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Philippine’s fastest-growing mass housing developer, is on a roll

Philippine’s fastest-growing mass housing developer, is on a roll

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  • There’s no stopping BRIA Homes, the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, as it lives up to its fine reputation as provider of fine-quality homes that are made affordable to more Filipinos nationwide.
  • BRIA offers eye-catchingly modern and trendy house models that suit the varying needs and preferences of its prospective homeowners.

 

Inspired by the dreams and hard work of Filipino families, BRIA Homes eyes continual growth as it welcomes them into their new homes that are situated in pleasant, thriving, and strategically placed communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

BETTINA INTERIOR
Bettina Townhouse is standing on a 36 sq. m. lot area with 44 sq. m. floor area, complete with all the necessary housing features, and with provisional 2-bedroom option.

A subsidiary of Golden Bria Holdings, Inc.—a company with a market capitalization of over 200 billion pesos—reputably the third largest real-estate company in the Philippines in terms of market capitalization.

 

To date, BRIA Homes touts a portfolio of 50 developments across 40 of the country’s most progressive towns and cities, with a total of over 700 hectares of land.

BETTINA EXTERIOR
Bria Home’s Bettina Townhouse project is a two-story home with a lot area of 36 sq. m., complete necessary house feature, and is available in BRIA Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Malolos, Calamba and Gen. Trias.

In the Philippines’ economic and political center of Luzon, BRIA boasts of projects in the provinces of Pangasinan (Urdaneta), Tarlac (Paniqui), Pampanga (Magalang and San Fernando), Bataan (Mariveles and Hermosa), Cavite (General Trias, Trece Martires, and Indang), Batangas (Balayan and Lipa), Bulacan (Plaridel, Santa Maria, San Jose Del Monte, and Norzagaray), Rizal (Teresa, Binangonan, and Baras), Laguna (Calauan, Calamba, Sta. Cruz, San Pablo, Alaminos, and Bay), and Camarines Sur (Pili and Iriga).

 

In Visayas and Mindanao, BRIA brings affordable housing to Negros Oriental (Dumaguete), Samar (Calbayog), Leyte (Ormoc), Misamis Oriental (Cagayan de Oro, Balingasag, and Gingoog), Bukidnon (Manolo Fortich, Valencia), Davao del Norte (Tagum, Panabo, and Carmen), Davao del Sur (Davao City and Digos), North Cotabato (Kidapawan), and South Cotabato (General Santos City).

“These notable locations in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, which are near commercial centers and job opportunities, are meant to bring an upgrade in the quality of life of average Filipino families. They are the people who are most in need quality housing, after all,” says Red Rosales of Bria Homes.

ELENA INTERIOR
Elena housing project brings simplicity and comfortability through its 45 sq. m. lot area with 22 sq. m. floor area, complete with necessary housing features, and a provisional 1-bedroom option.

“Due to very high demand for our projects, we are looking to expand further and remain committed to our long-term mission of addressing the country’s housing problem and helping thousands of Filipino families achieve the dream home that they deserve,” Rosales added.

ELENA EXTERIOR
Bria Homes’ passion for affordable housing continues with the Elena housing project that stands on a 45 sq. m. lot area, complete with all necessary housing features, and is available in BRIA Sta. Maria, Gen. Trias, Calamba and Malolos.

“Our vision is to transform every BRIA community into a place where Filipinos from all walks of life are warmly welcomed and given a chance to live comfortably.”

 

BRIA offers eye-catchingly modern and trendy house models that suit the varying needs and preferences of its prospective homeowners: Elena, a 22 sq. m unit on a 36 sq. m lot; Bettina, a 44 sq. m unit on a 36 sq. m lot; and Alecza, a 36 sq. m unit on a 81 sq. m lot.

 

All BRIA homes are affordable (going for as low as, P1,897 per month), has fast construction time, and made with beautiful architectural designs. Residents savor pleasant and healthy social interactions in its communities and enjoy the comfort and convenience of being in close proximity with various places of interest.

BRIA HOMES GIANT BENCH
With a portfolio of 50 developments across 40 of the country’s progressive towns and clients, Bria Homes continues its growth as provider of affordable fine-quality homes to more Filipino families.

On top of all these, BRIA affords its residents access to various amenities and services such as playgrounds for kids, covered courts for events and recreation, retail establishments, and shuttle service.

 

For inquiries on Bria, call (0966) 277 5944, like “Bria Official” on Facebook, and follow “@TheBriaOfficial” on Twitter and Instagram.

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All data have been retrieved, says Government printer; there’s no breach

All data have been retrieved, says Government printer; there’s no breach

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  • DFA sources said that the data breach of passport details is not true.
  • Teodoro Locsin Jr. has previously claimed that the data was stolen by a former contractor that got pissed off. 

