Entries by Maricel Yasona

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 of the dining room and kitchen in feng shui in the 2020 Year of the Golden Rat.  For starters, feng shui is an […]

Virtual offices vs. reality of business permits

Virtual office solutions or co-working spaces promise opportunities, efficiency and convenience. This innovative space use gives community members access to high technology, outsourced staff and basic services necessary for business operations sans the hassles. On top of it all, the cost is almost negligible. This is what lures business owners, mostly startups and small and […]

Worldbex sets 25th show in three venues

The Philippine World Building and Construction Expo has certainly come a long way from its earnest beginnings. Debuted 25 years ago, Worldbex was the brainchild of its founding chairman, Joseph L. Ang, who sought to prove that the Philippines was indeed ready for topnotch expositions that can rival international counterparts. Having spent some time abroad […]

Buyers are seeking feng shui- compliant homes and here’s why

There is an increasing number of home and other property buyers who look for feng shui-compliant homes nowadays. In my real estate career, I am inundated with specific questions even before I show a certain property to potential buyers. This is because feng shui is a part of life for many people. The fundamental part […]

Seda opens second property in Cebu to meet surging demand

Ayala Land’s homegrown hotel brand Seda will open its second property in Cebu City in January 2020 in response to the surging demand for accommodations that meet the requirements of global business and leisure travelers. The 214-room Seda Central Bloc will be an anchor destination of a self-contained Ayala Land Central Bloc community with retail, […]

Pag-IBIG Fund Calamity Loan ready for members affected by Taal eruption

Top executives of Pag-IBIG Fund announced on Jan.16 that they have allocated Calamity Loan funds for 2020 to help members affected by calamities, including the Taal Volcano eruption. “Pag-IBIG Fund has allocated calamity loan funds this year, which will help our members living in Batangas and Cavite following the destructive effects of the ash fall […]

Elevated country living at luxe Trava community

Our elders often wax nostalgic about their growing-up years in an idyllic setting. People could drive their cars without rolling up the windows because air quality wasn’t so poor back then. A visit to lolo and lola in the province meant adventures at every turn: climbing up trees with the cousins or resting in a […]

Three considerations when investing in a condo

Rent or buy? This is the age-old dilemma of people looking for a new residence. While logic will easily define pros and cons for both renting and buying, the decision greatly depends on your needs and resources. With the boom in the real estate industry and the influx of expatriate employees from BPO and online […]

5 things that make a property auspicious

From looking for a new job and starting a business to finding and moving into a new home, many of us make the most of a new year by embarking on a new milestone. The Year of the Metal Rat brings with it a promise of a fresh start. If investing and settling in a […]