Thursday, December 29, 2016

Globe Business spearheads Healthcare at the digital age

2016 has been a year of adjustment and growth for the country’s healthcare industry. Developments such as the implementation of a universal health coverage through PhilHealth, the strengthened execution of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RP-RH) Law, the promotion of mental health education and assistance, and the government’s recent plan to distribute free medicine worth PHP2 billion to marginalized Filipino families show that the Philippines’ health sector is ripe for disruption especially with more focused government spending and investments on the digitization of healthcare.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Young professionals soar high with Amaia Skies

Under normal circumstances, it would seem highly unlikely that a young professional could afford to purchase his own home. Believe it or not, however, Amaia Land has just turned the improbable into a probability. In fact, at the recent grand turnover event of Amaia Skies Cubao, most of the new homeowners were professionals in their 20’s, who claimed that Amaia Land made buying units in the condominium easy and convenient. 

Two such young professionals, Camille Naredo, 25, and Suzette Cabase, 26, received the keys to their new abodes last November 19, disputing the common notion that millennials are more inclined to party, travel, and shop for expensive gadgets than invest in worthwhile ventures.  

The young women aver that Amaia Skies Cubao’s location and affordability were what ultimately drove them to buy their units in the recently completed project. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Press Release DTI’s Go Lokal signs MOA with Enchanted Kingdom

The Department of Trade and Industry signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the biggest and leading theme park in the Philippines, Enchanted Kingdom (EK) for its Go Lokal Store Project. EK is one of the first retail players that supported the Go Lokal Store Project of DTI which primarily aims to extensively promote products through provision of store space that will offer locally-made quality products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from across the country. At present, EK selected 25 MSME suppliers from various regions that will be featured in the said theme park.

DTI’s Go Lokal signs MOA with Enchanted Kingdom. In photo (L-R): DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion Assistant Director Marievic Bonoan and Director Rhodora Leaño, DTI Undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group Nora K. Terrado, Enchanted Kingdom Chairman and President Mr. Mario O. Mamon, and Enchanted Kingdom COO Mrs. Cynthia Mamon. (Photo by DTI-KMIS).

Monday, December 12, 2016

2016 SikatPinoy National Trade Fair Give the Best of the Philippines this Christmas

Lighting of the special setting to mark the official opening of the Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair. In the photo are (from left): Hon. Jocelyn Limkaichong, 1st district representative of Negros Oriental ; Asec. Christopher Naga (ROG) ; Director Rhodora Leano, Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion.

Looking for Christmas gifts that are unique and meaningful, yet affordable? Do you want to share your Christmas blessings by supporting the livelihoods of home-grown small and medium entrepreneurs? Do you want to help provide employment to our countrymen in the provinces, and preserve our heritage crafts?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Amaia to turnover 2,000 units across 22 projects this 2016

A bright new beginning in a brand-new home. Could there be a more joyful way to celebrate the Yuletide season?

Not for Amaia’s prospective homeowners who will soon be welcomed into their abodes when Amaia Land starts to deliver units in 7 more of its developments before the year ends. This will bring the number of its operational projects to 22 by end-2016.

Already, Amaia Land has delivered almost 3,000 homes in 16 projects to its clients, of which 1,000 were delivered earlier this year. Before this year ends, it is committed to turnover another 1,000 units to homeowners.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Vireya: A Tropical Haven in Tagaytay Highlands

Vireya is where the different elements of nature and architecture
 seamlessly fuse to create a Bali-inspired community
Photo shows the artist’s perspective of
Vireya’s architectural theme, to be strictly
followed by lot owners)
True to its vision of defining mountain resort living in the country, Tagaytay Highlands once again, sets the bar through its newest lot development – Vireya, the first and only tropical resort community within a mountain resort development. A tropical abode amidst the conveniences of a mountainside setting may be too good to be true, but this dream environment proves to be just within your reach.

