Tag: Philippines

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...

Tandag City in Surigao Del Sur beckons investors to take a look

Have you ever been to Tandag City in Surigao del Sur lately? You might want to have a look again and see what changes have happened since the last time...

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...

Manila is second best city in the world with the most number of hidden attractions

Manila has been cited by a luxury hotel website as the second best city in the world for hidden gem attractions. A research by LuxuryHotels.com looked into...

What’s not to love about Cagayan de Oro?

Growing up in Cagayan Valley in Northern Luzon, I was told that our province has a twin in Mindanao. But as a young girl who has heard and read too...

QC remains most searched city in Q1 2021- Lamudi

Quezon City remained the top searched city by property seekers in the first quarter of the year, according to online property portal Lamudi Philippines. In its latest...

Philippine Ambassador to the US’s official residence unveils National Historical Marker

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez led the unveiling...

IKEA website crashes on first day of loyalty club launch

"We are both humbled and surprised by the surge of visitors to our IKEA Family Website. We are very sorry that we did not anticipate this outpouring of support from...

Energy Act compels building owners to monitor power usage

Building owners and developers will reap more value from their assets from the enactment of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EE&C) Act of 2019, which requires them to monitor usage, set...

Design strategies for climate change adaptation

The Philippines—with its over 7,600 islands and more than 36,000 kilometers of coastline—is one of the countries that are most vulnerable to the harmful effects of climate change. More than...

Q1 office transactions highest since start of pandemic but actual take-up still down

Office space transactions in Metro Manila in the first quarter of the year registered its highest since the pandemic started. However, net-take up remained in the negative...

What is the future of urban mobility in the Philippines?

Mobility has always been a central aspect of urbanization. Two of the main problems in high-density urban areas are traffic and air pollution from transportation. A huge part of the...

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SMDC: Building places Filipinos can call home

A home, to which one can call their own, is one of the most fundamental human needs for survival. In building one’s...

The Grand Midori Ortigas: Your dream Zen address

The world has learned so much from Japanese culture especially when it comes to breathing ease and relaxation into one’s life.

North Luzon infrastructure links major cities and business hubs, Paves the roadway to success

The most vital infrastructure projects designed to stimulate the economic growth in Central and North Luzon are already playing a key role...

Luxury living: What makes a house high-end?

There’s no single definition of luxury. When one hears the word, one may think of being in a state of great comfort...

52 years of real estate development

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) For 52 years now, the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc....