Friday, August 31, 2012

A Modern Housing for Every Need

What are the reasons that made condominiums popular in the Philippines? Condominiums are considered in the Philippines today as one of the most popular and modern types of housings in the Philippines today. And part of what made it popular in the market is because of its flexibility.

A Modern Housing for Every Need
There are two known types of condominiums in the market today. These are condominiums and condominium complexes. Both types of condominiums are known for their similar benefits in terms of luxury, amenities, maintainability, and security. However, the main reason why these types of modern housings became popular is because of its flexibility in which one aims to offer the luxury of accessibility, while the other offers the luxury of peace and serenity.

The Luxury of Accessibility
Most condominiums in the Philippines are found in business and commercial districts of Metro Manila, such as the many condo manila. Because of its location, these types of condominiums are known to offer their residents the luxury of living within walking distance or mass transit distance from their workplaces.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ayala Land wins bid to acquire FTI property

August 14, 2012 - Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) today won the bid for the 74-hectare Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) property, one of the last remaining large parcels of land in Metro Manila that is ready for immediate development.
Given its proximity to C5, SLEX, and the Skyway, ALI will transform this property into another business district and bring all its product lines into the development. This will add to the company's increasing portfolio of business districts, which include Makati, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Vertis North in Quezon City, and Cebu Park District.

"The property will be the southern gateway into Metro Manila, similar to our Vertis North, our northern gateway development," said ALI Chief Finance Officer Jaime E. Ysmael in a disclosure letter. "With these two developments, we are now well-positioned to capitalize on the development opportunities of these two growth centers, supplemented by the government's planned intermodal transport system. Just as we envision Vertis North to be the first transit-oriented CBD in the north, FTI will serve the same purpose for the south."

Ysmael said the property was acquired at a significant discount to land values in Makati and BGC, which have continued to appreciate over time with the Company's thoughtful masterplanning and continuous development.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

3 faces of Ayala Land show stylishly green strokes

NAME IT, AYALA HAS IT covered but not necessarily in cement. Ayala Land is the premium developer of real estate Philippines.

Case in point: Ayala Land Premier (for the upscale market), Alveo Land (for middle-income families) and Amaia Land (for relatively affordable housing) are demonstrating that charting new territories do not necessarily mean compromising the commitment to nature and the environment, sophistication and that unique style of master planning.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Diner Where Our Heart Is…

I am not sure if you can relate, but my friends and I usually prefer to meet up where it's homey and not noisy. These are the basic requirements for us when dining out to catch up and have a warm get-together. Of course, the menu has to be good and at the same time reasonable.

That is why it has been a habit for us to book lunch or dinner at Chii's Grill & Bar.

Last Saturday lunchtime, we booked a table at our favorite branch in Greenbelt 5. For some reason, their Greenbelt 5 branch is convenient to visit and service is really superb. Do you know that feeling that you are really attended to with sincerity? That's exactly how we feel when we visit the branch.

When ordering, you could not really go wrong looking at their menu. Why? There's really no pretense in their food photo versus whet they really serve you.

By default, we order the following best sellers every time we visit:

Bottomless Tostada Chips
Warm and crispy tostada chips with a flavorful house-made salsa.

Chicken Crispers
Strips of hand-battered chicken perfectly fried. This is served with sweet corn, honey-mustard dressing and home-style fries.

Fire Grilled Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Quesadilla

Fajita-marinated chicken, bacon, ranch dressing, mixed cheese and a kick of Southwestern spice in a toasted tortilla. Served with sour cream house-made pico d gallo and salsa-ranch dressing

When dining with your closest friends, the most important menu on the list should be a good chat topped with laughter and spicy stories. These are dining essentials that make life wonderful and interesting.

Chili's Branches:

Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center Makati City

Tel no.: 729-3022 / 729-2862


26 Missouri St. cor. Nevada St., Northeast
Greenhills San Juan 

Tel no.: 727-2959 / 727-3008

Tomas Morato

199 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Fernandez Quezon City

Tel no.: 372-5017 / 372-5007


P1 Unit 36 Power Plant Mall Rockwell Center 

Tel no.: 659-6527

Alabang Town Center

LGF, Corte de Las Palmas Expansion,
Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City 

Tel no.: 846-2647

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by: Eric Capacia

Monday, August 13, 2012

When Hosting a Party by Eric Capacia

There is nothing like hosting a party for family and friends. May it be for special occasions or a simple get-together, hosting parties provides fulfillment to the host even if there's real hard work involved to accomplish it.

