Pasay City, Philippines

Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex: A sterling landmark of disaster resilience

We all know that the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is a popular destination for unforgettable gastronomic and recreational experiences, but did you know that the 67-hectare Mall of Asia Complex where MOA stands is engineered to withstand disasters caused by natural hazards?

The foundation of the Mall of Asia Complex was built to be safe and secure because SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of Southeast Asia’s largest integrated property developers incorporates disaster resiliency measures in every project, with the MOA Complex as one of its biggest investments.

SM Prime collaborated with a team of local and international experts to ensure the feasibility of both water and land before the MOA complex was built and once finalized, Belgium’s renowned coastal development construction company, Jan de Nul, developed it from the ground up.

The reputable Jan de Nul made sure the terrain was stable and the complex’s roads were made resistant to earthquakes and erosion, in accordance with the National Structural Code of the Philippines and approved by both the Philippine Reclamation Authority and the National Government.

Three important disaster resiliency features were used in protecting the Complex and the coastal community of Pasay from tides and waves: One, a three-kilometer seawall built to stand against liquefaction; two, a meter-high inverted wave return to serve as defense against high waves; and three, a drainage channel to prevent floods during storm surges. This was put to test when Typhoon Pedring hit in 2011, and the Mall of Asia Complex was spared from destructive waves and flooding that submerged many other surrounding establishments.

As an added feature, both the Complex’s main road and all its structures are elevated 4 meters above the parameters set by the National Building Code. Pilings strengthened its foundation and greatly improved its soil bearing capacity.

Family fun, leisure and entertainment are the objectives behind the awe-inspiring grandeur of SM Mall of Asia, but this vision is founded on a commitment to safety and a secure foundation throughout the Complex. This is a firm philosophy of SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee Mr. Hans T. Sy, a champion for disaster resilience, who continuously invests in DRR and in allocating 10% of the company’s expenditure for DRR in all of SM’s infrastructures throughout the country.

“Today, disasters have become more frequent and severe. The government and the private sector must work together to find solutions for greater resiliency. SM prime as a responsible property developer places Disaster Risk Reduction as one of its core strategies. It simply makes good business sense.” emphasizes Mr Hans Sy. He believes that not only is DRR an effective way to grow the business but it protects the communities where SM is located amid the increasing risks of climate change.

Today, the MOA Complex is a bustling realization of Mr. Henry Sy Sr.’s grand vision for it to become both a premiere integrated leisure destination with a complimentary business and lifestyle district – one of the country’s truly revolutionary mixed-use developments, and a thriving example of disaster risk reduction at work.

The next time you visit the MOA Complex – whether it is to visit the world’s largest IKEA, or to view the sunset from the top of the MOA Eye, or to simply shop and dine with your loved ones – it will be good to know that SM Prime has ensured your safety and security from the time the development was conceptualized and opened in 2006.. to today and tomorrow.

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Advocacy, Batangas

Hamilo Coast: Nurturing nature for 15 years and beyond

The current rate at which individuals observe sustainability practices is far from halting climate change. Whether it is reducing the use of disposable items or saving more energy, environmentally conscious activities will only yield significant results if everyone is “cast in the same mold,” so to speak. That said, high-impact global sustainable development lies within the responsibility of the government and large organizations—conglomerates among them.

Understanding such a role, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, has incorporated its sustainable practices in its developments early on. Through SM Prime’s Costa Del Hamilo Inc., a leader in the leisure resort industry and the movers behind Hamilo Coast – this premium seaside complex in Nasugbu, Batangas, fosters a tangible connection with nature. Marking its quindecennial year, Hamilo Coast looks back at its milestones and achievements with its core emphasis on sustainable development.

“Sustainability has been at the forefront of our vision in providing a resort lifestyle. We strive to practice both environmental and social sustainability in our operations through our partners and commnunities,” Franklin M. Bolalin, Assistant Vice President for Hamilo Estate Management, said.

Disaster risk reduction

Every year, the country deals with an average of 19 typhoons, with some often resulting in damages to properties and loss of life. Coastal defenses such as seawalls and breakwater structures are often implemented to resist storm surges. In the case of Hamilo Coast, mangrove trees are the key.

