Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:35 p.m.
THE World Bank (WB) cited recently the Department of Agriculture (DA) in its efforts to build up the agricultural potential of Mindanao.
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:34 p.m.
GLOBE Telecom revealed that its subscribers called and logged on the Internet more during Christmas and New Year to send their holiday greetings, on the back of innovative offers on voice calls and broadband services for both postpaid and prepaid.
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:33 p.m.
A GUEST from Manila wrote it quite accurately. Despite being located right in the heart of Davao City, you will not hear any noise from the outside when you stay at the D' Leonor Hotel.
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 08:29 p.m.
TECHNOLOGY giant Intel released the various devices and technologies that are expected to reach consumer hands this year.
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 08:28 p.m.
CEBU Pacific aims to solidify its position as the top-notch domestic carrier in the Philippines this year through new plane acquisitions and massive advertising efforts.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 10:27 p.m.
NEWLY appointed Bureau of Internal Revenue-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Regional Director Eduardo Bajador is eyeing increased revenues from small-scale mining this year.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 01:56 a.m.
UNITED States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr., House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and members of Congress participated recently in the completion ceremony for the Congressional Internship Program for Young Mindanao Leaders (CIPYML).
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:23 p.m.
DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) 7 Director Rowena Montecillo is optimistic the government’s target of getting six million foreign tourists before the end of this administration will be met.
Last year, the government’s target was to reach 3.3 million and she believes this target has been met.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:21 p.m.
THE Cebu Gift, Toys and Houseware (GTH) sector expects to report a five to seven percent increase in export sales this year, amid challenges in the industry.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:20 p.m.
Labor case digest
RESPONDENT Jorge R. Trinindad was a driver for 16 years of the service vehicle, dump truck and transit mixer of petitioner William Uy Construction Corp. He signed several employment contracts that identified him as a project employee, although he had always been assigned to work on one project after another with some intervals.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:03 p.m.
PROPERLY leading people, knowing the real role of a supervisor, motivating employees, managing work conflict, enhancing communication skills, building work teams, delivering results, and effectively working with bosses. These are the challenges facing today's supervisor, manager and company owner.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 10:10 p.m.
A LEGISLATOR calls on the government to retain the current excise tax system and hike it on January 2012 to preserve and increase the stable flow of revenues from tobacco and its related industries.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 10:09 p.m.
THE National Capital Region (NCR) wage board junked the call for increase in the minimum wage of workers here amid looming hikes in transportation fares in the metropolis.
Raymundo Agravante, chairman of the NCR-Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), said there is no plan yet to hike the P404 minimum wage rate in Metro Manila.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 10:08 p.m.
A PARTY-LIST legislator seeks the assistance of the Labor Secretary on the case of a female worker that was illegally dismissed by Isetann Department Store.
In a letter addressed to Labor Secretary Rosalindo Baldoz, Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casino sought the intervention of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to help a 46-year-old worker who was terminated on November 2010.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 01:12 a.m.
ALTHOUGH it has been forced to admit that there is no scientific basis for its therapeutic claims, Power Balance LLC maintains that its wristbands work.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 01:12 a.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III on Thursday revealed that another giant shipyard will be built by Korean shipbuilding giant, Hanjin Heavy Industries, in the country.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 12:32 a.m.
MOVE with movers and go for big-ticket projects.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 11:15 p.m.
WITH most of the hotel rooms booked this time of year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 assures that excessive rates will not be a problem for tourists.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 11:13 p.m.
THE local bakeries in the country will constantly monitor the prices of raw materials this year before it will implement the increase on bread prices, a former official of an industry association said.
Philippine Baking Group (Philbaking) past president Simplicio Umali Jr. said that if there is continued increase in the prices of raw materials such as flour and sugar, bakeries are left with no choice but to increase bread prices.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 11:11 p.m.
THERE is an interesting doctrine applied by US courts. If a company uses a common prefix, suffix, or syllable in all its trademarks, such as McDonalds Corporation which uses the “McDONALD’S,” “McMUFFIN,” “McCHICKEN,” “McPIZZA,” and “McCAFE” marks, the company may establish ownership of the entire “family” of marks using the same prefix, suffix, or syllable. Thus, in the case of McDonalds, it can appropriate the prefix “Mc” as it indeed it has, and in fact stopped other entities from using the prefix as part of their trademarks.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 11:10 p.m.
THE Norkis Group of Companies inaugurated on Tuesday its first sales and display center for Haojue motorcycles on A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City.
The company said the facility will serve as a model center that will be adopted in its planned 100 branches nationwide.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:05 a.m.
THE fashion forecast at SM City Pampanga? Crisp and cold air but it is bright and sunny where style is concerned with the latest Accessorize fashion trends - Fantasy World, Global Gypset, Vintage Boudoir, and British Grace.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:39 p.m.
COMMODITY prices did not move last month despite the expected rush of consumers during the holiday break, the government reported Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:39 p.m.
BAYAN Muna Representative Teddy Casiño questioned an administrative order of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), raising business registration fees.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:18 p.m.
THE Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) expects to report a 100 percent occupancy rate in hotels and pension houses with the onset of the Sinulog celebration.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:16 p.m.
TO WELCOME Filipinos returning to Cebu for the Sinulog Festival, the Balik Cebu booth was formally opened at the Ayala Center Cebu yesterday morning.
The booth is designed to help balikbayans who are in town for the Sinulog to find activities and events that they could join.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:02 p.m.
ASIDE from the initial investment of P25 million poured in for the company’s manufacturing plant in Lapu-Lapu City, Gardenia Bakeries Philippines Inc. said it would pour in up to P100 million by the end of the year for improved logistics and capacity expansion in Cebu.
But Gardenia Bakeries Philippines Inc. president and general manager Simplicio Umali Jr. stressed that this will depend on the performance of the company’s operations in Cebu.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:55 p.m.
THE Davao Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Project (Diccep) ended 2010 with a bang as it received the 2010 Official Donor Agency (ODA) Good Practice Award - Strategies for Achieving Outcomes category.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:53 p.m.
FAMED Filipino industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue continues to capture the US and Europe markets today with his furniture manufacturing business based in Cebu. Having made it internationally, Kenneth inspires entrepreneurs all over the country to think big, pursue their dreams and grow their businesses.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:46 p.m.
LAST Christmas, I ended up buying again for myself another e-book reader and the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. I must coax myself into not indulging too much.
But it did look ridiculous when airport security asked me to take out my notebook computer and I ended up taking out one notebook, one Kindle e-book reader, one Hanvon e-book reader, one Apple Ipad tablet and one Galaxy Tab. Luckily, they only gave me a questioning look and did not give me any problems.