Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Welcoming Sequel to the Success of The Residences at Brent’s First Building

One of the premium residential and vacation home development up north, The Residences at Brent is motivated to continue sharing the Baguio lifestyle to a wider market as it announces the soon-to-rise second installment of the 7-building plan that makes up the whole project.

“We cannot be more grateful to the warm reception of the market with the first building,” shared Ulysses Gaerlan Willowtree Development Corporation Vice-President for Marketing and Sales. “And it inspired us to create an even better version for the second building.”

The Hamilton Hall, the first of seven buildings houses 16 units in total that are either 2-bedroom units or 3-bedroom Penthouse units. All units come with an electric fireplace and maid’s quarters.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Amaia Scapes launches in Urdaneta

The ribbon-cutting of the Amaia Scapes Urdaneta in Pangasinan.
(From L-R): Brenda Cuison, Project Development Manager Rachel Tubayan,
 and Regional Sales Director Aurea Viray.
With its mission to give all Filipinos throughout the country a chance to have better homes, Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, Amaia, has successfully launched its first horizontal development in Pangasinan last Aug. 16—Amaia Scapes Urdaneta.

The launching of Amaia Scapes Urdaneta was attended by Project Development Manager Rachel Tubayan, Regional Sales Director Aurea Viray, and local government officials.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Aspen Philippines Wins Asia CEO Awards

Pharmaceuticals have been closely linked to the quality of life of many people. All over the world, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals aim to look for medicines that help in treating their patients, medicines that are affordable yet of good quality and, most importantly, medicines that work. It is with this goal in mind that Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd established its first Asian subsidiary in the Philippines.

Aspen Philippines, Inc. has just been nominated at the Asia CEO Awards for the Innovative Company award. The Asia CEO Awards recognize extraordinary leaders and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to others. The annual gala was established as an outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, the largest regular networking event for the business community in the Philippines. Asia CEO Awards, presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise, represents a wide reaching alliance of local and international business people to promote the Philippines on the world stage. As one of the largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Leading property developer, Avida Land, holds an exclusive seminar and home fair on managing and growing your life assets with PROJECT HOMEPOSSIBLE: Get Creative with Your Own Money, Your Own Space, Your Own Life. Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity to discover creative ways on how you can manage your personal assets.


Industry experts Leila Hernandez, Edric Mendoza, and Rosario Carbonelle will share their valuable knowledge on the different possibilities of handling and maximizing your finances and investing in your first home or office. Learn decorating tips as well from one the country's celebrity interior designers, Marilen Faustino-Montenegro.  


Exclusive perks and premium gifts await guestsSecure your seats now and pre-register via


PROJECT HOMEPOSSIBLE will be held on Saturday, October 11 at the Grand Ballroom of Intercontinental Hotel in Makati City. Registration starts at 10AM


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

AXA ION, first online life insurance store in PH

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing life insurance companies, continues to redefine standards by being the first life insurance company in the Philippines to offer life insurance products online through AXA iON (AXA Insurance Online).

“The internet is playing an ever increasing role in the way we communicate, transact and find information about anything,” says Rien Hermans, President & CEO of AXA Philippines. “Nowadays people meet on social media, find jobs online, buy books, gadgets, clothes, shoes, book hotels and air travel on the internet --- all of this is no surprise to any of us anymore.” 

“With AXA iON, we now give customers the chance to secure their financial future from the increasing costs of education, the burden of expensive healthcare costs, and the passing of a breadwinner, all in a digital platform and in just a few, easy steps,” Hermans stated.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans Reaches out to Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Finding a Worthy Investment, Co-Presents 2014 Franchise Asia Philippines

BPI Family Savings Bank Ka-Negosyo Loans strengthens its campaign for Filipino entrepreneurship as it once again co-presents the Franchise Asia Philippines 2014, Asia’s biggest 4-in-1 franchise event organized by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

With the theme, “Asia to the World. The World to Asia. Conquering an Intergrated ASEAN”, the Franchise Asia Philippines 2014 opens its International franchise expo led by Mrs. Hanep Buhay, Senator Cynthia Villar, to share valuable insights on the Philippine landscape in the field of business and entrepreneurship. Dubbed as the biggest franchise show in Asia, Franchise Asia Philippines 2014 offers a platform to gain

Monday, July 21, 2014

Avida Shares Inspired Home Interior Ideas For Elle Deco Talks Series

Avida’s Innovation and Design Group Head Jojo Fabricante (right) shares Avida design inspirations with event host ELLE Decoration Philippines’ Tom Castañeda at the recent ELLE Deco Talks series.

