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The Bike Playground opens at Circulo Verde


 The first and only asphalt pump tracks and bike park in Metro Manila is finally open at the Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mix use community, Circulo Verde, in Calle Industria, Quezon City. The Bike Playground brings the outdoor experience closer to your home and office and guarantees an unbeatable biking experience as it simply has so much to offer – the Philippines’ first signature pump track, a 1km Outdoor Trail, and an Outdoor Kids Track. “Combining small town charm with big city dynamism, it is another testament to Ortigas & Company’s commitment in transforming some of the country’s most iconic […]


Lancaster New City’s Christmas events and activities


 Christmas is already up in the air! The holiday season brings good cheer and delight to all. And at Lancaster New City, there is always something that you and your family should look forward to every year. Experience the most unique and festive way of celebrating holiday as Lancaster New City opens its year two of Santa’s Workshop signature light show with display of colorful lights dancing to the tune of our all-time favorite Christmas songs on November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM. The light show’s opening on November 26 will be marked by […]


A NorthPine Land Inc. Heritage Tour of Pampanga


 Yesterday, we had a great and wonderful time exploring and rediscovering one of the places in Central Luzon that helped in shaping the history and political state of our country. Pampanga is one of the eight rays that represent the Philippines provinces in our national flag. Pampanga is also considered as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. And when you talk about food, certainly, Pampanga has a lot of them. Our tour in Pampanga was part of the Bloggers’ Appreciation Tour of Pampanga hosted by NorthPine Land Inc. to show the beauty of the province as well as to take a […]


Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Spacious Suites


   During our 4-day Group Getaway weekend stay at Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay, we were able to get a glimpse of the spacious suites that the hotel property is offering. We visited and viewed 4 suites. We had a tour at the Family Room, 2 Bedroom Apartment Suite, 1 Bedroom Apartment Suite, and Deluxe Hotel Room. Each suite have all the basic features and amenities that caters with the different types of guests of the hotel. Reservations also come with a smart bracelet that is used for unlocking the main doors to the suite. It works like a key card but wearable. It is also water […]


Revolutionizing convenient home living with Midea


 Home is a sanctuary and the moments spent there are precious. We take off our heels, play with our kids, and settle in to recharge which is why we seek to achieve the ideal living conditions in our homes. Vital to keeping a home are the accomplishment of chores and tasks. This is where some of the tension lies; chores like washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, and doing the laundry consume time and energy that should be spent relaxing with our loved ones. The good people from the world’s largest home appliance manufacturer, Midea, have long recognized this predicament. […]


Avida and Kubular presented the Art of Sensibly Designed Living with two-week exhibit


 Avida Land and the guys behind graphic design-based apparel brand Team Manila, recently showcased the “Art in Space,” a two-week exhibit featuring the aesthetics of creative interiors. This is the first collaboration between Avida, proponent of sensible and inspired living, and Kubular. The exhibit was presented at the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 featuring never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area. Kubular’s furniture designs carry an industrial, Scandinavian feel—straightforward elements like wood and steel bent into cubes and grids to make […]


Madison 101 Hotel + Tower is a superb 3-star hotel in Quezon City that travelers must include in their next staycation list


 Madison 101 Hotel + Tower There is a good vibe feeling the moment you step inside Madison 101 Hotel + Tower, a hotel/dormitory-style living property that is perfect for the taste of this generation’s millennials and travelers of different genre, foreign and locals alike. Located at one of the busy jungle avenues in Quezon City, Madison 101 Hotel + Tower looks a lot like a condominium on the first glance than a 3-star hotel and dormitory catering mostly to students (and their parents) who are enrolled near the universities and colleges in this area. The condominium look is a giveaway […]


If traffic and long hours spent on the road are problems we just can’t take anymore, Space EDSA is the solution we’ve all been waiting for


 Think of the long lines to get to the train when you board the MRT in the morning and during the rush hours in the late afternoon. Think of all the commuting woes and problems you’re experiencing going to your work place and coming home very late at night because of the never ending carmageddon. Aint it just frustrating to come home never had to spend quality time with your loved ones because you’re too tired from the long hours of traveling because of bumper to bumper traffic situations in EDSA? Or are you simply a student or BPO agent […]

Villar Group Chairman Manny Villar, along with Vista Land officers, leads the inauguration of the spine road within Vista City, which grants easy access from Daang Hari Road to the communicity’s third phase – a brand new 14-hectare district that is envisioned to be the center of health and technology in the Southern Metro.