But as the cliché goes, every party has to end. This entails a lot of cleaning to make sure that your house stays the way it was - clean and functional.

Since I have been hosting dinner and parties for quite sometime already, I somewhat created a solution on how to save time when it's time to clean the mess.

Here's what you can do:
  • Before the party starts, make sure to keep small decorative items first. Not only do you protect them for possible breakage, you also save time in cleaning small items after the party.
  • Make sure there are big trash bins strategically located where guests can see them. Buy the big, black garbage bag that is easy to seal when it's full. Check them every now and then while the party progresses to determine if there is a need to replace.
  • It would be nice if you have a buffet table. This is where you can serve your food and drinks. Going in and out of the kitchen and dining area will most likely create spillage on the floor.
  • Cover your dining table with over-sized runners. This will protect your wood for possible spillage of liquid. It would also be easier to wash the clothe after the event.
  • It would also be a nice area to remove your area rugs. Aside from spillage, you are also protecting them from shoe dirt.
  • Let your guests use one common restroom. It's totally easier to clean one compared to two. No brainer.
  • Use your curtain belts to lock your curtains. In case it would be a breezy day, your curtains would be contained only at the far end of your window area. Lesser chances of your curtains to be blown away and possibly touch food and drinks.

Hosting a party does not mean a lot of hard work cleaning the mess after each event. With a little preparation and practicality, you will save a lot of time so you can savor the good times you had with your family and friends.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Obvious Reasons why Condominiums Became Popular in the Philippines

Condominiums had gained a lot of popularity in the Philippines even though it was only recently introduced in the Philippine market compared to other popular types of modern housings in the Philippines, such as apartment buildings and townhouses. So what are the kinds of benefits can these types of housings offer that made it even more popular compared to other types of housings?

Obvious Advantage
The most obvious reason why condominiums had gained a lot of popularity is because of its location, in which these types of housings are usually found in business and commercial districts, such as popular condo manila available today.

Because of its location, residents are given the luxury of living within walking distance from their workplaces, allowing them to avoid the usual hassles of morning rush hour, as well as in the evening when coming back from home.

In addition to workplaces, its location is also within reach of popular entertainment places such as malls and shopping centers, as well as bars and night clubs.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two Different Types of Condominiums

Condominiums are some of the most popular types of housings in the Philippines today. This is because of its many benefits which cater to the every need of different Filipinos in today’s modern trends. These benefits, however, are divided into two different types of condominiums, which are condominiums and condominium complexes.

Two Types of Condominiums

The First Type

The first types of condominium Philippines are the types of condominiums mostly found in business and commercial districts, such as the many popular Makati condo. These types of housings were introduced to offer a way for Filipinos to live closely from their workplaces, either mass transit distance or walking distance. This made it easier for them to access their workplaces without having to go through the usual hassles of rush hour.

However, other than the accessibility that these types of housings are known to offer, these types of condominiums are also known for its other benefits. One of its most popular benefits is its collection of amenities.

Some of the older types of condominiums in business and commercial districts are known to offer amenities such as gyms, while some of the newer types of condominiums today such as the many Makati condo are also able to offer indoor swimming pools and even a full-size sports complex.

According to many real estate Philippines experts, these are the only types of housings in business and commercial districts that can offer such benefits for its residents. And because of these amenities, condominiums, such as the many Makati condo, quickly gained a lot of popularity in the market.

The Second Type

There are, however, several disadvantages in living in a condominium unit in the city, and one of those is because of its lack of appropriate facilities that can accommodate the needs of…

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


5 minutes of your time can support 10 people in their lifetime.
One tree produces oxygen for as much as ten people. Planting one tree will only take up about five minutes. With your help, we can make a big change in the lives of people. That means a better environment. That mean healthier lives.
August 4, 2012 (Saturday)
The Fields Clubhouse
NUVALI, Laguna