Located at the highest point of The Midlands, Vireya offers scenic vistas of Taal Lake and the lush mountain ridges of the city. The palm trees, tropical landscaping and amenities evoke Bali’s tranquil vibe, making Vireya your ideal haven to relax and recharge.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Malaysia, Middle East, China, Russia, Japan investors invited for PEZA’s SEZs

Numerous companies of Malaysia, the Middle East, China, Japan and others are now in discussions and being invited to invest in the Philippines’ tax-free industrial, agricultural, tourism, forestry, defense industry and other Special Economic Zones (SEZs) “due to President Rody Duterte’s new independent foreign policy to make the Philippines a friend of all countries and enemy of no one”, said the new director-general of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Dr. Charito “Ching” B. Plaza on November 21 at the Pandesal Forum of 77-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City.

PEZA Director-General Dr. Plaza said that the Philippines traditionally received foreign investments in the past from the United States and its allies like Japan and the West, but now investors and governments of other countries in the Middle East, Russia, China and other regions are also being invited to invest in the fast-growing economy of the Philippines. She said these defense industrial complexes can rise in Bataan, Zambales, Palawan, and at least in two areas of Mindanao. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Taking leisure up a notch at Tagaytay Highlands

Tagaytay certainly has its fair share of leisure attractions, but Tagaytay Highlands definitely adds to its draw.

With a masterplan that redefines mountain resort living ideals, the communities at Tagaytay Highlands lets you enjoy its natural surroundings – an impressive mountain and lake panorama amid the convenience of luxe, country club amenities.

The natural beauty inherent to the place is rivalled only by the structures surrounding it. Following a concept that brings together urban conveniences with natural topography, the residential developments rise seamlessly within nature’s embrace, more especially in its newest properties – Aspenhills and Sycamore Heights.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Malaysian mall group impressed by SM best practices

Malaysia Shopping Malls Association, also known as Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks (PPK Malaysia), expressed fascination over SM Supermalls’ facilities and operations during a recent visit to the country. The group’s representatives were in the country to tour local malls, including SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and SM Aura.

While this isn’t PPK Malaysia’s first visit to the Philippines, this year’s study tour introduces a new aspect of the trip, which is to focus more on mall operations apart from design and architecture, format, retail mix, marketing and promotions.

“The tour is about learning new concepts and new ways of mall management. We also get exposed on how cultures and other malls differ when it comes to mall designs, operations and marketing,” said Vincent Chong, PPK Malaysia assistant treasurer.

Monday, September 12, 2016

PayMaya, Shopback reward online shoppers with cashback treats

Ever heard of getting rewarded with cash when you shop online? We know you want in! You can earn P250 Cashback when you sign up for a ShopBack account and make your first purchase using your PayMaya.

What is ShopBack?

ShopBack Philippines is a website that gives users cashback rewards whenever they shop online through it. It hosts a wide variety of the latest discount, vouchers, and coupons for all online shopping needs!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Amaia offers fully furnished units at Skies Sta. Mesa

Amaia Land recently partnered with CLC Marketing Ventures (CLCMV) to offer fully furnished units at Skies Sta, Mesa, making the moving-in process more convenient and hassle-free for homeowners who do not have a lot of time in their hands.

“These contemporary units are ideal for investors who plan to lease out homes—a very strategic income source,” Joel C. Punzalan, Project Development Head for Luzon Projects said. He also emphasized that the undertaking with CLCMV addresses the needs of clients who put a premium on time and mobility, like young professionals and newly-married couples who want a fresh start.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bright days ahead await homeowners at Amaia Scapes Pampanga

Amaia Land celebrated new beginnings in a special event for aspiring homeowners of Amaia Scapes Pampanga.

With the theme, “Bright Days Ahead,” the event held last May 14 at the Marquee Mall Activity Center featured an outdoor-park-inspired setting with picnic mats, benches, a garden lounge and swing areas.

The bright and warm motif complemented the mood that day, providing a taste of the Amaia Scapes Pampanga lifestyle, which promises owners “new lives that radiate and inspire.”

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Why you need to be at Asia HR Expo 2016

On September 16, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8:30AM to 6PM, the first conference  to discuss the "Digital Talent Acquisition" will be here under Asia HR Expo 2016 brought to us by TAG Media and Public Relations with the objective to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in ASEAN region and beyond. 

