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Duros Land Properties tops off the first premium condotel, business center in northern Metro Cebu

Duros Land Properties Inc. (DLPI), Cebu’s leading homegrown real estate developer, topped off the tallest skyscraper in northern Metro Cebu in a ceremony last October 23, 2020. Located in Barangay Yati in Liloan town, northern Cebu, the structural topping off of One Tectona, the condominium development and mixed-use flagship project of Duros Land Properties, was […] The post Duros Land Properties tops off the first premium condotel, business center in northern Metro Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 26th, 2020

LTO-7’s Drivers Education Center in Cebu City launched

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas  (LTO-7) launched on Tuesday morning, September 29, 2020, the Drivers Education Center located inside their Cebu City District Office along N. Bacalso Avenue here. The program aims to provide driving education to individuals who want to apply for a student’s permit before they would be […] The post LTO-7’s Drivers Education Center in Cebu City launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Negosyo Center in Talisay City launched

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Negosyo Center was launched in Talisay City to cater to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help ease the processing of various business-related permits. Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said this is a huge help to Talisaynons as many of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic may want to start businesses […] The post Negosyo Center in Talisay City launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

LTO-7 Malasakit Center to have up 1 Gbps internet speed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) will be installing a high-speed internet network with a speed of up to one gigabyte per second (Gbps) at the Malasakit Center of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7). The two agencies recently inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) wherein the […] The post LTO-7 Malasakit Center to have up 1 Gbps internet speed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

6 Cebu City establishments suspend operations due to COVID infections

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six business establishments in Cebu City have suspended operations due to coronavirus infection, a local official here confirmed. Cebu City Councilor and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) czar, Joel Garganera, told CDN Digital in a phone interview on Sunday, September 13, that workers from these establishments were recently found out […] The post 6 Cebu City establishments suspend operations due to COVID infections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

ARTHALAND tops off largest multi-certified green office in the Philippines

  With the aim of building better possibilities for future generations, the country’s foremost developer of sustainable green properties, ARTHALAND Corporation, topped off the country’s largest multi-certified green office through a virtual ceremony last September 4, 2020. The structural topping off of the 39-storey Cebu Exchange office tower, which was broadcast live on social media […] The post ARTHALAND tops off largest multi-certified green office in the Philippines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

SM Prime income halved in H1 due to impact of pandemic

SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, posted a 46 percent drop in consolidated net income to P10.4 billion in the first half of 2020 from P19.3 billion in the same period last year. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, SM Prime said its consolidated revenue for the first six months of 2020 registered a 23 percent decline to P43.7 billion from P57.0 billion in the first six months of 2019. SM Prime said it continues to innovate and strategize to recover from the unprecedented effects of the pandemic brought about by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including continuous support in the operations of tenants as well as assistance to various stakeholders across the country. “The first half of 2020 has been one of the most challenging periods we’ve faced as a company. With the government maintaining the implementation of quarantine protocols in most key areas in the Philippines where our businesses are, SM Prime is committed to sustaining its operations while adhering to the strict safety measures implemented by the government and continue providing convenience to our customers,” said SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim. SM Prime’s Philippine malls’ rent income dropped by 44 percent to P13.1 billion in the first half of 2020 from last year’s P23.3 billion on the back of lower mall revenue of P14.4 billion, 49 percent lower from P28.1 billion of the same period last year. This is driven primarily by waived rent and rental discounts granted to tenants since the start of the quarantine measures in March, which amounted to P11 billion as of end of June. SM Prime’s residential business, led by SM Development Corporation (SMDC), recorded P23.7 billion revenue in the first half of 2020, 11 percent higher from P21.4 billion in the same period last year. This accounts for 54 percent of the consolidated revenue of the Company. SMDC generated P42.4 billion reservation sales in the first six months of 2020, amidst the quarantine measures. SM Prime’s commercial properties business’ revenue has grown 16 percent to P2.5 billion in the first half of 2020. Operating income registered at PHP2.2 billion, 22 percent higher than P1.8 billion during the first half of the previous year. The offices business of SM Prime has business process outsourcing (BPO) offices as primary tenants, which were allowed by the Philippine’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to continue its operations throughout the quarantine period. The hotels and convention centers business segment contributed P1 billion to consolidated revenues in the first half of 2020 despite limited operations. Conrad Manila, Park Inn Clark, Park Inn North EDSA and Park Inn Iloilo remained operational to cater to BPO employees and returning overseas Filipino workers/seafarers. The Company’s biggest events center, the Mall of Asia Arena, on the other hand, was converted into Mega Swabbing Facility in partnership with various government agencies to help front- liners as well as returning overseas workers. “The Company is doing its part to help the country to contain the spread of the virus. For our employees and agency workers, we have conducted antibody rapid testing and RT- PCR testing during the start of GCQ in the country to assure the safety and uninterrupted delivery of services to customers and to protect its workforce,”Lim added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Cebu City dad urges LTO, LTFRB to be strict with checking emission of vehicles

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is urging the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transporation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to check on the exhaust emission of vehicles before the city’s quarantine classification be downgraded further. Garganera, who also serves as the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) […] The post Cebu City dad urges LTO, LTFRB to be strict with checking emission of vehicles appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

4 new COVID cases added to Liloan’s list on July 13

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A businesswoman, who is often outside of her home to attend to her business and do some errands, is among the four new cases of the coronavirus disease in Liloan town in northern Cebu. The 67-year old female resident of Purok Saluyot in Barangay Catarman is now admitted in a private […] The post 4 new COVID cases added to Liloan’s list on July 13 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

