Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ASEAN + 6 Construction Forum

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines- Philippine Overseas Construction Board (CIAP -POCB) will lead the The ASEAN + 6 Construction Forum on October 25, 2017 at Solaire Hotel Manila
Invited are Local guests from the public and private sectors ASEAN Member States delegates, speakers and moderators Guests from Dialogue partners (China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand) Philippine delegates, VIPs, and selected guests
The ASEAN + 6 Construction Forum is an industry development platform where construction industry players including large Filipino construction companies, professional construction organizations, investment banks, relevant government agencies, diplomats, and authorities in construction industry, both local and overseas, gather, join, share information and best practices with the end view of generating construction business opportunities for Filipino construction companies.
As the ASEAN becomes a major player in the international community with the establishment of the ASEAN Community 2015 which generated enormous opportunities in the form of a huge market worth over US$2.5 trillion , the Forum is positioned to take advantage of the benefits of the economic integration which includes the vibrant flow of goods, services, investments and skilled labor, and overcoming the challenges brought with it, thus the inclusion of the construction industry players in the ASEAN countries, both from the government and private sector.
With the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 with the theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, and the country’s rolling out of long term plans in the construction industry including increase in spending for infrastructure development and market openness, the ASEAN + 6 Construction Forum endeavors to help implement the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 aimed at achieving a seamless and comprehensive connectivity and integration among the ASEAN countries. The Master Plan puts emphasis on the establishment of sustainable infrastructure through the: (i) increase in public and private infrastructure investment in each ASEAN Member State; (ii) significantly enhance the evaluation and sharing of best practices on infrastructure productivity in ASEAN; and (iii) increase the deployment of smart urbanization models across ASEAN.
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Teamwork makes the dream work’ PRRC and TESDA to team up for a vision for ISF’s

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), has been resettling informal settler families (ISFs) living along the banks of the Pasig River and its tributaries considered danger zones to safe, decent, and socialized housing units provided by the PRRC, National Housing Authority (NHA) and concerned local government units (LGUs).

Since its creation in 1999 to present, the commission was able to resettle a total of 17,561 ISFs in resettlement sites established and/or managed by PRRC, NHA, and the City Government of Mandaluyong.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Robert Laurel Yupangco at Asia Leaders Forum- Real Estate 2022 & Beyond


ASIA LEADERS FORUM is the major advocacy—launched in 2010—of Tag Media and Public Relations to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia. These goals are elaborated in every events launched yearly with leaders as previous speakers such as Arch. Jun Palafox, Charlie Rufino, Dr. Elton See Tan, Mark Leviste, Robert Laurel Yupangco and Philip Cea among others.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Duterte, Robredo, Sereno, Bato support #WorldPandesalDay on Oct. 16 Posted: 15 Oct 2017 11:58 PM PDT


President Rody R. Duterte, Vice-President Leni Robredo, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Bato dela Rosa and other leaders supported the “World Pandesal Day” celebration on October 16 by the 78-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe at Judge Jimenez St. corner K-1st Street, Quezon City. President Duterte sent a special message supporting #WorldPandesalDay, which honors the Philippines’ humble yet popular pandesal bread, also a reminder of society’s goal to alleviate poverty and hunger.

“World Pandesal Day” started Oct. 16 Monday at 9 a.m. with Vice-President Leni Robredo, PNP Gen. Bato Dela Rosa, Quezon City Police District chief Senior Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar and Kamuning Bakery Cafe owner Wilson Lee Flores led ceremonial giving of free 50,000 pugon-baked pandesal breads, free Mega sardines, free Fly Ace & Hobe noodles, free King Sue hams, Ok Koolers juices, etc. Wilson Lee Flores said: “Kamuning Bakery Café’s World Pandesal Day gift-giving and other charities are inspired by the Bible story in John chapter 6 verses 1 to 14 about the miracle of a boy’s 5 loaves of breads and 2 fishes, which were multiplied to feed over 5,000 people because of faith. This old-fashioned and simple bakery was saved three years ago, now it has become a source of blessings for others.” 

The 3rd Danish Film Festival returns this Oct. 19-22 @Shangri-La Plaza Manila


The Embassy of Denmark is proud to announce the return of the 3rd edition of the Danish Film Festival. The festival will open on Thursday, 19th of October at the Shang Cineplex, Cinema 4 of the Shangri-La Plaza. This year’s festival is comprised of 11 films holding an earnest collection of contemporary and award-winning films of the previous years:


Available 24/7 online, newly-formed Bancrea Homes, together with its partner developer and mass-housing advocate 8990 Holdings Inc., launches its official website, www.BancreaHomes.com, today, which unleashes a full range of innovative features that a traditional property brokerage firm does not usually offer. 

These features include the “ASK REA:24/7 Live Chat,” a dedicated live chat hosted by real-person customer service staff, an “E-Refer Kita” app, where every Juan can refer a sales lead, check the status of their referral, and earn a commission on the lead, and a lead generation and exchange service whose dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, powered by Aggrego.io, can organize and track sales leads and virtually manage a network of real estate brokers and agents.

To make the necessary site trippings less stressful among prospective home buyers, Bancrea Homes also introduces its “Book-A-Tour”—via a ride-sharing app—where you can schedule your visit at your own time and also ride for free. Bancrea Homes also provides financial literacy sessions among first-time homebuyers; documentation and taxes consultations; pabahay programs and rent-to-own deals for employees; pre-approved home loans; property leasing services, and rewards from industry partners.

Further, Bancrea Homes offers a free franchise for local and international brokers who would like to sell the housing units of Urban Deca Homes, the flagship brand of 8990 Holdings Inc.

“For first-time homebuyers, buying a house is a bit stressful; they need help from an experienced broker or agent throughout the process. In Bancrea Homes, we assist our clients from reservation to documentation, from the payments to moving in,” says Roy Buen, Bancrea Homes’ founder and CEO.

He adds, “We also have a 24/7 online live chat where real-person customer service officers are just one message away anytime, anywhere. Sadly, a lot of property brokers and agents lacks the after-sales service; once the client has reserved a property, the brokers and agents are suddenly unavailable. Part of our advocacy is to put a stop to this frequent home buyers’ dilemma.” 

Bancrea Homes’ current roster of brokers and agents was originally trained by 8990 Holdings Inc., which makes Tani Basman, 8990 Holdings’ assistant general manager for Metro Manila sales and customer service, all the more confident. “We’ve made a partnership with Bancrea Homes to deliver the sales for our National Capital Region (NCR) projects [Urban Deca EDSA Tower, Urban Deca Homes Campville-Muntinlupa City, and Urban Deca Homes Tondo, among others]. We believe in the goal of Bancrea Homes: to deliver good customer service, which translates to more sales,” says Basman.

“Both Bancrea Homes and 8990 Holdings are serving the same mass-housing market. We also closely work with government financial institutions such as Pag-IBIG Fund and the National Home Mortgage Financing Corporation,” Buen explains. “As of today, the mass-housing backlog is more than five million homes. With the help of Bancrea Homes and our growing industry partners, it’s not too late to fulfill the dream of every Filipino to own a house.”

About Bancrea Homes

Launched in October 2017, Bancrea Homes, 24/7 Real Estate Digital Services, is an online property servicing agent, which has been exploring ways to improve the home buying experience in the Philippines, where every home buyer deserves the best customer service every step of the way from the initial property search and basic financial literacy training to various home loan options and necessary move-in day procedures, plus an efficient after-sales service.

Visit here www.BancreaHomes.com.

Friday, October 6, 2017

2nd PHILMEX-SWEEPPP WATER AND WASTEWATER TECHNOPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE @SMX CONVENTION CENTER, MOA PASAY

 CITYSWEEPPP Foundaon, Inc. (SFI), together with the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers(PSME)  through its annual naonal exhibits PHILMEX, is holding the  2nd  PHILMEX-SWEEPPPWATER AND WASTEWATER TECHNOPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE on October 12, 13 & 14, 2017at the Hall 4 of SMX Convenon Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City. The event coincides withPack Print Plas Philippines 2017, the leading event in packaging, prinng and plascs in thePhilippines.   Since the trend all over the world now is B2B, PHILMEX-SWEEPPP WATER ANDWASTEWATER  TECHNOPRENEURSHIP   CONFERENCE   is   opening   a   gateway   to   vast   businessnetworks   through  integrated  business   matching  services   between  foreign trade/commercialservices and building, water, industrial contractors, project consultants/designers, and suppliers(distributors, indentors, dealers).

Monday, October 2, 2017

The 16th Pelikula Spanish Film Festival this Oct 5

PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati from October 5 to 15 . Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Ayala Cinemas, the 16th edition of the festival will screen more than 20 films.