Cebu Business Archive

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Xlibris inks deal with Ng Khai for software, hardware licensing

In order to achieve higher productivity in its worldwide personal publishing operations in Cebu, Xlibris Philippines Inc., has inked deal with Microsoft reseller Ng Khai Development Corporation to have its software and hardware 100 percent licensed.

About 50 percent of Xlibris' total expenditure for Information Technology (IT) infrastructure is utilized to have its software and hardware backbone 100 percent license compliant.

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 25, 2005 - 12:00am
Epson boosts branding with new global tagline

Imaging solutions provider, Epson has strengthened its branding image by introducing its new global tagline "Exceed Your Vision."

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Gloria Jean's coffee shop caters to the 'early risers'

International coffee shop Gloria Jean's in Cebu, has moved into capturing the "early-riser" market in Cebu not just to offer its world-renowned gourmet coffee products, but has also embarked into offering a full-blown "Filipino" breakfast choices.

With this move, Gloria Jean's is the first coffee shop in Cebu to offer "real" breakfast offering, this is to satisfy the unique preference of the consumer traffic at the newly opened Banilad Town Center (BTC).

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Email frauds

I found something interesting in my email. This person (who doesn't want to be known) asked some help through this column if there's a way to track down an email scam that sucked his aunt's retirement benefit.

Accordingly, the poseur says in his so-called "strictly confidential" email that he was a prince of Ghana who needed her aunt's help to transfer a large amount of gold deposits left by his royal parents whom he said to have been murdered by influential politicians in their country.

TRADE FORUM By TRADE FORUM By Chris Malazarte July 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Local entrepreneurs invest on watersports boards venture

Cebu will be the first to commercially manufacture skim board and surf boards in the country, and eventually make it to the international market, with the establishment of Adrenaline Boardriding Company, owned by young Cebuanos.

By Ehda M. Dago-Oc July 22, 2005 - 12:00am
Australian envoy assures RP of stronger ties

The Australian government is not shaken by the ongoing political squabble in the Philippines, instead pursues stronger trade and investment relationships with the country.

"Business as usual for Australia and Philippines, you're not new to any political uncertainties anyway," said Australia Ambassador to the Philippines Tony Hely in his visit to Cebu Wednesday.

In fact, he said this coming August the Philippines and Australia will inaugurate the Philippine-Australia Ministerial Meeting (PAMM) in order to re-reinforce bilateral relationships between both countries.

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 22, 2005 - 12:00am
A passion for our very own

I took note of PHILTOA's (Philippine Tour Operators Association), as well as of those from the private sector concerned, expression of gratitude to DOT Secretary Joseph "Ace" Durano for his much-needed support in the nurture of domestic tourism.

TRAVEL UPDATE By TRAVEL UPDATE By Marlinda Angbetic Ta July 21, 2005 - 12:00am
Construction Commission appoints 10 new arbitrators

Construction related disputes, may it electrical, mechanical, civil, consultation services, among other related issues, can now be resolved in Cebu through the appointment of 10 Cebuano Arbitrators.

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 20, 2005 - 12:00am
Piracy slashes record sales to all time low

If the government fails to completely eradicate the piracy problem, more recording companies both local and foreign are expected to suffer, or worst fold up.

Because of the high availability of pirated CDs (Compact Discs) or VCDs and DVDs that can be easily seen along downtown streets and other corners in the commercial districts, legitimate sellers of these recordings/products are suffering from profitability problem.

A source from the recording industry told The FREEMAN that sales in the recording industry has experienced its all time low since last year.

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 19, 2005 - 12:00am
Malaysia Airlines wants to add more Cebu flights

Malaysia Airlines has expressed its interest to add more flight frequency direct from Cebu to Malaysia (vice-versa) as it sees an increase in the passenger traffic in this particular route.

By Ehda M. Dago-oc July 19, 2005 - 12:00am