Cebu City begins talks with 2 vaccine makers

THE Cebu City Government is negotiating with AstraZeneca and Moderna for the procurement of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). At the same time, Mayor Edgardo Labella said the Cebu City Vaccine Advisory Board is finalizing its vaccination plan, which will identify the cold chain facilities and the vaccination centers. It will also contain a […]

Visayas prexy of logistics group vows to help craft better solutions to supply chain industry’s problems

AS HE assumes the presidency of the Visayas chapter of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) this year, Cebu-based entrepreneur Rodien Paca has vowed to regularly meet with the industry stakeholders to discuss logistics issues and mount trainings to equip workers with upgraded skills in this new business environment. “The logistics industry […]

PH firms’ optimism steadily sinking due to pandemic

MID-SIZED businesses are displaying reserved optimism about an economic recovery, according to the latest figures from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report which gathers responses from nearly 5,000 business leaders in 29 economies including the G20. This follows a challenging year, in which mid-sized companies saw their revenue decrease by an average of one percent globally […]

Agri sector to grow 3% in 2021

ECONOMIST Bernardo Villegas sees agriculture as the top sunrise industry in this pandemic-stricken economy. “If there’s an area that we should spend time on, it is the agriculture sector. We must support and invest in all levels of agriculture,” said Villegas in an online forum. He predicted that the sector would grow three percent this […]

Batuhan: All is not lost

THOUGH many of us don’t know Murphy (or Sod, for those of us who are more Commonwealth-inclined), most of us are familiar with his law. “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Perhaps no bigger demonstration of this law just ended, in the person and presidency of Donald J. Trump. No other phenomenon in modern […]