Louise Maureen Simeon

Govt, Ayala partner to build housing for informal settlers

The government has teamed up with a listed real estate firm in the country to provide housing to nearly 3,000 informal settler families. The Department of Human...

Manila tumbles in global safe cities index

The Philippine capital slipped eight notches in a global safe cities index as its ranking dropped in almost all indicators, especially on personal and health security. Manila...

Govt runs after real estate scams

The government is bent on chasing unscrupulous individuals involved in scams and other malpractices in the housing and real estate sector. The Department of Human Settlements and...

Prices of building materials ease in May

Retail prices of construction materials in Metro Manila picked up at a slower pace in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The Construction Materials Retail Price...

Manila tumbles on global liveability ranking on poor pandemic response

The Philippine capital slid six notches in the world ranking of livable cities following its poor COVID-19 management that led to a prolonged lockdown and delayed prospects for economic recovery. 

Ease of doing business pushed for housing projects

The government is moving to facilitate ease of doing business in its housing projects in efforts to ensure affordable but decent living conditions for all. The Department...

Road improvements to aid in economic recovery

The improvement of road networks in countries in the Asia Pacific region is expected to increase the chance of a much quicker economic recovery from the pandemic.

Govt warns public against housing syndicate

The government has cautioned the public from buying property “rights” as such may be a trap done by squatting syndicates. The Department of Human Settlements and Urban...

PPP Center, Ateneo to boost PH infra development

Infrastructure development in the country will get a much needed boost.  The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Ateneo de Manila University teamed up to expand research...

Manila is Southeast Asia’s 3rd most expensive city to live in

The Philippine capital is considered the third most expensive city in Southeast Asia to live in, with cost of living in Manila significantly higher than the salary of an individual.

Government readies micro financing strategy for housing

The government will craft a nationwide strategy for micro financing housing projects in the country to provide more Filipino families with affordable and sustainable living. The Department...

Govt to boost socialized housing in Mindanao

The government is boosting housing projects in the southern part of the Philippines to provide underprivileged Filipinos with livable communities. Toward this end, the Department of Human...

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Royal Enfield launches new flagship store in Quezon City

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Once Again, ZamPen!

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