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OAKRIDGE REALTY Development Corp. (ORDC), developer of the Oakridge Business Park in Mandaue City, has launched a warehousing brand to meet the growing demand for storage facilities in Cebu.
CEBU GOVERNOR Gwendolyn F. Garcia expressed support for the national government’s plan to pursue a monorail project in Cebu City, but is hoping that the transport project would be expanded to neighboring areas within the Metro Cebu district.
THIS year’s first leg of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo tourism program, intended to promote towns outside the Metro Cebu area, kicked off this week with the northern area getting the spotlight.
TO CAPITALIZE on Cebu’s position as a UNESCO Creative City for design, a one-stop-shop showcasing products of local designers is being eyed.
WITH NO applicants through an outsourcing company, the Cebu provincial government is now trying to hire medical doctors for its 16 hospitals on a job order (JO) basis.
THERE MAY be no stopping Cebu from growing economically, but business leaders said government officials must address the problem of water supply, which they consider as a “red flag.
THE GOVERNORS of neighboring provinces Bohol and Cebu have issued directives to tighten watch on the entry of pork meat and processed pork products while the Department of Agriculture (DA) is determining the cause of unusual swine mortality in backyard farms in Luzon.
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the local government of Cebu City will file cases against former mayor Tomas R. Osmeña for stripping bare his office as his term ended last week.
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism-Central Visayas (DOT-7) is now in talks with the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) for the development of an intra-province sea transportation access to serve as an alternative to land travel.
THE CONTROVERSIAL and long-planned light rail transit (LRT) and bus rapid transit (BRT) systems will definitely be implemented in Cebu under the Integrated Inter-Modal Transport System (IITS), according to Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd L. Dino. In a dialogue last week with the incoming local government officials of Cebu City and province, Mr. Dino disclosed that the LRT, for example, already has an unsolicited proposal that was granted original proponent status.
THE BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) industry in Cebu registered a 19% hiring growth from January to May this year, according to Cebu jobs site mynimo.com.
THE CEBU South Bus Terminal (CSBT) management, which is under the Cebu provincial government, is expecting up to 40,000 passengers this weekend who will travel to vote for the May 13 midterm elections.
THE CEBU City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed the petition filed by eight councilors against the P18-billion Kawit development project of Gokongwei-led Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. (UHRI).
CEBU AND its sister province Fujian in China are looking at the introduction of a mushroom-farming technology to local producers as a new area of cooperation.
THE CEBU City Council is set to hold a public hearing on April 30 for a proposed law that will ban the use of a wide range of single-use plastic products.
SEAWEED FARMERS in Cebu are prepared to deal with the prevailing dry spell given past experience with extreme weather conditions, according to Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) Chairman Maximo A. Ricohermoso.
AN INITIAL P20 to P25 million budget has been allocated by the Cebu provincial government for intervention projects to assist farmers, fisherfolk, and other communities affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon.
A GREENING program intended to compensate for the 2,182 trees that will be earth-balled to pave the way for the Bus Rapid Transit project in Cebu City will be in full swing next month and at least 500 volunteers are needed.
THE MINIMUM fare for buses and mini buses in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas will be P9 starting April 1 this year, according to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Director Eduardo C. Montealto, Jr.
THE CEBU chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has offered legal assistance to the family of the 16-year-old girl who was brutally killed and believed to have been raped in Lapu-Lapu City.
THE CEBU Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved the plan for mitigating the impact of the prolonged dry season due to El Niño.
CEBU IS starting to gain interest from the Middle East tourist market, particularly from Turkey and Israel.
THE three-hectare lot at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu has been opened for public bidding by the city government.
THE planned 20-storey Capitol Resource Center project of the Cebu provincial government has hit a snag after a board resolution authorizing Gov. Hilario P. Davide III to enter into a contract with the winning contractor failed to get majority approval.
TWENTY-THREE years after it pioneered the coffee shop culture in Cebu, Bo’s Coffee opens its first “Tribute Store” in its home-ground on Friday, Dec. 7.
THE Cebu provincial government and the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the improvement of the Bantayan Airport, which has been closed since mid-Nov. 2017.
OVER P8 million worth of equipment, fertilizer, seeds and other materials were distributed to farmers during last week’s 11th Farmer-Scientists Congress organized by the Cebu provincial government under its Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP).
THE PROVINCIAL government of Cebu has so far completed and turned over 49 material recovery and composting facilities (MRCF) to various localities, including towns and barangays under its jurisdiction.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) recently met with technical consultants to discuss the proposed Integrated and Intermodal Transport System for Metro Cebu and find determine catch-up implementation programs for the long-standing project.
THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has recently approved the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan of the Cebu provincial government, which would be in effect until 2027.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has returned the area clearance application for the reclamation component of a proposed international seaport in San Fernando town in Cebu.
IT TOOK a while for a franchiser’s ambition to bring Rico’s Lechon, the popular lechon (roast pig) brand of Cebu to Manila.
THE POPULAR Larsian food trip in Cebu City, which was closed for three months for rehabilitation, is fully reopening on Friday, Nov. 16, with stricter policies on food handling and customer service, the Cebu provincial government announced.
MORE THAN 300,000 passengers are expected to flock to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) next week for the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on Nov. 1 and 2.
MORE COMMUNITIES in Naga City, Cebu are seen to be at risk of natural hazards and could be required to permanently relocate, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said on Monday during a dialogue with the victims of the Sept. 20 landslides in Barangay Tina-an.
CEBU FARMERS have expressed concerns over the effects of less rainfall and the erratic weather conditions recently. Lilia Yanong, spokesperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in Cebu, said farmers are complaining of lack of rain since it disrupts the planting seasons, especially for corn.
AUTHORITIES HAVE terminated the retrieval operations in Naga City, Cebu, where massive landslides killed at least 78 people on Sep. 20,.
THE SUSPENSION order issued by the Cebu governor last week on all quarry operations with permits under the provincial government will stay until companies are proven in an evaluation “that their operations are safe,” according to Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) head Jayson P. Lozano.
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