Cebu Caritas unveils new logo

Cebu Caritas, Inc., the social development and charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, unveiled its new logo today. It is inspired by the colorful and vibrant Sinulog festival, a traditional celebration in Cebu that tells the story of the Filipinos’ past and their acceptance of Christianity. The feathers follow the form of…

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…

Google, CANVAS launch Cebuano magazine to help fight misinformation

This National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika, Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) launched the Cebuano version of #YOUTHink magazine to highlight the importance of local language diversity in battling misinformation. #YOUTHink is a local youth-oriented magazine that aims to address misinformation through media and information literacy. Filled…

Primary Homes opens showroom of Mactan development

Primary Homes, Inc. recently opened the showroom of its latest vertical development Royal Oceancrest Mactan that’s being positioned as a mini-township in response to the changing needs under a pandemic. The two-hectare development worth P2 billion will feature four mid-rise buildings, resort-style amenities, a home office component, commercial zone, and plenty of free and open…

Accenture partners with NGOs for COVID-response projects

Accenture has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business Social Progress (PBSP) and Philippines Business for Education (PBEd) in launching various initiatives that aim to help alleviate hunger and uplift health and well-being, livelihood and education of communities in the Philippines. Shown in photo are (top row, L-R): Elvin Uy, Executive Director, PBSP; Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director, Caritas Manila; and Lovelaine Basillote, Executive Director, PBEd. Representing Accenture in the Philippines (bottom row) are Country Managing Director Lito Tayag and Corporate Citizenship Executive Sponsor Louise Sabariaga.

Accenture Philippines has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed) to undertake programs in response to various COVID-related challenges. The initiatives include alleviating hunger and promoting health and well-being by assisting families nationwide with their essential needs and feeding malnourished children in the poorest communities,…

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…

IT-BPM cushioned impact of COVID-19 on PH economy

The 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT BPM Organization (CIB.O) showcased the strategies and actions taken by the IT/BPM industry to accelerate digital transformation and help thrive with the future especially with the COVID – 19 pandemic going on. The virtual summit took place from July 12 until July 15.

Latest milk tea destination Kurimi features premium drinks, gelato offerings

With its creamy drinks and numerous flavors, the newly opened Kurimi in White Hart Lane in Banawa is a delectable addition to Cebu’s milk tea scene. Kurimi serves premium Taiwanese milk tea with Asian flavors. The name and store’s 2D theme depict its Japanese branding. Kurimi is an assimilated Japanese word for “creamy,” according to…

Innovation, ecosystem development to help boost growth of Cebu’s IT-BPM industry

Cebu’s main ICT organization CIB.O will embark on a simplified version of industry-government-academe collaboration or what is known as the “triple helix” approach to enable innovation and ecosystem development as a way of reversing the sluggish growth of the IT-BPM industry. Cebu IT/BPM Organization (CIB.O) President Pert Cabataña said the streamlined structure will focus on…

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,…

Bantayan sa Hari: A remnant of Mandaue’s rich history

BANTAYAN SA HARI. This photo was taken last June 16 and shows discoloration and breaks on the walls of the tower. (Photo by Quiruben Duff Bacalla, CNU Intern)

I grew up thinking it was an abandoned jail. During summer breaks as a kid, my friends and I would pass by this cylindrical structure going to and heading back from swimming near the coastal area of Cabahug. All of us thought it was an abandoned jail. In sixth grade, we had a group project…

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.

More than just a beach paradise, Bantayan is buwad heaven

More than just a beach destination, Bantayan Island is also known for its delicacy – buwad or dried fish. From the popular danggit or dried rabbitfish to dried squid and even such exotic products as fish tocino, Bantayan has a wide range of these popular pasalubong items. The best place to find dried fish is…

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,…

IT/BPM industry to tap AI, new tech to deal with business challenges

WHAT’S NEXT FOR IT/BPM? 2021 Transformation Summit Chairman Darwin John Moises (left) talks about the upcoming conference that will tackle the next level for IT/BPM. With him are Cebu IT BPM Organization or CIB.O President Pert Cabataña, CIB.O Executive Director Buddy Villasis, and Globe Head of Sales VisMin Carlo Ortiz.

Robots and artificial intelligence or AI are not stealing jobs from humans. Rather, these new technologies “allow humans to be human and that is to think,” said Darwin John Moises, Chairman of the 2021 Transformation Summit. New technologies will be at the core of “The Next-Level Play,” which is the theme of this year’s summit…

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,…