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.

Flexible working spaces ‘future of work’; IWG, AppleOne partner to offer facilities in region

FUTURE OF WORK. Lars Wittig, IWG Country Manager for Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea and VP for Sales ASEAN, South Korea (center) and AppleOne Properties Inc. (API) Chief Operating Officer Joy Veloso (right) are interviewed about flexible working spaces.

The future of work arrived early because of the pandemic, said Lars Wittig, IWG Country Manager for Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea and VP for Sales ASEAN, South Korea. Before COVID-19, so-called hybrid working where employees have the flexibility to work from anywhere was already becoming a global trend. The pandemic accelerated that trend,…

Metro Retail Stores receive DTI’s Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence

Metro Colon and Metro Ayala Center Cebu recently received the Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence conferred by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The award is the highest category that recognizes both establishments’ compliance with the DTI’s fair trade laws, efficiency in customer relations and operational management, excellence in social commitment and responsibility, and…

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Cebu Home and Builders Centre brings great deals to Cebu City, Mactan, Minglanilla, Consolacion customers

In case you missed it, the Cebu Home and Builders Centre MIDYEAR BIG SALE is also ongoing at its N. Bacalso, Mactan, Consolacion, and Minglanilla branches aside from the main store in Banilad. Huge discounts of up to 70 percent off on floor and wall tiles, sanitary wares, chandeliers, and other lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures,…

Pangilinan steps down as PLDT President and CEO; Panlilio takes over

MANILA – Manuel V Pangilinan stepped down as President and CEO of PLDT Inc. today. He retains his post as PLDT chairman. In today’s 2021 PLDT Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Alfredo S. Panlilio was appointed to the post and will now concurrently serve as President and CEO of PLDT and Smart.  Panlilio retains his post as…

Cebu Home and Builders Centre offers amazing deals in Midyear Big Sale

Cebu Home and Builders Centre is offering huge discounts on building products and other hardware materials during its Midyear Big Sale throughout the month of June. The month-long sale is ongoing in branches in Banilad, N. Bacalso, Mactan, Consolacion, and Minglanilla and provides up to 70 percent off on prices of tiles, sanitary ware and…

GCash only fintech company to receive recognition from PNP for anti-cybercrime response

GCash and its executives were recognized by the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) during the ACG’s 8th Founding Anniversary, making it the only fintech company in the country to do so. The awards were in recognition of GCash’s commitment to the ACG’s cybercrime campaign called “Strengthening ACG Response Towards the New Normal.” Through…

Shopee partners with DTI to support community-owned food businesses through the National Food Fair

From May 10 to 16, shoppers can look forward to up to 30% off on select local products As entrepreneurs continue to find ways to thrive amidst the challenges posed by health and safety protocols, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to…

Emperador’s 1st quarter net income up 43% at P2.1B on strong international performance

Emperador Inc. – the largest global brandy company owning the world’s iconic and best-selling brandy Emperador Brandy – saw net income to owners grow by 43% year-on-year to P2.1 billion in the first quarter of 2021, while revenues rose by 13% to P12.1 billion. With Emperador’s global footprint across over 100 countries in six continents,…

Megaworld tempers pandemic impact with stronger, stable office business

Megaworld Premier Offices bags 135,000 sqm of new leases mostly during the lockdown in 2020 MANILA – Andrew Tan-led property giant Megaworld closed deals for new office leases last year, even as the three quarters of the year were marred by community lockdowns across the country. Around 135,000 square meters of fresh office space inventory…

Airbnb launches new tool to estimate potential income for prospective Filipino hosts

● Airbnb aims to encourage more Filipinos to consider hosting for additional income● Hosts in Baguio City can earn up to an estimated P11,491 monthly Travel is coming back and Filipinos can earn extra income through hosting, according to Airbnb’s What’s My Place Worth tool, a new resource rolled out by Airbnb for prospective Hosts…

Shop in the safety of your home through CloudKart

Created as a way of helping out workers displaced at the height of the pandemic, CloudKart at cloudkart.ph has now become an extensive online source of grocery items and other home essentials in Metro Cebu. CloudKart stocks the regular supermarket fare like fresh produce, meat, personal care products, cleaning goods, and even alcoholic drinks but…

CIMB Bank to power GCredit; customers to enjoy higher credit limits, lower interest rates

GCash and CIMB Bank Philippines further strengthen their partnership as GCredit transitions from a micro-lending innovation to being a full digital lending facility supported by the most awarded digital bank in the Philippines. This is in line with the partnership’s objective to push financial inclusion and to promote cashless transactions to more Filipinos.

Smart partners with Lamac cooperative, enables Cebu farmers

PLDT’s wireless unit Smart teams up with one of the country’s largest cooperatives, the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC). The partnership, which makes Smart the newest telco partner for Lamac, enables farmers’ livelihood through digital solutions at a time of a disruptive pandemic.