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SM opens 5th mall in China

December 13, 2012


MANILA—Tycoon Henry Sy has boosted his portfolio of shopping malls in mainland China with the opening of SM City Chongqing in southwest China on Friday, the group’s fifth in Asia’s largest economy. SM Prime Holdings Inc. disclosed on Thursday that SM City Chongqing, located in the Yubei district, has a gross floor area (GFA) of […]


August 26, 2012


It’s not a matter of why, but when plastic bags should be prohibited in Cebu City. The “No Plastic Saturday Ordinance” of Cebu City Councilors Nida Cabrera and Edgar Labella received initial support in last week’s public hearing with no objections. At least two large malls in Cebu already encourage shoppers to forego plastic bags […]

Holduppers strike mall boutique before 10 a.m

May 5, 2012


Two men robbed a boutique clerk at knifepoint and took P13,000 cash from the store in the Gaisano Country Mall in barangay Banilad, Cebu City. The holdup took place past 9 a.m. just before the Clothes Minded boutique opened. The store’s location in the ground floor facing the parking lot made it highly visible to […]

Heavy smoke, limited gear and ladders for exhausted firefighters

December 24, 2011


  IT took firefighters over 12 hours to contain the mall fire. Several skipped breakfast to respond to the early morning alarm. Aside from a delayed start in entering the Gaisano Capital South, they had limited breathing gear for prolonged work in the smoke-filled building and inadequate ladders. “Aso jud among kontra sa sulod. (Our […]

Mall Fire

December 24, 2011


1,800 employees worry about jobs     Around 1,800 workers face a bleak Christmas as the shopping mall where they worked in downtown Cebu City was gutted by fire past midnight. A four-hour delay frustrated firemen who were stopped from entering the Gaisano Capital South. The origin of the fire remains unclear. It broke out […]

Lobbying for SRP tax breaks hits snag

September 22, 2011


CEBU City Hall’s lobbying to secure a tax exemption for lot sales in the South Road Properties (SRP) hit a snag following a meeting between Mayor Michael Rama and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)’s top official. Rama said BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares told him that a “lot of things need to be worked on” […]