Cebu keeps 8th rank in 2015 Tholons outsourcing list

Cebu remains a competitive player in the business process outsourcing (BPO) or business process management (BPM) space as it keeps its eighth rank for the third straight year in the 2015 Tholons International Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations Report. (Download PDF of full report here) Tholons also put Cebu in eighth place in 2013 and 2014.…

Cebu Yellow Submarine now operates from Hadsan

A view of the underwater world can be seen through the Cebu Yellow Submarine's glass portholes.

Although it had highly controversial beginnings, the Cebu Yellow Submarine continues to operate in Lapu-Lapu City and is one of Mactan Island attractions. Instead of the JPark Island Resort and Waterpark (formerly Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa), the underwater vessel operated by the Cebu Yellow Submarine and Undersea Tour Corp. now docks at the…

SuperCat Cebu transfers to Terminal 1 in Pier 1

Angelito M. Salvio, 2GO general manager, leads the inauguration of the Supercat ticketing office in Pier 1, Cebu City.

2GO Travel inaugurated on Thursday a ticketing office within Pier 1 in Cebu City for SuperCat fast crafts plying the Cebu route. The move makes it easier for passengers to book trips on SuperCat vessels travelling from Cebu to destinations like Manila, Tagbilaran in Bohol, Ormoc, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Romblon, and Masbate, a company…

Pancake House brings high-end resto Maple to Cebu

The Salmon Catch dish at Maple. It can be grilled, pan-seared, or blackened and comes with orzo pasta and Texas summer veggies.

With the number of Cebuanos who dine out growing fast, the Max’s Group, Inc. believes the Cebu market is ready for its upscale American restaurant Maple. Maple serves American comfort food and its dishes are inspired by South American flavors which carry a lot of spices, said Bernadette Lee, chief operating officer of the Pancake…

Rustan’s Supermarket opens in new Ayala Cebu location

Gourmet To Go offers prepared healthy salads and sandwiches.

Rustan’s Supermarket opens today, August 9, at its new Ayala Center Cebu location with 2,800 square meters of space and special grocery offerings. The new Rustan’s store, which is at Basement 1 of Ayala’s expansion wing, displays its items by categories: poultry, meat, seafood, dairy, grains, pasta and the like. “Rustan’s Supermarket is really a…

Imperial Palace rebrands to JPark Island Resort Cebu

Imperial Palace will start being known as JPark Island Resort Cebu by June 1. (Photo taken from resort website)

By June 1, Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa will start being known as JPark Island Resort Cebu (JPI). The move is intended to create a common brand for existing and upcoming products and services of Philippine BXT Corp., resort owner and operator, and in recognition of its Korean and Filipino owners, said Reno Bacolod,…

Filinvest starts work on Il Corso in Cebu

Filinvest Group president and CEO Josephine Yap (2nd from R) leads the Il Corso ceremonial unveiling at SRP in Cebu City.

Imagine a strip of land dotted with retail shops, boutiques, bars, cafes and restaurants. Shaded walkways and landscaped gardens allow people to walk along the 11 connected buildings that can be found all throughout its length. The whole stretch has a view of the sea on one side. At the far end is built a…