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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

Big deal

Abaca resort in Cebu, the Philippines, has two packages to mark the third anniversary of its award-winning restaurant. Pay for two nights and get the third night at half price or pay for three nights and get the fourth free.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Abaca Resort, Cebu

What is it? A new boutique resort in a little corner of Cebu's Mactan Island.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

1 billion peso price tag for summits 'money well spent'

The series of Asian summits which wound up yesterday cost the Philippine government about 1 billion pesos (HK$160 million) and it was money well spent, a senior official said.

'We have not worked out the final numbers as yet but it should be around 1 billion pesos,' said Marciano Paynor, head of the summits' organising committee.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Thousands of police drafted in for summits in Cebu

Security has been beefed up for this week's summits of Asian leaders, with officials saying yesterday that a terror attack could not be ruled out although there was no specific threat.

8 Jan 2007 - 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

Marija Minic

Straightening the map that she has just unfurled on to the table, Marija Minic gestures towards the last stand of rainforest in Negros Island in central Philippines. Trouble is, I can't see it. Blowing a crumb off the surface of the paper, she reveals the tiny woodland that remains in an area once covered in dense tropical foliage.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Cebu cites strong workforce in bid to attract investors

The Philippine island of Cebu offers Hong Kong companies a cheap, fully serviced manufacturing base as an alternative to the mainland, according to the Cebu Investment Promotions Centre (CIPC).

The island is seeking direct investors to establish manufacturing facilities that will produce exports.

28 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

NOL and Philippines firm in deal

NEPTUNE Orient Lines (NOL) has entered into a technical support agreement with Lorenzo Shipping Corp (LSC) of the Philippines.

LSC is one of the Philippines' major containerised cargo shipping companies operating on the domestic routes.

The agreement will let LSC tap into the vast technical resources of NOL.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am