Ashima: A simplified, flexible payroll system on cloud

Konsum Technologies Inc. CEO Joe Mercado (third from left) talks about the features of their newly released payroll system Ashima.

Whether you are to file, track, and manage your leaves or get paid for an overtime and view your payslip, all these can now be done online and even on mobile with the newly released payroll system called Ashima. Ashima integrates Human Resource (HR) processes from employee onboarding to payroll management, that is government compliant,…

Glass House: A new events space by Montebello

GLASS HOUSE. The one-storey Glass House, which is the first of its kind in Cebu, can accommodate up to 150 guests. It features an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape.

Brides-to-be will have another venue to consider as Montebello Villa Hotel, the city’s only garden hotel, launched last week the Glass House. “It started with a dream. A good friend introduced me to a supplier then the dream became a concept and turned into reality,” said Luis Martin Alvarez, the general manager and president of…

Innovation, not digitization, is key: Mayor Tomas Osmeña

INNOVATION. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said they are tapping innovation to improve services at City Hall. He said the challenge with working in government is that “we are not allowed to innovate.”

Capitalizing on innovation as the key to digitization, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is eyeing an alternative to renewing business permits in the city. Osmeña spoke before an audience at Digitize Cebu held Wednesday at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel. “It takes two weeks to renew business permit. I gathered a team of experts to…

Grand Land Inc. sees potential in serviced apartments

PRESS CON. Officials of Grand Land Inc. face Cebu media in a press conference held during the topping off of Grand Residences Cebu. From L-R: Sales Director Divine Cavan, VP for Sales and Marketing Tina Pestaño, and Chief Finance Officer Larry Tan.

Cebu developer Grand Land Inc. topped off Grand Residences Cebu North Tower A last Thursday, August 17. Following this milestone, Grand Land’s VP for Sales and Marketing Tina Pestaño revealed that the North Tower B will be offering serviced apartments. “There will be serviced apartments to be operated by Dusit D2. That’s 163 units in…

AboitizLand unveils Foressa Mountain Town project in Balamban

FORESSA LAUNCH. AboitizLand VP for Innovations Group John Amon presents the Foressa story during its launch at Marco Polo Plaza last April 27, 2017.

The so-called “urban jungle” life that Cebuanos are experiencing today gave birth to the concept of Foressa, the first mountain town project of AboitizLand in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu. “The mother’s womb is our first home. We grow up and discovered the outdoors. Then everything suddenly became tighter and most of us are trapped in cubicles,…