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Real Estate Insights for First Time Buyers

March 16, 2021

Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) Chairman and CEO, Architect Romolo V. Nati, has been invited to participate as a speaker at the TGFI Real Estate Online Conference, with the title “Building and Investing in your First Home'' that will be held on March 20-21, 2021. Arch. Romolo V. Nati is among specially selected experts who will share ideas and perspectives on real estate and urbanization specifically in the Philippines, where Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), a publicly listed Italian-Filipino company, has developed eco-friendly mixed-use projects in Northern Mindanao, such as its flagship development, Primavera Residences, followed by Primavera City, both awarded by The International Property Awards-Asia Pacific as Best Mixed-use Developments in the Philippines. And its latest project, Miramonti Green Residences added laurels to IDC as it won the International Property Awards for Asia Pacific for Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines 2019-2020, sealing its place as elite Award Winner as all its developments winning awards from the prestigious International Property Awards for Asia Pacific. The event program has some very prominent speakers lined up such as keynote speaker, Italian Architect and Green Building Advocate Arch. Romolo Nati, who is also Chairman and CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation; former NREA President and Chairman Alejandro Manalac, now Chairman of Havitas Development Corporation; together with Mr. JJ Atencio the Chairman and CEO of Januarius Holdings, Inc., Pete Felix, President of Phinma Properties; Anthony Leuterio, the Founder of Filipino Homes and Gino Olivares, the President of OSHDP just to name a few.   This two-day event will try to address many first buyers’ concerns, offer solutions and give precious insights directly through the testimony of important real estate thought leaders, experienced industry experts and licensed professionals.   With today’s demand for sustainability and health, IDC has always been a company that stood by its design philosophy in committing to build sustainable real estate projects in harmony with the environment to bring value to investors, end-users, and the community. Also, Arch. Nati's works have been recognized by many organizations across the world and he has won many international competitions. Arch. Nati was also featured in National Geographic Magazine ASIA as “One of the Philippines’ new business leaders “ and in Bloomberg Philippines as a “Thought Leader”. Interested attendees can register for free on the following website: www.tgfiph.com/reoc

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MDNN Digital Launched with Star-Studded Guests and Fresh New Line Up of Online Segments

March 12, 2021

MDNN Digital also known as Mindanao Daily News Network Digital was launched Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Event Center of Centrio Ayala Mall. This digital platform is operating under its umbrella company Business Week Mindanao which is one of the top newspapers in Cagayan de Oro City. The company is owned by Sudaria Group of Publications. The event was attended by the company owners, their staff, segment hosts, some public officials, personalities, business owners, and members from the media and blogging community.      Before the program started, the guests were treated to some light snacks, desserts, and drinks.      The Grand Launching of MDNN Digital was hosted by Ms. Jamie Colon and the program started with an invocation composed of the National Anthem and Prayer.      After that Mr. Dante Sudaria (President and CEO) of the Sudaria Group of Publications was called on stage for his Opening Remarks.      According to him, he is so happy that despite the pandemic, his company was able to stand the test of time and was able to continue publishing and distributing his paper in the city.      With the launching of this new digital platform, he is happy to say that he is embracing the Digital Era and taking advantage of it to expand his business. Sudaria is looking forward to more offerings in 2021 with the stronger team that he has now and is positive that Cagayan de Oro will continue to prosper also in collaboration with MDNN.      The next part of the program is the Project Rationale and Introductory Speech delivered by Mr. Allan Mediante.      It was then followed by a speech by Special Guest Speaker, Hon. Girlie Balaba, who offered words of wisdom and an empowering message to MDNN and to everyone present.      After that, it was followed by another short speech by Dr. Manny Jaudian (President of Cagayan de Oro Press Club). He offered an enlightening message as well.      The most exciting part of the program was when an AVP of MDNN’s New Line Up of Digital Shows was played on the Big Screen. A lot of great online segments are coming our way and some have already aired on the Mindanao Daily News Facebook Page. Some of these segments include; Rated E, Diskarteng Pinoy, Hot Talks, Maghikay ta Mindanao, Sikat Karon, and many more.      After the video was played, it was time to introduce the Program Anchors and Hosts. Each of them was called out on stage and they each shared what people can expect from their segments.      Some of the hosts of these online segments are the following; Ercel Maandig, Mylene Sison, Jamie Colon, James Hallazgo, JS Sanchez, etc.      When it was over, a video presentation of Greetings from National Officials was played. The guests got pumped with the following number which was a performance of MDNN’s very own station ID which was performed by Power 90’s CDO. It was a lively, semi-rap song but the tune was very pleasant to the ears and has that recall after you hear it.      After the performance, the host signaled the end of the event and a photo op ensued with all the guests and attendees of the event.