Here are the 5 things why you need to attend;

1. Leaders as speakers

There will be 25 Speakers to discuss different topics about Human Resources & effectively to be online for talent acquisition.

2. Round Table Discussion

5 Speakers will be in a round table discussions to discuss various topics. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with freenet and PayMaya

Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated 

on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya. 

Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location-­based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company. The mobile game allows players to catch Pokemon or "pocket monsters" as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones. 

The game is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and select European countries. It has yet to launch in any Asian country, including Japan where the original Pokemon game originated. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jardine, CitiHomes share the same mission for Filipino homes in a new deal

Believing in the importance of protecting one’s home, CitiHomes Builders and Development, Inc., a real estate company that provides affordable homes for Filipino families, entrusted their soil treatment requirement to Jardine Distribution Inc, one of the country’s leading distributors of effective home solutions.

Jardine Distribution provides soil treatment using Protek 25% — the nation’s leading soil termiticide — at all of Citihomes’ subdivision projects.

CitiHomes decided to go with Protek 25% because it is a premium termiticide concentrate which is proven effective in eliminating termites. It is also the most economical of its kind in the market today and is only exclusive to pest control applicators and professionals.

The move is a testament to CitiHomes and JDI’s mission to ensure that Filipino families have homes where they will feel comfortable and safe.

“We are happy that CitiHomes shares our vision and believes in the importance of soil treatment. They find value in protecting the properties from the attack of termites, which means they are also putting value to safety and comfort of Filipino families,” said Ms. Peachy Tiu, Marketing Manager, JDI.

“We believe that treating our sites with Protek is a step to the right direction as it ensures protection of the houses we make from subterranean termites. Partnering with Jardine is perfect since we share the same mission of protecting Filipino homes,” said Engineer Tito Canales, Project Engineer of CitiHomes.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Avida launches the country’s first interactive showroom in BGC

Today’s young go-getters are all about self-expression, letting their unique personalities shine through in everything that they do. They play by their own rules and go beyond the average, pursuing the passions and interests that define their individuality.

Now, young professionals and families can get a preview of how living in their very own home would look and feel like as Avida Land, an Ayala Land subsidiary, introduces the Interactive Showroom, located at Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

A first in the Philippines, the Avida Interactive Showroom is equipped with a touchscreen kiosk where prospective homeowners can log into their Facebook account. Once logged in, the system will access their most recent publicly-posted photos and display them on the digital picture frames located in the model unit of Avida Towers Turf BGC, thus providing an interactive peek into how the home would look and feel like when it’s theirs.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Asia Leaders Forum: Get To Know Robert L. Yupangco

Robert L. Yupangco is one of the country's business tycoon, an eligible bachelor and owns one of the biggest companies in the Philippines. He is also the grandson of our former president Jose P. Laurel.

Mr. Yupangco has 8 strategic companies and works with his one dynamic team, his siblings, officers, partners and employees.

1. Music - Musical Instruments
  • distribute Yamaha Musical instruments

2. Real Estate - condominiums

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Smart Padala strengthens leadership in remittance, launches new campaign with Angel Locsin as brand ambassador

Smart Padala, the remittance brand of PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.), launches today its new campaign with Angel Locsin as its brand ambassador as part of efforts to further strengthen its leadership in the remittance service industry.

The new campaign aims to reinforce the brand message of Smart Padala which is PadaLapit.

Based on data from the first National Baseline Survey on Financial Inclusion released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas mid-2015, it is estimated that on average, Filipinos take around 22 minutes to reach the nearest financial services touch point. It also costs an average of P43 for a roundtrip fare.

Monday, July 4, 2016

PLDT SME Nation’s #BeTheBoss is back!

VP and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin
reiterates the pivotal role of digital in today’s business landscape
And they’re looking for the country’s most promising and tech-savvy entrepreneurs

PLDT SME Nation’s pioneering social media crowd sourcing search for the new generation of entrepreneurs is all set to welcome a new batch of digitally-driven industry game-changers.

