Bridging 7,641 islands with innovative technologies in logistics distribution

By: Salvador B. Silva III Jr., MBA Divided into three island groups, the Philippine archipelago poses a challenge for those traveling to get from one island group to the other – for ordinary people and businesses alike. It’s a different challenge altogether for logistics distribution. Here, we consider the concentration of manufacturing plants caused by […]

Isla Lipana & Co. opens Iloilo City office

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia ISLA LIPANA & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network, opened its Iloilo City office, December 7, 2017, at The Galleria in Jaro district. According to Alex Cabrera, chairman and senior partner of PwC Philippines, they selected Iloilo City as the site of their newest office because […]

Antique gears up for airport revival

By: Dimple Rios, Paul Stanley Kilayko, Juliana Rose Pagador THE province of Antique is preparing for the resumption of commercial flights at Evelio B. Javier (EBJ) Airport. “The Provincial Planning and Development Office (PDDO) submitted a resolution to the Regional Development Council (RDC) for the EBJ airport. So with that resolution, they alloted a budget for […]

MORE TRAFFIC JAMS: PUJ drivers oppose bike lane

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo CREATING a P20-million bike lane in the University Loop along General Luna, Mabini and Delgado would only cause more traffic jams. The Iloilo City Loop Alliance Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA), represented by president Raymundo Parcon, expressed these sentiments in their letter to the City Council and Iloilo City Vice […]

Partnership for progress

(Speech of Mr. Jaime T. Azurin, President of Global Business Power Corp., on Dec 12, 2017 at Richmonde Hotel-Iloilo) GOOD MORNING everyone. Together with the managers of Panay Power Corporation and Panay Energy Development Corporation, I would like to welcome all of you, our media partner and friends in Iloilo City, to this special event […]

Public asked to trust gov’t immunization program

BACOLOD City – An official of the Department of Health (DOH)-6 regional office appealed to residents of Western Visayas to continue trusting in the government’s immunization program in the wake of the Dengvaxia controversy. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, point person for national immunization program of DOH-6, said as of Wednesday they acknowledged that the dengue vaccine […]

Ilongga scientist creates new fermentation technique

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo A NEW fermentation technique created by an Ilongga scientist has the potential to convert coconut wastewater into vinegar. It also has the potential to be an alternative for household and small-scale business wastewater treatment and to produce wine, alcohol, and biofuel products. Dr. Lucita de Guzman of the University of the […]

RCBC chief expects double-digit growth next year

PUBLICLY-listed Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) said it expects to book double-digit growth in earnings next year on the back of its robust core businesses as it has moved on from the $81-million cyber heist. RCBC president and CEO Gil Buenaventura said the country’s 8th largest bank in terms of assets sees its net income […]

Stubborn vendors, establishments bamboozle health inspectors

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo ASIDE from lack of personnel, the City Health Office (CHO) has problems implementing sanitation laws and penalties because of stubborn vendors and business owner who are either elusive or simple unfazed.   THE ELUSIVE Supervising Sanitation Inspector VI Rodolfo Catahay said these food establishments and food handlers only comply with the […]