Real Estate Leaders to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic World

Lamudi brings online its panel discussion with a look at the real estate market through pandemic changes. The property platform will premiere “On the Horizon: Real Estate Leaders on Market Recovery” on September 10 at 2 PM.

On September 10, Lamudi will spearhead a virtual panel discussion titled On the Horizon: Real Estate Leaders on Market Recovery, tackling investment opportunities, market shifts, and industry trends amid the pandemic.

Despite the easing of quarantine measures and resumption of pre-pandemic life, the real estate industry is still grappling with the changes induced by the crisis. While it’s a big challenge, real estate experts think that the new era will usher in new opportunities to propel the industry further forward.

Reimagine: Real Estate in the New Normal

With the ever-changing rules on community quarantines, key players in the industry need to revisit their business models to be more prepared for overnight changes. Lamudi will kick off the event with an On the House interview with Arch. Henry Yap, Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager – Residential Division of Robinsons Land. Lamudi’s On the House features real estate leaders and how they lead their companies to success even amid a pandemic. 

Revive: Property Investment in the Post-Pandemic World

Lamudi’s latest trend report shows that property remains to be a safe haven of investment during the crisis. Against the backdrop of a pandemic, the panelists for the track “Revive: Property Investment in the Post-Pandemic World” will tackle how the post-pandemic world affects real estate investments. In this panel, real estate thought leaders will discuss the roadblocks to traditional forms of real estate marketing and uncover new investment strategies for investors and property seekers post-pandemic.

The panelists include Cary Lagdameo, First Vice President of Damosa Land; Franco Soberano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cebu Landmasters, Inc.; Mico Racelis, Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Homes; and Julius Guevara, Vice President for Corporate Planning at DM Wenceslao.

Redesign: Buoying the Market through Changes

Panelists will also elaborate on changing market preferences as they talk about property aspects that may be important considerations for buyers in the new normal.

Lamudi’s latest trend report cites comfort amenities being the top searched on the platform amid the pandemic. In the track “Redesign: Buoying the Market through Changes,” the panelists will talk about the short-term and long-term challenges faced by the industry in response to changing market preferences, and how they will influence real estate developments in the future.

The panelists for this track are Tomas Lorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of Torre Lorenzo; Pete Felix, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Subdivision and Housing Division Association, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of PhinmaProperties;  Emma Imperial, President of Imperial Homes; Tek Samaniego, Philippine Daily Inquirer Property Editor; and  Joey Bondoc, Senior Research Manager at Colliers Philippines.

A Shift to Online Events

With restrictions on mobility, key players in the real estate industry experienced and adapted to changes in property transactions. Since the start of the community restrictions in March, Lamudi has launched the virtual counterpart of some of its biggest events, such as the Broker Awards, which the real estate platform launched on its Facebook page in a series of videos. Lamudi has also been in touch with property developers and brokers throughout the pandemic to keep industry stakeholders informed of the latest developments in the market.

With this panel discussion, Lamudi once again brings together some of the biggest names in the industry to dive deep into the revival and redesign of the property sector in a post-pandemic world. 

The panel discussion is open to attendees who are interested in investing in property amid the pandemic, real estate professionals who want to learn industry insights, and property investors considering future ventures. The virtual event will start at 2 PM.

This panel discussion is in partnership with Dyson, Kone, Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Colliers Philippines,  Subdivision and Housing Division Association, Inc., and the official broadcast media partner, ANC.

Go to to register for the event.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar recognized among best in country based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler Reviews

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar proudly announced that it has been recognized as one of this year’s Tripadvisor Travelers’ ChoiceAwardee.

Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

The historic site situated in Bagac, Bataan was also a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence recognition, as how Travelers’ Choice Award was named then, both in 2018 and 2019.

“We are very thrilled and honored for this recognition. Although this has been an extra challenging year, we will stay committed to provide our future guests with secured and enjoyable stays at Las Casas,” said Paul Kerr, Marivent Resort Hotel Inc. President.

He also wishes to extend his gratitude to all Las Casas team members for their tireless work and efforts to provide satisfactory service to all their guests especially in the new normal.

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, announced on Monday the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

This coveted award program celebrates travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants, airlines, trending destinations among others around the world.

With over 8.7 million businesses listed on Tripadvisor, these awards are a true testament to the outstanding service and quality that winners consistently provide to their guests.

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor.

“Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

For updates, visit or their official accounts via Facebook and Instagram.

ADP Pharma Launches NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT

In line with NOVUHAIR’s 10th year of fervent commitment to consumer health awareness on hair loss prevention and maintenance, plus a decade of partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation, ADP Pharma Corporation has launched the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT.

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The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT serves as a token of the company’s appreciation and gratitude to the affirmative support of its loyal users and new trialists.

