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.

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...

Online retail boom boosts demand for logistics space

Opportunities from the growing cold storage needs and the expanding e-commerce landscape are boosting demand for logistics space. The Philippine e-commerce industry has been growing in recent...

Co-living: Now and beyond COVID-19

In this downturn, people need flexibility and affordability in their accommodation. It’s easy to think that co-living may be vulnerable to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...

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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Pag-IBIG Fund posted earnings of P20.48 billion in the first half of 2022, an impressive 27 percent increase compared to the same...

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The City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will conduct a dredging and desilting operation tomorrow at the South Road Properties...

Vidarte Residences by Vista Estates : Elevating the Art of Living

Antipolo, Rizal has, over the years, remained one of the country’s go-to destinations for quick weekend getaways, food crawls, nature adventures, or...

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