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Stricter baggage inspection at Cebu bus terminal after firearms intercepted

BAGGAGE INSPECTION procedures at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT), managed by the provincial government, will now be stricter after three gunrunners with 40 unregistered .45 caliber pistols were caught last weekend by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Illegal firearms intercepted in Samboan, Cebu port

PHILIPPINE COAST Guard (PCG) units K9-Central Visayas Sub-Station intercepted over the weekend 46 unregistered caliber 45 pistols and magazines on board two rolling cargoes at the Samboan Lite Ferry port in Samboan Cebu.

Motorists brace for the worst as LTO chief, Cebu mayor spat...

WHAT WILL happen to the traffic situation in Cebu City’s south with no enforcers manning it? With the city government’s personnel out of the picture, only policemen are expected to be on site this week to assist commuters, and the public is bracing for the worst.

MPTC starts work on Cebu-Cordova expressway

CEBU CITY — A Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) unit began on Thursday the construction of a toll bridge that will connect Mactan island to mainland Cebu.

Immigration bureau bolsters Mactan-Cebu team ahead of new terminal’s opening

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed a dozen more officers to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal on July 1.

The real estate potential of Vis-Min

The Philippine real estate market has exhibited a stellar growth in recent years and is poised to sustain the momentum in the coming years....

Notable townships in Visayas and Mindanao

Not only is the Philippines seeing massive changes in its economy as part of its growth as a developing country, huge transformations can also...

Cebu’s National Science High School lacks funds to pay for electricity

THE CEBU CITY National Science High School (CCNSHS) upgraded its facilities to cater to the demands of the implementation of the K-12 program. But technology needs electricity and the school does not have enough money to pay for its ballooning power consumption.

World Bank reiterates Cebu BRT is viable

THE World Bank has reiterated its view that it considers the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to be feasible, amid calls by the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to cancel the project in favor of a railway system.

New MCIA terminal to service int’l flights starting on July 1

LAPU-LAPU CITY, MACTAN — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the inauguration of the second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is expected to ease congestion at the Philippines’ second busiest gateway.

Harbor Star barges tapped for Cebu bridge construction

HARBOR Star Shipping Services, Inc. was tapped to supply barges for the construction of a new bridge connecting connect Cebu City to the municipality...

Cebu LGUs buckle down to address worsening traffic congestion

TRAFFIC MANAGERS from different local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province will convene today for a summit that aims to address the worsening traffic...

Amazon opens first PHL customer service center in Cebu

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched its first customer service center in the Philippines, which is expected to create over 1,000 jobs by the end of...

Ayala merges two Cebu units to consolidate operations

Two Ayala-led firms based in Cebu are merging in order to consolidate their operations in the area, as well as achieve efficiencies in management. Cebu...

Style from the South

JUDICIOUS editing, restraint, a respect for diversity, and a love for local brought impossible heights of chic at the regional fashion show of Panasonic...

Waterfront Cebu turns 20

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter IN 1998, the Queen City of the South saw the opening of a new hotel, a hotel that was created...

Davao, Cebu business chambers zero in on tourism as economic drivers

BUSINESS CHAMBERS in two of the country’s major cities outside the capital Metro Manila are putting focus on the promotion of tourism as a...

Merging the physical and digital experience of fun

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman A little boy busies himself with coloring in a sketch of a lion — bronze crayon for its mane and brown...

Lopez-Consunji venture bags P22.6-B Cebu project

A CONSORTIUM COMPOSED of the Lopez and Consunji groups and Spain’s Acciona Construccion S.A. has bagged the P22.6-billion contract to build and design the...

Cebu provincial gov’t to review ‘Big 5’ tourism program as town...

CEBU’S “Big 5” tourism program, which focuses on five towns in the southern half of the province, will be reviewed as mayors of other...

Promising developments

One of the industries that is gaining a lot from favorable macroeconomic conditions is the real estate industry. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Cebu provincial gov’t entices doctors to public service through residency training

THE CEBU PROVINCIAL board approved this week a resolution giving Gov. Hilario P. Davide III authority to sign an agreement with the Vicente Sotto...

New Zealand explores partnerships, investments in Cebu

THE NEW ZEALAND government is helping its exporters forge linkages with businesses in Cebu and explore potential investments, specifically on food and beverage, wood...

Former Daanbantayan mayor fined for Yolanda fund mess

AUGUSTO D. CORRO, former mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, has been found guilty of “simple negligence” by the Office of the Ombudsman and...

Cebu City council reviews centralized MRF for waste management

WITH ONLY 12 of Cebu City’s 80 barangays having a material recovery facility (MRF), the city council’s committee on laws is now looking at...

MRII starts bulk supply to Bacolod water district

CEBU-BASED Mactan Rock Industries, Inc., (MRII) officially activated its bulk water deal with Bacolod City Water District (BCWD) on Monday, starting with a 10-cubic...

Cebu BPOs to hire senior high graduates next year

THE INFORMATION technology-business process organization (IT-BPO) in Cebu province has started promoting potential careers in the industry among senior high school students after companies...

BoI Cebu OK’s first application from micro/small firm

CEBU-BASED furniture maker Maison Galuchat, Inc. has secured approval for the registration with the Board of Investments (BoI) of its P9.13-million venture that seeks...