Hamilo Coast’s 100,000 square-meter or equivalent to 10 hectares mangrove belt is one of the largest mangrove areas in the municipality. The sustainable beach resort town has since planted 50,000 mangrove propagules, protected hand-in-hand with the conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.

Biodiversity conservation

Apart from disaster mitigation, mangrove trees also benefit the climate by absorbing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon dioxide. This capacity nurtures the ecosystem and biodiversity in the area, providing habitat for a wide array of species.

Hamilo is home to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna. Its conservation programs and various sustainability initiatives have nurtured and conserved its precious biodiversity. There are about 96 various bird species found at the estate. Among these bird species are the rough-crested Malkoha and the Philippine eagle-owl.

From growing local plants to conducting regular coastal clean-up drives, coastal resource conservation initiatives are active in Hamilo Coast. With the help of WWF, they can increase their fisheries’ biological capacity and monitor their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)—the Pico de Loro, Etayo and Santelmo coves which are among the three MPAs for Costa Del Hamilo’s Sustainable Development Project. Hamilo has been working with WWF since 2007 monitoring the health and viability of Hamilo Coast area.

In recognition of its conservation efforts, Hamilo Coast was cited by the World Wide Fund for Nature as its longest Sustainability Partner in 2020.

“Over the years, our partnership with SM significantly contributed to the impact we are making in our work in Hamilo Coast. From liquid waste and coral monitoring, to our present work on integrated waste management and food sheds, we hope that this continuing partnership would help us realize our vision of making Hamilo a holistic model of sustainability”, says Katherine Custodio, WWF-Philippines’ Executive Director.

Green buildings development

The path towards a sustainable future is paved with many interventions, including zero waste, dematerialization, zero emissions and resource efficiency practices. For its part, Hamilo Coast makes its intention to be a premiere sustainability community possible by making sure its buildings are designed with the environment in mind.

Some of the estate’s facilities are powered by alternative sources of energy. For example, its lamp posts use solar power more than traditional ones to function. Natural lighting and ventilation are also noticeable in some of its residential areas, which benefits the environment as well as its tenants. Additionally, Hamilo Coast implements a solid waste management plan that consists of recovery of materials and vermicomposting, among others.

Sustainable living

At Hamilo Coast’s core is how a distinct beachfront home can harmonize with its surrounding environment. As people crave for a more relaxed environment, closer to nature and the outdoors amid a work-from-home setup pushed by the ongoing pandemic, Hamilo homes give access to invigorating landscapes, coves to explore and the calming sea.

Fifteen years later, Hamilo Coast has surpassed its reputation as a weekend respite. It is now one of the best settlement options for people looking to live the coastal life in a sustainable community.

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Philippines

SM Supermalls Celebrates the 124th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

In anticipation of the 124th anniversary of Philippine Independence, SM Supermalls shares why Independence Day is a pivotal turning point in our history.

It is a celebration of our identity as Filipinos. Independence Day represents the core of our beliefs and our identity as Filipinos – a strong and courageous race willing to fight for freedom’s sake. After almost 400 years of colonization, the raising of our flag and the singing of our anthem serves as more than an obligation; it commemorates the heroism embodied by every Filipino who fought for our freedom. This June 12, 2022 at 8:30 am, come in colors of the Philippine flag and head to the SM Supermalls’ Flag Raising Ceremony as we show love of our country and pay our respects to those who fought to protect it.

It is a celebration of our rich and diverse culture. Each year, the month of June encourages us to exhibit our country’s rich culture in many different ways. Whether it be through food, fashion, or art, all 18 regions across the Philippines have so much to offer! At an SM mall near you, enjoy a taste of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao’s diverse cultures through Pinoy Eats and Pinoy Buys until June 12, 2022.

It is a celebration of our love for the country. Putting the country above one’s self is a great honor and responsibility. As Filipinos, it is our duty to keep the flame of patriotism alive by learning Philippine culture and history, to cultivate in us a sense of community and accountability towards our Filipino brothers and sisters. Visit SM City Cebu’s HeroiSM phygital exhibit until June 15, 2022 to explore Philippine history in an #AweSM way!