Villar Group inaugurates access road that links Daang Hari Road to ‘communicity’ district


 People can now travel and have their easy access route, thanks to Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc., the country’s premiere homebuilder, for officially opening Vista City’s newest road that links Daang Hari Road to the communicity’s 14-hectare district that is envisioned to be the center of health and technology in the Southern Metro. The new district is specifically designed to offer an upgraded lifestyle that every Filipino deserves, master-planned to have full service hospital with top-of-the-line facilities; several office building devoted primarily to the BPO sector; and mid-rise residential complex, equipped with modern amenities, perfect for those who prefer eventful, driven […]


Vista City welcomes the Yuletide Season at Evia Lifestyle Center


 Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to welcome the upcoming Holiday Season is lighting up the giant Christmas Tree at the Evia Lifestyle Center situated at the 1,500-hectare Vista City. The traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony was held last Saturday, November 7, and heralded the Yuletide Season with festive Christmas Lights, Christmas Songs, and Holiday Family Feasts. Vista City is now made easy accessible from Metro Manila with the recently constructed SLEX-MCX that goes all the way from South Expressway exit to Daang Hari in less than 30 minutes (considering there are no major traffic slowdowns along the […]


Saving Mother Earth by changing the ways we use energy today


 Seeing the Philippines as perfect business venture for solar-powered products, Oasis Powerhouse CEO Archie Guvi envisioned the country fit for sustainable, independent, and clear energy that are alternative to conventional power generation. Guvi almost quit with that mission when for almost 2 years of trying to put up the business, he met quite a few bumps and humps along the way. Thanks to Filipino hospitality, Guvi realized that he must continue his plan to introduce renewable energy solutions to the people of the Philippines. Oasis Powerhouse is Canada‘s fastest growing provider of renewable energy solutions. The company was established in 2009 […]

MLQU SPACE PROGRAM LAUNCHING WITH (L-R) CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo, Gen. Jaime Delos Santos, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., MLQU's Dr. Isagani Germar, Atty. Gwen Grecia-De Vera and Dr. Vinci Nicholas Villasenor

MLQ University finally comes home to Quezon City


 After a long period of sweet negotiations from its faculty and management, Manuel L. Quezon University or MLQU finally comes home to where it truly belongs, in Quezon City, the city that President Manuel L. Quezon founded in 1939. MLQU Graduate School and Law will now have its new home at the 2nd floor of Victoria Sports Tower, a newly constructed high-rise building by New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) in GMA Kamuning along EDSA, Quezon City. MLQU  will include the SPACE program that will give more convenience and accessibility to incoming students of the university. SPACE stands for School for Professional Advancement and Continuing […]


5 Common mistakes to avoid when investing on real estate


 One of the significant advantages and aspects of investing in the real estate market is the possibility of realizing positive earnings in the long run when strategize properly. However, taking an investment venture into this realm is no easy task. Many investors take the risk and earned an appreciation in their money value but there are others who aggressively place their money on an investment but ends up not expecting any gain from their deal.   The latter scenario is a result of some common investor’s mistake that when properly addressed and tend to earlier may result to a positive […]


Real Living Space presents Ultimate Shopping and Design Show House 2015


 The country’s best-selling home magazine, Real Living presents Real Living Space 2015 to showcase the Ultimate Shopping and Design Show House with the partnership between premier land developer, Avida Land Corp. to bring the pages of the magazine to life in specially styled spaces. “It’s one thing to look through the pages of Real Living to get design inspiration for your home, but with our annual event, Real Living Space, we have always strived to take it a step further,” said Tom Castaneda, Real Living’s associate publisher. “This year’s event, now in its third year, once again allowed our readers […]


World’s highest-rating real estate franchise RE/MAX opens doors to entrepreneurs and brokers


 RE/MAX is the world’s highest-rating franchise in the real estate sector has finally opens its doors for future franchisee and real estate agents and brokers in the Philippines. RE/MAX redefines property hunting, buying, and selling through a business model that has worked in 100 countries helping entrepreneurs as franchisee, and brokers reach their professional and business goals. “Our short term goal within 5 years is to have 300 franchisees spread all over the Philippines with more than 2,000 agents and brokers under these franchise offices,” said Leonard Campos, president, RE/MAX Philippines during our exclusive interview. “Looking forward, we’re expecting to […]


Discover Robinsons Townville


 Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc.‘s community malls relaunched as Robinsons Townville starting with Meycauayan (Aug. 14), then Cabanatuan (Aug. 28), BF Paranaque (Sept. 11), and in Pulilan (Sept. 25). Robinsons Townville is a community mall located near residential areas, subdivisions, and villages. Robinsons Townville features a good tenant mix anchored by Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, Daiso Japan, and South Star Drug. To complement these anchor stores, the community mall also has a bank, ATMs, quick service restaurants, food kiosks, a bookstore, spa, salon, boutiques, amusement center for kids, and other services designed to meet the needs of […]


Real Living and Avida celebrate next generation interior designers


 Real Living, the country’s best-selling home magazine and Avida  Land, leading developer for the mid-market segment of the industry, partnered with noted interior designers to style the magazine’s latest model unit based on a one-bedroom layout provided by Avida Towers Vita at Vertis North. Gino Erana with Kristine Neri-Magturo (mentor); Joevie Andrew Tuquib with John Vigilia (mentor); and Jane Karla Samson with Hannah Acab Faustino (mentor) shared their interior design skills by dressing up Real Living’s one-bedroom unit styling the Bedroom, Living Room, and Kitchen/Dining Area, respectively. Kristine and Gino drew inspiration from a young newlywed couple’s fun and active lifestyle. Modern, […]


