Elijah Felice Rosales

Infrastructure buildup: Putting your money where your mouth is

When the Duterte administration vowed a massive infrastructure buildup, it put its money where its mouth is, literally. Last year, the government returned to its usual infrastructure...

POGOs poised for comeback

When the lockdowns limited their activities, Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) packed their bags and relocated to neighboring countries. This caused the local property market, which gained...

PAGCOR resumes payments to cities and municipalities

With the lifting of lockdowns in multiple areas, state-owned Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (PAGCOR) has resumed paying shares to cities and municipalities hosting Casino Filipino branches.

Taking the bitter pill for a better tomorrow: How hotels are surviving lockdowns

Ramon Makilan thought the 13-day closure of Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay in January 2020 was the longest shutdown the property would have to implement for the rest of the...

Hotels in Metro Manila seek multiuse certification to cut losses

Hotels in Metro Manila look to serve both quarantine and business needs to cut the losses they sustained from the decline in leisure demand brought about by the lockdowns.

Megawide gets debt leeway

Listed Megawide Construction Corp. will save up to P4.5 billion in cash for the next three years after it was allowed by lenders to extend its debt payments until the...

Filinvest Land nets P771.5 in Q1

Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) will push through with its new projects in Luzon and Mindanao this year, as it looks to recover from a first quarter decline on weakened demand...

Russian living is coming to Mandaluyong City

Moscow-based PIK is putting up a high-rise residential building on the southbound side of EDSA in Mandaluyong as part of plans to introduce its expertise in real estate development in...

The future of the office sector: Work from home is here to stay.

There may be a good reason for property developers and landlords to lose sleep, and there may be a good reason as well for them to just sit back.

Change is coming: Makati’s skyline set for a retrofit

Property developers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and are tearing down and renovating their buildings in Makati. This means there will be changes in the country’s financial hub...

Boracay Island’s summer wish: visitors, visitors, visitors

No man is an island, writes the poet John Donne, but in Boracay, no man is in the island.Except for the few hundreds of Western Visayas folks who enjoy the...

Property giants battered by pandemic in 2020

Some of the country's biggest property companies suffered double digit losses on profits last year, as they were unable to complete their projects due to business restrictions enforced by the...

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Solaya Lipa dazzles Lipa City as it kickstarts Christmas celebration

Adding yet another gem to the progressive Batangas, Solaya Lipa kickstarts the holiday seasons with its first ever Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

Immerse Yourself in a Christmas Wonderland at Crosswinds Tagaytay

Twinkling lights, sharp, sweet, and refreshing aromas of pine trees, a cool breeze, Christmas music, and a fairytale-like ambiance—the festive season is...

Traveling is learning, too

The Office of the President recently issued Proclamation No. 90, series of 2022, amending the previously declared Regular Holidays and Special (Non-Working)...

From Italy with love: Bringing contemporary Italian architecture to the Philippines

As a design-driven real-estate developer, Italpinas Development Corp (IDC) has made the universal appeal of Italian design and architecture as inspiration for...

Metro Manila Grade A office vacancy rates decline in Q3

The office market in Metro Manila is seeing signs of improvement. Vacancy rates for grade A offices in the...