Celebrate #PinoyFreedom at SM Supermalls!

While we each exude patriotism in our own way, one cannot ignore the pride and enjoyment that comes with Philippine Independence Day celebrations! Commemorate Independence Day in a truly Pinoy way— sumptuous food, the company of loved ones, and great deals on all things local!

At SM Supermalls, activities are lined up to keep #PinoyFreedom alive nationwide! So come and celebrate the #AweSM and historic Philippine Independence Day at an SM mall near you.

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Manila, Marikina, Pasay City

Federal Land helps drive socio-economic activity in Marikina, Manila, and Manila Bay Area with new properties

Real estate company Federal Land, Inc. is on track with its 2022 targets with new properties that are seen to help drive socio-economic activity in Marikina, Manila, and the Manila Bay Area in Pasay City.

“We are optimistic that the sector will see a significant rebound this year. This is the reason we remain aggressive in introducing new properties in key areas in the metro. As more people resume their previous routines, we shall provide them with living options that will fit their needs and respond to their demand for a holistic, sustainable lifestyle,” Federal Land, Inc. sales group head Margarita Saenz-Resurreccion said.

This position supports the findings of the recently released Colliers Property Market Report, which listed “improvement in consumer and business confidence” as among the key market enablers for the sector.

The report, released on February 9, mentioned the overall Metro Manila vacancy rate is expected to go down to 16.2% by the end of 2022, from 17.9% in 2021. “This points out to a healthy supply pipeline,” it said.

Colliers also sees gradual recovery in rents and prices and expects an increase of 1.7% and 1.5%, respectively, as demand grows. It also cited data from the BSP’s latest Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) report showing nationwide home prices increased by 6.3% YOY in Q3 2021 due to stronger consumer demand for residential property.

The group also encouraged residential developers to “continue lining up projects, both condominium and house & lots, in line with the anticipated recovery of the economy and as more professionals return to traditional offices located in central business districts.”

New developments
Federal Land is set to launch new residential towers in Marikina with Siena Towers, Manila with Quantum Residences, and in the Manila Bay Area with Mi Casa.

“All these developments are strategically located in areas with various commercial and lifestyle choices, with nearby schools, hospitals, and major thoroughfares. They feature a wide range of amenities and access to the outdoor space that allow residents to lead an active, well-balanced life,” Resurreccion said.

Located along Sumulong Highway in Marikina City, Siena Towers is a modern take on the town of Siena, Italy, where rural charm and progress abound. It is an ideal option for those looking for an upgraded suburban living and access to modern conveniences at a reasonable price.

For its latest residential property in Taft Avenue, Manila, Federal Land’s Quantum Residences is among the company’s real estate developments that are seeing high demand from property buyers, both here and abroad.

The three-tower mixed-use condominium is designed to fit the modern lifestyle. It is fiber optic ready, so everyone in the family is assured of fast and reliable connectivity for work, learning, and entertainment.

Mi Casa, on the other hand, is an upcoming vertical residence located within the Central Business Park island of Manila Bay Area designed for contemporary Filipino living. It is a tropical-inspired residence nestled in the middle of a thriving community which makes an ideal home for executives and business owners who live a fast-paced life but aspire to go home to a quieter place that allows for relaxation and repose.

“Overall, these properties are good investment options for those looking for a place to live, rent out, sell, or unwind,” Resurreccion concluded.

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Palawan, Philippines

The Royal Treatment at Puerto Princesa: Paradise Regained

With safety protocols firmly enforced, Puerto Princesa is poised to again welcome tourists with open arms. In recent years, the highly urbanized city and tourist haven has been paralyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic, then pummeled by Typhoon Odette. But it is now on the road to recovery—as spectacularly as its scenic, romantic and gastronomic attractions

“The tourism industry is the lifeblood of Puerto Princesa, along with agriculture. Almost 15,000 people directly or indirectly benefit from tourism. In varying degrees, most of the recent construction and development projects are related to tourism: hotel-building, parks, cruise-ship ports, street lights, roads and many more. Unfortunately, some of these have been on hold since the onset of the pandemic,” discloses Demetrio “Toto” Alvior Jr., the city tourism officer.