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Youth Creativity Festival 2021 Goes Borderless

March 12, 2021

One good turn deserves another.  The success of last year’s Youth Creativity Festival (YCF) inspired the PANAF Board, the festival organizers and the co-producers, Intersections Inc. (ICI) to do even better this year! “We realize the insatiable thirst for knowledge of our young people in navigating the world through creativity. We gather once again the industry’s brightest to help us carry out our commitment to guide and care for the next generation leaders of brand building into creating meaningful work”, says Blen Fernando, PANAF chairman. The Youth Creativity Festival 2021 set on April 29-30 will be live streamed over PANA FB, YCF FB and other major school organizations’ FB pages.   This year’s theme continues to be “Future-Proofing the Youth”  but  given a deeper relevance as students have immersed themselves in online learning, detached from the physical world, wondering what career paths await them with these new realities. Through the diverse disciplines of the resource persons, YCF 2021 aims to provide the audience with fresh insights on in-demand skills and necessary values and the mindset that are important  today.  It will highlight the 21st century uncertainties that even the innovative teaching strategies could not have anticipated. It will attempt to paint vividly the future advertising scenario given the current backdrop. Finally, it envisions leaving the participants with worksheets “ala workshop materials” to support them in their future crossroads. This year’s YCF logo embodies all these intentions. Developed by MullenLoweTreyna, who shares the same vision as PANAF, the presentation illustrates how traditional walls are slowly crumbling and how borderless perspectives are being adapted. The use of airline vouchers showing the destination and career opportunities dramatizes the substantial and incisive conversations that can be expected from the event. The YCF experience is ideal for senior high and college students majoring in advertising, marketing communications and multimedia arts; thus the hashtag #UpToYouth. It can also provide thought leadership for communication professors and professionals newly engaged in the brand building industry.  All sessions are free but pre-registration is required to avail of the certificate of attendance. Save the date and see you all on April 29-30, happening live on PANAF YCF's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PANAFYouthCreativityFestival. For updates, please visit http://panaf.com.ph/. #UpToYouth

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Enjoy Cool Deals with foodpanda’s Summer Kick-Off Vouchers

March 10, 2021

Instead of spending your summer days in a hot kitchen making a meal or a snack, have your favorite food delivered straight to your doorstep as foodpanda kicks-off the season with summer discounts and free food deliveries. foodpanda will definitely help you beat the heat with these vouchers that you can use until March 27 every Thursdays to Sundays. If you're a proud "team bahay" or those who plan to just stay at home this summer, the code BAHAYLANG, which gives P80 off with a minimum order of P399, can keep you company all throughout summer. The adventurous and those who fancy taking long rides with their barkada are also represented with the code ROADTRIP, which provides P100 off with a minimum order of P499. Meanwhile, if you are someone who likes to bask in the sun, stroll along fine sands, and dive in clear waters, the code BEACHTRIP, which gives P150 off with a minimum order of P599, might be for you.  With these cool promos, there’s no need to go out under the hot sun to indulge your craving for something refreshing. Make your summer more fun with foodpanda’s awesome Summer Kick-off promos and enjoy delicious sunny day deals as you stay cool, comfy, and cozy at home. Can’t get enough of super savings? Even more deals are available with other foodpanda promos such as Super Sundays, Mega Mondays, Epic Deals, Bright Deals, and Free Delivery.  Download the foodpanda app on IOS or Apple, and check out the wide range of summer treats available for easy delivery. For more information on promos and vouchers, visit the foodpanda.ph website or follow the official accounts on Facebook and Instagram.    

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IDC Bags Outstanding Developer Award of 2020

March 10, 2021

February 20, 2021 - Property Green Developer ( Italpinas Development Corporation ) through its Primavera Sales Office at Uptown Cagayan de Oro, was awarded by Leuterio Realty & Filipino Homes for its Developer’s Choice Award for the year 2020. “Filipino homes have been consistently the best performing Real Estate company for IDC’s project in Cagayan de Oro. We were positively surprised that even in the time of pandemic Filipino Homes, not only selling IDC projects, but even increased their performances. The initiatives like various webinars differently gave an exceptional value.  They also have well-motivated, committed  and hardworking sellers.  It is more than a pleasure to work with a well organized and professional company as Filipino Homes'' said Arch. Romolo V. Nati, IDC Chairman & CEO. IDC is grateful for the support of Filipino Homes / Leuterio Realty & Brokerage showed to the company since IDC started in 2010 in Cagayan de Oro. Leuterio Realty has been a consistent Top Realty Firm ever since. And the company is looking forward to a stronger partnership in the years ahead as the company grows. IDC recognizes all the agents of Filipino Homes / Leuterio Realty & Brokerage for their continuous efforts in promoting the company’s legacy of sustainable development , and IDC will promise to continue in motivating and inspiring each seller to go the extra mile. “In IDC we are motivated by our common goal of achieving perfection in our product and services and we work hard to achieve that, every day. We are happy to see that Filipino Homes is aligned with IDC in this challenge”, said Ms. Gladys Ivy M. Echano, IDC Sales Director. “Thank you Filipino Homes for your exceptional support to IDC.  We have even boosted an increase in our sales reservations during the health crisis period.  This is because of the contributions of the hardworking partners from Filipino Homes.   More power to Filipino Homes,” she added. "We are beyond grateful for this recognition, and more than thankful for the partnership IDC has with Filipino Homes / Leuterio Realty & Brokerage. 2020 has been one of the best years of IDC. We recognize all the agents of Filipino Homes / Leuterio Realty & Brokerage for their continuous efforts in supporting us. We promise to continue to accommodate them to the best of our abilities and inspire them every day to go the extra mile."  said Ms. Gladys Ivy M. Echano, IDC Sales Director. IDC is grateful for the support of Filipino Homes / Leuterio Realty & Brokerage showed to the company since IDC started in 2010 in Cagayan de Oro. Leuterio Realty has been a consistent Top Realty Firm ever since. And the company is looking forward to a stronger partnership in the years ahead as the company grows. The company currently has two major projects. Primavera City in Cagayan de Oro is a cluster of seven buildings to be developed in four phases. Miramonti Green Residences, on the other hand, is located inside Light and Industry Science Park in Santo Tomas, Batangas, and will be developed in two phases. Citta Bella, the second phase at Primavera City, is the newest building. It is the next eco-friendly building that will rise at Primavera City’s Uptown Cagayan de Oro location, along the junction of P.N Roa Ave. and Masterson Ave. The first phase at Primavera City, (called Citta Verde) is in ongoing construction, with completion targeted before the end of this year. Phase 3 is Citta Grande, which is now in permitting stages. The last Phase (Phase 4) will be Citta Alta. The key-factor that is present in all IDC’s projects and that has made the company’s developments so successful and appreciated, is the performance-based design which integrates sustainable strategies and green architectural elements that aim to reduce overall energy and water consumption, resulting in long-term savings.

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NGCP’s Green Spark program ignites eco-tourism in Guimaras

March 9, 2021

The provincial and local governments of Guimaras, in cooperation with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) launched its Green Spark program as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.      The Green Spark Program stimulates positive change with the introduction of green and sustainable alternative lifestyle component to NGCP’s host communities. For the project in San Lorenzo, Guimaras, NGCP partnered with Bambike Revolution Cycles, an organization supporting local tourism using bicycles made with locally sourced bamboo.      “Our efforts will usher in a new ecotourism milestone in Guimaras which will be centered on biking to explore the island’s tourist destinations. Bicycling is strongly encouraged as a sustainable and ecofriendly mode of tourism. There is minimal environmental damage. The activity produces no carbon emissions, promotes health through physical movement, and requires little to no public infrastructure to support.  In addition, bamboo bicycles from Bambike use the ubiquitous, locally-sourced, and sustainable bamboo in making the bicycles, making this project uniquely Filipino,” stated the company.      In 2019, NGCP also launched the Green Spark program in the agricultural community of Brgy. Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal, where e-vehicles complete with charging stations were provided to the community.      “NGCP’s Green Spark Program embodies what the company envisions for its communities – equipped with sustainable and eco-friendly options to drive development. Similarly, that is also what we target for transmission operations – responsive to the anticipated increase in power consumption and prepared with smart solutions to growing energy dependency,” NGCP added.      NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr.

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