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P65B Vertis North Is An Enterprising City From Ayala Land

 

 Master planned as an enterprising city, the P65B 45-hectare property offers a diverse mix of retail, office, residential, hotel, and entertainment and leisure facilities developed and is a part of Quezon City’s central business district to welcome the rising residential towers in the area in the near future. Vertis North is home to Seda Vertis North, offering 438 guestooms and suites, and the Ayala Malls Vertis North – the so-called first millennial mall. These hotel and mall in the estate is just a part of a large urban development imcluding integrated parking basement, 6 residential towers, and 2-hectare park Vertis […]

EUGENIO LOPEZ CENTER EVENTS PLACE ANTIPOLO CITY

Eugenio Lopez Center, a view of panoramic metropolis and nature’s exceptional beauty

 

 While I was typing the headline for this article, I was thinking of the best caption that would catch the attention of whoever is going to read this. Together with a small group of lifestyle and travel bloggers, I was invited to visit Eugenio Lopez Center (ELC) in Antipolo. ELC spawns with an area of 5,250 square meters atop a 10-hectare property situated on the highest hill along Sumulong Hi-way in Antipolo City. Eugenio Lopez Center offers an ideal venue for team building, function room meetings, theater viewing, and also dining and accommodation with 38 modern rooms to cater corporate and […]

THE BIKE PLAYGROUND CIRCULO VERDE

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 […]

GO HOTELS NORTH EDSA

Go Hotels opens 2nd branch under Roxaco-Vanguard Hotels Corporation

 

 Business and leisure travelers, occasional tourists and backpackers can now experience quality service accommodation with the newest Go Hotels branch right in North EDSA. Situated along the stretch of EDSA, Quezon City, the new Go Hotels is just a few minutes away from SM North EDSA, the Philippines’ largest mall, and select government offices. Go Hotels North EDSA is the 2nd out of the 5 projects of Roxaco-Vanguard Hotel Corporation, in association with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). Overall, it’s the 12th Go Hotels branch in the country. Three more Go Hotels will soon open, Go Hotels Cubao, Timog, and Ermita, Manila […]

(L-R) Engr Ramil Aburquez (Topway Builders Inc), Arch. Gabriel Vitales (DQA Design and Planning Inc), Cynthia T Dizon (Everscapes AVP Controller), Joel T Go (Everscapes President), QC Councilor Precious Hipolito-Castelo, Arch. Barnaby Kaw (Topway Builders Inc VP for Operations), Diana T Huang (Everscapes AVP for Corporate Planning), Maura F Guiron (Everscapes Leasing Manager), Ronelo M Alvarez (Asst. Mall Operations Manager for Ever Commonwealth).

Lifestyle strip Calle Bistro rising soon for great dining experience

 

 Great dining experience finds EATS way as the latest in lifestyle strip, Calle Bistro is set to rise soon with stretch of choices; spices that soothe your senses; a sweet gathering for all ages to provide ideal and distinct dining options poised to cater family and friends residing just minutes away from Ever Commonwealth mall. Everscapes, a subsidiary group of Ever Gotesco Group of Companies develops Calle Bistro led the ‘groundbreaking ceremony’ last March 17, 2017 headed by Mr Joel T. Go, Ever Malls President with other Ever Malls Executives like Ms Cynthia T. Dizon, AVP Controlle, Mr. Ronelo M. […]

ROMA VITA RESORT LAGUNA

Roma Vita: A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna

 

 Opened since 2012 for family and friends, Roma Vita Resort opens its doors to new guests and to the digital world. Christine Garcia, Owner and CEO, welcomed us for the weekend to give us a feel of ‘A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna’ and to attend the launch of their official website. Roma Vita Resort  is more than 3 hours away from Metro Manila without the usual traffic on the road. You can take the Calamba Exit or the Sto. Tomas shortcut route to reach the resort located in Brgy. Masili, Los Banos, Laguna. You wont feel […]

LANCASTER NEW CITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

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 […]

PSID BATCH 2016 EVOLUTION PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE EXHIBIT

Evolution of interior designs in the Philippines from Past, Present, and Future

 

 We are not going to pick the top or most awesome interior designs from EVOLUTION: A Philippine School of Interior Design Batch 2016 Past, Present, Future exhibit show happening on September 29 to October 30, 2016 at The Square in Greenfield District, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Rather, from the brilliant minds of the 140 students of PSID, we will feature the dynamic nature of design through their works. Dean Pojie Pambid, assigned these students and formed 24 teams whom will be presenting the 24 booths of 3 galleries: Past, Present, and Future. It’s not easy to pick 5 or 10 best interior designs because […]

PAMINTUAN MANSION HERITAGE TOUR IN PAMPANGA

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 […]

OLX BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT WINS TOGETHER

Everybody wins together as OLX community continues its growth as leading online classified platform

 

 We are pretty much sure that 80-90% of our Filipino readers here have in one-time or frequently used the online classified platform OLX to buy or sell previously owned goods and cars, inquire for latest job openings, and check a house or space for rent or for sale. OLX has been a household name as the brand steadily grown over the last ten years. In the Philippines, OLX receives over 40,000 new listings placed every day. As its local community of active users grows, the platform continues to respond to users’ needs and demands. And to strengthen OLX Philippines ties to their beloved […]

AVIDA X KUBULAR X ART IN SPACE

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 […]

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 […]

MERRY AND BRIGHT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT EVIA LIFESTYLE CENTER VISTA CITY

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 […]

The winners of the first-ever Amaia Parkway Nuvali Upcycling Challenge with judges Igan D’Bayan, acclaimed painter and columnist; Tessa Prieto-Valdes, designer and socialite-philanthropist; and Anna Garcia-Ramos, Amaia’s marketing head.

