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,…

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…

Transformation Summit 2021 to tackle Next Level Play for IT/BPM

Various stakeholders in the IT-BPM industry will discuss strategies for the big leap forward under a global pandemic with its far-reaching impact on lives and businesses during the Transformation Summit 2021 scheduled from July 12 to 15. Organized by Cebu’s main IT-BPM organization Cib.O, the four-day virtual event will feature local, national, and international speakers…

Plantation Prime puts delicious kare-kare, Pinoy food in a can

A group of Cebuano entrepreneurs turned a classic Filipino dish that normally takes several hours to prepare into effortless table fare. Plantation Prime is not stopping with just the canned Beef Shank Kare-Kare, either. The young brand has added longganisa to its list of available products and pretty soon, Bicol express, chili con carne, spaghetti,…

New fire substation opens at Cebu Business Park

As the community grows within Cebu’s premier business districts, one of the priorities of developer Cebu Holdings Inc. (CHI) is the safety of the estate and its nearby areas. The Cebu Business Park Fire Substation was opened yesterday at the Cebu Business Park (CBP) by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7, in coordination with…

Cebu Archdiocese ties up with Smart, InnoPub for historic exhibit

A chronicle of the richness of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s historical patrimony, the Panaw sa Pagtuo: The Journey of Faith at 500 Years of Christianity Travelling Exhibit is set to be launched on April 11, at SM City Cebu Northwing. One of the major activities in Cebu to celebrate the fifth centenary of Christianity in…

Cebu Landmasters Inc. reports resilient FY2020 results, closely matching 2019 figures

Leading VisMin developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) reported P8.30 billion in consolidated revenues in 2020, closely matching 2019’s Php 8.50 billion resulting from “the immediate deployment of catch-up measures shortly after the relaxation of lockdowns triggered by the pandemic in the first half of 2020,” said CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III.

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…

Ladies take charge as Jeep offers Women’s Month deals

Jeep, the brand known throughout the world for leading the charge in outdoor and adventure activities, is celebrating the lead by some of the world’s most empowered people: women. For Women’s Month, women who book select on-hand Jeep units may take advantage of massive discounts, paving the way for more women to take the lead…

Mercedes-Benz celebrates Women’s Month with exclusive deals

Global Star Motors, the exclusive retailer of Mercedes-Benz in the Visayas and Mindanao, takes part in the worldwide Women’s Month celebrations with exclusive deals for the ladies. From March 15 to 31, 2021, women who book an on-hand GLC 200 will get a discount of up to P600,000. Women who book an on-hand CLA 180…

Newest condo of Cebu Landmasters 60% sold in just 3 weeks

Leading Visayas-Mindanao developer Cebu Landmasters, through joint venture firm Cebu Homegrown Developers, Inc., launched its latest condominium project with premium amenities in Mandaue City. It is aimed at meeting the housing needs of a surging segment of upwardly mobile professionals and entrepreneurs in the region.

bai Hotel introduces afternoon tea experience

Your choice of hot drink plus a selection of delectable desserts, bai Hotel Cebu now serves its own version of the afternoon tea that was popularized by British royalty in the 1800s. The Afternoon Tea Delight, available daily at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, is the Cebuano version of the refreshment but with an international touch,…

Pungko Ta Poy makes streetfood trendy

From ginabot and tuslob buwa to lumpia taugi and ngohiong, enjoy your pungko-pungko favorites at Pungko Ta Poy (PTP). PTP takes Cebuano street food off the street and brings it into a more comfortable and trendy setting in the Bloom Building in Saac II, ML Quezon National Highway, Lapu-Lapu City.

South Coast City: SM-Ayala Consortium development in progress

Ayala Land is introducing a prime commercial development called District Square, located within the scenic seaside South Coast City in South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City. The waterside commercial area is designed to attract and spur new business investments in the province and will have infrastructure and amenities that support the creation of a vibrant…

MPTC to light up crosses towering over Cebu, marking Christianity’s 500th year in the country

Cebu’s iconic CCLEX will light up its eight 40-meter high crosses by April 2021 in time for the country’s epic celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The ecumenical crosses are installed on all four sides of the two main pylons or towers of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, rising a hundred meters over…