Sunday, July 5, 2015

WHICH PARTS OF METRO MANILA ARE NOT PRONE TO FLOODING?

MyProperty.ph lists down Metro Manila areas you can expect to be safe and dry in the coming monsoon season

The arrival of monsoon season in the Philippines can be an issue of safety for people living in flood-prone areas. But even as we prepare for the heavy rains to protect our families and homes from inundation, our best defense really is prevention, which means right from the home-choosing stage, we have to know which areas to consider not just for proximity and real estate value, but its susceptibility to flooding.

To help in your search for a home that will keep you as safe from flooding as possible, MyProperty.ph has put together a list of some of the places in Metro Manila with low to moderate risks of flooding. Information was gathered from sources such as Nababaha.com and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau’s Geohazard Map of the Philippines.


Caloocan

Over half of Caloocan’s towns both in the north and south part can be considered low- or moderate- risk areas in terms of flooding. Two of these are Monumento, which is famous for the monument dedicated to Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio, and Bagong Silang, which is considered as the country’s largest barangay.

Las Piñas

A number of barangays in Las Piñas pose only a moderate risk of flooding to its residents. Poblacion, for one, is the location of Saint Joseph Parish, where the famous Bamboo Organ can be found. Another well-known town is BF international, a gated community that’s fast becoming a foodie paradise.   

Makati

Some of the most prominent areas in Makati—namely, Forbes Park, Bel-Air, and Dasmariñas Village—belong in the low-risk categories in relation to flooding. Also considered low- to moderate- risk are the barangays of Cembo, Bangkal, and Magallanes, which are located close to EDSA.

Malabon

Malabon’s terrain makes it constantly prone to flooding during heavy rains, high tides, and dam overflows. However, the areas of Acacia, Potrero, Tugatog, Santolan, and Longos can be considered as moderate-risk areas, being slightly farther from the Navotas and Tullahan rivers.

Mandaluyong

Highway Hills, which is one of the busiest locations of the city, is one of Mandaluyong’s low-flood-risk areas. Another is Wack-Wack Greenhills, which houses the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, as well as SM Megamall and Shangri-La Plaza.

Manila

While the entire city of Manila remains constantly affected by flooding because of the numerous bodies of water running through it, there are a few relatively safer areas of the city, such as Santa Mesa as well as the old, walled city of Intramuros.

Marikina

The Shoe Capital of the Philippines is constantly plagued by flooding issues due mainly to the Marikina River, but the areas of Fortune, Parang, and Barangka manage to pose only a moderate risk to residents due to rising water levels.

Muntinlupa

Generally, Muntinlupa’s exclusive gated communities are relatively safe from flooding, including Ayala Alabang and Alabang Hills. The business districts of Filinvest Corporate City and Madrigal Business Park, both of which are master-planned communities, are also considered low-flood-risk zones as well.

Navotas

Navotas is prone to flooding because of the bodies of water running through or surrounding it, such as the Manila Bay and Navotas River. Still, some towns make it to the list of low- to moderate- flood risks, namely Sipac-Almacen, Tangos, San Jose, Daanghari, Navotas West, Navotas East, and North Bay Boulevard North.

Parañaque

Water surging from Manila Bay could cause flooding in surrounding areas, but a larger part of the city are not usually extensively affected. One is BF Homes, well-known for its food hub along Aguirre Street. Other barangays include Don Bosco, Sun Valley, Moonwalk, San Antonio, Merville, Sto. Niño, and Vitalez.

Pasay

While 42 out of Pasay’s 201 barangays are considered flood-prone areas, there are several well-known locations in the city where the effects of flooding might be at a minimum. These include Newport City and Bay City, two master-planned estates famous for malls, condos, and casino resorts.

Pasig

Pasig River, Marikina River, and the Manggahan Floodway are the main cause of flooding in most of the city’s barangays, save for a few. Oranbo and Kapitolyo, both considered low- to medium-risk areas, are famous for their thriving food centers. San Antonio, another low-risk town, contains several prominent businesses close to the Ortigas Business District.

