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AP Cargo boss: From doctor to janitor to winning businessman

Who would have imagined that the man behind one of the Philippines’ largest logistics companies — AP Cargo — is a medical doctor? More than that, who would have thought that this surgeon had to work as a school janitor abroad before he could build AP Cargo? Dr. Virgilio Villacorte had been a surgeon at the José R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center during...

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CLI’s waves of the future

With Astra Centre launch, Cebu Landmasters CEO: Mixed-use projects are the way to go for the firm “Mixed-use projects, integrated developments are the waves of the future for Cebu Landmasters.” Jose Soberano III, Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) chief executive officer, shared the publicly-listed real estate company’s thrust during the launching...

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Davao mayor leads opening of Arcadia Lifestyle Center

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the grand launching of the three-level Arcadia Lifestyle Center last Friday, August 3, located right across the Matina Enclaves complex and right next to the Davao City Golf Club in Ecoland, Quimpo Boulevard. “It is an honor for the Arcadia and the Matina Enclaves as well, to have Mayor Sara along with the Escandor family for the rib...

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City di Mare, modern coastal living on the rise

THE growing need and desire to find a home base that successfully melds the much coveted live, work and play lifestyle is simultaneously increasing with the country’s booming tourism and economy. As more foreign and local investors set their eyes on Cebu, the focus on moving away from congested cities is now the best step, not only for businesses, but also for individuals w...

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East Asians key buyers in Cebu real estate

RESIDENTIAL real estate in Cebu is a hot market for East Asian buyers, according to real estate service company Santos Knight Frank. Rick Santos, chairman and chief executive of Santos Knight Frank, said many foreigners are buying condominium units in the province. “South Korea, Japan and China, which are the top sources of foreign arrivals in Cebu, are repor...

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