NOAH Complex to be used as isolation center for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The  New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex isolation center at the South Road Properties (SRP) will be the new isolation center for asymptomatic patients here. This was revealed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, as he wants the […] The post NOAH Complex to be used as isolation center for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Bellevue exec shares his views on business and being a dad

Family life with children is hectic and time is always at a premium, especially when you are running a business. Everyone, young and old, has their busy schedules, and this means that there may only be a few moments available every day for both parents and children. For parents, you are certainly not alone if […] The post Bellevue exec shares his views on business and being a dad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Seda Hotels – Serving the country over the long-run

Despite restrictions, guests appreciate safety efforts and commend staff May 2020…..Business goes on at Seda Hotels as it continues to serve guests, including those staying long-term and BPOs. The properties have had to reduce their services and facilities, in compliance with government directives and their own intensified efforts at helping keep its guests and employees […] The post Seda Hotels – Serving the country over the long-run appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Road user’s tax hike pushed

The motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC)—whose proposed higher rate has been pending approval in the Senate—is needed to build and maintain more roads in the Philippines, the state-run think tank National Tax Research Center (NTRC) said. Since the MVUC was implemented under Republic Act No. 8794 starting 2001, collections by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) […] The post Road user’s tax hike pushed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Consolacion town logs 3rd COVID-19 case

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Consolacion town in northern Cebu recorded its third confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday. In a Facebook post, Mayor Joannes Alegado said that the patient, a 69-year-old female, is presently admitted at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). “Usa ka 69-anyos nga babaye nga naguyo sa […] The post Consolacion town logs 3rd COVID-19 case appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Showbiz personalities join VCGBPH drive for frontliners

Fresh from its highly-successful volleyball bundle raffles, Volleyball Community Gives Back PH is not yet done in raising funds for the frontliners battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The group will be raffling off memorabilias from famous showbiz celebrities.      Among the pre-loved items which the celebrities will give away from this campaign are Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's Converse sneakers, actor Dingdong Dantes' motorcycle helmet and Kapamilya star Kathryn Bernardo's two pairs of Sunnies sunglasses.      Derek Ramsay, Jennylyn Mercado, Rovilson Fernandez, Angelica Panganiban, Marco Gumabao, Mimiyuuh, Elisse, Hashtag Luke and Paulo Arvie are also taking part of the Celebrity Bundle raffle, with all the proceeds to be dedicated in producing more personal protective equipment (PPEs).       Led by Alyssa Valdez, Charo Soriano, Amy Ahomiro, Gretchen Ho, Aby Maraño and Amanda Villanueva, VCGBPH has produced 2,000 PPEs which have already distributed to Sultan Kudarat, Quezon Medical Center Batangas, Aklan, Puerto Galera, Cebu, Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro, Muntinlupa and Quezon City.        This was made possible from the #ServeOurFrontliners: RAFFLES FOR HEROES campaign, where memorabilia from the volleyball players including jerseys, training shirts, shoes and a coffee table book were given away for the winners.             All raffle items will be shipped once the lockdown has been lifted.      Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.            In the #CareForAll fund drive for those volleyball game day personnel who were affected by the suspension and cancellation of leagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCGBPH has already distributed care packs to about 175 families.        VCGPH will also have a unified Philippine Volleyball Community Variety Concert online to raise funds for the #CareForAll campaign. For more details, visit Volleyball Community Gives Back on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

UPDATE: Ambo further intensifies; Signal no. 3 in parts of Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Typhoon Ambo has further intensified, threatening the provinces of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar. At 7 a.m., the center of Typhoon Ambo was estimated at 185 kilometers east southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar, or 110 km east northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.  Read: Signal no. 3 raised over Northern Samar […] The post UPDATE: Ambo further intensifies; Signal no. 3 in parts of Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

Cebu City Council approves P50M for quarantine center at SRP

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has approved a P50 million project to set up a quarantine center at the South Road Properties (SRP). Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama delivered a privilege speech presenting the project to the council that would involve the transformation of Bigfoot Studios in the SRP, a structure […] The post Cebu City Council approves P50M for quarantine center at SRP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

31 medical staff, 8 patients of CDO hospital isolated

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — The entire medical staff of the surgery ward of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) made up of 31 individuals, and 8 patients of the hospital’s surgery ward were placed under isolation after a 21-year-old patient was tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) last Friday. Aside from the […] The post 31 medical staff, 8 patients of CDO hospital isolated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Death of elderly COVID-19 patient stuns Cagayan de Oro officials

CAGAYAN DE ORO – A 69-year-old man, who died at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center last weekend, was found to be positive of COVID-19. The laboratory results of Patient 6783, a resident of Pinikitan, Barangay Camaman-an here, stunned city officials who are already planning for a gradual opening of shopping malls and other stores next […] The post Death of elderly COVID-19 patient stuns Cagayan de Oro officials appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Rico’s Lechon sells frozen lechon in groceries, delivers whole lechon

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu's lechon chain Rico’s Lechon has been (sort of) back in business since Wednesday, April 15, selling frozen food packs in select branches and groceries around Metro Manila. Some of Rico's signature dishes are available as ready-to-eat (just heat) packs.  Regular lechon (250g) - P250 Regular lechon (500g) - ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020