Bello: Protect and promote rights of migrant workers

February 22, 2017

THE Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III encouraged his fellow labor ministers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to create measures or initiatives that will protect and promote the rights of migrant workers. During the opening of the Asean Labor Ministers’ Retreat on Monday, February 20, Bello acknowledged the importance of Asean migrant workers for the better relationship of the Asean countries. It is therefore important,…

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Bo’s Coffee to cap 1st quarter with 100 branches

February 22, 2017

HOMEGROWN coffee chain Bo’s Coffee has unveiled plans to open nine more outlets to close the first quarter of this year with 100 branches across the country. The coffee chain founded by Cebuano Steve Benitez soft-opened its 91st branch in the Philippines and 31st outlet in Cebu at Island Central Mall in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday.MORE

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500 families get bags of blessing

February 22, 2017

AT least 500 Listahanan identified-poor families in Cebu City received the Metrobank Foundation’s Bags of Blessing during the Chinese New Year celebration last month. The Bags of Blessing project is a nationwide gift-giving program of the foundation where 10,000 bags filled with grocery items worth P1,000 was distributed to 10,000 poorest families listed in the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Listahanan but are not beneficiaries of the Pantawid…

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Communist Party of China donates $400,000 to build school

February 22, 2017

THE Communist Party of China (CPC), through the China Foundation of Development, donated USD400,000 for the construction of Bolton Elementary School, Davao City. International Department Minister of CPC, Song Tao during his speech before the 18th City Council Tuesday, February 21, said they came to the Philippines in behalf of the CPC of China to foster friendship and partnership in Davao and in Philippines.MORE

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FinanceAsia picks BSP Gov. Tetangco

February 22, 2017

BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. was conferred the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by FinanceAsia, a Hong Kong-based publication that covers investment banking, capital markets, and strategic corporate finance in Asia Pacific. FinanceAsia annually recognizes the region’s most significant transactions, the financial institutions that advised on them ,as well as outstanding individuals in the field of finance.MORE

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PAL, Cebu Pacific announces flight cancellations

February 20, 2017

THE Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have announced the cancellation of flights due to the maintenance shutdown of the Tagaytay radar from March 6 to March 11. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a notice to airmen enforcing a temporary shutdown of the Tagaytay radar for maintenance and upgrade.MORE

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A man for others

February 20, 2017

AT AGE twenty, Gimar Alingig Reyes embodies selflessness in his pursuit to serve others through teaching. Even at a young age, Reyes has already reached out to others to fulfill his advocacy of providing education especially to the underprivileged in the country. A graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Reyes already has a passionate thirst for teaching.MORE

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Gone to Guangzhou

February 20, 2017

THE Chinese New Year celebration has left some hangover feels on me that I began browsing through my photo archives of my travels around China. The five cities in mainland China that I have gone to, not counting the autonomous territories of Hong Kong and Macau, were all interesting places that left me with great memories and experiences. The first Chinese city I was able to set foot in was…

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PAL linking more domestic destinations

February 20, 2017

THE flag carrier is feeding our wanderlust and giving us more reasons to pack our bags and hop on the next plane to our bucket listed destinations. In 2016, Philippine Airlines launched four new international flights (Kuwait, Jeddah, Doha, Saipan), opened new routes (Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Los Angeles, Manila-Taipei-Osaka, Cebu-Caticlan-Calrk) and increased flight frequencies (Manila-Los Angeles—twice daily; Manila-Toronto—three to four times weekly; Manila-Beijing—four to six times weekly; and Manila-Vancouver—seven to ten times…

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Danes looking to invest in CEBU

February 17, 2017

MARKED by strong economic activities in the recent years, Cebu is starting to get attention from the people of Denmark. This is according to Denmark Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, who spoke to local business leaders Wednesday.MORE

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