The continued consumer support, committed distributors and agency partners, dedicated brand ambassadors, passionateand hardworkingmarketing and sales teams spearheaded by Managing Director Mr. Bob Segovia, andthe full support of ADP PharmaCEO Mr. Martin Pascual and executives.

NOVUHAIR® has retained dominance in 2019 as the leading hair loss treatment in the Philippines.(Source: Passport Euromonitor International October 2019 Research)

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Adapting to the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid and unexpected closure of casinos
and gaming venues across Australia and the Asia Pacific, changing the
operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers
scrambling to adapt to the new realities.
This month, Asia Gaming Brief, the organizers of the ASEAN Gaming
Summit, teamed up with the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), and
Forecast Australia to conduct a Australasia-wide survey, asking about how
venues have handled the ever-evolving crisis.
More than 500 gaming venues across Australia and New Zealand were
surveyed, and the results have opened up some very interesting lines of
Among the results, the majority of venues across the countries still expect
it to be a year before a full recovery can be achieved. However, lessons
are being learned as to how to adjust business strategies to mitigate the
Among the clear standouts is a greater focus on the communication and
loyalty of both customers and staff.
The survey shares valuable insights that translate into actionable business
intelligence for any operator tasked with managing a business both safely
and profitably.
For those interested to see how Australasian Gaming operators have been
impacted by coronavirus lockdowns, and the strategies they have used to
mitigate its effects, results of the survey can be accessed via
the website in three different formats.

Key data points from the survey are presented in an easy to assimilate
Find answers to questions such as the impact of Covid-19 on visitation
levels and what were the most popular measures to ensure social
distancing between EGMs.
Find when staffing levels will return to normal and what the key stumbling
blocks are when it comes to handling cash flow.
The infographic is available for $50 + GST.
The full market report provides an analysis of the survey results, detailing
important trends observed in the data. The Market Report integrates data
from the questionnaire with other industry research from government and
commercial sources to provide a comprehensive view of the current state
of the industry.
The report provides business intelligence to help shape future planning
and strategy, sharing key insights from others in the industry.
The full market report and infographic can be purchased for $999 + GST.
The dashboard provides a deeper dive into the available data in a fully
interactive format, allowing the user to tailor the information to suit the
needs of their individual business.
The data can be sorted by region, venue type, metropolitan area and
much more, providing multiple opportunities for industry comparison
across a wide variety of data points.
The interactive dashboard, full market report and infographic can be
purchased for $1,999 + GST.
More information and pricing can be found on


F1 Hotel Manila’s highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of all our guests and associates. Travel is an important part of our lives and we understand there are concerns regarding COVID-19.

Our new Stay Well program brings together several safety protocols to give you peace of mind when you stay with us – the Home of Happy and Safe Experiences.

Everyone is subjected to a body temperature check at the hotel’s entry points. The mandatory use of hand sanitizers and disinfectant foot baths prior to entry to the hotel is strictly implemented. All guests and associates are required to wear face masks at all times while inside the hotel premises. Social distancing is strictly observed, including inside elevators. Handheld ultraviolet light devices are used to disinfect key cards, stationery and other high touchpoints. Protective shields are installed at the Front Desk and Concierge areas. A safety kit composed of a face mask and hand sanitizer is being provided to guests upon check-in. Freshly prepared breakfast meals are delivered directly to guest rooms.

Hotel facilities such as The Canary bar, F All-Day Dining restaurant, pool area, gym and spa are closed until further notice. Regular disinfection and deep cleaning is carried out in all public areas such as the elevators, reception counters and toilets. Areas such as the ground floor and 5th floor lobbies are equipped with air purifiers and humidifiers. Guest rooms undergo enhanced cleaning and sanitation processes with the use of ultraviolet light and steaming machines. Hand sanitizers are available in all public areas of the hotel. Every car accessing the hotel’s car park undergoes a disinfection spray.

For inquiries and additional information about our Stay Well Program, please call 7908-7888 or e-mail or visit

NOVUHAIR® Officially Launches NOVU VIP CLUB

What a great way to celebrate NOVUHAIR’s 10years of success in the Philippines. With the aim of highlighting further the brand’s advocacy campaign Nothing to lose, NOVUHAIR® introduces Go for the Perfect 10! with the launch of its NOVU VIP CLUB.

The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and at the same time to take the journey with the members through a wholistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis.

Supported by a pool of VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The list of VIP Coaches include some of the country’s high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim and Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coaches), Dr. Cecile Catapang (Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach) and Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach) to name a few.
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NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is a unique combination of 19 natural herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help remedy and prevent hair loss.

To know more about NOVUHAIR®, visit or follow the official Facebook page @NovuhairOfficial.

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: More reasons to go local in post-Covid

Patronizing everything local, including local tourist destinations and products, may just be what the country needs to survive in these challenging times and eventually thrive in the post-COVID-19 world.