#BeTheBoss, in partnership with Rappler, is back for year two as it continues on its mission to recognize excellence in technological innovation and digital integration.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Your home in Tagaytay Highlands: An heirloom to cherish

Family members are like branches on a tree, all growing in different directions. Yet they spring from the same trunk and are nourished by the same roots. Similarly, family members may nurture individual dreams, with some leaving home to pursue them, but in the end they come home to their root—finding comfort and affirmation in the familiar.

This explains why you are inextricably bound by your past, why the old homestead holds a certain allure for you. For the place where you grew up is where a cache of fond memories constantly beckons to you. It is where your family history is told and retold and where heirlooms play a part in keeping your family bonds strong and enduring.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SMART announces free mobile live streaming of the inauguration of PH's first 'Social Media President’ via freenet

Filipinos will be able to watch the livestreaming of the June 30 inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines, on mobile and for free.

Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers nationwide will be able to do this using freenet, the free data platform of Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations unit of PLDT and Smart Communications (Smart), in cooperation with Cignal TV.

Subscribers only need to download the freenet mobile app from the Google Play Store or the SafeZone app from the Apple App Store to view the free mobile livestream of Duterte’s inauguration on June 30 and take part in the historic event no matter where they may be in the country.

The occasion also marks the launch of the new freenet brand for Voyager’s sponsored data platform, previously called SafeZone. Through freenet, users will continue to be able to access select apps and websites for free by downloading the freenet app on their phones and never worry about unintended data charges. About 70 brands and enterprises are already using the freenet platform to allow their users to access their sites and apps for free.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

35 percent growth: Bosch sustains strong momentum in the Philippines

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, closed its 2015 fiscal year with USD 50 million (45 million euros) in consolidated sales in the Philippines. Compared to the previous year, the company achieved a strong double-digit growth of over 35 percent, marking the second consecutive year in which the Philippines was one of the fastest-growing markets for Bosch in Southeast Asia. This momentum was driven by a strong performance across the company’s diverse portfolio of products offered in the country and particularly related to power tools, security systems, and the automotive aftermarket business. Furthermore, Bosch’s Drive and Control business division officially commenced operations in the Philippines in April 2015. Over the course of the year, Bosch increased its workforce in the Philippines by over 50 percent to around 460 associates.

“Along with our expansion efforts in the Philippines, I am confident that our strength in innovation will continue to drive our growth”, said Andrew Powell, managing director of Bosch in the Philippines. “It is a very exciting time to be in Southeast Asia right now, particularly with the Philippines contributing strongly to Bosch’s growth in the region.”

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Rise of #NowNation : PayMaya empowers the Filipino millennials, launches new brand campaign

PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart e-Money, Inc), the financial services arm of Smart and PLDT, launches today #NowNation, a campaign that aims to inspire and enable the millennials to seize the day and pursue their passions be it in sports, music, fashion, gaming, and travel.

With the rise of digital, there is no better time for the millennials to be whoever they want to be and do the things they have always wanted. However, the challenge of financial inclusion in the country hinders the unbanked (69% of the population have no bank accounts) and the uncarded (only 7 million Filipinos have credit cards) to access financial and digital services. For instance, the lack of a credit card disables potential travellers to book flights every time they spot a seat sale. With PayMaya, by simply downloading the app on Google Play or App Store, users get an instant virtual Visa card that they can use to book flights whenever, wherever they are.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Avida and Kubular Team Up to Showcase the Art of Sensibly Designed Living in Two-Week Exhibit

Avida Land and Kubular unveil “Art in Space,” a two-week exhibit featuring the aesthetics of creative interiors. This is the first collaboration between Avida, proponent of sensible and inspired living, and Kubular, the furniture design firm from the brains behind graphic design-based apparel brand Team Manila.

In the exhibit, the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 features never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences Summer Promo Packages

Picar Development launches its Summer Promo Packages for those who want to own their dream home located in its two prime developments, Ara Vista Village in General Trias, Cavite, and AMA Tower Residences.