Pateros

Due to its almost sea-level elevation and its proximity to the Taguig River, all 10 Pateros barangays are constantly at risk of floods, with the exception of San Roque, Sto. Rosario-Silangan, Magtanggol, and Santa Ana.

Quezon City

For a place of Quezon City’s size, one is assured to find a barangay or two that’s at low risk for flooding. Some of these areas include the Scout area in Timog Avenue, New Manila, Loyola Heights, Batasan Hills, and the business district of Eastwood City.

San Juan

Most of San Juan’s towns are considered low- to medium-risk flooding areas including Little Baguio, one of the busiest areas of San Juan, as well as Greenhills, known for discount shopping.

Taguig

Bonifacio Global City is perhaps the most famous area in Taguig that experiences little to no flooding because of its underground drainage detention system. Other barangays to consider are Tanyag, Upper Bicutan, North Daang Hari, South Daang Hari, and Western Bicutan.

Valenzuela

In the event of heavy rains, flooding will most likely occur due to the overflowing of the Polo and Tullahan rivers, but several towns are able to keep from becoming excessively flooded, such as Mapulang Lupa, Ugong, Punturin, Bagbaguin, Bignay, Gen. T. de Leon and Paso de Blas.

ENDS

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fiber is an essential part of an athlete’s diet, says POC nutritionist

Donning the Philippines’ colors in the biggest sporting event in Southeast Asia—the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), which recently concluded in Singapore—Filipino athletes showed that they can slug it out with the best athletes from neighboring countries.

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has new programs for the SEA Games representatives in order to realize their full potential and ensure that they are at their peak condition during this much-hyped event and other international sporting events in the future.
SEA Games silver medallist for Decathlon Jesson Ramil Cid says he had to do his best during training to make sure the he performs well in the SEA Games.
The Philippines’ foremost sportsmen successfully translated these programs into more wins after improving the country’s seventh place standing during the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, to a sixth place finish, bagging 30 more medals in this edition of the Games.
Sepak Takraw standout Emmanuel Escote, whose team won silver in 2015 SEA Games, says POC’s newest nutrition program helped him improve his diet.
POC enlisted the help of professionals in the fields of sports science, sports psychology, sports vision, sports rehabilitation, sports training, and nutrition in order to whip the athletes into shape and to achieve their optimal fitness level.
Before heading to Singapore, athletes from different sporting events went through rigorous training and special programs that rendered them more competitive than usual.
POC nutritionists Luningning Caravana and Yancy Liwanag say that sports nutrition is an integral part of an athlete’s overall performance.
Ngayon mas naging doble yung hirap na ginagawa namin compared sa ibang international competitions; mas mahirap talaga yung training for SEA Games. Parang gusto na naming sumuko minsan pero pinipilit namin kasi para ‘to sa country,” said Olympic Rowing representative Justine Vinas, who missed the podium after settling for fourth place.
Emmanuel Escote, who is the spiker of silver medalist Sepak Takraw team, said they trained intensely to top their successful performance in the recently concluded King’s Cup Sepak Takraw World Championship in Thailand. “Mas binubugbog namin ‘yung sarili namin ngayon! Siyempre kung ano ‘yung skills mo ngayon, kailangan mo pang higitan.”
Philippine Olympic Committee enlisted the help of professionals in the fields of sports science, sports psychology, sports vision, sports rehabilitation, sports training, and sports nutrition in order to whip the athletes into shape and to achieve their optimal fitness level. (From L-R: SEA Games sepak takraw silver medallist Emmauel Escote, POC nutritionist Luningning Caravana, SEA Games decathlon silver medallist Jesson Ramil Cid, POC nutritionist Yancy Liwanag and Rowing representative Justine Karyle Vinas)
While athletes have varying motivations for playing for the national team, they share one cause—to bring home a win and make their fellow Filipinos proud.
Para sa ’kin, masarap i-represent ang Pilipinas. At saka yung karangalan na maiuwi mo yung mga medalya sa competition moisang malaking bagay na yun e!—isang malaking karangalan,” declared Escote, who is now on his 4th playing year in the national team.
With the growing popularity of sports in the country, Filipino athletes are drawing increasing national support, which inspires them to do better in the international arena like SEA Games. (From L-R: SEA Games sepak takraw silver medallist Emmauel Escote, Rowing representative Justine Karyle Vinas, and SEA Games decathlon silver medallist Jesson Ramil Cid)
Magandang opportunity po ‘to! Masaya kasi hindi ka lang nagbibigay ng pride sa bansa mo kundi pati kay God—‘yung talent ko ginagamit ko sa magandang bagay,” Jesson Ramil Cid, the country’s silver medalist for Decathlon, affirmed.
Athlete’s nutrition
Acknowledging the important role of good nutrition in an athlete’s performance, POC created a sports nutrition program to make meal plans for the athletes depending on their specific needs.

