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Cuban lawmakers weigh key foreign investment law

In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, workers landscape the area near a new port under construction in Mariel, Cuba. Cuban authorities are on the verge of enacting a new foreign investment law considered one of the most vital building blocks of President Raul Castro’s effort to reform the country’s struggling economy. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

Cuban lawmakers meet in Havana on Saturday for an extraordinary session on a proposed law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to do business in and with the country.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Governor sees investors in site of slays

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu on Tuesday said the massacre site in Sitio Masalay in Barangay (village) Salman, Ampatuan town, would be preserved by investors who plan to put up an agricultural complex in the area.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Additional power for ARMM to come from wastes

A Maguindanao-based company has embarked on a massive energy project that could leave proponents of coal-fired power plants red-faced as it seeks to build a commercial-sized generator using organic discards.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Two Cebu firms tie up for P5B condo project


TWO Cebuano-owned companies have partnered for a major condominium project that will add 556 high-end units in the market.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

ARMM execs say region drew P1B in investments

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has posted what officials said was a record amount of investments in 2013, indicating growing confidence on the five-province region, which the government wants to replace with a larger autonomous area under a peace agreement with Moro rebels.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Do we need an investment promotion center?


Many people would rank Cebu, particularly Metro Cebu, as the second most prosperous and dynamic growth center in the country after Metro Manila. This may not be true anymore if we look at the many fast-growing centers in Calabarzon and Central Luzon today.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Koreans eye Trans-axial road project

A South Korean business group expressed interest in investing in theinvestment, Rep. Benhur Salimbangon of Cebu’s 4th district said yesterday. He said the group inspected the proposed route and toured the province to determine whether they would conduct a full-blown feasibility study. Salimbangon, who accompanied the group as they paid a courtesy call on Cebu [...]

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Passing laws, not changing Charter, may be enough to attract investors, says Drilon

Senator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of amending the Constitution, Congress may simply pass economic laws that can provide “better investment climate” that Charter change seeks to achieve, Senator Franklin Drilon said on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Firm promises full payment to investors


The head of a financial investment firm accused of defrauding hundreds of investors in Iloilo with billions of pesos has promised to pay all his obligations but denied he ran a scam.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Food outlet eyes call center market

CEBU’S robust economy and improvement of the country’s investment grade status has made more local entrepreneurs to try and position themselves as early as now for the expected boom two to three years from now.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Firm to start building P400M Cebu project

A REAL estate company is set to start building the first tower of its first condominium project in Cebu City in the second quarter this year.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Japan, US firms eyeing Cebu, says trade group

CEBU Business Park is a 50-hectare premier business and commercial district being operated by Ayala-owned Cebu Holdings Inc. Real estate, business outsourcing and tourism fueled Cebu’s growth  in 2012. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The rising cost of space and labor in China and Vietnam is reopening doors for the Philippines’ manufacturing sector as companies are looking at the possibility of moving to Cebu, where the economic landscape is friendlier to foreign direct investments (FDIs).

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t to focus on infra, jobs to sustain economic growth


To sustain economic growth and make sure it benefits the poor, the government will focus on infrastructure, creating jobs and human capital development this year, said Cabinet secretary for economic planning.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  • Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  • Tagle: Hope comes with warning on Easter
  • New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  • Sports

  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole
  • Ateneo whips CSB; Davao debuts with win over FEU
  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
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