Tag: Philippines

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...

Don’t throw your used coffee grounds just yet

There’s no question—coffee is heaven-sent. It’s not just a morning boost, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a reason to meet up; it has provided livelihood to thousands of coffee farmers and...

Building earthquake-resistant structures in the Philippines

A powerful earthquake just shook Davao some days ago on January 21, measuring 7.0 on the scale. It was a good thing that there were no major damage or injuries...

Hotel market unlikely to attract new investments until travel recovers

The hotel and tourism industries are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery of these sectors might be slower compared to other real estate asset classes....

Hotel industry laments closure of Makati Shangri-La, hopes for its future reopening

The news of temporary closure of the Makati Shangri-La hotel is a sad development for not just the Philippine hotel industry, but as well as past guests who have made...

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Designing for tomorrow

It is easy to fall in love with a place. Perhaps we’re drawn to a room’s warm and calming color palette, or...

Future-proofing real estate with fortitude and faith

Nothing could be more down-to-earth than investing in real estate. A wise man shares this gem of advice: “Don’t wait to invest...

The Junction Place: Ayala Land’s pocket urban district in QC

Quezon City, Metro Manila’s biggest city in terms of population and land area — it is 166.2 square kilometers to Manila’s 38.5 and Makati’s...

5 rainy day activities grown-ups can do at home

When you're stuck at home because it's raining outside, resist the urge to sleep all day or binge-watch your favorite series while...