With the tourism industrybeing one of the worst-hit industries by the pandemic, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar eyes to help in rebuilding Bataan tourism by assuring guests of their secured stays.

Being historically significant coupled with its natural charm and fascinating cultural treats, Las Casas is a safe haven fit for relaxation and reconnecting with one’s colorful roots.

However, one should expect necessary changesin the new normal. Unlike before when travelling is quite effortless, today’s situation calls for stringent protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.

With its commitment to optimum standards of sanitation, the brand has been implementing safety measures such as thermal scanning, deploying hand sanitizers in counters and high touchpoints, diligently sanitizing common areas, requesting guests to accomplish Health Declaration Form that contains the essential contact tracing information,among others.

For only PHP 5,400,  guests can enjoy the freedom to choose how their stay will go about with Las Casas’ “Room Only Offer” and simply addthe hearty meals they prefer andgo for interesting and informative activities from balsa tours, kalesa ride, and more.

Meanwhile, guests who opt for a more convenient and planned stay may avail Las Casas’ “Full-board Package” where they can savor the delicious and unique taste of Las Casas dining just as much as they enjoy the cozy yet spacious rooms. Rates start at PHP 12, 600.

With Las Casas being a heritage destination, the property also aims to put a spotlight on the importance of heritage appreciation to ignite participation of younger generation in developing and promoting the country’s rich culture and traditions.

For updates, visit or check Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar on Facebook and Instagram.

I-level up ang saya ng pamilya

“Basta sama-sama, okay na.”
‘Yan siguro ang everyday nating reminder sa sarili. Iba ang lakas na binibigay kapag kasama natin ang mga loved ones, lalo na kapag nasisiguro natin na healthy sila at happy. Dahil dito, araw-araw natin goal na makadiscover ng mga wais tips for the family na may value for money. Tulad na lang ng topic na paano nga ba mas magiging bongga ang kasayahan sa bahay? Paano nga ba magiging panalo ang bonding ng family? Ang susi ay nasa TV! Siguraduhin na ito ay para sa lahat. Need mo ba ng idea? Ito na ‘yun!

1. ‘Pag panalo ang kids, panalo si mommy at daddy
Life tip: Blue’s Clues never fails. Sure na sure ang energy ng mga bata sa pagsama nila kay Josh and Blue sa kanilang mga adventures. Bonus pa dahil si Kuya Josh ay isang ultimate Pinoy Pride at siguradong kaaaliwan ng mga chikiting. Marami pang available na shows to choose from sa Nickelodeon, p’wedeng-p’wede rin mamili ang mga kids sa Boomerang at Cartoon Network para sa nonstop saya maghapon!

2.    Social media break? Foreign fix muna ate at kuya!
No problem kung magpahinga sa newsfeeds ang mga millennials, siguradong ‘di sila maiinip sa mga palabas ng AXN at Warner TV. Sa Star Girl pa lang, sure na hindi ka na makakabitaw. Panoorin si Courtney Whitmore at kung paano n’ya gagamitin ang kapangyarihan ng Cosmic Staff, tiyak na makakarelate sila ate at kuya sa kan’yang extra-special na adulting journey.

3.    Sari-saring feelings ba ang hanap ninyo? Sagot na ‘yan ng mga local channels natin!
Pasayahin ang araw-araw with kilig, tuwa, at excitement na hatid ng mga local channels.  Sino ba namang makakalimot sa classic characters na sina Marimar at Sergio? Isa lang ‘yan sa mapapanood sa One Screen, ang channel kung saan mapapanood ang mga pelikula at teleseryeng tinangkilik mo noon hanggang ngayon. Winner din ang sports action sa PBA Rush at One Sports+, at siguradong malilibang naman ang mga m’yembro ng family sa mga palabas ng Colours at Sari Sari. S’yempre, for the latest news updates mula sa mga batikang news presenters, available lagi ang One PH at One News daily.

4.    Basta sama-sama, ok to the max ang saya!  

Walang tatalo sa bonding na buo at sama-sama. At ano bang effective to fulfill this but an exciting TV night ‘di ba? For example, tiyak na panalo ang July ng pamilya sa pagsunod sa adventures ni Sabrina sa ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’, available sa HITS channel. Marami ring panalong options for the family sa VIVA, Pinoy Box Office, at Celestial Movie Pinoy.
Saktong sakto dahil lahat ng mga ito ay available sa SatLite, ang pinaka-affordable na prepaid digital Pay-TV service powered by Cignal. Makakapanood ka na nang mas malinaw at mas maraming channels sa abot-kayang halaga. Siguradong magiging mas masaya ang bonding moments kasama ang iyong pamilya!
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Buy 1 take 2 promo extend till Dec. 31, 2020 Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No FTEB-15152 series of 2019.