The Royal Connection

Puerto Princesa, the capital of postcard-perfect Palawan, sprawls across 253,982 hectares of captivating coastlines stretched over 106 kilometers. Due to its strategic geographical location, it has sufficient depth to allow ships of all sizes to anchor, earning a reputation as a “Princess of Ports,” or in Spanish, “Puerto Princesa.”

There’s no contention that Puerto Princesa is one of the country’s greatest pleasures. A holiday destination universally beloved by travelers, beach-combers and trekkers; a bustling business center with a rural allure; a provincial vibe with modern amenities; and a clean and green city recognized for its lush forests, fresh air and frontier character.


Rising Above Covid-19

The city of Puerto Princesa has been struggling to get to its feet since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020. The lack of tourists, which is the main industry, has forced hundreds of tourism-related businesses to close, leaving thousands of tourism workers unemployed.

“The public-health crisis forced them to find alternative sources of income, which was made more difficult because of the restrictions of movement due to several lockdowns,” Mr. Alvior reveals. “One factor of low tourist arrivals is the fluctuating number of Covid cases, which in turn affects the determination of quarantine requirements and national government intervention policies.”

Today, Puerto Princesa is experiencing record lows in terms of economic losses, losing around P5 billion a year for the past two years from potential tourist receipts.

“The City Tourism Department has been strengthening its social media campaigns to encourage local tourists to visit local attractions, in a bid to boost much-needed revenues to the ailing tourism sector,” a cautiously optimistic Mr. Alvior says. “We have one important wish in the City Tourism Department, and that is to prioritize the aids for the Typhoon Odette-affected tourism industry here.”

The goal is to regain the city’s glory as an eco-tourism capital. “Our 2022 goals are full restoration of all the tourist attractions affected by Typhoon Odette such as the completion of the construction of the cruise-ship port and other man-made tourist attractions. There will be wide, extensive and aggressive promotions of Puerto Princesa to the local and international market.”

The Last Frontier

Puerto Princesa has a plethora of tourist spots. But many tourists who visit the city put the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the New7Wonders of Nature, on top of their list. As the jump-off point for exploring the world-famous Tubbataha Reef, the city also hosts a fair share of adventurers.

“Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have never ceased to hope that the future will be better. This year 2022 is no different. And while what we want is a full recovery, we cannot afford to be careless when taking big steps. As we begin to truly understand the gravity of the situation, we also come to realize that our moves must be consistent with the bigger picture such as the national situation,” Mr. Alvior says.

Since February 10, the city has been happily welcoming more visitors once again, hoping that the arrival numbers will soon be back to pre-pandemic levels. In this initiative, the tourism department shares the privilege on with the private sector.

“While the government is the administrator of the State, the private sector is the bloodline. The government and the private sector are two inseparable factors for Puerto Princesa to prosper, and more importantly, to recover,” Mr. Alvior says. “The key to recovery is to enable and support the private sector to keep or resume their business operations. When it comes to the city’s biggest partners, apart from government agencies, it is the collective impact of small-business operations.”

Puerto Princesa may be “The Last Frontier,” but the City Tourism Department is confident that it will always be the first choice of every traveler.

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Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Spain, Travel

Isabel de Barreto “The Queen of Sheba”: The first female admiral in History

Do you know who was the first woman in history who commanded a ship? Do you know who was the first woman in history who crossed the Pacific Ocean? She was none other than a Spanish woman named Isabel Barreto, whose life story well deserves a movie.

Instituto Cervantes de Manila is organizing a cycle of two webinars on this extraordinary woman in celebration of women’s month this March. The first leg will be held this Thursday, March 31, at 6:00 PM, and will consist of a lecture by the famous Spanish historian Elvira Roca (as famous in Spain as Ambeth Ocampo in the Philippines). This lecture will have English subtitles and can be accessed at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82399004400.