Avida, in partnership with ELLE Decoration Philippines, recently concluded the second edition of the magazine’s Deco Talks series. Moderated by ELLE Decoration’s Tom Castañeda, the second series of design conversations assembled an impressive panel of industry specialists who shared their expertise and discussed the importance of creating inspired interiors. Interior designer Eric Tañedo-Paras, architect Lara Fernandez Barrios, and art consultant Miguel Rosales led the panel discussion. They were also joined by Avida’s Innovation and Design Group Head Jojo Fabricante, who shared the design aesthetics and inspiration behind the featured projects in Avida Showroom Glorietta.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

First International Business Summit on Mindanao Slated on June 28 (Saturday)

June 28, 2014 marks a significant milestone in the history of Mindanao as business leaders all over the world converge at the Manila Hotel for the First International Business Summit on Mindanao!

In line with the vision "RESTORE THE LOST GLORY OF MINDANAO", the summit aims to showcase Mindanao to the world business community and to encourage global investors as well as businessmen to personally interact with local community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Take Your Step To Success at the Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo and the Entrepreneur Success Summit this June 27-29

The ENTREPRENEUR AND FRANCHISE EXPO 2014 with the tagline, “Your Step to Success!”, is set to be held on June 27-29, 2014 at the MegatradeHall, 5th Floor, Mega B Building, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Empowering over 100 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from various business sectors, the 3-day event features innovate and fast growing businesses, from food, education, retailing, real estate, travel, automobiles, logistics, agriculture, manufacturing, technology and  financing that visitors can explore from. The expo will also provide seminars on how to build a successful business, from funding, hiring, to finding the perfect business for you, making it the perfect market place for aspiring entrepreneurs and future franchises.

“Over 99% percent of registered businesses in the Philippines are MSMEs according to the DTI, but they combined only contribute to 30% of the National GDP. With the ASEAN integration happening in 2015 new competition is coming in, our vision as the expo organizer is to strengthen local businesses and provide a platform for them to showcase their innovative products and services. We also provide assistance for business owners and executives to network amongst other professionals and stakeholders in order to open opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business and for local businesses to grow regional” says MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC. President and Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo Founder and Managing Director, David Abrenilla.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Partners with Mrs. Fields, Expands Best List Brand

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo inks a partnership with American novelty food brand, Mrs. Fields as it expands it growing Best List Brands roster - the Bank’s list of the most promising franchise brands in the country today.

Mrs. Fields teamed up with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo to assist them in their franchising expansion plans especially in strategic provinces nationwide. Throughout the years, BPI Family Ka-Negosyo has earned a reputation of providing assistance for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs. Arrived in the Philippines in 1994, Mrs. Fields continues to deliver the best treats fresh from the oven; from baked products to refreshments.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Now, a car loan that pays you back from BPI Family Auto Loan!

The first quarter of 2014 has shown a very strong increase in car sales, registering 23% more compared to the same period last year. This can be attributed to the robust Philippine economy, the introduction of more affordable cars, and the aggressive car financing schemes that make affordable cars even more affordable.

Auto loans have been key enablers in making cars more accessible as their price become easier to pay via a series of affordable partial payment over a period of time. Down payments, which historically have been car buyers’ biggest hurdle, have been reduced to rock bottom levels to make them more viable to a greater number of prospective buyers. Monthly payments have also been made lighter with longer payment terms, making it possible for many to own their dream car.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Keep Informed With The BPI Asset Management Research iPad app

The BPI Asset Management Research app provides 24/7 access to informed insights and thoughtful analyses on the macro-economy, and financial markets. It is the first dedicated financial research iPad application in the Philippines, giving you access to relevant and timely updates on both the local, and global financial markets.

You can also view the BPI Funds’ daily prices, and even save your favorite investment funds for easy monitoring.

The BPI Asset Management Research app is available for FREE in the iPad App Store.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

BSP Governor Opens First Philippine Retail Investment Conference

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. stressed the continued positive outlook of the economy during his opening speech at the inaugural of the Philippine Retail Investment Conference.

The conference organized by CFA Society Philippines is part of a global series of events to promote Putting Investors First Month in May aimed at increasing awareness and uniting investment professionals to place investor’s interests first above all others. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event at SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City.

