Espina: Zontians in 2023

Zonta Club of Cebu 1 is gearing towards more prolific programs in 2023, specifically in education, health and women issues. The following is the report of past president Matt Baguia. First General Membership Meeting (GMM) of Zonta Club Cebu 1, accentuating the Sinulog Fever, enumerates the following highlights: –A hybrid lecture delivered by Fr. Rollie […]

As Mentor by eDriving Passes 3.5 Billion Miles Driven, Analysis Confirms Program’s Ability to Reduce Risky Driving Behaviors

CAPE MAY, NJ, Jan 26, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – eDriving’s digital driver safety program, Mentor(SM), featuring the FICO(R) Safe Driving Score, helps risky drivers become safer behind the wheel in just six months – and further improves behaviors over longer periods of time – according to findings from an analysis of the […]

Fosun International Expects One-off Negative Impact to be Cleared and Businesses to Bound Back in 2023

HONG KONG, Jan 21, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – On 20 January 2023, Fosun International Limited (“Fosun International” or “Fosun”, HKEX: 00656) issued a profit warning announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, mentioning that based on the information available to the Board and the latest unaudited consolidated management accounts of the Group […]

Fosun Receives RMB12 Billion Syndicated Loan to Consolidate Capital for Business Development

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – On 16 January 2023, Fosun High Technology, the domestic operating entity of Fosun International Limited (“Fosun International”, HKEX: 00656), and eight domestic banks held a syndicated loan signing ceremony at the Bund Finance Center, Shanghai. According to the agreement, Industrial and Commercial Bank of […]

Economic projections for 2023 and beyond

The BusinessWorld Economic Forum (BWEF) 2022 today, Nov. 29, has as its theme, “Forecast 2023: Opportunity in Uncertainty.” I want to contribute to the discussion on economic forecast and projections in relation to the recently concluded big annual conference, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2022 or 27th Conference of Parties of UNFCCC […]

Bills establishing tech-voc special schools approved by House panel

A JOINED House committee approved on Tuesday bills seeking to create so-called “Meister” schools, which are geared towards training graduates for the needs of industry with a heavy concentration of specialized technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses. House Bill (HB) 652 or the proposed Meister Schools Act, authored by Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. Salceda, hopes to […]

Philippine competitiveness lags ASEAN due to high business costs

THE cost of doing business is causing the Philippines to lag in regional competitiveness, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) said on Thursday.   Mary Jade Roxas-Divinagracia, MAP Ease of Doing Business Committee vice chairperson, told BusinessWorld Live on One News Channel that the decline in competitiveness comes despite the passage of measures in […]

Dreaming of power

APPROXIMATELY 18 nautical miles from mainland Cebu, at the northernmost tip of the province, is the small island of Carnaza.The turtle-shaped village of some 3,000 people is a sleepy fishing community in Daanbantayan, a town known for its white sand beaches and vast marine resources.But unlike the other beautiful spots in the bustling municipality, Carnaza […]

Senator seeks probe of school sex crimes

A SENATOR has filed a resolution seeking to investigate the proliferation of sexual crimes in various schools in the Philippines.   Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel under Senate Resolution 168 cited alleged harassment and abuses by teachers at Bacoor National High School in Cavite, St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City and the Philippine High School […]

Utzurrum: Chocolate High Tea at 3

Who says High Tea is only for five-star hotels?Why, I was witness to an intimate, exclusive Chocolate High Tea experience at The Chocolate Chamber (TCC) recently, with the Chocolate Queen herself, Raquel Toquero-Choa hosting the three o’ clock event.Venue was The Chocolate Chamber at Robinsons Galleria Cebu, with event planner and news exec Robby Alugar […]

Mandaue City execs allocate P17M to repair 5 schools damaged by ‘Odette’

THE Mandaue City Government has given P17 million worth of additional funds to its city’s educators to help in facilitating repairs for schools that were heavily damaged by Typhoon Odette (Rai).Nimfa Bongo, Department of Education (DepEd) Mandaue City Schools Division superintendent, told reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, that the amount came from the City’s […]