REIGNING scoring leader Clifford Amarado scattered 21 points and Sherwin Resilla contributed 18 points to help Convergys 2 Blue Devils keep an immaculate record following a commanding 75-57 win over the erstwhile unbeaten Eperformax Reds in the ongoing CSCC E-Leagues Season X Basketball tournament held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym in Ayala Business Center last Sunday.
THERE was a marked difference in the tone that President Benigno Aquino III used in last Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the other televised speech he delivered two weeks ago, when he defended the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
LIKE stirring a hornet’s nest, President Noynoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday aroused varied reactions from his concerned Filipino constituency.
IT IS but fitting for President Noynoy Aquino to use his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) to preach perspective. His critics in past few weeks have been aggressively demonizing him. He is no longer just Abnoy, BS (bull shit), stupid, etc. but is the second coming of Lucifer, all because of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
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STUDENTS taking up hotel and restaurant management (HRM) are advised to take up specialized trainings to become more employable in the global hospitality industry.
“There is a misconception that if you’re taking HRM course you could already easily land a job in hotels and cruise ships, but in reality, companies now are looking for those who specialize on specific skill sets,” said Alvin Gonzales, sales and manager of Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (Mihca).
THE Philippines should implement reforms to facilitate the expansion of labor-intensive manufacturing that can increase the number of gainful jobs.
This recommendation was made by the study “Labor Policy Analysis For Jobs Expansion and Development” written by Vicente Paqueo, Aniceto Orbeta Jr., Leonardo Lanzona Jr. and Dean Gerard Dulay released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
The study underscored the need to accelerate labor-intensive production, particularly the manufacturing of tradable commodities.
A LOCAL company is opening its own fuel station in Cebu City.
Diatoms Fuel will open on Aug. 8 at a 300-square meter property on P. Del Rosario St. The station is run by Power8 Fuel.
LAST week, I was in Dagupan City to conduct an e-commerce bootcamp. One of the sessions got us all riled up as Joan Sherbie Acosta and I showed Weebly and Tackthis.
With payment systems already available and within reach, selling online has never been easier wherever you are in the country.
NEW Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino (WCCHC) general manager Philippe Frugère pledged to revitalize the 600-room hotel under his administration.
While the hotel remains one of Cebu’s premier hotels and convention venues, Frugère said his priority is to make the hotel “alive,” especially during this time where the hospitality industry faces tight competition.
“With new hotels growing, there really is a need for differentiation,” he said.
IF Charmaine Bontia had it her way, the entire place would have been draped in wooden fixtures. But her brother Rex, who happens to be the architect, insisted on something of his own flair: industrial chic motif in neutral colors, running against the trend of painting pastry shops in pastel colors and all things girly.
GREAT mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote in his short-story The Imp of the Perverse (1945): “It is quite a common thing to be thus annoyed with the ringing in our ears, or rather in our memories, of the burthen of some ordinary song, or some unimpressive snatches roman opera. Nor will we be the less tormented if the song in itself be good, or the opera air meritorious.”
FRENCH Consul Michel Lhuillier and Dr. Amparito Llamas Lhuillier mark 50 years of togetherness on Saturday, Aug. 2, with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral followed by a glittering formal reception at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza. Also frontliners are the golden couple's children: Charles Andre, Michael Edouard, Yvette Marie and Monique.
RADISSON Blu Hotel Cebu will become the new mecca for corporate assemblies. Meetings are now customized from out-of-the- box surrounding to culinary innovations with Experience Meetings—a new program which centers on these innovations: Brain Food, Brain Box and Free Wi-Fi.
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CATCH the last leg of the Style Origin Series at the Ayala Center Cebu in a two-day fashion event on Aug. 2 and 3, 6 p.m. at The Gallery of the new expansion wing.
WATERFRONT Mactan’s newest package that is made just for you! Relaxing Getaway Package comes with an overnight Superior Room accommodation for only P3,600 nett/room/night for single and P3,900 nett/room/night for double occupancy, this comes with free buffet breakfast at UNO, free plated lunch or dinner at UNO, 10 percent discount on laundry and pressing services, 10 percent discount on F& B outlets, complimentary use of the gym, and free use of the swimming pool. This promo is subject to government tax, local tax and service charge and is available starting June 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014.
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