Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

Quezon City is the preferred choice of property buyers

Quezon City, located northeast of Manila, in the Philippines, remains one of Metro Manila’s most vibrant, distinct, and competitive cities, especially with its business districts, paved roads, malls and parks,...

Property seekers prefer larger spaces

The pandemic has caused a lot of changes in our lifestyles. Our usual days spent in the workplace have transformed into moments spent within our homes for most of us....

The Larsen Tower: Spaces built to last

Spending our days at home these past months has made us realize how important it is to find the right place to live in that meets all your needs as...

Tips for a festive Christmas staycation

The tourism sector has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With tourism activities prohibited in areas under general community quarantine and higher levels, it has been difficult for the...

Pandemic hits real estate market in Q3

Metro Manila’s real estate market was not spared from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was seen in the weaker performance of all property segments in...

Things you should know when booking a staycation

Spending most of our days at home these past months made us crave for a change in scenery. While some local destinations have already opened doors to domestic tourists, not...

Will Filipinos’ love for malls save the retail sector?

Filipinos love malls. This can be seen in the expansion of malls all over the country in recent years. From providing consumers retail needs, mall developers have widened their offerings...

AllValue: Innovating the retail landscape amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we shop. A lot of consumers have turned to online market places to purchase their retail needs especially in the early days of...

Cebu office market: On the road to recovery

“Setting up offices outside the central district and closer to where the employees reside may help address the employees’ desire to have the flexibility in terms of working from home...

Guidelines in place to ensure health & safety of staycationers

In operating under the new normal, establishments need to implement health and safety protocols to protect their clients as well as employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus. The hotel sector...

Staycations: Reopening doors for hotel industry

While this sector isn’t expected to get back on its feet overnight, restarting the operations of hotels is among the first steps toward the market’s recovery. The...

Embracing changes in the hotel industry

While hotels are still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and are working to adopt new technologies as well as repurpose properties in the short term,  there are...

Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

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Discovery Samal helps strengthen Davao tourism

With an approximate area of 5 hectares, Discovery Samal lies along the coast of Samal Island—a sprawling enclave offering carefully curated dining...

Royal Enfield launches new flagship store in Quezon City

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Once Again, ZamPen!

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These minimalist furniture pieces are made from recycled plastic

In the circular economy of plastics, plastic is viewed as a valuable material like wood and glass and can be reused continuously....

Spotlight on retail: Villar Convention RISE

Villar Group holds third edition of successful convention series Retail is alive and booming again with revenge spending brewing...