In the process, POC nutritionists learned that many of our national athletes are constipated and lack an understanding of proper nourishment in achieving optimum health.

Coach Jim Saret who is heading POC’s newest program says that C-Lium Fibre is a very good and convenient product to reach the required daily fiber intake.

To address this issue, the POC partnered with a leading supplement brand in the country, C-Lium Fibre. With the tie-up, fiber was incorporated in every athlete’s meal plan in order to reach the 25 to 30 grams of recommended daily fiber intake. Athletes were asked to take C-Lium Fibre in husk form mixed with water, first thing in the morning.

’Nung dumating kami, many of them are constipated kasi unang-una sa lahat hindi nila alam kung ano ‘yung mga dapat nilang kainin. Ang ginawa naming approach is to make sure na balanced ‘yung kinakain nila at ma-achieve nila ‘yung required daily fiber intake with the help of C-Lium,” said POC nutritionist Luningning Caravana.
Ang fiber naman kasi, in general, ay tumutulong para mailabas ‘yung dumi sa katawan natin, mapababa ‘yung cholesterol, and, at the same time, nakakatulong sa weight management para mas makapag-perform ng maayos ‘yung mga athletes natin,” she added.

Coaches Jim and Toni Saret believe that fiber is one of the most important nutrients that the body needs.
After just a couple of weeks on the program, athletes readily reported experiencing regular bowel movement and no longer suffering from bloating or other signs of digestive disorder.
SEA Games first-timer Vinas claims that the bloating of his stomach disappeared after he started POC’s nutrition program. “Regular na ’yung bowel movement ko! Personally, nakatulong talaga ‘yung nutrition program ng POC—may meal program sila for us and we consume the required daily fiber intake —kasi nga mahirap mag-training pag may nararamdaman kang discomfort sa tiyan. Ngayon wala na akong iniisip, training na lang talaga.”
The Sepak Takraw standout, on the other hand, revealed why POC’s newest program has been a tremendous help. “Nagbabawas ako ng timbang kasi feeling ko ‘nung last game mabigat pa ang katawan ko. From personal experience, nakatulong ‘yung nutrition program sa aking bowel movement so feeling ko it helps na rin sa pag-maintain ng weight ko. With the help of the program, nare-reach namin ‘yung required daily fiber intake.”
C-Lium Fibre—available in husk and capsule formats—is made from natural psyllium plant, which is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber.
According to the National Fiber Council, the soluble fiber in psyllium absorbs water, turns it into gel, then attaches to food, sugars, cholesterol, and fats in the stomach. It then helps to expel these from one’s digestive system. A high-fiber diet also helps lower the risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart disease, certain forms of cancer, diabetes, and stroke.
“I think it’s one of the most important supplements we need to take as individuals. C-Lium Fibre is actually a very good product and it’s very convenient and so there’s no excuse for you not to be able to get the right amount of daily fiber because it’s so accessible,” said Coach Jim Saret.
Coach Toni Saret, who is co-heading POC’s program with her husband Coach Jim Saret, said that nutrition also plays a big role in an athlete’s performance.
Philippine Olympic Committee partnered with C-Lium Fibre in order to help athletes achieve the required daily fiber intake that their body needs. (From L-R: POC nutritionists Yancy Liwanag and Luningning Caravana, coach Toni Saret, 2015 SEA Games sepak takraw silver medallist Emmauel Escote, Rowing representative Justine Karyle Vinas, and coach Jim Saret)
“You cannot work out with poor nutrition. Fitness and sports are always tied up with proper nutrition; you cannot have one without the other or else you cannot attain your optimal performance as an athlete,” said the female coach.
With new partnerships such as that with C-Lium Fibre, POC has high hopes that our representatives will perform better in different international sporting events like the Olympic Games and this will translate into medals for the country.
 “You can never question the Filipino spirit. We will always fight; they will always continue to fight despite the odds and being the underdog; lalaban at lalaban pa din ang Pilipino. So that makes me really proud to be a part of this program,” said the Coach Jim Saret.
C-Lium Fibre is a product of Pascual Laboratories, Inc., and is available in major drugstores nationwide.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Amy Perez: It’s Never Too Late

