AboitizLand introduces space-saving solutions in Persimmon Studios

PERSIMMON STUDIOS units are located at Persimmon Plus along MJ Cuenco Ave.

Since condominium living can be tight and presents a problem when you have visitors, AboitizLand, Inc. introduces the “transformative living concept” in its Persimmon Studios units at Persimmon Plus along MJ Cuenco Ave.

CBM 2015 schedule of activities

LAUNCHING. The CBM2015 launching and press conference. (Photo Credit: CBM official website)

To make the most of the many opportunities opening up as a consequence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration, Cebu Business Month or CBM 2015 schedule of activities will focus on establishing networks of local and global interconnections.

‘We raised bar for Cebu entrepreneurs,’ CCCI president cites successes, business development activities in report

RAISING THE BAR. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Tess Chan says that "in promoting the continuous improvement of productivity, quality standards and efficiency, we raised the bar for Cebu’s entrepreneurs."

A year into her term as president, Ma. Teresa B. Chan reported that the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) improved the productivity and broadened business ties of Cebu’s entrepreneurs. Cebu’s leading business organization conducted seminars, workshops, and trainings on entrepreneurship, human resource development, financial management, and other topics crucial to business growth and development from the start of her term on May 16, 2014, Chan said.

Internet vital to businesses, groups told in ‘Panalo Ang May Alam’ Communities launch

CONNECTIVITY, RETAILER PACKAGES. Representatives from partner communities in Aloguinsan, Boljoon, Samboan and Santander receive connectivity and retailer packages from Smart and Talk ‘N Text. The packages include a laptop, a pocket Wi-Fi, printer, and Android phones.

Online promotions and word of mouth referrals through social networks helped a community in Aloguinsan build its eco-tourism project into what it is now: a sustainable project that has become a benchmark for other places embarking on a similar program.

Calayan Medical Group opens in Cebu

EGYPTIAN ROOM. The medical group’s Egyptian room in Cebu. Figuring prominently is the image of Cleopatra, which they say is the epitome of beauty.

With little funfare, the Calayan Medical Group opened in Cebu last week and made available some aesthetic and wellness as well as dermatology services. The company started operations at Oakridge Business Park in a limited capacity as a way of testing the market and correcting kinks in its operations, said Lalen Calayan, who is overseeing…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu to spend P300 million on hotel upgrades

DESIGN ELEMENTS. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar shows MyCebu.ph design elements for the hotel’s expansion and upgrade. With her are (from left) director of sales and marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow and communications manager Manna Alcaraz.

An even bigger ballroom with sophisticated sound system, more seating and music choices for Blu Bar and Grill, and upgrades to the five-star hotel’s 101 premium rooms and suites are just among the many changes at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu this year and in 2016. Cathay International Resources Corp., the owning company of Marco Polo…

OLX Philippines opens office, strengthens campaign in Cebu

Since it started its campaign to attract Cebuanos to earn extra cash by disposing of unused secondhand items online, OLX Philippines has been doubling its number of Cebu listers per month. In the past few months, the average number of Cebuanos listing their items on the buy and sell website monthly was at 20,000, said…

Eagles’ Nest offers convenient home in heart of Metro Cebu

The Eagle's Nest residential condominium in Canduman, Mandaue City provides a convenient residence in the heart of the metropolis.

With traffic worsening in Metro Cebu, it has become highly desirable to live close to the workplace and the children’s schools. Eagles’ Nest, a project of premier property developer Primary Homes, Inc., provides owners with the convenience of a home located in the heart of the metropolis.

SM Hypermarket Lapu-Lapu opens at MEZ II

SM Hypermarket opens third Cebu branch in Lapu-Lapu City.

SM Hypermarket opened a third branch in Cebu at the commercial complex of the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) II to cater to the diverse mix of people in Lapu-Lapu City. This will be Cebu’s first SM Hypermarket with a provision for 33 retail spaces that can accommodate dining facilities, clothing and other dry goods shops,…

GMR-Megawide signs financing agreement for Mactan airport project

GMR-Megawide executives sign loan agreement with officials of ADB and a consortium of six Philippine banks for Mactan airport project.

GMR-Megawide signs loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and top Philippine banks ensuring solid funding for Mactan airport project.

Argao Royal Palms provides easy access to Southern Cebu attractions

ARGAO ROYAL PALMS. Built alongside Argao’s aquamarine seas in Barangay Suba, the development features two-storey houses, bungalows, townhouses, and condominium units.

Primary Homes Inc. makes it possible for you to easily enjoy southern Cebu’s charms with its resort-inspired community Argao Royal Palms and Tropical Flats. Built alongside Argao’s aquamarine seas in Barangay Suba, the development features two-storey houses, bungalows, townhouses, and condominium units.

