Category: Feature

  • PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

    Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama (center) receives the assistance from PLDT and Smart, represented by AVPand PLDT Enterprise-Visayas head Jimmy Chua.

    PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc., together with PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF), continue to uphold the value of “malasakit” in this time of pandemic as they extend their support to major cities and municipalities across Cebu Province to help boost their efforts in combating COVID-19.

  • Home, Enterprise underpin record revenues for PLDT

    RECORD EARNINGS. PLDT officials (clockwise from top) President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio, Corporate Communications Head Cathy Yap-Yang, Voyager Innovations founder and CEO Orlando Vea, Chief Financial Officer Anabelle Lim-Chua, and Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan give a media briefing on the company’s performance for the first nine months of 2021.

    PLDT logged ₱46 billion in consolidated service revenues in the third quarter of 2021, an all-time high record. EBITDA for the quarter was at ₱24.5 billion, also a record high, company officials said in an online press briefing on Thursday, November 4. Strong performances by Home and Enterprise underpinned the robust earnings by PLDT, which […]

  • Mayor Labella in ICU, family to talk to media today; Rama prepares to assume more functions as “full mayor”

    Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has been admitted to the hospital and his family as well as colleagues at City Hall are asking for prayers.

  • Cebu’s Ayer Lechon now open in Il Corso

    With people preferring to dine out safely, Cebu’s Ayer Lechon opened its 13th restaurant in an al fresco setting at Il Corso Mall in Cebu City’s South Road Properties. General Manager Mandy Carlos said they can accommodate 40 people at the company’s newest branch in compliance with public health restrictions.

  • PLDT fibers up 30% faster than rival; reliable speeds benefiting more homes

    Schoolteacher Michelle Caintic said the strong internet connection provided by PLDT has helped make work easier for them at the onset of the pandemic.

    PLDT Home added new fiber customers faster than other providers in the first half of the year, outpacing its nearest competitor by 30%, sustaining its lead in the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. With 1.8 million PLDT fiber subscribers as of June, almost six out of every 10 fibered up homes in the Philippines are with PLDT, […]

  • Brick Lane Doughnuts opens second store in Oakridge

    Cebu’s only London-style doughnut store has opened  a second branch at the Oakridge Business Center in Mandaue City with a menu of 24 specialty flavors. The Brick Lane Doughnuts store in Oakridge will be serving customers from 10 am to 10 pm daily beginning October 18, 2021.

  • Duros Land marks 10th year with new outlook for developments

    Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino and President Fe Barino at Liloan Golf, an international golf course their company is completing in Liloan.

    On its 10th anniversary under a challenging pandemic year, Duros Land Properties reflects on the lessons of the past and envisions a future that will see a combination of high-end residences and leisure facilities for its vast landholdings in fast-growing Liloan. Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino said the best comparison for what […]

  • Sugbo Negosyo project a big help to small businesses: Dayanan

    The heart for micro-entrepreneurship is why the Cebu Provincial Government’s call for the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) to help small and micro-entrepreneurs recover from the COVID-19 pandemic resonated with Contempo Property Holdings Inc.

  • Renovated stalls turned over to ambulant vendors in Carbon Bagsakan unveiling

    Carbon Bagsakan facade.

    C2W reiterates assurance all registered vendors will be part of the new public market facility The first phase of the Carbon Modernization project progresses with the turnover of 36 renovated stalls to the first group of ambulant vendors on Thursday. The area, now officially called Carbon Bagsakan, is located along ML Quezon Boulevard and will […]

  • VisMin LGUs, agencies get connectivity support from Smart, boosting COVID-19 response

    With public service and malasakit in mind, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has strengthened its support for local government units and government agencies in Visayas and Mindanao by providing communication and connectivity devices, fortifying their efforts for COVID-19 response.

  • 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 […]

  • realme Fan Fest celebration continues with RMC Grand Finals; Zack Tabudlo to headline half-time show

    Mark your calendars as the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand gears up for its biggest Mobile Legends tournament on August 26!

  • 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, […]

  • Rise of COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas

    There has been a noticeable increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas in the past weeks. The rise led Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal, regional head of the DOH Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, to say that the region is experiencing a third wave. Below is a visualization of the number of the cases […]

  • 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.