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A demonstration of the contact tracing application TraceTogether, at the Ministry of Communications and Information, on March 20, 2020. / Photo Courtesy CHONG JUN LIANG

PH eyes Singapore's contact tracing app

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and other government agencies, is looking into Singapore-based app ‘TraceTogether’ as one of the potential tools in ad...

Federation of Free Workers (FFW)

Labor group lauds gov't officials for salary donation 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

A labor group lauded the decision of the majority of Cabinet officials to donate 75 percent of their salaries as additional funds to contain coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Sonny Matula, Federation of Free Workers (FFW) president, said they app...

President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte recognizes Robredo's Covid-19 initiative 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

President Rodrigo Duterte asks everyone to help his government address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Duterte expressed appreciation to Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo for taking the initiative to provide assist...

Alejandro Manalac articles

Choosing the right agent

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 10, 2020 loyalty

“but that is what my agent told me!” says the irate client who was complaining at the office of a very reputable developer who might be expecting the super amenities that were presented to them, or the additional appliances that were supposed to be included when they purchased the unit o...

Yes, Foreigners can own ‘Landed Properties’

chrome_reader_modeMay 11, 2019 loyalty

You read it right, foreigners can own ‘landed properties’ in the Philippines. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can own land, well at least as of now until the lawmakers finally decide to amend some of the provisions of the constitution. With the developments in the on...

What to keep and What to flip

chrome_reader_modeApril 24, 2019 loyalty

Real estate is a long-term investment and you should be prepared to keep this long term commitment. This should always be the mindset of anyone who is investing in real estate, period. No matter what the agents tell you especially those unscrupulous unlicensed and inexperienced salespeople promising...

The strongest influence in property values

chrome_reader_modeApril 15, 2019 loyalty

We are all familiar with the old adage about Location, location, location being the most important factor in choosing a property where we can settle with our families or just to invest in. But let’s say that there is a property available in the market that is near the good schools, walking dis...

TRENDS

chrome_reader_modeMarch 28, 2019 loyalty

There is an old adage in real estate that says, “know where the people are going and get there first’. Investors make money not by following the trail of the market but actually predicting its direction. For many reasons, this is more foreseeable than guessing the fluctuations in the sto...

What steps should I take before I buy any real property?

chrome_reader_modeMarch 13, 2019 loyalty

Our economy has been growing faster than it has ever moved in recent history. The strong fundamentals that we have are definitely influential in this improvement. Another major factor that economists are pointing out is the entry of the Philippine population in the Demographic Window, It is the time...

You do not need to have millions to be an investor

chrome_reader_modeMarch 06, 2019 loyalty

Most people usually associate the term “Investor” only to the very rich and highly educated individuals. The word alone either intimidates them or bores them when it is being presented. Thanks to the creativity of entrepreneurs, finance companies, networking groups, insurance companies, ...

What is the best property for you?

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 20, 2019 loyalty

A very basic question that somehow so many people actually fail to ask themselves first before signing on that dotted line on the contract and committing themselves in a major and long term obligation of amortizing their purchased property.  Most of the time mesmerized and emotionally overwhelm...

Build build build

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 13, 2019 loyalty

For the past few months, you must have been seeing this government’s battle cry on television, billboards, newspapers or hearing it on the radio. Well, it is true, this administration is very serious in its massive infrastructure program. In fact, it will be the most ambitious infrastructure p...

Sell your unit fast(er)

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 23, 2019 loyalty

I recently received a call from someone who was referred by an associate to ask for help in selling her unit. It has been in the market for almost a year. When I asked about the price, it was quite on the wishful side although not really impossible to sell. However, she was wondering why she was not...

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