They say that mothers know best and TV host Amy Perez couldn’t agree more.

Being a mother to three amazing boys, a wife to a great husband and a career woman, the 45-year-old TV and radio host tries so hard to keep a balance between her family life and profession. However, she acknowledges that juggling jobs can be a real piece of work that might sacrifice other things such as health and wellness.

But the “Umagang Kay Ganda” host says that it’s all about balance and knowing one’s priorities. “Mahirap siya if hindi mo magawang i-balance lahat. Time management lang naman ‘yan so I’m happy now na ‘yung workload ko is all in the morning,” she says.

TV and radio host Amy Perez says that her secret for being always on-the-go includes balanced diet, regular exercise and adequate fiber intake with the help of C-Lium Fibre.
With so much tasks at hand, Amy knows that she has to take care of her health.  “I am 45 years old, and I am not getting any younger, therefore I need to be always healthy for myself and for my family.” Her consciousness about overall health is greatly influenced by her mom. Thanks to her mom, who always reminds her to take care of her body, that she learned the discipline of being mindful of her overall health. One of her mom’s repetitive reminders to the family is to have enough fiber intake every day.

DZMM radio host Amy Perez says that finding balance in everything you do is the key to a healthier lifestyle
“It was my mom who introduced C-Lium to me! She reminds us every day na dapat may fiber intake kami,” says Amy. “In our line of work, hindi maiiwasan that we eat less vegetables and fruitskaya I complement my diet with C-Lium Fibre to get the right amount of fiber every day.”

“A lot has changed since I became a mom! Everything and anything I do now have to be for the good of my boys,” says Amy. “No more partying and drinking like when I was younger! I have to make sure that I'm always ready and healthy for my boys.”

Umagang Kay Ganda” host Amy Perez says that at the age of 45 she needs to be conscious with her overall health for her family and her career.
Amy also relates that having C-Lium as part of her daily diet helps her body to go further and to successfully accomplish all her tasks as a mother, a wife, and a TV and radio host.

“Because of C-Lium, I feel light and clean. It helps me go further every day with my work and enjoy my time with my kids kasi nga hindi ka feeling bloated at hindi ka hirap kumilos,” Amy shares.

C-Lium Fibre is made from natural psyllium plant, which is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibers.
According to the National Fiber Council, the soluble fiber in psyllium absorbs water, turns into gel, and attaches to food, sugars, cholesterol, and fats in the stomach.
It then helps to expel these from one’s digestive system. A high fiber diet also helps lower the risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart disease, certain forms of cancer, diabetes, and stroke. 
For moms like her who are always on-the-go or just someone who is conscious with overall health, Amy advises that you should always find balance in everything you do.

 
TV personality Amy Perez says the reason why she’s very conscious with her health now more than ever is because she needs to be healthy for her children.

She also shares that the time she became conscious with her regular fiber intake with the help of C-Lium, that’s the time she started feeling good about her body.

Para sa mga mommies na on-the-go, minsan nakakalimutan na natin na isama sa diet natin angenough vegetables and fruits.  So, a good way to help our body is take C-Lium Fibre because it helps your body in a number of ways,” she says.

Apart from taking supplements like C-Lium and eating healthy, Amy also works out regularly. “I do pilates and zumba tapos pag medyo masakit yung likod ko, I do yoga. I mix these three together with the low calorie diet that I currently follow,” she asserts.

Taking C-Lium Fibre helps Amy Perez to feel light and clean, helping her go further and successfully accomplish all her tasks as a mother, a wife, and a TV and radio host.