Cebu Province creates investment, incentives center

INVESTMENT CENTER. Investment and Promotions Officer Benjamin Joseph Yap talks about the Cebu Provincial Investment and Incentives Center in a media forum at the Capitol. With him are Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino and Information Officer Ethel Natera.

Promote Cebu Province as an investment destination, attract investors, and spread the development from urban to rural areas are just among the goals of the newly-created Cebu Provincial Investment and Incentives Center. The center will actively collaborate with other government agencies and the private sector, business groups in particular, to create a favorable climate for…

Filinvest beefs up mall portfolio, to launch Il Corso at SRP this year

IL CORSO. An artist’s perspective of the Il Corso at SRP in Cebu City.

The Filinvest Group of the Gotianun family from Cebu will beef up its mall portfolio this year. Festival Supermalls Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Filinvest Land Inc., said it will bolster its presence nationwide with the launch of new malls in Cebu and Laguna and the expansion of its flagship mall, Festival Supermall in…

Leuterio Realty, Rent.ph sign partnership with Lamudi

COMPLEMENTARY PARTNERSHIP. That’s how Lamudi Philippines founder and managing director Jacqueline van den Ende (left) described her company’s partnership with Leuterio Realty and Brokerage and Rent.ph, founded by Anthony O. Leuterio (right).

Starting next week, property inventories of Leuterio Realty and Brokerage and Rent.ph will also be found on top Philippine real estate list site Lamudi. Anthony O. Leuterio, chief executive officer of Leuterio Realty and Brokerage, signed an agreement Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for cross branding promotion with Lamudi Philippines represented by Jacqueline van den Ende,…

Astana Subdivision in Lapu-Lapu City offers ‘quality economic houses’

ASTANA SUBDIVISION. A scale model of the Astana Subdivision, which is part of the Johndorf Communities in Barangays Babag II and Kalawisan in Lapu-Lapu City.

Even with the big players getting into the mix, Johndorf Ventures Corp. believes its newest residential project Astana Subdivision shows the company continues to have an edge in the economic housing segment. The Johndorf Communities in Barangays Babag II and Kalawisan in Lapu-Lapu City covers about 20 hectares and will comprise four residential developments when…

With Filinvest condotel investment, ‘money works for you,’ Grand Cenia owners say

RENTAL SHARE. Couple Zenaida and Rodolfo Ramos (center) receive their share of the rental income for the use of condotel units by Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu at Grand Cenia from (from left) Prosper president Tristan Las Marias, Quest front office manager Regina Moga, tenant relations assistant Marilou Iway and engineer Allan G. Alfon, Filinvest general manager. (Contributed photo)

FIRST-time property investor Alfredo Uy has proven that his money can work for him instead of him working for the money. He invested in the condotel project of Filinvest Land Inc. in Cebu, the Grand Cenia. Combined through an asset pool, the Grand Cenia condotels are used as rooms of affiliate Quest Hotel and Conference…

Pueblo de Oro builds 30-hectare community in Lapu-Lapu City

PARK PLACE. The expanded model house of Park Place, a development by Pueblo de Oro Cebu Communities in Babag II, Lapu-Lapu City.

Whether you’re getting a starter house or a more permanent home, the Pueblo de Oro Cebu Communities in Lapu-Lapu City provides a wide range of products that caters to the different needs of Cebuano families. Pueblo de Oro Cebu is building a 30-hectare masterplanned residential community in Barangay Babag II that is divided into three…

Filinvest sets aggressive expansion in 2015

IMMEDIATE NEEDS. FLI president and chief executive officer Josephine Gotianun-Yap says, “by focusing on medium rise buildings and traditional housing, Filinvest continues to develop projects with construction cycles of less than a year to meet the immediate needs of our end user market.” (CONTRIBUTED FOTO)

FILINVEST Land Inc., the real estate arm of the Gotianun family from Cebu, is preparing a more aggressive expansion of its residential offerings this year as it seeks to further cement its mark in the affordable and middle-income housing market segments. With an estimated land bank of over 2,400 hectares, FLI president and chief executive…

GMR-Megawide faces challenges in Mactan airport expansion

NEW UNIFORMS. The new uniform of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport staff was designed by Cary Santiago.

Delays in the relocation of Philippine Air Force (PAF) structures within the proposed site of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) new terminal could put off the project’s completion by 10 months, an executive of GMR-Megawide said recently. There are currently 17 Air Force structures scattered throughout the 110.9 acres (44.9 hectares) that span the total…

Tsuneishi launches its 1st ‘eco-ship’ in Balamban

LAUNCHED. The SC-220 launching ceremony at the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. Slipway No. 2 in Balamban, Cebu. (Contributed photo)

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THI) launched in December a premium class vessel that features higher fuel efficiency and a design that reduces wind resistance. THI said in a press statement that the SC-220 is its first “eco-ship.” It is a 58,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) bulk carrier that features the higher fuel efficiency design of…