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.

Water mismanagement pose credit risks in Asia

Water mismanagement in Asia poses credit challenges across multiple sectors in Asia, according to Moody's Investors Service. “Asia is generally more vulnerable to water risks than other...

Bulacan towns gain access to potable water

Seven more towns in the province of Bulacan are set to gain access to potable water from San Miguel Corp. (SMC)'s Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP).

The Peninsula Manila named among best hotels in the world

Makati hotel’s The Peninsula Manila was voted by readers of international magazine Travel + Leisure as one of the top 100 hotels in the world. Based on...

People, places, spaces and the design they need

There’s no telling what the future holds and the pandemic is an even greater reminder of how unpredictable life really is. We all have to keep on...

Cleaning most stressful for people of Capiz

The people of Capiz are the most stressed when it comes to cleaning, according to a report by an online resource for house cleaning tips. In its...

Ortigas Center registers highest vacancy among business districts in Q2 2021

The Ortigas Center registered the highest office vacancy among Metro Manila in the second quarter of the year, a property services firm said. In its latest Metro...

Having another wave of pandemic blues? Check out this online sale for your next vacation

The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) Philippines is set to hold another edition of its September Online Sale (SOS), in line with its efforts to revive the tourism industry.

With office vacancy still high, landlords offer generous deals

Office landlords in Metro Manila's business districts are looking at offering generous concessions to lure in and retain  tenants as vacancy rates continue to rise, a property services firm said.

Goverment-led urban gardening project benefits NCR residents

Around 345 families in 19 communities in Metro Manila are reaping the benefits of an urban gardening project organized by two agencies of the Department of Science and  Technology (DOST),...

Cebu office market set for recovery

The Cebu office market is poised for gradual recovery as it registered improved take-up in the first half of the year, a property services firm said. "There...

On the road to recovery: Property developers ride out pandemic humps

Property developers are looking into the long-term for recovery in the real estate sector, expecting some hiccups in the next twelve months or so. Indeed, despite the...

Investing in sustainability

The preference for healthier environments is not only becoming a trend among home buyers but is also gaining attention from property investors as they seek more sustainable or green developments.

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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