 Being in the industry for almost 30 years already, the celebrity mom says that she can’t ask for more; she’s very thankful that her career was blessed with longevity.

“For me to be able to stay this long in this business is such a blessing already, ‘yun na ‘yung pinaka-fulfilment para sa akin. So, now, I am very eager naman to improve my health so I can perform better at my craft and always be there for my family. I believe na it’s never too late to choose that path so I advise everyone out there to have that initiative and consciousness na maging mindful sa kanilang overall health,” says Amy.

C-Lium Fibre comes in two formats--husk powder and capsule form-- and is available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Five simple rules for building the ultimate man cave


Not sure how to begin creating your personal lair? Here’s your guide to setting up the perfect testosterone-powered chamber.

To dads who toil away at the office and at home most of the time, Father’s Day is a welcome respite from the fray. It’s also one of those days when you can get away with a lot of things, like finally working on the man cave you’ve always dreamed of.

A man cave is a guy’s getaway; his own zone away from the fuss and frills of the entire home. It’s the place where he can hole up and hibernate for as long as he can, and is pretty much a wife- and children-free spot where he can do what he wants (within reason, of course).



Sounds like a dream, right? If you think it’s time to cash in your get-away-with-something card and put together your private hideaway, here are five things to keep in mind before you start.

Choose a room in the house

It can be your house’s basement or attic, or even half of (or the entire) garage. Whichever room you want to transform, consider how big it is and what you plan on turning it into. And make sure it’s actually an available space you won’t be using anymore; it’s going to be a hassle when you finally set up your man cave, only to dismantle it because you need the area for storage.

Decide on a theme

Are you a sports nut, a gaming enthusiast, or a movie buff? Your hangout can be anything you want—it’s your sanctuary, after all. You can turn it into a sports bar, a video-game arena, a mini-theater, or even an old-fashioned gentleman’s club where you can swill scotch and talk about the weather with friends all day. Picking a theme early on will help you go into the nitty-gritty, from choosing between a pool table and a juke box, as well as the color scheme and furniture.


Map out your idea

Before taking a sledgehammer to your walls, you need a plan of attack. Start by measuring the dimensions of the room and plotting it out on graphing paper. Section off the space and determine what to put or build into each corner or side, and be as detailed as you can. Be sure to create a timeline of the things you have to do so you don’t take too long on one particular step.


Work out your spending

Itemize what your man cave needs and set a certain amount you’re willing to spend for them. Add about 15 percent to that amount to cover any unexpected spending because you can bet there will be. And be realistic; it’s easy to go overboard and lose track of your expenses in the process, so if your budget won’t permit that massive Jacuzzi with a built-in TV, don’t push it. Also, consider second-hand items from friends and family, thrift shops, garage sales, and online selling sites to stay within your budget.


Get help

Unless you’re a true-blue Jack-of-all-trades, you can’t do absolutely everything yourself. And if your design involves electrical and plumbing work and you don’t have the skills for them, Google and YouTube can only get you so far. Contact a professional for each phase of the work you need assistance on. Want to save money? Find friends with construction skills who are willing to work for pizza and beer.


Being able to put your feet up in your home within a home takes careful planning and hard work, so don’t jump into it without a thought-out strategy. Once everything’s in place, you’ll have an escape, a place where you and your buddies can be yourselves and, ultimately, the happiest place on earth.

ENDS

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Amaia Scapes Cavite gives basketball clinic for kids from PBA stars

True to its promise of uplifting the living standards of many more Filipinos, Amaia Scapes Cavite basketball court and village pavilion was blessed last May 16 and is already for turn over to homeowners.

The event just got way more fun with the free basketball clinic for kids from some of today’s PBA stars. Thirty kids aged seven to 15 years old experienced pro basketball coaching from Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Ryan Arana together with Chig Manalo of Amaia Sparrows.

After the clinic, Amaia Scapes Cavite homeowners had the chance to meet and greet two of today’s best PBA players.

Participants of the Amaia Scapes Cavite free basketball clinic were given a certificate of completion by Amaia Coach Chig Manalo, and Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Ryan Arana.

“It’s our promise to our homeowners! These features help Amaia to create a more enjoyable and comfortable community for our residents,” said Rodney Reyes Project Strategic Management Group Head for South Luzon

Rain or Shine’s Ryan Arana teaches the kids some basic basketball techniques during the free basketball clinic last May 16 at the Amaia Scapes Cavite basketball court.

Kids ages 7 to 15 years old listens carefully to the instructions of Coach Chig and Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga during the free basketball clinic last May 16 at the Amaia Scapes Cavite basketball court.

“Meanwhile, the basketball clinic and meet and greet with PBA stars are just one of our many future projects. Simple activity like this is our way of giving back to our homeowners,” Reyes added.

All Amaia Scapes projects provide a village patio which comes with a pavilion, swimming pool, basketball court, and landscaped garden. A patio green which serves as extension of one’s home is also available for a fresher environment for the family. These features allow homeowners to have a time for leisure without going too far and spending so much.

Amaia Scapes officials turns over the basketball court and pavilion to its residents. (From L-R: Doris Salengua Customer Care Group for South Luzon Operations, Rodney Reyes Project Strategic Management Group Head for South Luzon, Eric Ganaden Home Owners Association President, Aurea Viray Regional Sales Director for South Luzon)

Amaia Scapes projects are wholly managed by the Makati Development Corp. BuildPlus (MDC) and Ayala Property Management Corp (APMC). A 24-hour security, guarded entrance and exits, and a perimeter fence so you can assure that your family is safe.

Amaia Land is the country’s leader when it comes to economic housing, which is designed with quality, affordability, and security in mind.

For inquiries, visit www.amaialand.com or like www.facebook/AmaiaLand.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Amaia brings another community in Batangas

After a couple of projects launched last year, Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, Amaia, is launching another   community in Lipa City, Batangas as part of its mission to give every Filipino the opportunity to have better homes.

There is no stopping to what Amaia has set out to do, which is to provide quality homes   at a very affordable price.

Its newest development, Amaia Scapes Batangas, is the third horizontal development of Amaia Land Corp. in the province, which is located in Barangay Anilao-Labac, Lipa City.

Batangas is a first class province located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. The province is among the most popular destinations near Metro Manila because it is home to some of the famous tourists’ spots like Taal Volcano and Taal Heritage town—a small picturesque town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century.

Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, Amaia Land, opens another community in Lipa City, Batangas.


The province also has many excellent beaches and diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Sombrero Island in Tingloy, Ligpo Island in Bauan, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan.

Also, Batangas is not only famous for their production and market of the 'Balisong' or Filipino Butterfly knife but also as a booming industrial hub.  The identification of Lipa City as an industrial growth center in the region and being the focal point of the CALABARZON program resulted to the increasing number of business establishments in the city's Central Business District as well as numerous industries operating at the province's industrial parks.

The Patio Green is an extension of one’s home for a fresher environment


With these facts to consider, it is very ideal to purchase an Amaia Scapes Batangas property since it offers not only a safe and secure community but also a location that will open doors of opportunity for you and your family.

The location of this new Amaia development is very beneficial to its future residents because of its strategic location. It is home to some of major commercial establishments which are essential to day-to-day living. Other establishments such as government offices, hospitals, and restaurants are also near Amaia.

Schools like De La Salle, Lipa City Colleges, and other elementary and high school institutions are just few minutes away from the   community, which is very convenient when raising your children.

Aside from the good location, Amaia Scapes takes pride of its unique community concepts, innovative house designs, and spacious area.   Each Amaia community is designed with guarded entrance and exits, a perimeter fence, and tree-lined spine road for ensuring the safety of its residents.

Promoting not only   quality homes but   balanced lifestyle as well, Amaia provides a Village Patio that has a pavilion, swimming pool, basketball court, and landscaped garden. A Patio Green   which serves as an extension of one’s home is also available for a fresher environment for the family.

The Village Pavilion


Continuing its promise of combining affordability and quality, the project occupies approximately 10 hectares of land with 630 residential units. Future residents can choose from six house types namely Bungalow Pod, Twin Pod, Single Home, Twin Home, Multi Pod, and Carriage Pod. Buying an Amaia home is made easy   with various   payment schemes such as   cash payment, deferred, PAG-IBIG, Bank and In-house financing.

