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.

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...

Wanted: Healthy buildings to protect people from future pandemics  

With buyers much more aware of how their homes affect their well-being, developers are challenged to be people-centric, think out of the box, and be mindful of their actions. While it may be...

Buying property in the time of Covid-19

With Covid-19, there's going to be a need to tweak the way things are built. Even existing buildings will have to have a sanitation area, a foot bath, and people will have...

Real Estate Industry positive despite COVID-19

Amid the global gloom over COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) that continues to escalate and claim lives worldwide, the real estate industry remains positive and optimistic. As for COVID-19 effects on real estate, Catherine Ko,...

Camella Toril: A dream home for Davaoeños

Camella goes to Davao City to bring its well-loved brand of affordable, high-quality homes that residents of Mega Manila have trusted over the past 43 years. And where in Davao City? But of...

Let there be solar power at City of Dreams

There’s not a single cloud in the sky and everyone is in a sunny disposition as City of Dreams switches on its P76-million 1.2-megawatt solar panels at the rooftop of its parking...

2020 lucky tips for family bonding and a happy sex life

It’s undoubtedly a red-letter day when families gather around a festive table to welcome Chinese New Year in their homes with good food and good vibes. Which brings us to the role...

Year of the Metal Rat: The real estate industry will continue to boom

At the stroke of midnight tomorrow, Jan. 25, we say goodbye to the Year of the Earth Pig as it wiggles its way out and say hello to the Year of the...

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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