“As we welcome an integrated ASEAN economy, we expect greater opportunities to open up for retail investors,” says April Lee-Tan, CFA, president of CFA Society Philippines. “In order for us to fully realize our economic potential, investors must be able to trust their investment professionals to treat them honestly, competently, and ethically. CFA Society Philippines organized this conference to teach investors best practices, investment risks and their rights so that they will be smarter decision makers.”

The conference gathered together senior regulators, local and international investment professionals, and advisors to address common issues facing retail investors.

A highlight of the conference is a panel discussion on how to avoid investment scams with Hans Sicat, president of the Philippine Stock Exchange; Vida Chiong, deputy insurance commissioner of the Insurance Commission; Atty. Gerard Lukban, secretary of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission, and Atty. Romeo Mendoza, Jr., general counsel of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation.

“We are proud of the series of investor awareness activities organized by CFA Society Philippines, including the Financial Fitness Fun Run in February and ringing the closing bell at the Philippine Stock Exchange. To raise our commitment to the local investment community, CFA Institute and CFA Society Philippines will co-host the Philippine Investment Conference in October to highlight investment opportunities to professional investors in this exciting economy,” says Charles Yang, CFA, chair of the board of governors of CFA Institute, who delivered the conference’s closing address.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From a kargador to a millionaire: Nilo Omillo’s story

Nilo Omillo, a real estate broker for Vista Land for 22 years, is driving in style these days. In a recent ceremony awarding the exemplary brokers of the company, Vista Land Chairman and former Senate President Manny Villar personally handed him the key to a sleek Mercedes Benz E Series. For someone who used to clean bathrooms and knead dough in a bakery, to be rewarded as such means that Nilo, who still has the self-effacing quality of his old days, has reached a personal milestone.
Former Senate President and current Vista Land Chairman Manuel “Manny” Villar hands over a gold key symbolizing a sleek Mercedes Benz E Series to Camella top broker Nilo Omillo (third person from left) for his “work ethic, commitment to excellence and passion to serve.” Omillo, who used to be a kargador and janitor (among other odd jobs), has become a multi-millionaire by selling real estate properties of Vista Land.

Friday, May 2, 2014

BPI offers free access to BPI Express Mobile app to Globe subscribers

Most downloaded finance app becomes even more accessible

The BPI Express Mobile app, the most downloaded finance app in the country, becomes even more accessible, as the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) today launches free access to the widely used app to Globe Telecom’s over 38 million prepaid, postpaid and TM customers.

From April 30 to August 31, 2014, Globe subscribers will enjoy having no data charges whenever they log on and transact using the BPI Express Mobile app.

“BPI has always been at the forefront of introducing new channels for our clients to access their accounts conveniently. The BPI Express Mobile app, our latest innovation, is doing very well. Since its re-launch in June last year, it has consistently been the number one downloaded finance app in the country,” says SVP Manuel C. Tagaza, Electronic Channels Group Head.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Finding its place under the Sun: The newly opened Sun Mall

SM Prime Opens Retail Podium in Sun Residences

Property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc. opened its newest retail podium, Sun Mall in Quezon City within SM Development Corporation’s (SMDC) condominium development, Sun Residences. SMDC is SM Prime’s residential development arm. This is the third retail podium attached to an SMDC residential tower after Jazz Mall in Bel-Air, Makati and Mezza Strip in Quezon City.

Sun Mall spans a gross floor area of 15,000 square meters and offers a variety of commercial and retail stores that can accommodate the basic household needs of its residents. The retail podium is designed to provide every patron with a worthwhile lifestyle experience.

With its line-up of service and retail establishments such as flagship SM Hypermarket, Watsons, and BDO, as well food stores and specialty shops, residents will have a variety of options to choose from to satisfy their needs and provide utmost convenience.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wil Tower Construction on Schedule

Wil Tower, considered as the tallest mixed-use condominium development in Quezon City, gains momentum towards the completion of its first tower on December 2014. An anchor development of Vista Residences, the twin-tower complex has formally opened the four-story commercial atrium last year, ready to offer high-end retail, dining and leisure experiences to would-be residents and the public.

“By December 2014, the units—in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations—will be available for turnover to investors and residents,” says Elizabeth M. Kalaw, Vista Residences’ Division Head. “Because of Vista Residences’ solid track record in the real estate industry, the units are master planned and offered at prices that are fair to investors.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vista Shaw Rises With A Historical Landmark

Shaw Boulevard is booming in industry, commercial and residential properties which is a road-long improving center. There have been several buildings erected and still under construction that makes it a place to watch out for. And in the wack-wack area, Mandaluyong's biggest and central business territory, another property is now on the rise.