Amaia Nuvali Upcycling competition awards floor lampshade inspired “Bubble Coral” as most creative, marketable, and practical recycled home product

 

 Team DJE, acronym for team members Danny, Jojean, and Edward, all came from PSID, won the grand prize of PhP 100,000 during the Amaia  Nuvali Lifestyle Upcycling Challenge competition culminated last Sunday, October 25 at Solenad 1, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Their entry “Bubble Coral” a floor lampshade inspired home product got the most number of votes (a few points away from Team Bulahao‘s “Chandelier“) from judges Socialite-Philanthropist and Interior Designer Tessa Prieto-Valdes, acclaimed painter/poet and columnist Igan D’ Bayan, and Marketing Had Anna Garcia-Ramos. Both impressed by the works of the winners, judges Prieto-Valdes and D’ Bayan showed […]

RE/MAX PHILIPPINES OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVERYBODY WINS

World’s No. 1 Real Estate brand RE/MAX officially opens franchise biz in the Philippines

 

 RE/MAX, world’s No. 1 Real Estate brand just celebrated its official launch in the Philippines at the same time welcomes franchisees, agents, and brokers to their largest global network of highly successful individuals under the RE/MAX brand. RE/MAX offers end-to-end solutions to real estate business to the common industry problems such as recruiting, retaining, and training agents; controlling expenses; and managing the bottom line. “Everybody wins,” is a key statement of the RE/MAX philosophy. RE/MAX brings to the table the “Power of 8” which is made up of the company’s core strength. The Power of the RE/MAX Name The Power of Recruitment […]

BANTAYOG NG MGA BAYANI EDSA, DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY

Bantayog ng mga Bayani a must visit place in Quezon City

 

  The QC Blogventure tour was organized as part of the month-long celebration of Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee headlined by Mayor Herbert Bautista as the Grand Parade of Lights headed to its last stop last night at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. A total of 75 bloggers joined QC Blogventure tour to commemorate the cityhood by visiting the places that makes Quezon City what it is now and what it will be in the future with the theme ‘Great, Green, and Growing‘. We would never have heard of Bantayog ng mga Bayani if it weren’t for this fun and historic city tour. In between […]

HOUSE AND LOT PROPERTY IN CAVITE

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 Estate Agents and Brokers Online Marketing Must-Haves

Real estate agents and brokers online marketing must-haves

 

  I still see agents and brokers doing traditional marketing (giving flyers, billboards etc.) without even knowing that they are throwing a lot of money that can’t even have a measurable goal (leads and conversion) most specifically here in the Philippines. Nowadays a lot of people are in social media especially in Facebook. Did you know that Filipino’s interest in real estate grew 2.3 times in the last 4 years? So what does it means for you? If you’re not online, you don’t exist. Your competitors might be doing better because they are online and already targeting the right audience. […]

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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 […]

URBANDUB PERFORMS FOR SYN SESSION AT POWER MAC CENTER 21ST ANNIVERSARY

Power Mac Center celebrates 21st anniversary with Spotlight launch

 

 Power Mac Center, the country’s premier Apple partner store, celebrated its 21st anniversary with the introduction of Power Mac Center Spotlight, the brand’s newest art venue made possible through its partnership with Ayala Land Inc. and Circuit Makati. The anniversary was held last August 26 in Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk with performances by Manila Symphony Orchestra, Chuva Choo Choo teaser, and the second season of Sync Sessions kicked off with musical performance by Franco and Urbandub. “This is always such a treat to see our friends join us as we celebrate another milestone tonight. We have been blessed to reach […]

LAPERAL WHITE HOUSE IN BAGUIO CITY

The haunting at Laperal White House in Baguio City

 

 We are a bit skeptical when it comes to ghost encounters. We haven’t seen one but there are strange happenings in our life that we’ve had experienced in the past that will make a good share for ghost stories with the barkadas. Halloween and All Souls Day are both far from this month of August but what the heck. Here’s a short story of our experience when we bravely visited the infamous haunted house in Baguio, the Laperal White House, last Aug. 5, 2015. The challenge to visit Laperal started as we began traveling from Manila a day before we stepped inside the […]

AVIDA X REAL LIVING EXECUTIVES TOGETHER WITH THE NEXT GEN INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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, […]

GELDC BUILDING

GELDC in Pampanga breaks new ground with green architecture and technologies

 

 It’s a welcome sign to know that there are establishments that are still concern with health and environment conservation and give the community a chance for better living in the urban and rural areas. In Pampanga, a 7-storey mixed-used building,  a modern design building with basement, mezzanine, and multi-purpose roofdeck was built in the heart of Sto. Domingo, Sto. Rosario Street near corner Mc Arthur Hi-way, Angeles City. The Global Eco-Link Development Corporation (GELDC) Building is the newest and most advanced addition to GELDC‘s line of commercial buildings, townhouses, resort/leisure parks, and other properties. It is strategically located between the main business districts […]

HOLIDAY INN MANILA GALLERIA.

Weekend treat at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

 

 Holiday Inn Manila Galleria provided us a wonderful 2 Twin Premiere Non-Smoking room overnight stay experience to celebrate Father’s Day, that falls on a Sunday,  last June 21st. The room comes with Buffet Breakfast at Fab Restaurant, which is located at the 4th floor, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. It was our first time to stay in Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, which is a part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Check-in usually starts at 3PM. Me and my son arrived an hour earlier and we were welcomed at the reception as soon as I’ve mentioned the reservation made under my name. It took only less than 5 minutes and […]

AVIDA TOWERS ALTURA TOWER 2 SOUTH PARK DISTRICT FOLLOWS THE 5-MUST HAVES IN CONDO LIVING.

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 […]