• Cruise ship arrivals seen bringing 329,000 visitors this year
    CRUISE arrivals in the Philippines have been unaffected by the six-month closure of Boracay Island, a major day-tour destination for passengers. In an interview with the BusinessMirror, Department of Tourism Spokesman and Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning Benito C. Bengzon Jr. said, “For 2018, we expect 190 cruise calls and 329,000 passengers. The growth has […]
  • DOE to lure Japan investors to LNG project
    PHILIPPINE energy officials will attempt to lure in more natural gas companies in Japan to invest in the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub terminal project. Department of Energy (DOE) officials, led by Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, are in Tokyo as part of the country’s delegation to the fifth regular meeting of the Philippines-Japan High-Level […]
  • Grab allots P100 million monthly to subsidize its drivers
    GIVEN that its drivers are making less than what is deemed as “decent” wage, ride-hailing app Grab Philippines is set to flex its financial muscle by earmarking P100 million per month to subsidize fares and help drivers recoup losses from congestion and fuel costs. Brian P. Cu, who heads Grab Philippines, said his group is […]
  • DOLE investigating Pepsi, Jollibee for retrenchment of workers
    THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is investigating beverage giant Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines for its alleged violation of labor laws after it recently retrenched about 1,000 workers. In an interview, DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod said they plan to look into the complaints filed by Pepsi’s casual employees.  He said the case […]
  • CLI signs deal with Ascott to manage Bacolod property
    CEBU Landmasters Inc. (CLI) on Tuesday said it signed an agreement with The Ascott Ltd. for the management of Citadines Bacolod, the first hotel in the city to carry an international brand. The company said its unit Capitaine Inc. and CLI Bacolod Hotels Inc. signed a service management deal with Ascott to for the development of CLI’s […]

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