Own your dream home now in Ara Vista Village and get appliances like one (1) home theater showcase that includes a 32” TV and DVD player, one (1) 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, and one (1) horse-power air-conditioning unit for free. The promo is open to all buyers of Ara Vista Village Ready for Occupancy (RFO) units and runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Amaia Land launches commercial stores at Steps Sucat and Steps Bicutan

Amaia Land treated its guests with good food and great music when it launched its first community retail strip at Amaia Steps Sucat and Amaia Steps Bicutan during one memorable weekend. The retail strip is envisioned to bring convenience and new choices to Amaia residents and neighboring villages.

“Our retail outlets will house convenience stores and small restaurants so our homeowners won’t have to go outside the community for quick errands. We want to show our homeowners that you can live at ease with Amaia,” said Loreene Natividad, Amaia’s Marketing Manager.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Everyday exclusive living at Tagaytay Highlands

Once in a while, we need to get away from work-related stress caused by relentless deadlines, nonstop meetings, or just our tedious daily grind. While we yearn for a lengthy holiday break in some far-off destination, most of the time we simply need to spend our weekends wisely and smartly in order to recharge our batteries for more rigorous work ahead.

The good news is, you can hide off to a mountain-resort type of haven that is less than two hours of leisurely drive from Makati City’s Central Business District—the Tagaytay Highlands.

Fitting the description of a perfect home away from home, the Tagaytay Highlands is a one-of-a-kind property that sprawls across Tagaytay’s scenic mountain ridges.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wisdom from Robert Laurel Yupangco of Zoomanity Group

Robert Laurel Yupangco is undoubtedly very charming, rich, successful and a bachelor. His diverse business from Tourism to Finance industry made him received awards from different sectors. He will be one of the speakers this May 27, 2016 at Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 and will be there for 3 different activities; As the panel speaker, round table lead under the topic "The Digital Tourism" and as one of the incubator at the StartUp Pitching Session. The participation is and only because, he can. He was a favorite in all speaking gig. That's also because of his wit, humor and experience. Please read his message that will be published in the souvenir program of Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Promo starts on May 1, Labor Day Smart Padala gives back to hardworking Pinoys with Padalang Padalow

Starting on May 1, Labor Day, until July 31, consumers can enjoy lower remittance rates from Smart Padala whenever they send money to their loved ones, wherever they are, as the the country’s leading domestic remittance services provider launches its Padalang Padalow promo in honor of our hardworking Filipino workers.

With the enrolment season coming up soon, Filipinos can take advantage of Smart Padala’s low remittance fees to send much-needed money to their loved ones across the country. For padala above P3,000, customers will only pay a nominal fee of 2% of the remittance amount,

instead of the usual 2.5%. For P3,001 to P3,500 padala, customers will only have to pay P70 instead of P87.50; and P5,000 padala for only P100 from P125.

The Padalang Padalow promo can be enjoyed until July 31 through 15,000 Smart Padala partner centers, the biggest network of non-bank money-in and money-out touchpoints nationwide.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get freebies when you apply now for a PSBank Auto Loan online!

Great deals await those who will apply for a PSBank Auto Loan through the latest addition to the Bank’s digital offerings—the PSBank Online Auto Loan Application.

Individuals who will apply for a PSBank Auto Loan through PSBank Online Auto Loan Application from March 21 to May 16, 2016 will get a free comprehensive insurance on the first year and free chattel mortgage.

Simply avail of an auto loan amounting to at least PhP500,000, to be paid within a minimum two-year period to enjoy PSBank’s freebies under this promo. Approved loan applications must be booked no later than 10 days from the last day of the promo period.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Globe myBusiness joins Manila International Auto Show, showcases myBusiness Tracker

Globe Telecom small and medium enterprise (SME) arm Globe myBusiness is participating in this year’s Manila International Auto Show, the biggest motoring and driving event in the Philippines which features brand new cars, hybrid cars, and concept car launches from the country’s top automotive brands, state-of-the-art auto parts and electronic gadget exhibits, motorsports clinics and demos and on-road and off-road test drives.

