CCCI president named among top 3 outstanding COVID-19 volunteer

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Felix Taguiam was hailed as one of the Most Outstanding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Volunteer in Central Visayas by the Regional Development Council (RDC) 7. The search involved those who have volunteered and made significant contributions in addressing the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Felix…

Cebu business leaders ask government: revert Cebu City to GCQ

Business leader in Cebu released today a manifesto supporting the call by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella for the city to revert to General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The leaders of various business groups said the decision to place Cebu City under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was based on flawed data. It was also done “without…

CCCI asks BIR to further extend tax filing deadline

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is appealing to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to provide more leeway to businesses and taxpayers in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. The appeal comes in light of BIR regulations extending the deadlines for tax filings and payments during the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)…

Lack of transparency, bribery in government transactions hamper Cebu competitiveness

Lack of transparency in some government agencies and the practice of informal payments to move business transactions forward pose the biggest threats to Cebu’s competitiveness. A good number of Cebu enterprises that were the respondents of a survey conducted by Isla Lipana & Co. in collaboration with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)…

Israel ambassador sees big potential for trade, tourism with Philippines

TRADE LINKS. Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz with officials of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Israel sees a big potential for stronger trade, tourism, and diplomatic ties with the Philippines, said new Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz. An important role of government, he added, is to create the conditions for nurturing business and one way to do this is to cultivate good political relations with other nations. He explained during his…

CCCI recognized as most outstanding chamber in Visayas

OUTSTANDING CHAMBER AWARD. President Rodrigo Duterte, assisted by PCCI Chairman George Barcelon and PCCI President Ma. Alegria Limjoco and other PCCI officers, hand the award for CCCI to President Antonio Chiu.

For its key role in accelerating business growth in Cebu, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) was awarded the Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas. The award was given by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) during its 44th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E) last October 18 at the Manila…

CCCI forges partnerships for Cebu Business Month 2018

SPONSORSHIP. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino General Manager Anders Hallden (center) during the ceremonial signing of the sponsorship contract for Cebu Business Month 2018. With Hallden are (from left) Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) Executive Director May Ybañez, CCCI President Antonio Chiu, CBM 2018 Chair Benny Que, and CBM 2018 Publicity and Ways and Means Chair Lilu Aliño.

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) will celebrate Cebu Business Month 2018 with public and private sector partners. CBM 2018 is organized by CCCI in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government, Cebu City Government, and several other partners. Below is a complete list of CBM 2018 sponsors. Event Partners Department of Science and…

CBM 2018 schedule highlights innovations for business

CBM 2018 organizers hold a press conference.

Organized by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cebu Business Month (CBM) was envisioned as the engine of Cebu’s growth towards global competitiveness. Now on its 22nd year, CBM 2018 banners the theme Innovate Cebu to underscore the importance of innovation in all aspects of business. CBM is one of CCCI’s flagship projects.…

Consul Antonio Chiu elected new CCCI president


The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) elected a new set of trustees and officials last February 23 at the Summit Galleria Hotel in Cebu City. Antonio Chiu of Nutrivalue Technologies, Inc., the honorary consul of the Slovak Republic, was elected president for the term March 2018 to February 2019. Chiu thanked the trustees…

Cebu Landmasters CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jose Soberano III speaks during his awarding as the Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards.

Jose Soberano III, who steered his homegrown business Cebu Landmasters, Inc. to an initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year, was picked Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards. Soberano received the award from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) during the Grand Chamber Awards and Fellowship Night last June…

Cebu business group launches CBM 2017

CEBU BUSINESS MONTH. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Melanie Ng (4th from left) and Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale (6th from left) flank CCCI brand ambassador Kenneth Cobonpue as they lead CCCI officials during the opening of the annual Cebu Business Month.

As a campaign to help bring businesses to the next level, Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2017 has lined up a host of activities that seeks to equip companies with the tools they need for growth. Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said during the CBM 2017 Grand Opening Salvo last Friday…

Cebu Business Month 2016 banners “Digital Cebu;” organizers release app to serve as conference guide

CONFERENCE GUIDE AND MORE. The Cebu Business Month 2016 app will not only serve as guide during the month-long conference, it will also feature CBM 2016 stories as well as Cebu business updates in the months leading to it.

In line with the Cebu Business Month 2016 theme “Digital Cebu,” organizers released an updated version of the Cebu Business Month mobile app. The app will serve as guide to Cebu’s biggest business event, which is held every June. It will also feature stories and updates about the event in the months leading to it. The app will also include articles about the Cebu business community.

From Magellan’s stew to tableya ice cream, Feria reimagines Cebu street food for Grand Chamber Awards

TABLEA ICE CREAM. The 4-course menu ends on a sweet note with local tablea ice cream on a rice cake (bibingka) bed and topped with diced mango, shredded buko and banana chips.

Balbacua turns into slow cooked oxtail stew topped with ginger flakes, dinuguan comes in a quiche topped with chicharon and crispy kangkong, while paella is wrapped in palm leaves shaped into a diamond container that Cebuanos call puso.

‘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.

Cebu News Digest Jan. 10, 2014: Leyte storm survivors return to dance Sinulog; Mayor Rama threatens to sue City Council for economic sabotage

RELIGIOUS FOCUS. This year’s Sinulog Grand Parade will highlight the religious foundation of the festival.

The Sinulog grand parade will focus on its religious roots as it marks its 35th year this 2015. The festival was officially launched yesterday with a parade that started at the Basilica del Sto. Niño. Previous winner and crowd favorite Tribu Lingganay from Alang-Alang town in Leyte province will join the grand parade again after…