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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 […]

ANALA TOWER KEY HANDED OVER TO MRS. RUFINA GO.

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 […]

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

 

 International property portal Lamudi acquired MyProperty.ph 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 MyProperty.ph seeks growth in their existing brands and not to cancel another to give priority to the other, […]

CHAIRMAN MANNY VILLAR AND DAUGHTER CAMILLE VILLAR TOGETHER WITH ALLSHOPPE EMPLOYEES.

AllShoppe and All Day Marts open as Villar Group’s retail business expands in Daang Hari, Vista City

 

 These fast rising players in the fashion and convenience store industry has finally expand its reach to their growing numbers of followers and making it more accessible for residents living nearby Daang Hari, Vista City. AllShoppe, is a rising player in the retail fashion industry houses great fashion finds for every need or occasion. AllShoppe has the latest from Women, Men, Children, and Toy selections with just the right price. All Day Marts offer a wide variety of products that is part and parcel of daily living. One doesn’t need to go far to get one’s groceries fresh and at […]

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 […]

BORACAY.

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 […]