Metro Cebu

Cebu Pacific innovation keeps customers happy

The airline industry, especially the low-cost carrier segment, changes constantly and rapidly. Customers are very smart when it comes to getting their money's worth. The challenge facing Jem L.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

Philippines traffic beats pre-hostage crisis high

Air traffic between Hong Kong and the Philippines has bounced back, surpassing the levels prior to the hostage tragedy in Manila a year ago as holidaymakers regain confidence.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK first stop in budget airline's China quest

Manila-based budget airline Airphil Express launched its inaugural flight to Hong Kong from Cebu yesterday, its first scheduled service in the China market, where the company sees room for expansion.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mainlanders walk off flight in row over seats

Thirty-two members of a mainland tour group walked off their Shanghai-bound flight in Manila on Sunday after a dispute with fellow passengers and a flight attendant over seating arrangements, mainland media reported.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Winds of confusion swirl at cancelled Asean talks

An incoming tropical storm may have been cited as the only reason for the unprecedented cancellation of the annual regional leaders' summit, but it was terrorism, not typhoons, that was on everybody's lips.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Booming Cebu aims to be an economic powerhouse

Somewhere in the Pacific is an island called Cebu. It sells itself as a hub for transnational trade, transportat, information technology, call centres and tourism.

What it discreetly neglects to say is that it is part of the Philippines.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Mactan welcomes latest 'invaders'

Many tourists book flights to Cebu, but do not even get there. They land at Mactan Island International Airport and transfer straight to resorts which are only a few minutes' drive away.

They spend their whole holiday in a resort and never venture over the bridge to Cebu Island.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Digging out Cebu's Spanish treasures

The last place you would expect to have your money stolen would be inside a church. But in Cebu's Santo Nino Basilica the sign left no doubt: Beware of pickpockets.

So as I later made my way through the narrow alleys of the city's sprawling street market, I held on tight to my wallet.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

FedEx to start Cebu service

Courier service Federal Express says it will start a regular service to the Philippines city of Cebu from April 7. Airbus 310 jets will fly five days a week to Mactan airport from FedEx's Asia-Pacific hub at Subic Bay, north of Manila, before connecting to Jakarta, Singapore and the United States.

23 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Cebu lagoon resort within easy reach

The 'first five-star lagoon resort' in the Philippines has opened and is only a two-hour flight from Hong Kong.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

PAL snubs Malaysian plan

Philippine Airlines (PAL) says it objects to the application by Malaysia Airlines to operate cargo flights on the Kuala Lumpur-Cebu route.

15 May 1996 - 12:00am

NOL firm to link Cebu and Manila

NEPTUNE Orient Lines (NOL) will set up a joint-venture company to provide a container cargo service between Manila and Cebu.

The new company, Neptune Philippines Alpha Inc, was approved in December by the Board of Investment (BOI), according to Singapore's Business Times.

3 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Lucky winner will soar away

WERE you one of the 198 people who sent in $500 to Operation Santa Claus together with your business card? Then it could be you celebrating today when you win a Cathay Pacific flight for two to Cebu in the Philippines and three nights at the Shangri-La's Mactan Resort.

11 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Operation Santa Claus

ALL personal donations of $500 or more before December 10 will be eligible to win two Cathay Pacific return flights to Cebu and three nights at the Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort. Send cheques payable to Operation Santa Claus 1993 and a business card to: Operation Santa Claus, RTHK Radio 3, PO Box 70200, Kowloon.

4 Dec 1993 - 12:00am