Category Archives: Real Estate

The latest passion-pursuit phenomenon

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Back then, it has always been either a matter of money, passion, or purpose in pursuing career choices. But thanks to shifting generational behavior and an increase in opportunities easily accessed online today, the lines between these factors start to blur, creating a new kind of working lifestyle: Side hustling.
Megaworld, via its latest Makati CBD project, The Ellis, responds to the needs of today’s emerging work/life persona — the side hustler. What exactly is “Side Hustling”? It is a hobby, service offered, or freelance pursuit one has outside of the usual 9-5 full-time job. Basically, it is simultaneously pursuing another passion or interest without quitting the day job. It is also another way to make cash on the side or make productive use of spare time.

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Palawan benefits from DOST’s flood hazard mapping project

DOST_Palawan_CNNPHThe topographic maps will be used in flood modeling of disaster-risk prone areas in Palawan, said Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, program leader of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) DREAM program.

Puerto Princesa (CNN Philippines) — Palawan is one of the many provinces that benefited from the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) flood hazard mapping project. Continue reading

PH-Aussie group to drill for oil west of Palawan

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An Australian-Filipino consortium will drill a new deep-water exploratory well in the West Philippine Sea, according to House deputy minority leader Rep. Arnel Ty.

Ty, of the LPGMA party-list, said he is supporting the oil exploration project, which is not in the part of the disputed area of the sea west of the Philippines. Continue reading

$250-M fruit plantation to create 8,000 jobs in Palawan–Gov. Alvarez

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round 8,000 jobs will be created with the development of a fruit plantation project in Palawan, according to Palawan Gov. Jose Chaves Alvarez.

Alvarez told reporters in a recent news conference that Del Monte-Arabia is investing a $250 million to develop a banana and pineapple plantation in Palawan that would cover at least 6,000 hectares of land. Continue reading

Aquino checks on Palawan, Cebu airports

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines—President Aquino on Monday inspected the construction work on the new international airport here, one of his administration’s main tourism-boosting infrastructure projects.

The facility, targeted for completion in 2017, aims to upgrade Palawan’s capacity to handle more tourists. Continue reading

2 M passengers a year seen with new Palawan airport

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President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport development project yesterday. With him are Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin and other local officials.
MANILA, Philippines – Tourist arrivals in Palawan are expected to increase with the newly renovated Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan, an official said yesterday. Continue reading

Aquino visits Palawan

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd flies today to Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, the province that is closest to the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. confirmed the planned visit during a radio interview on Sunday but stressed that it has nothing to do with the heightening tension between the Philippines and China. Continue reading

VIDEO | As CARAT ends, US Navy confirms warships to patrol SE Asia waters

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A US Navy official confirmed a plan to deploy its warships for rotational patrols in Southeast Asia as it concluded naval training exercises with Philippine forces in Palawan waters.

The week-long Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2015) maritime exercises between US and Philippine naval forces saw the USS Forth Worth and Philippine warships BRP Ramon Alcaraz and BRP Gregorio del Pilar  sailing in the Sulu Sea. Continue reading

‘We have short memories’: Japan unites with former foes to resist China’s empire of sand

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It was American soldiers held captive by Japanese troops during the second world war who first dug through the thick, damp mud to build an airstrip on the Philippine island of Palawan.

Now, in 2015, two spy planes, one Japanese and one American, stand side by side on that same runway. Continue reading

Ayala Land to build resort hotel in El Nido.

el_nido_resorts_palawanPROPERTY giant Ayala Land Inc. has broken ground for a 150-room beachfront Seda resort-hotel—the first resort line under this homegrown hospitality brand—alongside a retail strip at master-planned Lio Tourism Estate in El Nido, Palawan.

“We are creating the beginnings of a tourist town destination,” Jose Emmanuel Jalandoni, ALI senior vice president and group head of commercial business, said in a text message. Continue reading

Aquino asked to reform DAR to complete agrarian reform targets

303x228xAuxiliary-Bishop-Broderick-Pabillo.jpg.pagespeed.ic.WFJJVNFnPPMANILA, Philippines—An official of the Catholic Bishops’ of the Philippines (CBCP) urged President Aquino on Monday to institute changes in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) so that his administration could complete the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by 2016 as he had promised. Continue reading

DAR: Land distribution may continue

Virgilio-de-los-ReyesMANILA, Philippines—Some 8,410 landholdings comprising 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be covered by the agrarian reform program three days before the law expires, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Saturday.

These are the private agricultural landholdings that have not been issued Notices of Coverage (NOC) which would allow the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to acquire and distribute Continue reading

Philippines' landless demand an end to 'failed' reforms

1402473386A group of landless peasants has called on the Philippines government not to continue with its land reform program due to it favoring rich landholders and disenfranchising the poor. The program, in which plots of land larger than seven hectares were bought by the government and sold to landless farmers, expires late Continue reading

Philippines’ landless demand an end to ‘failed’ reforms

1402473386A group of landless peasants has called on the Philippines government not to continue with its land reform program due to it favoring rich landholders and disenfranchising the poor. The program, in which plots of land larger than seven hectares were bought by the government and sold to landless farmers, expires late Continue reading