The second leg will be held the following Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 PM, wherein the expert Francisco Mellén will talk about the latest findings in the archives on Isabel Barreto. He will be accompanied in a round table discussion by the prestigious historian from Vermont University Juan Maura. The event will have a simultaneous translation in English and will also be held via Zoom. The link will be available on the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes de Manila.

Isabel Barreto was the first female Admiral in the world, and Philippine history enthusiasts would find it interesting to note that after traversing the Pacific Ocean from the Viceroyalty of Peru, she ended her trip in the Philippines where she and her crew sailed for their lives. Her husband, Alvaro de Mendaña, who discovered the Solomon and Marquesas Islands in the 16th century, had died in the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It was upon his death that Isabel assumed the leadership of the expedition en route to the Philippines. In Manila, she was welcomed with great honors as the “Queen of Sheba”.

This noteworthy woman was born in Galicia (Spain) in 1567. During her childhood, the family moved to Peru where she grew up, and married her first husband Mendaña, who was more than twenty-five years older than her. During her stay in Manila, she married a Spanish military man, Fernando de Castro, with whom she returned to the Americas.

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Announcement

First Steps in Winning

Today betting is a popular activity. Numerous advertisements of bookmakers not only in the media, but also on the Internet attract the attention of many people. The number of fans betting on sports is constantly increasing

In order to make a bet and get your portion of adrenaline, it is not even necessary to leave home. A computer or smartphone with Internet access is enough to register on the bookmaker’s website. Online betting has given thousands of players the opportunity to try their luck, get acquainted with btts tips and test different strategies to achieve winnings.


Basic principles of a betting company

Any bookmaker’s office must obtain a special license to operate legally and have a certain authorized capital. Only under such conditions a company can start its work.


Bookmakers are serious about odds setting. For this purpose they involve analysts or use professional software in which certain probabilities are already built in (they only need to be converted into the appropriate numerical odds)


In each quotation there is a margin, a certain amount which the bookmaker will earn in any case. Some bettors call the margin a commission, which is also true.


Every day bookmakers form lines, providing players with a large selection of events. Bets are made not only in the prematch, but also in the live mode. Players choose a suitable option for themselves. It is worth noting that each office has its own rules and features, so before placing a bet, players should definitely become familiar with them.


Is it possible to make money on bets?

If players can control their emotions and not give in to gambling, they can really achieve certain results. To do so, it is necessary to understand the sport discipline chosen for betting and also to have good analytical skills.

Studying information and forming conclusions about the possible outcome of a sporting event requires a lot of time. Even the smallest details that can affect the outcome of the meeting should be taken into account.


Many bettors use special strategies that can be divided into three categories: sport model, mathematical strategy and financial tactics. The latter is usually used in combination with other schemes to increase their effectiveness.


In order to start playing, funds are needed, which the player can spend on bets without regret. However, a financial investment is not enough. In order to achieve success, it is necessary to allocate time for pre-match analysis. It is recommended to pay attention to certain factors, among which:


– the presence of motivation to win;
– the position of the team in the standings;
– the lineup, which will probably take part in the upcoming game, and the form of sportsmen; – statistical data.


A beginner should first of all get acquainted with basic information about betting, learn how to make a prediction, study the rules of a bookmaker’s office and the principles of its operation. Only then it is best to start betting. Play for money on the sites of trusted institutions, which have a good reputation.


Today, sports betting is a popular and quite interesting hobby. Some users eventually become professionals who steadily win large sums, but they are very few.


Nowadays, bettors have a wide variety of bookmaker companies, so they can choose a suitable game for themselves. It is worth understanding that betting is a pleasant pastime, but not a source of stable income. To get big winnings, it is necessary to make certain efforts and gain experience.

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Philippines

Big fuel discounts to all motorists during weekends with Caltex Biyaheng Pamasko promo

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) is giving Filipino motorists the gift of savings this Christmas season with their latest promo, Biyaheng Pamasko.

Beginning December 10, 2021 until January 2, 2022, motorists who fuel up at participating Caltex stations every Friday to Sunday will automatically get Php3/liter off on Caltex Platinum with Techron and Caltex Silver Techron and P2/liter off on Caltex Diesel with Techron D.