Vista Shaw (formerly referred to as 515 Shaw as a nod to its address) is a 38-floor, two-tower project, located in the corner of Laurel Street and Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City, features contemporary design and select modern-day amenities. It is beside the historical mansion of President Jose Laurel which has been renovated and developed to adapt to its modern facade and now becoming a commercial and historical site.

Anya Resorts and Residences: Golden opportunity in PH’srobust 2014 real estate market

There’s no better time than 2014 for investors to acquire properties in the Philippines—experts are projecting continuous and robust growth for the real estate sector for the rest of the year. For example, the Urban Land Institute’s survey ranks the Philippines as fourth in Asia-Pacific property investment prospects, after Tokyo, Shanghai, and Jakarta. Such attractive property investment prospects in the country include office, industrial, retail, residential, and leisure.

In the residential and leisure property sector, Anya Resorts and Residences in Tagaytay represents one of the prime investment opportunities. It combines a boutique resort sanctuary with luxury residential units; and offers investors not only luxurious vacation homes with a wellness component, but also the opportunity for ROI and profit. Some of the advantages that an investor in Anya will enjoy include:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Search Starts and Ends at!

Want to buy a car? A house or a condo? Planning to start a business? Wanting to know if what you have is enough to get all these and more? These are big questions in life that require research. Let’s face it, everything can be found online. The question is who should you trust and who can you go to? The credibility of our sources will determine the effectivity of our search. Today, when critical decisions are to be made, we simply consult the internet. It has been our trusted friend but it will only lead us to various sites wherein the ultimate decision to narrow our search for answers still rely on us. We click and search for familiar links and then click some more. Now, if you are searching for answers to such big ticket items, the search starts and ends on one site. The country's biggest thrift bank, BPI Family Savings Bank, recently introduced more improvements in its one-stop online shop to provide its growing clientele a seemless customer experience. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BPI Gets More Exciting This Year!

We were at another meeting again with the people from BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) and they have more news with the new technologies and systems that is now being introduced to the public. From Online Banking, to the BEA Online and Kiosksand the Deposit Machines, they have launched their TVC and has garnered thousands to millions of views just days after its airing on national TV.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Own A Home In 5 Easy Steps At Avida's Homepossible Event

Avida Land makes home-buying easy and stress-free with HOMEPOSSIBLE: SIMPLIFIED, a one-day event that lets you own your dream home in the simplest way possible.

On Saturday, March 29, visit any of the following HOMEPOSSIBLE sites: Avida Showroom Glorietta (2nd Floor, Glorietta 4 Makati), Avida Towers Centera (EDSA Mandaluyong), Diversion 21 Hotel (Iloilo), and Avida Towers Riala Project Pavilion (Cebu).

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SMDC’s Grace Residences: a gift of serenity

Any weekday spent in the cityscapes of Makati, Ortigas or Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is an adventure. Amid all the fast-paced movement, one can sense the collective pulse of human interaction and the steady bellowing of rushing vehicles. Going home the quickest way possible, whether to retire for the day or to freshen up for a night out, is a challenge because of rush-hour traffic.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yes, Giorgio! Brittany launches new home design in Amore in Portofino, Alabang

Amore, the 32-hectare Tuscan region-inspired enclave Portofino in Alabang, has a new offering that lets would-be residents indulge their passion for living: Giorgio, a home that combines comfy, cozy living spaces with an elegant, rustic Italian design—all built from the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. 

Developed by Brittany, the properties along the roads of Daang Hari and Daang Reyna is a sound development and is perfect for the Italian-inspired homes such as Amore, the 32-hectare Tuscan region-inspired enclave Portofino in Alabang, has a new offering that lets would-be residents indulge their passion for living: Giorgio, a home that combines comfy, cozy living spaces with an elegant, rustic Italian design—all built from the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sneak Peak at Brittany Properties Down South

Here are some photos of some of the properties at Portofino by Brittany in Daang Hari. The high end yet stylish houses proved that aside worth every single penny, quality and beauty is never forgoten.

Portofino developed by Vista Land has proved its presence in building artistic yet fully optimized home like the Renoir, Micheangleo and the newly revealed Giorgio. More details soon to be revealed!