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Duty Free Philippines gears up for sales growth in 2018
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) expects further sales growth this year, with the opening of two of its largest stores next month.
Philippines won’t host Miss Universe 2018 — DOT chief
by Catherine Talavera - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines will not host the Miss Universe pageant this year, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said yesterday.
SOX targets MICE market
by Catherine Talavera - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX) unit of the Department of Tourism is keen to attract transportation and accommodation investments as it seeks to target the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition industry.
Mixed tenants driving growth in office market
by Catherine Talavera - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The strong demand for office spaces in Metro Manila is expected to be sustained in the next five to 10 years, even with looming concerns over the second tax reform package, as the market diversifies its tenant mix,...
Tourism chief retains only one undersecretary
by Catherine Talavera - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Newly installed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she is keeping one of the incumbent undersecretaries of the Department of Tourism and appointing a new DOT official.
Denmark eyes more Filipino tourists
by Catherine Talavera - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Denmark is targeting a 10 percent rise in the number of Filipino tourists this year, as it intensifies its promotions in the Philippines, a top Danish official said.
Mobile payment schemes to encourage higher tourist spending
by Catherine Talavera - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Retail firms should take advantage of the growing foreign arrivals market by implementing more mobile and digital payment schemes, a property consultancy firm said.
Century Properties to launch P13 B worth of residential units
by Catherine Talavera - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Century Properties Group Inc. (CPG) is expecting to gain around P13 billion in presales of the second phase of its Batulao Artscapes project in Nasugbu, Batangas.
SSI Group trims income to P133 M
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Specialty store retailer SSI Group Inc. reported a 1.5 percent decline in its net income in the first quarter of the year as the weaker peso impacted on its gross profit margins.
Bloomberry unit to put up $308-M Solaire cruise port
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A subsidiary of Bloomberry Resorts Corp. has proposed to build a $308 million cruise port in Parañaque City, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA) said.
Tourism groups see fresh start with Puyat’s appointment
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
There is renewed optimism among industry stakeholders for the growth of the tourism sector with the appointment of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (D...
DOT’s ‘Anak’ ad campaign bags 3 YouTube awards
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A video of the Department of Tourism (DOT) that promotes Filipino hospitality has bagged three awards at the first YouTube Ads Awards Philippines.
Century Properties housing unit launches P2.8 billion project in Lipa
by Catherine Talavera - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The affordable housing unit of Century Properties Group Inc. expects to generate P2.8 billion worth of sales from its new project in Batangas.
Duterte to DOT chief: 'Don’t be corrupt'
by Catherine Talavera - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
After accepting her surprise appointment as tourism secretary on Tuesday, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her first instruction from President Duterte was: “Just don’t be corrupt.”
Philippines to host Miss U anew?
by Catherine Talavera - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines may yet host again the Miss Universe pageant in November, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said.
Rizal MicroBank taps Lendr for loans
by Catherine Talavera - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Yuchengco-led Rizal MicroBank has partnered with digital lending platform Lendr in a bid to reach a wider market for its agricultural and business loans.
BSP goes cashless with PayMaya, GCash
by Catherine Talavera - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart’s Voyager Innovations, said more than 2,000 employees of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will experience the convenience and value of going digital...
ABS-CBN, GMA still locked in TV ratings dispute
by Catherine Talavera - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Broadcast giants ABS-CBN and GMA Network continue to claim leadership in TV ratings, using separately commissioned surveys as basis.
Asian Terminals Inc. expansion in full swing
by Catherine Talavera - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. said its expansion projects at the Manila South Harbor and Batangas ports are in full swing as it works in line with government’s push for infrastructure development.
AirAsia gives government workers discounts for official trips
by Catherine Talavera - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Low-cost carrier Asia has signed an agreement with the Department of Budget and Management for discounted air fares to government workers on official trips.
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