Prepare your Kids for Distance Learning with TANG , in partnership with, aims to help moms make distance learning a more fun experience for their kids The new school year is about to start soon. And with the setup of distance learning being a new experience, many parents are looking for guidance on how to make the best out of their children’s learning experience at home.Learning from home is an entirely new experience from the traditional classroom setup. Apart from missing the opportunities to learn from social interactions, more distractions can be found at home such as computers, TVs, and many other external factors that may disrupt the learning process. To help moms bridge the gaps of distance learning and turn the home into a conducive learning environment, TANG, in partnership with, launches Prepared with TANG: Get Ready for Distance Learning. Prepared with TANG: Get Ready for Distance Learning is a free online learning platform where moms can get insights about distance learning and how they can play a more active role in their child’s education. The platform will provide moms with useful tips and simple steps to enhance their child’s learning experience at home, such as:● Providing motivation when child feels bored or tired during lessons; ● Setting up a comfortable study space; ● Getting creative with new educational activities; and most important, ● Ensuring proper nutrition and fortification including the importance of Vitamin C Enriching advice and tips will come from the expertise and real-life experiences of fellow moms and experts such as homeschooling advocate Tina Rodriguez, mom and daughter Mikaela Martinez-Lagdameo and Noelle, and LEGO senior concept artist, Ian Sta Maria. “It has always been TANG’s mission to be every Filipino mom’s partner in preparing their children for a bright future. And this partnership is even more important as moms face the new normal of distance learning.” says Miguel Reyes, Brand Manager of TANG Philippines. “With TANG, moms can ensure that their children will have refreshing breaks that help make for a better learning experience. This is just the first step of many as we at TANG continue to be every mom’s partner in guiding their children towards what lies ahead.” Join us over a fun and enriching merienda break with your kids on August 8, 2020, 3PM at the TANG PH Facebook page as we launch the free platform through a Facebook Live session. Follow us on to learn more.Get your kids ready for a brighter future, prepared with TANG

Top Expert Tips on How to Earn Online and Scale-up despite the Pandemic

Here’s how you can earn up to 50,000 Php despite the pandemic using social media tools and online selling.

Adjusting to a new lifestyle or a new routine initially seems insurmountable. With COVID-19 too, we are seeing an unprecedented shift in the scheme of things as people, businesses, economies and governments are trying to adjust to the drastic change and slowly carve a way out in the ‘new normal’.

Amidst this raging crisis, one of the foremost concerns faced by ordinary Filipinos is how to sustain a livelihood braving the odds posed by the deadly virus. To address this all-pervasive concern, we got on board Jijo De Guzman, Photographer and Entrepreneur, to share some valuable insights to earn that green despite the challenging times. “In this pandemic, the best way to ensure a stable income is to become entrepreneurial. Being an employee these days doesn’t offer much lucrative potential. Learn how to do business and start one. It doesn’t have to be big right away. Start small and just help it grow steadily,” opines Guzman.

The ace photographer in speaking shared that aside from a concrete backing to prosper as an entrepreneur, a person must learn how to ace the right tools like E-commerce and Social media assets to their advantage, especially during this time of crisis, “There are many ways to sell. It really depends on what unique or different you are offering to the market. E-commerce platforms like Zilingo, Shopee, and Lazada could go a long way to help those who want to embark on their own online business. On the other hand for those lo0oki9ng for supplies and products to sell you may check  Zilingo Trade. They cater to MSME with options to buy goods in bulk or wholesale then resell it using their preferred platform then amplify it using Instagram and Facebook. But the important thing to note is that you need to be creative and engaging. People must remember your product or service.”

Jijo further explained that the biggest challenge during this crisis is offering something that is suitable and practical to the present needs. In particular, finding a good product that is fairly priced and also has an apt consumer demand is requisite. Hence, it is imperative now more than ever, to identify and address what the customer deems is essential and accordingly offer to the table. “During the lockdown, I first entered an online sale by offering milk to my neighbors. I got the Milk supplies at a much affordable price from Zilingo, which made more room for my profitability margins,” he noted.

  “Not all of us are skilled and built to do business, but during these times, it could prove to be a lifesaver. So give it a try. Learn how to be entrepreneurial. Start with small and basic, something that you are comfortable with and can leverage on, to create something you can call your own, your very own venture. Even a simple ‘buy and sell’ can do. Be honest and fair with your clients. Offer good service and do your best to gain their trust. Above all, work hard and be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight,” Jijo concludes offering words of wisdom.

A lot has changed in this new setup, there are new hurdles with new responsibilities and expectations that we didn’t anticipate. But moving onward is the only sane approach now, learning anew along the way and coping and adjusting till the ‘new normal’ becomes normalised and the overall state is renewed with possibilities and potential.

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