Cebu books 60% of total provincial office deals in 2022

PROPERTY research and consultancy firm Colliers Philippines reported healthy office bookings in 2022 in areas outside of Metro Manila, which means more outsourcing firms and local-based enterprises are growing their footprint in the post-pandemic era. Colliers Philippines’ recorded 221,100 square meters (sq.m.) of office deals outside Metro Manila last year, nearly double the 113,100 sq.m. […]

Metro Manila Council OK’s single ticketing system for traffic violations 

THE METRO Manila Council, a policy-making body led by the capital region’s 17 mayors, approved on Wednesday the adoption of a single ticketing system for traffic violations.    The system is contained in the Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023, which harmonizes transport and traffic management in the region, including apprehension procedures and fines and penalties.   […]

Cebu flights cancelled too as air traffic issues hit 361 Manila flights

FLIGHT cancellations and diversions marked the start of the new year in the Philippines with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) citing technical issues affecting its navigational air traffic management system for the disruptions in what is typically a high season for travel. More than 140 domestic and international flights to and from […]

DTI tracks nearly P1M worth of uncertified products in Manila, Bulacan 

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) vowed on Tuesday to further step up the crackdown on the sale of uncertified products after it tracked almost P1 million worth of non-conforming products in Manila and Bulacan.   This is “to ensure that household appliances and other consumer products in the market have undergone and met safety […]

PHILCONSTRUCT Manila mounts biggest hybrid trade show of the year this November at SMX Manila and World Trade Center Metro Manila

The biggest and most anticipated construction tradeshow series in the country is culminating the year in the capital city. This time, it is also adopting the hybrid format to reach out to more consumers and stakeholders on-site and online. PHILCONSTRUCT Manila 2022 Hybrid Edition is set from Nov. 3 to 6, 2022 simultaneously at two […]

BoC seizes P228M worth of smuggled sugar in Manila port

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) on Monday said it confiscated 76 containers of refined sugar worth P228 million from Thailand.  According to the BoC, the consignee failed to present an import clearance from the Sugar Regulatory Administration).  The shipment arrived at the Manila International Container Port on September 24 and contained “misdeclared and undeclared” items.  […]

Shop for stays and enjoy discounts with Megaworld Hotels and Resorts in the 33rd Philippine Travel Mart

Drive, fly or sail to your next destination and stay where you’ll feel most at home. Catch all the properties of Megaworld Hotels and Resorts and enjoy at least 50% discount on accommodation vouchers in the 33rd Philippine Travel Mart happening on September 30 until October 2, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall […]

La Piazza, Okada Manila’s signature Italian restaurant, reopens with a delectable new menu

The dining scene at Okada Manila is abuzz as the resort continues to expand its offerings to food enthusiasts. To add to its roster of restaurant choices, the five-star property recently reopened its beautiful and elegant Italian restaurant, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano. The restaurant is located along the Pearl Wing’s Crystal Corridor and has a […]

Philippines, Mongolia renew 3×3 rivalry in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas FIBA 3×3 World Tour Cebu Masters

Two foes familiar with one another will cross paths once more as teams from the Philippines and Mongolia clash in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas FIBA 3×3 World Tour Cebu Masters this Saturday at the SM Seaside City Cebu.The Philippines, the 22nd country in the FIBA 3×3 world ranking, will be represented by two teams – Cebu […]

Lawmaker seeks investigation of ‘no-contact’ policy

A CONGRESSMAN has filed a resolution seeking to investigate the government’s use of video surveillance and digital cameras to catch traffic violators in five Metro Manila cities. Quezon City Rep. Marvin C. Rillo, who filed House Resolution 237, on Tuesday said the government’s so-called no-contact apprehension policy might be abused by law enforcers. “Our sense […]

DENR ramps up flood mobilization measures in Manila

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it is ramping up its implementation of immediate flood control strategies and long-term defenses following floodings in the capital Manila last week.   DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas R. Leones said in a statement that the “holistic design” of the Manila Bay rehabilitation […]