“Christmas is a time when people everywhere are busy making plans to celebrate with their loved ones and friends with gatherings and gift giving. These happy festivities can get challenging cost-wise though. With Biyaheng Pamasko promo, we hope to give back to our loyal customers not only by ensuring they will have an uninterrupted journey with our quality fuels but also have some extra savings to really make it a very merry Christmas,” said CPI Country Chairman Billy Liu.

The promo is available on the following dates:

Dec 10 – 12, 2021

Dec 17 – 19, 2021

Dec 24 – 26, 2021

Dec 31 – Jan 2, 2022

The fuel discount will be applied on the same gas up or purchase and is non-transferrable and non-convertible to cash. This promo is valid with cash, e-wallet, credit card or debit card purchase and cannot be combined with any other discount offers at Caltex.

Caltex has remained dedicated to finding ways to make motorists’ drive an enjoyable journey, providing quality fuels and lubricants as well as rolling out various rewards and promos throughout the year. DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-132807, Series of 2021.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and seeking to grow lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines

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Palawan, Philippines

Banwa Private Island’s preferred aviation partner, Ascent features more private air options

PRIVATE FLIGHTS TO BANWA PRIVATE ISLAND

Take off and breeze through the skies in a private jet, helicopter or single-engine aircraft by Ascent Flights Global (“Ascent”) to the exclusive and all-villa Banwa Private Island.


Banwa Private Island’s preferred aviation partner, Ascent features more private air options for a truly luxurious and seamless experience, whether flying directly to the island or through any of Palawan domestic airports. Every charter flight is tailored to the guest’s needs, meticulously organized from enquiry until well after arrival.


The most favored and convenient charter flight from Manila to Banwa Private Island is through an 8-seater Cessna Grand Caravan EX seaplane, landing directly on the doorstep of the exclusive sanctuary.


Complementing the seaplane and multiple helicopter options, newly available Ascent aircraft include the Cessna Turbo 206H suitable for small groups of up to 5 passengers and perfect for adventure travels with its versatility and cargo space. While the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk for 3 passengers is considered as the most successful aircraft for its reliability and comfort.


For groups of up to 8 passengers, the Swiss crafted Pilatus PC-12NG offers the ultra-modern cabin experience, equipped with all you need to relax, work or share in-flight moments. For guests wishing to share a private island experience with larger parties of up to 14, the Gulfstream jet is the aircraft of choice.


Roundtrip private flight rates start from US$5,700 from Manila to San Vicente, closest airport to the island, with onward journey in a premium sports utility vehicle followed by a short and scenic speedboat transfer to the island.

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New York, Philippines, USA

Livingsprings Communities Realty bags Best Luxury Real Estate Developer in the Philippines at Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021

Livingsprings Communities Realty and Development Corporation (LCRDC), an award-winning premium boutique real estate developer, was recently named Best Luxury Real Estate Developer in the Philippines at the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021 based in New York, USA.

Livingsprings’ persistence in continuing quality construction and development of its properties amid the pandemic reflects LLA’s representation of pioneering excellence and innovation as an organization. LCRDC factors in the pandemic in enhancing its properties’ build and design, offering amenities and providing safe common areas such as spacious natural ventilated hallways and open-air sky decks for residents.

Livingsprings’ exceptional performance and established reputation as a developer of communities delivering greater living spaces, privacy, accessibility, security and convenience enabled the company to stand out in the Luxury Real Estate Developer category. Twelve companies from the Philippines were carefully selected and reviewed, six were shortlisted, and one ultimate winner was chosen.

“Winning the Best Luxury Real Estate Developer in this years’ Luxury Lifestyle Awards means so much to us because it shows that if we just focus on working with passion in the spirit of wanting to do our best and giving more our efforts will eventually get noticed.

We believe that providing homes where people and families can thrive and feel the love is what God designed us to do, and we just need to do it as best we can,” – Managing Director Archt. Monique C. Albert-Lopez

Livingsprings received LLA’s certificate, plaque, and the trophy, which is the official symbol of victory, designed with Golden Crown covered in 24-karat gold by a well-known Italian jewelry designer, Faraone Mennella.

