Landmark destination NUSTAR Resort and Casino to open in Cebu in 2022

NUSTAR Resort and Casino.

NUSTAR Resort and Casino is a premier integrated resort development that is set to elevate and redefine five-star luxury in gaming, entertainment, leisure, dining and retail in Cebu and the entire Southern Philippines. Highly anticipated for its grand opening in 2022, NUSTAR will be the biggest lifestyle and entertainment destination outside Metro Manila.

More than 5,000 Cebu City stakeholders sign petition to support Carbon modernization

The new and cleaner market will also attract ”lost customers,” comprised mainly of a more affluent market who have stopped visiting Carbon due to various health and security reasons, which was further complicated by the pandemic. The return of lost customers, and the attraction of a wider market are expected to translate to increased sales for vendors.

More than 5,000 stakeholders of the Carbon Public Market have signed a petition to express their support for the district’s modernization. They included long-time vendors, karumateros, community stakeholders, and other Cebu City residents.

DTI gives Philippine Quality Award recognition to Wellmade Motors

WORLD-CLASS QUALITY. Dr. Philip Tan receives from Department of Trade and Industry Competitiveness Bureau Director Lilian Salonga the trophy for Wellmade Motors and Development Corporation’s Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Level 2 recognition. With Tan are members of his family (from left) Judith Lee Tan, chief finance officer; Jefferson Phil Tan, vice president and chief operating officer; Jeffrey Philip Tan, vice president and chief administration and information officer; and daughter Phoebe Tan.

By working with the government and tapping programs meant to help businesses, Dr. Philip N. Tan was able to build Wellmade Motors and Development Corporation into what it is today, a world-class metalworking company.

CHBC gives back to valued shoppers with exceptional deals in yearend sale

MEGA YEAREND SALE. Cebu Home and Builders Centre announces its Mega Year End Sale from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 2021 in a press conference at its Banilad branch.

Cebu Home and Builders Centre makes it easy for people to create the ideal homes to be staying in during pandemic times with its Mega Year End Sale from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 2021.

Preserving Cebuano Heritage: Cebu City Government, C2W to revive city’s historic Freedom Park

Freedom Park perspective.

Cebu City’s historic Freedom Park was once a vibrant setting for gatherings and a bastion for freedom of expression where people exchanged ideas about issues. It is set to have a new lease on life with the Carbon District modernization.

Home, Enterprise underpin record revenues for PLDT

RECORD EARNINGS. PLDT officials (clockwise from top) President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio, Corporate Communications Head Cathy Yap-Yang, Voyager Innovations founder and CEO Orlando Vea, Chief Financial Officer Anabelle Lim-Chua, and Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan give a media briefing on the company’s performance for the first nine months of 2021.

PLDT logged ₱46 billion in consolidated service revenues in the third quarter of 2021, an all-time high record. EBITDA for the quarter was at ₱24.5 billion, also a record high, company officials said in an online press briefing on Thursday, November 4. Strong performances by Home and Enterprise underpinned the robust earnings by PLDT, which…

Visayan Electric energizes first digital substation

FULLY DIGITAL SUBSTATION. The Visayan Electric Pakna-an substation is the first fully digital substation within its franchise area. Visayan Electric spent P102 million for the project, of which P29 million went into the protection and control systems adapting the IEC 61850, an international transmission protocol standard for communication in medium- and high-voltage electric substations.

A year delayed due to the pandemic, Visayan Electric Company, Inc. (Visayan Electric) finally energized this quarter the first fully digital substation within its franchise area, helping improve overall network reliability and protection. The rehabilitation of Visayan Electric’s Pakna-an substation along the Cebu North Road in Mandaue City was supposed to be completed in 2020…

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PLDT fibers up 30% faster than rival; reliable speeds benefiting more homes

Schoolteacher Michelle Caintic said the strong internet connection provided by PLDT has helped make work easier for them at the onset of the pandemic.

PLDT Home added new fiber customers faster than other providers in the first half of the year, outpacing its nearest competitor by 30%, sustaining its lead in the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. With 1.8 million PLDT fiber subscribers as of June, almost six out of every 10 fibered up homes in the Philippines are with PLDT,…

Renovated stalls turned over to ambulant vendors in Carbon Bagsakan unveiling

Carbon Bagsakan facade.

C2W reiterates assurance all registered vendors will be part of the new public market facility The first phase of the Carbon Modernization project progresses with the turnover of 36 renovated stalls to the first group of ambulant vendors on Thursday. The area, now officially called Carbon Bagsakan, is located along ML Quezon Boulevard and will…

Voyager’s PayMaya secures digital bank license from BSP

Voyager Innovations (Voyager), through its financial technology arm PayMaya Philippines (PayMaya), announced that it had obtained the approval of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to establish a digital bank. To be known as Maya Bank, the digital bank will leverage PayMaya’s successful track record of being at the forefront of…

Nestlé PH marks 110th year: Kasambuhay for Good in society, for the planet

Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110thyear by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good. Joining the virtual celebration are (top row): Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez; (bottom row) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, Nestlé Philippines SVP and Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Arlene Tan-Bantoto, and Makati Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay.

With a simple online event, Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110th year by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good – a trusted companion in life – for society and the planet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Philippine businesses plot road to recovery amid pandemic

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion.

The Resilience, Innovate, Sustain, Empower (RISE) Forward 2021 Entrepreneurs’ Summit tackled how Philippine businesses can navigate the pandemic and the resulting market crises and start business recovery. The conference also discussed how the government can fill in. In the virtual Cebu Business Month 2021 conference held online on July 28, large business enterprises shared how…

Cebu Landmasters unveils new Abaca Resort Mactan; facility to open in 2024

Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) strengthens its hotel portfolio in the region as it reveals its very first resort development – the P2.5 billion Abaca Resort Mactan. The expanded luxury boutique hotel is set to be completed in 2024. The 125-room all-suite accommodation featuring exclusively panoramic ocean views is envisioned to fill…

Globe shares how companies can tap data and analytics for business

Businesses will need to gather a lot of data and analytics, Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT-BPM Organization or CIB.O. last July 12 to 15. Even before COVID-19 struck, Globe already positioned itself to move towards digitalization, he said. With the pandemic, it has accelerated…

Sykes director sees future of office as hybrid model of work from home, on site

Job seekers used to consider location and workplace culture when deciding on a company but the coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the concept of office for many people, said Sykes Asia, Inc. Senior Director Jethsel Salado. Even when things begin to normalize, office life wouldn’t be returning to what it was pre-pandemic, she added during…

Some industries more ready than others for digital transformation: Globe executive

TECHNOLOGY AT CORE. Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said the future enterprise are “organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people, products, and processes to serve customers better.”

Enterprises of the future will need to fully enable digitization but some industries are better prepared than others to achieve this, according to a telecommunications executive during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by Cebu’s leading IT BPM organization. “We see the future enterprise as organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people,…

Cebu Home and Builders Centre extends BIG sale on big tiles, other products to July 15

Cebu Home and Builders Centre brings glad tidings to its customers: the Big Sale on Big Tiles is extended up to July 15, 2021. “Our customer responses are overwhelming. We are extending our tile and bath discounts so you can save big,” said Jenelin Lastimosa, Tile and Bath Marketing Manager.