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.

New mall openings

Despite the current challenges in the retail market, some developers are unfazed and have actually opened new malls outside of Metro Manila. Sy-owned SM Group, for instance,...

Hotels optimistic as staycations now allowed in Metro Manila

As Metro Manila is set to fall under the Alert Level 3 status from October 16 to 31, a hotel group has expressed optimism as several hotels in the country's...

The great OFW dream: A home in one’s homeland

Working in distant shores is not easy. Along with the challenges of living in a new environment and being miles away from your loved ones, being an Overseas Filipino Worker...

Hotels seek energy-saving measures

As hotel operations in the country remain limited, hotels are looking for energy-saving measures that could help sustain and ensure financial stability amid the challenges posed by the pandemic.

After gold win, Hidilyn scores a Batangas home

Hard work and perseverance make dreams come true. Whether it’s in school, sports or business, putting in the hard work might even lead you to achieve success that is way...

Lessons for IPO issuers from FILRT

The pandemic has been creating volatility in stock markets since it first began last year. As we continue living in everchanging times, it may not be as easy for businesses...

Hotels continue to adapt, focus on health and safety

Over a year into the pandemic and amid changing quarantine and alert levels, the Philippine hospitality sector continues to face headwinds. “Our current view is that the...

La Huerta: Infusing farming with home living

Do you want to live closer to nature? As health and wellness have become a priority amid the pandemic, a lot of homebuyers are seeking to live...

Where can you find the best toilet seats in the country?

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. are seeking to award 24 best kept toilets in tourist destinations, as part of its campaign to raise awareness on...

Palawan, Boracay top destinations to visit after lockdowns- Colliers Poll

Palawan and Boracay continue to be top attractions for Filipino travelers as these are the top local destinations likely to be visited once the lockdowns end, according to a poll...

A blend of Manila’s historic charms and progress

Being the nation’s capital city says a lot about the role of Manila in the country’s rich culture and history as it is home to various heritage sites.

Exploring the potential of industrial REITs

Many of the real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the market today have office portfolios but experts said developers should also consider industrial REITs, given their huge potential.

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

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Royal Enfield launches new flagship store in Quezon City

Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, is enhancing the accessibility of its motorcycles, service, and accessories with the launch...

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...