helped more than 1,800 companies in the Philippines run better. With its global expertise, as well as knowledge of the local market, SAP works across 25 industries.Continue reading “SAP celebrates 25 Years in the Philippines”

GCash leads digital fintech revolution under new normal

GCash, the preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, is leading the country’s shift into the new normal through digital financial technology, making it part of the lifestyle of many Filipinos. GCash Marketing Manager Winsley Bangit said the pandemic has set the stage in cultivating new trends and behavioral changes in the Filipinos’ way of livingContinue reading “GCash leads digital fintech revolution under new normal”

Work and leisure from the city to the mountains with the Ford EcoSport

I did get the wrong unit, I said on the quick and urgent phone call as I left the meeting room. I knew that the Ford EcoSport was assigned to me but by a mix-up, I got another unit, which I drove from the dealership in Nivel Hills to the venue of our meeting atContinue reading “Work and leisure from the city to the mountains with the Ford EcoSport”

Taft Properties highlights Comforts of Christmas in its premium homes

Taft Properties highlighted the comforts of hearth and home when it lighted up a set of Christmas trees on Friday, October 23, in anticipation of a joyful and hopeful season in spite of a global crisis. Since the times call for keeping social circles small and staying put, Taft believes in the value of purposefulContinue reading “Taft Properties highlights Comforts of Christmas in its premium homes”

IT-BPM stakeholders discuss solutions to pandemic challenges

Stakeholders continue to have a positive outlook for Cebu’s IT-BPM industry despite disruptions brought about by COVID-19 restrictions. Representatives of business process management, telecommunications companies, the academe as well as industry professionals agreed during the recent town hall event organized by the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O) that Cebu remains an ideal IT hub despite uncertaintiesContinue reading “IT-BPM stakeholders discuss solutions to pandemic challenges”

Lapulapu was ready to submit to the King of Spain just not to Humabon: historian

Far from the simplistic and nationalistic recounting of the Battle of Mactan as local warriors repelling foreign invaders, what happened had more to do with local infighting over control of the Mactan channel. Historian and National Artist Resil Mojares said Lapulapu had offered to submit to the King of Spain upon Ferdinand Magellan’s demand butContinue reading “Lapulapu was ready to submit to the King of Spain just not to Humabon: historian”

CIB.O committees help chart industry growth in new normal times

From coming up with programs to ensure there are enough quality graduates from universities to promoting Cebu as a global IT-BPM hub, the different CIB.O committees presented strategies and other innovations to further develop the industry under new normal conditions. Called the Strat 8 Super Committees of the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O), the groups wereContinue reading “CIB.O committees help chart industry growth in new normal times”