JP Ordona

JP Ordona leads Manilakad Walks in Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and more. In between, he writes, climbs, and dives.

Merrymaking to the max: The Misamisnon way!

People make places. When I was invited to join a tour in Misamis Occidental (Mis.Occ.), I had moderate expectations. Even though my mother was from Northern Mindanao...

NLEX Humans Of The North: Celebrating the Northern Culture and Spirit

“Let's go to the beach!” my cousins would blurt out. As the youngest male cousin of our brood, I was thrilled. Childhood summers were spent in Bauang, La Union. Bauang...

Ready to study? Ready to learn? (Green 2 Residences – Dasmariñas, Cavite)

Wanted: Boarders That was the sign some of my province-based classmates looked for before they enrolled in a Manila university. I never stayed in a student dormitory...

New life, good life (Spring Residences, Bicutan, Parañaque)

Experience new beginnings with your loved ones in an accessible master-planned community. Young professionals and startup families would benefit from the hyper-connectivity with many transportation infrastructures. Hyper-connected

Kohler: The art of showering (Statement Showering Collection)

The Roman Baths, the Japanese Onsen, and the Finnish Sauna are all part of the centuries-old traditional bathing practices. In the Philippines, we have Los Baños in...

The Verdin at Maple Grove: Megaworld shapes the greenscape

Makati in Cavite? Property giant Megaworld has taken inspiration from Makati's Central Business District in developing this township. It is located in historic General Trias where Emilio Aguinaldo and Mariano...

Travel Mart 2022: The art and heart of Philippine Travel

Travelling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller -- Ibn Battuta Ibn Battuta was called the Islamic Marco Polo even though he has surpassed the...

Fine living at the Vine: (The Metro Resort Lifestyle)

In my youth, Novaliches was a bucolic place teeming with greens and trees. It was a pleasant surprise when after a mere half an hour driving on a rough road...

Davao’s Pride: Poblacion Market Central and Plush Properties

Davao is a land of superlatives. The highest mountain, the biggest city, even the smelliest fruit. Grade school textbooks taught us that it is the largest city in the Philippines...

World book day in Intramuros (Dia del Libro at Instituto Cervantes)

“Do you speak Spanish?” a classmate asked me back in my days as a college freshman. Back then, Spanish was taught in my high school so I had a slight...

Cavite’s road to freedom (& food)

In the ‘80s, when you see a young man in Plaza Lawton wearing low-waist Levi’s 501, white Hanes t-shirt and a red bandana, you would easily recognize him as a...

Pateros (Beyond Balut)

Pateros has eluded me for a long time. Despite having travelled to almost all the provinces in the Philippines, I have never set foot in Pateros until recently. 

JP Ordona

JP Ordona leads Manilakad Walks in Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and more. In between, he writes, climbs, and dives.

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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...