Ching M. 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.

Make the next best move to buying your dream home

For young, upwardly mobile couples starting a family and millennials treading a new, exciting path into adulthood, buying their own home is a lifelong dream.  It can be stressful, unnerving,...

SMDC builds homes with world-class master planners

SMDC (SM Development Corporation) is an acronym that speaks of luxurious urban living. Those imposing SMDC properties that happily dot the metro’s bustling skyline never cease to amaze. You’ll find...

Creating a new work world as people return to the office

Rise and shine! Time to drag yourself out of bed and get ready for work. Yes, work at the office and not at home, which served as your instant office...

Patio Madrigal: Where the past meets modern lifestyle

Then and now, if there's one place people would like to live in, it's Roxas Boulevard, home to Manila's elite and today's much-sought-after address. The Roxas Boulevard of my youth...

Dynamic ‘can-do’ lifestyle awaits at Avida’s Centralis Towers

Life in the big city can be a never-ending rat race and being in the middle of the action gives you a competitive edge. Luckily, soon to rise along Taft Avenue...

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

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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...

Ching M. 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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