“It’s very rewarding to be recognized all the way from across the world. As a company, we are truly grateful and feel appreciated for what we have been doing,” Archt. Albert-Lopez added.

Besides excellence and reputation, the selection criteria for the category included personalization, uniqueness, craftsmanship, location, security, amenities, credibility, sustainability and recommendations from other associated luxury professionals.

Despite being a young company in the Philippine real estate industry, Livingsprings is proving to be an up-and-coming player by winning its third international award in just three years’ time.

“Livingsprings proudly dedicates this award to our hardworking employees and partners who have been giving their best, to our customers for always choosing us in delivering their homes and investment, and most especially to our Chairman and CEO, Ms. Lily Chan. We couldn’t have done this without her continuous trust and believing in our quality of service,” Archt. Albert-Lopez said.

Livingsprings Managing Director Archt. Monique Albert-Lopez holding the award trophy and plaque for Best Luxury Real Estate Developer in the Philippines from Luxury Lifestyle Award 2021 – another testament and milestone of LCRDC making a name in the international luxury real estate scene

A Testament to Excellence

Livingsprings’ award-winning property, the 10 Acacia Place Quezon City reflects the company’s commitment to excellence in developing luxurious projects complemented by outstanding services and customer care, and credibility in keeping customer trust. Another is Tres Palmas residential cluster in Taguig that offers living spaces that promote peace, privacy and sensibility. Both properties enable residents to nourish families and build healthy communities for an overflowing life experience.

In the photo: 10 Acacia Place’s three-bedroom living room with a Pacific-Modern inspired design.

It has floor-to-ceiling glass windows giving you a splendid view of the city’s skyline.

The company’s 10 Acacia Place boasts a Pacific-modern and cosmopolitan design with a sense of exclusivity that meets the craftsmanship, uniqueness, and quality benchmarks of LLA. A low-density residential development in Quezon City, the property has only 182 units, preserving residents’ utmost privacy, comfort, and peace and quiet. Tres Palmas, on the other, hand passes these standards as an eight-story residential building with Mediterranean-modern inspired architecture. It provides tranquility with sound of streaming water from fountains, palm trees and lush verdant garden for a calming landscape for residents.

10 Acacia Place is designed to enable homeowners and residents to personalize their space to truly make them their own. The flexible units and convertible spaces are meticulously planned to maximize floor area. Residents can customize units to their desired layout for a more comfortable and rewarding living space.

In addition to excellent build and personalization, Livingsprings puts a premium on location, amenities and security, which the company believes are world-class standards of modern living. 10 Acacia Place is strategically located at the gateway of Cubao for proximity to major landmarks, top schools, offices and shopping centers. Its concierge services provide assistance in transportation, home maintenance and housekeeping for a hotel-like lifestyle. RFID exclusive access at the lobby and 24-hour security service ensure the residents’ safety and security.

Sharing the spotlight in prime locations, Tres Palmas also preserves personal space of home owners with its low-density towers. It has 60 percent of restful space where the gates are open into a refreshing environment. Tres Palmas gives a taste of the vibrant city living being seven minutes away from Bonifacio Global City and 15 minutes away from the Makati and Ortigas business districts.

Like LLA, Livingsprings advocates sustainability in all its properties. The 10 Acacia Place units are designed for business owners, millennial professionals, families , newlyweds, retirees and the property’s investors who wish to live in a place with convenient location but also yearn for a peaceful residential community. Moreover, Tres Palmas promotes the balance of functionality, built quality and nature aesthetics that creates a true customer-centric experience and value for living. Both properties follow sustainable, green and conscientious design and practices.

The Luxury Lifestyle Awards recognizes excellence across different industries and maintains the highest standards in the property industry worldwide. LLA is an authoritative and respected global award-giving body that connects people with the most trusted and successful premium brands worldwide. For this year’s awards, LLA analyzed and conducted research on more than 10,000 nominees in 400 categories from 60 countries.

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