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Startup Tips

A New QC Ordinance Supports Local Women Entrepreneurs

Because you can be your own #GirlBoss!

Many well-loved homegrown brands—from small online shops for handmade goodies to successful makeup lines you can find in major malls—were founded by women, yet the stigma against women still exists, discouraging other female entrepreneurs from starting their own. To help them out, ...

by Kevyn Tapnio for  | March 26, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Heads Up: Tandang Sora Flyover Will Be Closed Until 2020

It will be closed to make way for the construction of the MRT-7

Quezon City residents know for a fact how heavy the traffic could be along Commonwealth Avenue, which is one of the city's major roadways. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advises motorists to brace for heavier traffic following the looming closure of the ...

by Kevyn Tapnio for  | February 16, 2019 08:00:00

A QC Wine Bar Rises From Jorge Araneta's Private Vintage Collection

Sabor Bar De Vinos has an extensive collection of 365 varieties, one for each day of the year

The new Sabor Bar De Vinos is located at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center At the ground floor of the Novotel Manila Hotel in Araneta Center, there used to be an unused space that was right beside its all-day dining outlet called Food ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 15, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

You Can Now Get Your Business Permit in One Hour in Quezon City

LGU opens one-stop shops for processing business and construction permits

Entrepreneurs in Quezon City can now register their businesses in just one hour through the one-stop shop launched by the Quezon City government, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said on Friday, March 9.Through the Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS), the QC Business Permit ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 16, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Ayala and Eton Team Up to Build Bridge Linking QC and Pasig

A bridge that is being built over the Marikina River is part of this P53 billion development

We all know how difficult it is to get from point A to point B in Metro Manila these days. Commuting from Ortigas Center in Pasig City to Katipunan in Quezon City (approximately 8.1km) for example, would take 45 minutes at best, ...

by Real Living Team for  | January 25, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Hilarious Suggestions to QC's Order for Foreign-Named Businesses To Have Local Translations

Masayahing Bubuyog, anyone?

Quezon City recently released an ordinance that requires business establishments with names that are in a foreign language to have an accompanying signboard with an English and/or local translation.According to the City Ordinance 2604-2017, all restaurants, karaoke and sing-along bars, cocktail lounges, ...

by Khatrina Bonagua for  | January 20, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

QC Business Owners Near Hospitals Could Benefit from LGU’s Medical Tourism Push

The local government wants to turn areas around hospitals into medical support zones

The Quezon City government wants to develop medical support zones around a cluster of specialized government hospitals in the city in a bid to become a major medical tourism destination in the world by the year 2020.The city is host to a ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | June 13, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Get Coffee And A Haircut At Burnside Barber

This premium barbershop concept also hands out iPads while you’re getting a haircut

Burnside Barber opened in February 2016 and offers services beyond the traditional barbershopWhile waiting for their haircut appointment, customers at Burnside Barber can read Albert Camus’ The Myth Of Sisyphus or VP Gnanarama’s Essentials of Buddhism. If those are a bit on ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 11, 2016 10:00:00
News and Events

Quezon City taps tourism to boost local businesses, revenue

New campaign expected to grow city’s Php 25M tourism sector

Quezon City, the country’s largest city by population and the biggest in Metro Manila in terms of land area, is giving one sector a particularly fresh look to produce more businesses and earn more revenue – tourism.The local government has recently launched ...

by Patricia C. Verzo  | September 07, 2016 06:00:00
News and Events

Quezon, Naga most competitive cities in 2016

(UPDATED) These cities bested more than a thousand cities that participated nationwide.

New local government units emerged as the most competitive cities and municipalities, cited at the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit on Thursday, July 14 in Pasay City. The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) recognized the topnotchers of the 2016 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 15, 2016 10:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, June 8: Efforts to ease doing business in PH not enough yet

Plus, PH inflation hits 12-month high in May.

‘We barely scratched the surface’Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr said hitting the top third percentile of competitive countries in terms of the ease of doing business is a stretch.But with the new administration coming in, the government should continue ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | June 08, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Register your business in 30 minutes

One-registry system cuts red tape for businesses in Quezon City.

It used to be that an entrepreneur wanting to open a business in Quezon City will have to wait at least five days to register his business, now the same process can be done in 30 minutes. Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. ...

March 20, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

A look at office rental rates around Metro Manila

The 7 top locations for office space in the capital

Are you looking for office space in Metro Manila? Or does your business need to expand operations? The demand for office space developments, along with residential condominiums will continue to grow through the year 2015 according to Jones Lang Lasalle Leechiu (JLLL), ...

by Peter Imbong  | September 09, 2011 12:00:00