Foreign business groups, IATA disappointed with Marcos’ veto of transportation safety bill

FOREIGN BUSINESS chambers and two international organizations expressed disappointment over President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s decision to veto a bill creating a transportation safety board, saying it would have addressed gaps in the investigation of transport-related accidents. In a statement, seven members of the Joint Foreign Chambers in the Philippines (JFC), the Safe Travel Alliance […]

Mandaue Chamber urges businesses to support economic recovery

The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has encouraged businesses to look forward and find ways to jumpstart economic recovery as it launched the annual Mandaue Business Month (MBM), which will happen this August.“Someone said, we find ourselves at a historic crossroads managing short-term pressures against medium and long-term uncertainties,” MCCI president Kelie Ko […]

Neri: People

We lost another colleague in the Lifestyle circuit with the passing on of Jenara “Cookie” Regis Newman (less than a year after Jaime Picornell died). Cookie was one of the most dependable Lifestyle writers of SunStar. She never said no to any assignment and was a constant presence in press events, community affairs and the […]

British chamber calls for continuity in infrastructure investment

THE NEXT government needs to continue investing in infrastructure to encourage further growth in digitalization, the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines said. Chris Nelson, the chamber’s executive director, said in a virtual briefing on Tuesday that the incoming administration needs to focus on growing the Philippines’ digital footprint. “I hope we see from the next […]

PBB private sector supports reopening of Cebu economy

THE private sector under Project Balik Buhay (PBB) supports the move to gradually reopen Cebu’s economy. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Cebu Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc.; Cebu Bankers Club; Philippine Retailers Association; Aboitiz; SM City Cebu; Chamber of Real […]

Cubos retains CBM 2021 chairmanship

THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has retained this year’s chairmanship of the Cebu Business Month (CBM) to Michael Cubos, founder of homegrown Performance360 Call Center and BPO Services. Cubos was named CBM 2020 Chairperson after succeeding entrepreneur Lilu Aliño. Despite the uncertainties brought by the Covid-19 pandemic that greatly challenged Cubos’ leadership, […]