Rest assured that Amaia Scapes Batangas is of top quality since it is backed by Makati Development Corporation BuildPlus and by Ayala Property Management Corporation, both trusted for securing a liveable community.

With Amaia Scapes Batangas, your dream home is within your reach.
For inquiries, visit www.amaialand.com or like www.facebook/AmaiaLand.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

AQUABEST TO LAUNCH NEW STORE FORMAT IN FRANCHISE ASIA

Aquabest, the country’s leading water refilling franchise is poised to launch its new condominium store format at the upcoming 2015 Franchise Asia Philippines.

The company is a long-time member of the Philippine Franchise Association and is considered to be among the leading players in the water franchising industry. The company recently developed a new condominium centric store format in response to the changing trends in the market.

The company recently opened two condominium based stores in SMDC developments namely SM Sea Residences and SM Blue Residences. These stores have a combined water station and laundromat setup.



Compared to conventional Aquabest stores the condominium store format has a larger floor area and has an increased emphasis on the laundry business. Prospective franchisees also have reduced delivery expenses since there is a large captive market available in the respective developments that house the stores.

The company has launched the new store format in response to the changing market trends. The strong growth of the Philippine property market has fuelled the growth of high density high rise vertical developments which has transformed the market.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jardine Distribution Inc. BiyahEdukasyon goes to Panay with Mango Growers

True to its commitment to partnering Filipino farmers, Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) recently organized another “BiyahEdukasyon” bringing Mango growers to Iloilo City, Guimaras and Boracay, in the bustling island of Panay. 

“BiyahEdukasyon,” literally translated as educational trip, is an institutionalized program of JDI that is exclusively offered to its partner farmers who have been loyal customers for years. 

Participants of this year’s “BiyahEdukasyon” attend an Integrated Pest Management Seminar organized by JDI and its different sponsors.
“Byahedukasyon has been our way of pursuing continued education for our partners outside of their farms.  Aside from providing farmers solutions through the products that we offer, we believe that by providing them opportunities to learn more about their crop and exposing them to other income-generating ideas, we are able to help them in their business.  This in tern ensures that the partnerships we have with them are sustained,” says Kaye Aguilan, JDI product manager.

JDI and sponsors hold an Integrated Pest Management Seminar during this year’s “BiyahEdukasyon” to give back to the company’s loyal customers. (From L-R: David Lobo of Sumitomo Chemicals, Minako Nakatani of Nihon Nohyaku, Lawrence Yu of Sumitomo Chemicals, JDI President Edwin Hernandez, and resource speaker and BPI-NMRDC Senior Agriculturist Yondre Yonder.)

A total of 90  participants from the provinces of Pangasinan, Batangas, Davao, North Cotabato, Saranggani, and Cagayan De Oro took part in the trip.

The event included a seminar on integrated pest management and an actual demonstration of bagging mango fruits to prevent damage from pests at the National Research and Development Center Guimaras.  This was followed by a tour of the  MacNester Food Products, a food processing facility using Mangoes as one of its main ingredients for many food products; The participants were treated to an island hopping tour at Boracay and capped by a dinner by the beach courtesy of  Summit Agro International, one of JDI’s partners for its Mango brands.

JDI’s loyal customers who participated in this year’s “BiyahEdukasyon.”

Key Mango customers were also recognized during the trip.

“It was a fun and meaningful trip for the participants. We made sure that they would not only learn but also enjoy the activities held throughout the trip. After all, our loyal customers only deserve the best—like our products and this trip,” said Aguilan.

This year’s “BiyahEdukasyon,” with a theme “Mango Gilas sa Guimaras,” is composed of different activities including a seminar on integrated pest management, an actual bagging demo, a tour of the MC Nester Food Products, Boracay Island Hopping, and Applaud Night.

 JDI, a member company of Jardine Matheson Group, represents a number of leading brands in crop protection, local and foreign-made pesticides, plant growth regulators, hybrid rice seeds, and vegetable seeds.