Australian firms favor PH as BPO destination—PIDS study

MOST Australian firms prefer the Philippines to explore offshoring opportunities, as opposed to other rival potential business process outsourcing (BPO) destinations in the region, such as India, according to a study by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies. Favorable geographical time zone, highly literate workforce, and competitive labor rates are among the reasons […]

Aklan’s domestic trade hits 17,000 MT in 2016

AKLAN’S total volume of domestic trade transactions in 2016 totalled 17,231 metric tons (MT), lower by 10 percent compared to 19,177 MT in 2015. Also, the total value of commodities which flowed into the province decreased by 5 percent, from P698.7 million in 2015 to P660.5 million in 2016. Most of the transaction were traded […]

60% OFF SOFT OPENING PROMO – Summit Galleria Cebu opens in March

ROBINSONS Land Corporation (RLC) unveils another hotel property under its Summit Hotels and Resorts collection next month. Located within the upscale Robinsons Galleria Cebu mall complex, Summit Galleria Cebu will soft open on March 14, 2017, joining its sister hotel, Summit Circle Fuente as the second property in Cebu City. Travelers planning to visit Cebu in the coming months on business or […]

Megaworld says to double office space in Iloilo

MEGAWORLD Corp. said Feb. 17, 2017 it would double its office space inventory in Iloilo to meet growing demand. The company said its office space in its Iloilo township project will expand to 100,000 square meters by 2020, which will cater to around 40,000 workers, mostly in the business process outsourcing sector. Megaworld currently has […]

CEB now flies direct to Masbate and Tablas

THE PHILIPPINES’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), further expands its network to two of the fast-rising areas in Luzon as it sets off the maiden flights for two of its new routes today, February 15, 2017. CEB’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, now flies daily between Manila and Masbate; and four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, […]