Globe myBusiness is showcasing its newest solution myBusiness Tracker, a do-it-yourself portable GPS tracking solution that enables users to monitor the real-time location of their vehicles and assets. Perfect for SMEs in the Retail, Hotel, Restaurant and Café, and Logistics industries, the Globe myBusiness tracker can help SMEs improve delivery planning, real-time monitoring, improve driving habits and save and avoid unnecessary costs.  It boasts of features such as live tracking, trip summaries, snail trail, SMS commands, status info, vehicle statistics, historical data of up to 2 years, geo-fencing, notification for alerts and warnings, and Excel export. The Globe myBusiness Tracker is available for only P699 a month for a 24-month lock-up period.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

BPI, DOST Award Young Outstanding Scientists

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) presented the Best Project of the Year Award to Jerome Alan S. Japitana, a BS-Chemistry student of the University of Santo Tomas at the 2016 BPI-DOST Science Awards, held at The Mind Museum, Taguig last April 5, 2016.

Also the winner Best in Basic Research Award, Japitana’s study “Using Non-Precious Materials in the Development of a Cost-Effective Cathode Catalyst for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells”, studied the use of cobalt to improve the efficiency of fuel cell performance. Fuel cells are a viable option for environmentally-sustainable and economically-feasible source of energy.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Six important things Batman & Superman fans should have

Tomorrow, one of the summer’s biggest superhero films is set to break into Philippine cinemas: Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice. The superhero movie directed by Zack Snyder, an American filmmaker known for starting the DC Extended Universe film series, will be the first ever live-action film to feature both DC Comic characters, Batman and Superman. The film is a follow up to Superman: Man of Steel and inspired by the Batman limited series The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. No wonder fans have been going wild, with advanced ticket sales worldwide slowly pacing ahead Marvel superhero box office hits, Deadpool and Avengers. In anticipation of the release, and in true DC Comic fan spirit, we’ll let you in on six important things every Batman and Superman fan should buy online.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

#Homeconing is now here!

It has been a buzz online recently with the hashtag #Homecoming. People are posting pictures of fansigns bearing #Homecoming. So who is coming home? 

And tonight, everything will now be answered with the revelation of where the hashtag leads to. What I got is a screenshot of the video of the people who will be coming home and will be greeted by their family.

Curious to know who they are? Just check out the video below to see what is going on.

Ara Vista Village is the perfect investment for hardworking, family-oriented OFWs

Hardworking overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deserve a tangible reward for all the years spent away from family and loved ones. Nothing can be more concrete and ultimately profitable than a property at Ara Vista Village, Picar Development’s township real estate project in General Trias, Cavite.

Ara Vista Village’s location makes it a great investment for OFWs. A first class component city in Cavite, General Trias has a high appreciation value, owing it to the area’s rapid growth and development. Several major industrial estates such as Gateway Business Park and the New Wave Industrial City have made General Trias their home base. Four other industrial estates are being developed.

Friday, March 18, 2016

RE/MAX opens new franchise in Alabang; credits its brokers as brand’s strongest point

Starting the year on a high note and looking forward to a great year ahead, RE/MAX Philippines opened its newest franchise, the RE/MAX United, last Jan. 18 at its office in Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The move affirmed the company’s growing presence in the country.

RE/MAX has been credited for institutionalizing the local real estate brokerage system since it launched its operations in the Philippines in 2012. With the recent establishment of its 18th branch, RE/MAX takes pride in recognizing its professional and hardworking agents and the brand’s ability to utilize the power of social media for its long line of successes.

“I think RE/MAX is all about having great brokers and agents so if you have great people and great connections around the Philippines and in the world, that would help you create a fantastic brand,” said Baring Olafsson, president and CEO of RE/MAX United.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Heroes across the sea. What are you willing to do for the people you love?

For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), this question is something they live with every day. Every day, they answer it by spending time away from their families, working in a different world. Every day they choose to help, often at the cost of their own comfort. 

Working abroad requires big changes. It means going out of comfort zones and taking chances far from the convenience of the place they call home. Bringing their talents abroad for the sake of uplifting loved ones back in the country involves dedication, a strong will, and unarguably, a big heart. 

For actor and TV personality Robin Padilla, calling these people “modern day heroes” is not enough for the amount of glory and sacrifice they give to the country. The actor, who is an avid advocate of OFWs, can very much relate to the stories these people tell.

