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DTI-8 Urges The Use of “Interest-Free Loans”

With the Philippines’s tourism still on the brink of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry Easter Visayas (DTI)-8 urged businesses in the tourism sector to invest and avail of the government’s “interest-free loan.” “We encourage our tourism businesses to take advantage of this loan since it is with zero interest,” […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2021Related News

Cebu City Among Top Property Hubs in 2020

The Queen City of the South remains as one of the top property hotspots in the country in 2020, according to real estate marketplace Lamudi. In their report “Hotspots Unwrapped: 2020’s Most Popular Locations,” Cebu remained the top property hotspot outside Metro Manila, garnering and interest from site viewers at 26.56 percent, mostly renters. “Cebu […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2021Related News

Holidays Saw Huge Demand in Mobile Internet Connectivity

Telecommunications provider Globe said that internet traffic spiked up in the months of November until the end of 2020, posting a 12 percent spike in customer usage on Facebook during Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, based on the company’s internal data, in a statement given on Thursday. This comes as more people on heavily […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

Galvanized Coils and Sheets Now Requires PS Safety Certification Mark

The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards’ (DTI-BPS) Mandatory Product Certification Schemes has now listed galvanized coils and sheets as mandatory products for Philippine Standard (PS) Safety Certification Mark License. DTI’s Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 20-10, series of 2020 requires manufacturers of said products, local and foreign, to secure a […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

UPS Continues to Deliver Hope in the Ph Amid the Pandemic

Love transcends boundaries and quarantines. That was the important takeaway of 2020 for both the UPS volunteers and the families of SOS Children’s Villages, who participated in a series of virtual visits by UPS employees who were ‘Uncles’ and ‘Aunties’ for a day. As a longtime patron of SOS Children’s Villages, UPS Philippines traditionally engages […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

Philmetal, Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center Team Up to Address Housing Woes

As part of its commitment to address the 5.9 million unserved housing needs in the Philippines, Philmetal Products, Inc. entered into an agreement with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter to increase the availability of quality housing materials to low-income households. The partnership, which will be rolled out in Cebu, will focus […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

CitySavings Gives Recovery Assistance to Schools

The series of typhoons that hit different parts of the country caused immense destruction to school infrastructure and learning materials across Luzon areas. School buildings and furniture were damaged, technology equipment and supplies, learning materials, and printed modules for remote distance learning were ruined and washed away due to massive flooding. In response to the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

realme Opens 8 Dedicated Service Centers Nationwide

realme Philippines capped off 2020 on a high note after a series of successful product launches and campaigns which catapulted it to be the number 1 smartphone brand in the country in just two years. This 2021, realme Philippines fortifies its commitment to providing the best service to Filipino users by establishing eight dedicated realme […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

Lenovo Makes Immersive Experiences More Personalized

Everything is smarter these days, from our kitchens to virtual classrooms to personal home offices. Smarter technology lets you adapt to the new normal without forgoing convenience, entertainment, and social connections, productivity, and education – even at home. Lenovo™ focuses on the design and engineering advancements driven by people’s evolving everyday experience, like wanting streamlined […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

PH Needs Higher Financing Amid Pandemic

The Philippine government eyes to tap on euro, yen and yuan markets to address the existing economic issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government will borrow P3.03 trillion for 2021, with P442.4 billion of which will be from foreign sources. These include project loans from bilateral partners and other programs. Meanwhile, P286 billion […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

Cebu City Launches Modernized Traffic System

Cebu City hopes Cebuanos experience better traffic flow in the city as the local government launches the first phase of the “modernize traffic system project.” 18 intersections in various parts of the city now have digital timers for traffic lights, which will help motorists in anticipating traffic situations and help in keeping the smooth flow […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

Cebu City Ready to Buy Vaccines for COVID-19

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said on Monday that the Cebu City government is ready to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and that the city is working closely with the national government, waiting for the go signal of vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez. The city council meanwhile has approved the initial amount of P400 million for the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2021Related News

BDO Capital Receives Awards from Investment House Association of the Philippines

BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of BDO Unibank, garnered the top honors of the Investment House Association of the Philippines (IHAP) Awards 2020. BDO Capital received the Investment House of the Year (4 years in a row), Best Equity House (3 years in a row), Best Fixed Income House (5 years […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2021Related News

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza

Yellow Cab continues to encourage customers to always #YouDoYou and celebrate #smallwins with its newest NY-Style Thin Crust Pizza. Light and chewy in the middle, and crispier on the edges, this latest product offers a new way of enjoying Yellow Cab’s famed New York-style Edge-to-Edge Pizzas®, offering a pleasant crisp and softness in every bite […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2021Related News

Only OFWs Allowed to Return to PH

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) stated that only Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from countries infected with the new strain of SARS-COV-2 strain are allowed to enter the Philippines. According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, President Rodrigo Duterte decided to allow OFWs from the United Kingdom and other infected countries to return home. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2021Related News

Oil Prices Increase on Jan. 5

Various oil firms announced fuel price hikes on January 5, marking the first oil price increase for 2021. Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell announced and increase in diesel prices by PHP0.30 per liter, and PHP0.45 per liter for gasoline products. Meanwhile, Seaoil and Shell will also increase prices of kerosene by PHP0.40 per liter. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2021Related News

Leyte Produces Its First Ginger Candy

The Municipality of Javier in the province of Leyte just produced its first ginger candy. This is the very first in the province and it will be distributed nationwide. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) funded, tested and formulated the said candy. Freshly extracted ginger juice is used to produce the new product. Entrepreneurship […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2021Related News

The Healing Benefits of Yun-Zhi Mushroom

Lifestyle diseases or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remained as the top causes of mortality in Filipinos, with Ischemic heart diseases, Neoplasms, Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke and aneurysm), Pneumonia, and Diabetes Mellitus as the top 5 causes, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2018. These are diseases that are known to be correlated with one’s lifestyle […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 17th, 2020Related News

Swiss Import Program Eyes 3 PH Products Potential For Export

The Philippines could export 3 potential products into the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, according to the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). SIPPO is now studying natural ingredients, value-added textiles and processed food. This study is in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and it’s primary objective is […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 17th, 2020Related News

2% Interest Rate Subsidy for LGUs in Bayanihan 2

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) grants a 2% interest rate subsidy per annum on new and existing loans of Local Government Units (LGUs) to help communities recover from the impact made by the pandemic. This subsidy is part of the provisions of Republic Act No. 11494 or “Bayanihan 2.” LANDBANK has allotted a P1-Billion […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 17th, 2020Related News