Ching Alano

Ching Alano likes to say she’s an “old hand at newspapering.” She landed her first job as a reporter straight out of UST Journ School and spent almost three decades on the Lifestyle staff at Philippine Star. She’s covered the whole range of subjects for Star, from dog shows to health and celebrities; and interviews with politicians, three of whom became president.

Future-proofing real estate with fortitude and faith

Nothing could be more down-to-earth than investing in real estate. A wise man shares this gem of advice: “Don’t wait to invest in real estate. Invest in real estate and...

Life is sweeter with Pasteleria at Alviera Country Club

As the crisp cool breeze suddenly caresses you, you know you're no longer in the hot, flat, and crowded city. You're at Alviera Estate in Porac, Pampanga (just one-and-a-half-hour drive...

Trendspotting 2021: Choosing the ideal property in a pandemic

There's a heartwarming quote that says "home is where the heart is." Truly, home is not only where we reside but also where love and laughter reign and beautiful memories...

Intelligent homes: The wave of the future

Can you imagine how life was before the digital age and the internet? For some millennials and Gen Zers or Zoomers, life without the all-important gizmo called the computer or...

Building resilient, livable cities beyond the pandemic

Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 has changed the way we live. The challenges of living, particularly in the big city, sometimes make us lose sight of our dreams....

Buying a home in the time of COVID-19

But with the pandemic lurking in every corner, is it as good a time as any to invest in real estate? More than just a roof over...

Residential real estate: A silver lining in COVID-19 cloud

Just as a rainbow brings a ray of hope after the rain, there’s a silver lining at the end of the pandemic. The best investment on Earth...

Architects, designers reinvent our cities in the era of COVID-19

Before entering our house, we will have to go through a “mud room,” where we can leave our dirty shoes and soiled jackets, caps and whatnots. This doubles as a...

Vibrantly evolving urban communities in the heart of QC

Vertis North and Cloverleaf are both highly sustainable, integrated and mixed-use communities, with residential and commercial areas connected by efficient road networks and pedestrian pathways. I will...

Design possibilities for living well with Alveo

We live in a fast-changing world, and caught in the vibrant winds of change are architects and designers who strive to help improve the way we live. This is because...

Cavite Light Industrial Park: More than ready for the new normal

The ever-expanding industrial component of CLIP is ready to take in new locators that will set up the most modern, safe, and highly competitive manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, cold storage and...

Changing preferences in real estate post-pandemic

Pre-ECQ, 45 percent of condo seekers were exclusively looking at condos. During ECQ, 90 percent of these condo seekers were considering houses. While we hunkered down within...

Ching Alano

Ching Alano likes to say she’s an “old hand at newspapering.” She landed her first job as a reporter straight out of UST Journ School and spent almost three decades on the Lifestyle staff at Philippine Star. She’s covered the whole range of subjects for Star, from dog shows to health and celebrities; and interviews with politicians, three of whom became president.

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