Monday, March 7, 2016

ADP Marks 5th Anniversary In The Philippines By Honnoring Outstanding Associates

Global leader in HR and Payroll solutions ADP® celebrated the 5th anniversary of its Philippine operations by recognizing outstanding associates.

In the photo are associates who received the ADP Values Award for best exemplifying each of the company’s seven values. They are: Tristan Salgado for Service Excellence; Patrick Carlos for Each Person Counts; Darwin Zabala for Integrity is Everything; Andrea Sususco for Results Driven.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Discover The Wonder Of Hilltop Ranch Living at Tagaytay Highlands

This artist’s perspective is just a representation of the architectural
 theme of Aspenhills, which must be strictly followed by lot owners.
You know the feeling. The workplace suddenly becomes claustrophobic. Non-stop meetings and relentless deadlines push you further to the edge and closer to a major meltdown. Or it could be something not quite as dramatic—just a disquieting feeling of wanting to get away from the routine and sameness of everyday life. Of breathing fresh air and spending quality time with your family.

At times like these, you may feel a strong compulsion to take a long and leisurely break at a distant place. But more often than not, time constraints compel you to stick closer to home even as you yearn for a chance to recharge your batteries.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

RE/MAX is a brand trusted by real estate investors

Filipinos have been used to buying real estate the traditional way, relying on referrals and word-of-mouth. But there is another way and that is the right way.

The current boom in the Philippine real estate market has brought fears of a property bubble.

In the second quarter of 2015, the real estate sector in the Philippines posted a growth of 11 percent. Global data also shows robust growth. This means the potential for sales is immense.

But according to international property services company Colliers, total unsold condominium units in Metro Manila has averaged 75,000 over the last three years. This is twice the normal supply level of 35,000 to 40,000.

Because of this and other potential issues, there is a need to professionalize buying and selling . A real estate company with an excellent reputation and global track record is the answer. RE/MAX assists buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions in the best way possible, eliminating the fears and apprehensions of fraud.

RE/MAX goes beyond just buying and selling because its agents understand the market and how it works. They perform their job honestly, fairly and with accountability. The agents will also give buyers access to RE/MAX's global listings of residential, commercial and luxury properties.

The Power of the RE/MAX Name gives the franchisee a brand with credibility. RE/MAX, a Denver-based company founded by Dave and Gail Liniger in 1973, is the #1 Global Real Estate Franchise in the world. It is also the top real estate franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and the leading real estate franchise on Franchise Times’ Top 200. Last year, Entrepreneur Magazine named RE/MAX the #12 Global Franchise.

When you get a RE/MAX franchise, you already have a winning formula that has succeeded in the United States and other countries. The brand is known for outstanding agents who produce outstanding results. RE/MAX gives franchisees all the tools to convey to customers what it has to offer.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Art of Negotation: How To Win Tactics

You negotiate every day of your life―whether asking your employer for a raise or persuading your child to do his homework. “The Art of Negotiation: How to Win Tactics” is for all Sales and Marketing Executives who likes to understand more the strategies of the leaders from different industries who are winners in this field. Our speakers will share their experience and success stories about successful negotiation with the following topics:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Aquabest Renews Partnership With BPI Family Ka-Negosyo

Aquabest has renewed its partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank as an accredited franchisor for its BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan.

The company was among the pioneer batch of accredited franchisors and has been recognized as a Best List brand by the bank. The company's prospective franchisees can enjoy favorable and flexible financing terms from BPI Family Savings Bank. 

"Our renewed partnership with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo is a testament to our company's hard work to building a strong brand and business that has helped our franchisees succeed as entrepreneurs. At the same time, it continues to make it easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to set up their dream business" says Carson Tan, Aquabest's President and CEO.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sycamore Heights: Luxurious resort living right at home

Imagine living in a residential enclave where you wake up, mesmerized, to a splendid naturescape of lush greenery and colorful blooms with undulating hills and the serene blue waters of a famous lake sparkling in the horizon.

Then imagine your spirits being soothed by a cool, calming breeze as you bask in the morning sun, content in gazing at a spectacular view and indulging in a fresh, breezy weather while living in your dream home at Tagaytay Highlands’ Sycamore Heights.