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Makati City
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
THE De La Salle University (DLSU) Rufino Campus is one of the prominent structures in the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) skyline. Being in a prime location (38th street), it was first expected that the lot would eventually be a future site of a business center. Nevertheless, trustee Carlos Rufino urged the...
THE Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations Inc. (Creba) cited the passage of Republic Act (RA) 10884, or the Balanced Housing Program Amendment Act, as a big step in curbing the housing backlog in the country to date. The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) estimated that there...

Valorizing the architect 

I HAVE always been fascinated by architects because of their ability to create something out of nothing. During the medieval era, they were our closest connection to God. The spires of churches reaching up to the heavens are the direct link of humans to their God. Architecture for the most part,...
AN icon is back to grace the Makati skyline. On August 9 the renovated Insular Life building along Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas was inaugurated and now equipped to meet the demands of doing business in the digital age. In her opening remarks, Insular Life CEO Nina Aguas said...
THE concept of a workspace is rapidly morphing into a facility that would surpass any conventional office space, putting an end to the usual cubicles, fluorescent lights and stark white walls. It’s an eye-opener that nudged the game changers to venture to this new business concept, which is now known...
SEEKING a balance between functionality and personality, Philips Lighting demonstrated how their recently launched LED products may bring comfortable brightness ideal for Filipino households. The global lighting supplier held recently an event, titled “See the World in Comfortable Brightness”. The “EyeComfort” campaign was launched to promote proper lighting in different...
Story & photos by Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida WITH 20 years of experience, Misso Co. Ltd. is exporting its juice extractor, which is a multipurpose food processor and an oil extractor. It was created to promote good health from green, leafy vegetables by juicing, instead of eating because the old juicers have poor...
THE housing backlog continues to influence developers with their residential projects despite the seemingly flat market price, based on Pinnacle Real Estate Market Insight report for the second quarter of 2017. Citing data from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc. (Precsi) Director of Research and...
IT is a fact that the country’s underdeveloped infrastructure facilities pose a big challenge to the development and expansion of the property sector. Nevertheless, the private sector must roll with the punches so to speak and get the most with the existing setup. “The private sector needs to optimize. Let’s...
"I AM not a teacher but an awakener,” said Robert Frost, who has been a guiding principle for me when mentoring a new generation of talents. Never has the need for mentoring been more pronounced than in one of my favorite fields—real estate—where technology, regulatory changes, climate change, generational preferences...
AROUND 4,000 home buyers, including investors, entrepreneurs, brokers, real-estate professionals, representatives from key government agencies and property developers attended the pioneering Lamudi Affordable Housing Fair, which was held over the weekend at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center in Makati City. Economic and low-cost housing segments remain underserved at present as there...
OVER chat, I had the pleasure of exchanging notes with former Pag-Ibig president lawyer Darlene Berberabe who, through her groundbreaking reforms, had changed the way the housing sector has engaged with the public. Despite the advances, the country still continues to grapple with a backlog that increases every year. While no...
AS part of its ongoing platform to drive inclusive urban development and sustainable growth right at the communities that needed them, the Malabon City government, led by its mayor, Antolin Oreta III, has entered a joint-partnership agreement with the Human Cities Coalition (HCC), a Netherlands-based foundation, to achieve this...
IN a bid to regain its status as a premier business and entertainment  center, Ortigas & Co. is making all the stops to ensure the P60-billion redevelopment plan of Greenhills Commercial Center is on the right track. The 86-year old company has recently launched a residential tower called Connor, the...
AS we hold our breath awaiting the pronouncements of the President during the state of the nation as it pertains to housing, at least 2,000 plus homes will have to be built every day over the next six years if the new administration intends to address the massive housing...
TOP international property award giving body, Asia Pacific Property Awards (Appa) named Tagaytay Highlands as the Best Leisure Development in the Philippines for 2017, which recognizes Tagaytay Highlands’s continuous endeavor in providing the best in residential leisure living. Held recently in Bangkok, Thailand, the glittering awards gala was attended by...
BACOLOD, which is the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental, bears the nickname “The City of Smiles”. It is also known as the “Land of Sweet People” because of its culinary heritage, which boasts of such gastronomic delights. It’s no surprise that Bacoleños love desserts. It is home...
RECENTLY, I had a chat with Damosa Land Vice President Ricardo F. Lagdameo, a former investment banker and scion of the Floirendo and Lagdameo families. In my many interviews with real-estate leaders, this is the first time a high-level player mentioned agriculture at least 10 times. Given all my advocacy...
JUST like the legendary phoenix, Marawi City will rise from the ashes. From the ruins, it is a great chance for the government to develop Marawi into a modern, resilient, sustainable and world-class city. In a recent interview with the BusinessMirror, urban planner and architect Felino Palafox Jr. revealed to...
THE “Meralco Advisory” news-format TV infomercial of the country’s largest power-distribution utility, which started early on as an information campaign to reach out to customers, has now become a go-to source of information for many households. Now marking its fourth year, the monthly advisory features Manila Electric Railroad And Light...
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