Avida Towers Altura Tower 2 launches in South Park District


 Over the weekend, we were able to commute from north to south from morning til evening and everywhere we go, there are new commercial and residential projects all the way. People have their choices whether to go north or south, a choice for better living and accessibility to nearness of workplace. Parents’ choices include the accessibility to schools, hospitals, and recreation like malls for their family. Avida Towers Altura Tower 2 is a perfect community environment for residents longing for the taste of southern living. Situated within the city of Muntinlupa and accessible to many different locations essentials for either those […]


Anala Tower turnovers keys and units at Anuva Residences by SOC Land Realty


 Anuva Residences, a condo and apartment building, by SOC Land Realty recently turnovers keys and units to residence owners of Anala Tower last Saturday during a simple turnover ceremony held at the lobby of Anala before heading up at the Sky Lounge. “This is a special event for us. As we ground break three years ago, we have finally completed this building (Anala Tower) together with all the amenities and utilities that come with it. We will continuously strive to give you better product, better homes for the Filipino families,” said SOC Land General Manager, Felimon Yee, Jr. Yee also acknowledged the […]

(Photo by James T. Austria)

Lamudi, ties up for better real estate platforms in the Philippines


 International property portal Lamudi acquired as a strategic move to give brokers, future homeowners, and sellers in the real estate industry a stronger property platform or portal to access in the Philippine market. Lamudi Philippines is part of the Lamudi global network which covers more than 30 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The local arm of the international property platform hosts residential and commercial property listings ranging from 80 up to 90 thousand. Both Lamudi and seeks growth in their existing brands and not to cancel another to give priority to the other, […]

A Date Night with Regine Velasquez presented by SMDC.

Regine Velasquez performs for SMDC’s Grace Residence’s Tower D launch


 Promises a stay with high convenience, promises a peaceful community amid the noise surrounding the Metro, the 4-tower condominium Grace Residences, is a ‘suburban sanctuary in the city’. Grace Residences’ Tower D, a new landmark project of SM Development Corporation (SMDC) has been introduced last April 15 during Date Night with Regine Velasquez at SMDC Grand Showroom, Pasay City. The 30-minute performance of Regine entertained the guests while endorsing the latest project of SMDC. Aside from singing her original songs ‘You’ve Made Me Stonger’, ‘Dadalhin’, ‘Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka’, she also nailed a version of ‘Chandelier’, ‘Titanium’ and ‘I will […]


7 Homes for sale in the Philippines with amazing views


 If you are about to move in to a new place, would it feels good if you’re living your own dream house? And would it be much better if your dream house got that perfect view. The scenery, the beauty, and the wonderful environment seen from your home view. If these are your dream place settings, then this is your lucky day. There’s nothing better than waking up to a great view of rolling hills, the mountains, a crater lake, or a vast ocean. Luckily for Filipino homebuyers this is possible, especially if they purchase any of these amazing properties […]

MEGA MANILA POWER LAUNCH. Vista Land Chairman Manny Villar with the President of Vista Residences, Inc. and Camella Homes, Inc. Maribeth Tolentino at Camella Mega Manila Power Launch in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City.

Camella Mega Manila Power Launch introduces 5 new projects that will reshape the landscape of PH’s residential property industry


 5 newest estate projects of Camella, on its grand launch, were exclusively introduced on Friday, April 10 in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City Camella, Vista Land’s flagship brand, aims to maintain its edge being the largest and the leading home developer in the country. Lead by Vista Land Chairman Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. together with the company’s top board of directors, Camella Mega Manila Power Launch is said to be the biggest launch in its history. “Medyo ginaganahan na si Ric ngayon e, sabi niya, ibang klase ang makikita n’yong lahat, This year, 2015, eto ang […]


Philips launches #MayMagagawaKa campaign to encourage Filipinos save energy


 To better service the Filipino people, Philips, a global company which delivers meaningful innovations that improve people’s health and well-being and has a multinational workforce in more than 100 countries worldwide, recently launched #MayMagagawaKa campaign to encourage everyone to save energy by using and choosing the right LEDs that are currently available in the market today. Being the country that has the 9th highest energy rate in the world and wasting 40-50% energy due to inefficient old-fashioned lighting solutions, the Philippines is the perfect place to launch a campaign that will encourage the people to shift to LED which lasts longer than […]

FAME RESIDENCES. Visual image rendition of the 1BR unit.

SMDC continues to be on top of the game with glamour, distinction, and style with Fame Residences


 We’ve heard all about the Sea, Shore, Shell, Wind, Air, Light, Breeze, Sun, Mezza, Jazz, Green, M Place, Princetone, Blue, and many other prime residential and commercial spots sprawling inside and outside the metro that SM Development Corporation created as stellar network of choice residences in all sizes and configurations, built at the most select locations. Homes that offer more than just a roof over the head, but places to shop, space to play, and room to grow. Sea, Shore, and Shell Residences are located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Wind Residences at Tagaytay, Breeze at Roxas Boulevard, […]