Fidel Abalos
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Doing business in Phl anything but easy
by Fidel Abalos - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The election is nearing fever-pitch.
Clean-up: A must for tourists and residents alike
by Fidel Abalos - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, tourism advocate Robert Lim Joseph, chairman emeritus of Network of Independent Travel Agencies (NITAS), called on industry players and all to initiate a move replicating in Cebu City the Manila Bay ...
Countryside tourism: Gaining traction
by Fidel Abalos - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, Department of Tourism (DOT-7) regional director Shalimar H. Tamano reported that “Filipino arrivals to the region hit a snag with only about nine percent growth compared to 2017.”
Successful Agripreneurs: Agri sector’s hope
by Fidel Abalos - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In all respects, numbers don’t lie.
Tourism: Local tax breaks must be considered
by Fidel Abalos - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In mid-December last year, Department of Tourism (DOT-7) regional director Shalimar Tamano reported that, “China Southern Airlines is set to launch a direct flight between Cebu and Guangzhou by January 20...
Waning investments & the coming election
by Fidel Abalos - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
As 2019 nears, regardless of religious beliefs, we greet everyone a happy new year.
More flights require more infrastructures
by Fidel Abalos - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Traffic in Metro Cebu is already bad on normal or regular days. As the Christmas holidays started, it simply worsened. Last Friday and Saturday were typical examples of where we are right now traffic-wise.
Gifting market: Not just occasion-driven
by Fidel Abalos - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
As a nation, we’ve been through a lot of wars, chaos, political bickering, mutual distrust and a multitude of other man-made maladies.
Oil prices may not rise at all
by Fidel Abalos - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Christmas is just 16 days away. With known chains of mall operators and flea markets offering items at a bargain, most of us are certainly on a buying spree and are taking these opportunities as the best gift this...
There is money in agriculture
by Fidel Abalos - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Our country is, undoubtedly, rich in natural resources.
AI and more
by Fidel Abalos - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Much has been said about the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the country last week.
Politicians’ businesses
by Fidel Abalos - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Most of us must have enjoyed the long weekend we just had.
TRABAHO Bill: For more jobs or less?
by Fidel Abalos - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
We are fortunate to live in an era where etymologists and grammarians are collaborating to come up with new words or phrases that are politically appropriate.
Cebu: Despite travel advisories, tourism must move on
by Fidel Abalos - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
With wars, chaos, threats, etc. prevailing all over the world, the paranoia that no one is safe now obtains.
Food insecurity: A serious concern
by Fidel Abalos - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
We don’t have to travel far. Right where we are, we can see so much uneven distribution of food.
New tourism czar: Best change so far in tourism
by Fidel Abalos - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Two years ago, President Duterte’s very famous campaign slogan “Change Is Coming” had truly captured the imagination of close to 39 percent of our voting population.
Enterprising students
by Fidel Abalos - March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Last year, four students from the University of Cebu - Banilad, Jezreel Ezer Archival, Lloyd Stephen Orlanes, Sheryl Benitez and Jean Millor, made it to the “I am a Changemaker” -- a business plan competition...
RH Bill: The missing piece of the poverty puzzle
by Fidel Abalos - February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Poverty puzzle can be interpreted in many ways.
Justice is an ideal
by Fidel Abalos - December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
Thumbs up to the Aquino leadership for its unswerving stance to weed the misfits that persist in the government organization.
Encouraging our IT talents to be entrepreneurs
by Fidel Abalos - May 7, 2011 - 12:00am
Borrowing the numbers from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), the Philippines is said to have cornered about 10 percent of the global outsourcing business or around $10 billion.
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