An executive of a government printer and insider from the Department of Foreign Affairs said that there was no breach of data of the Philippine passport holders and that the software has all the details; and are still with the agency.

According to Michael Dalumpines, chairman of APO Production Unit, Inc., which is the current printer of Philippine electronic passports, the data has been retrieved and the equipment has been turned over.

“It was all restored. We can access everything.

Posted by Teddy Boy Locsin on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“Our IT guys were able to do something about it that’s why the data was restored.”

Posted by Teddy Boy Locsin on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A few days ago, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announced that their French contractor, Oberthur Technologies, ran off with the personal data of passport holders as it was irritated when their contract was cut off.

In a report by GMA News, a source told them that it was not true.

“This was not however true. The so-called contract of Service Level Agreement with Oberthur was not terminated but terminated or ended per Agreement and the Day Servers were turned over to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas/DFA. So what is there to breach?”

Another source has expressed that it was initially a problem on the “migration of data from Oberthur to DFA/APO due to incompatibility of softwares”.

Oberthur Technologies has yet to comment on the issue.

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GMA Network partners with PLDT-Smart for digital TV upgrade

GMA Network partners with PLDT-Smart for digital TV upgrade

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  • GMA and PLDT-Smart entered into a partnership.
  • It is said to power GMA’s planned digital transformation and innovation.

GMA Network, Inc. / GMA News Media, Inc. (NMI) has partnered up with PLDS-Smart Communications, Inc. This is set to improve the television viewing experience in the Philippines.

READ: GMA Network to finally release Digital TV device in few months

The signing was held on Wednesday, January 9, at Makati City. The companies came up with a technology, content, and distribution agreement that will start the launch of innovations which is set to power the network’s digital transformation.

According to GMA Network’s Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon, they are embracing digital with open arms.

“By riding the wave of disruption with PLDT and Smart as partners, we will not only upgrade the quality of content we are producing but we are also setting the stage for a new age of digital television.”

On the other hand, PLDT and Smart Chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan stated, “As we transform our business from being a legacy telco into the premier and most trusted digital enabler in the country, this partnership will enable us to power GMA’s digital pivot and help deliver to our millions of fixed and wireless subscribers GMA 7’s unique and compelling content, as well as exciting new digital experiences to more Filipino families.”

Several executives of GMA Network and PLDT-Smart Communications were also present at the signing.

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Top 10 Philippines’ Richest in 2018 as listed by Forbes

Top 10 Philippines’ Richest in 2018 as listed by Forbes

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  • Forbes announces the 10 richest people in the Philippines.
  • Get to know who they are and the companies they lead.

Forbes’ list of the richest people in the Philippines for 2018 is finally out!

Most of the names from last year return for another bout while a number of new titans grab some of the top spots.

1. Henry Sy ($18.3 Billion)

Henry Sy Sr. is the founder of SM Group of Companies and has been the country’s richest tycoon for 11 years now.

His net worth climbed from $18 billion to $18.3 billion. The SM Group of Companies include Banco de Oro (BDO), SM Development Corporation (SMDC), Conrad Manila, and the SM malls all over the country.

2. Manuel “Manny” Villar ($5 Billion)

Villar is the chairman of Starmalls, one of the country’s top mall operators, and Vista & Landscapes, the Philippines’ largest homebuilder.

The tycoon tripled his net worth with strength on Golden Bria, his memorial park business.

3. John Gokongwei Jr. ($4.4 Billion)

Universal Robina Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, and Cebu Pacific are all under Gokongwei’s wing.

He also controls Robinsons Land Corporation, which is the parent company of Robinsons Bank and Robinsons Retail Holdings.

4. Jaime Zobel de Ayala ($4 Billion)

He was the chairman of the family business, Ayala Group, until he retired in 2006.

His son, Jaime II, is now the new chairman of the business and his seven children control more than one-third of the $3.9 billion. They own Ayala Land, Inc., Bank of the Philippine IslandsGlobe Telecom, Inc., and Manila Water Company Inc.

5. Enrique Razon Jr. ($3.9 Billion)

Razon is the chairman and CEO of  International Container Terminal Services, Inc.. He is also the chairman of five-star hotel Solaire Resort & Casino.

The International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) is the country’s leading terminal operator with $1.1 billion in sales.

6. Tony Tan Caktiong ($3.85 Billion)

He is the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation and the co-chairman of DoubleDragon Properties.

Jollibee Foods Corporation now manages Jollibee, Red Ribbon, Chowking, Greenwich, Manong Pepe’s and Mang Inasal.

7. Lucio Tan ($3.8 Billion)

Lucio Tan is the founder and chairman of LT Group.

It holds interests in Asia Brewery, Inc., Tanduay Distillers, Inc.Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Philippine National Bank, and Philippine Airlines, among others.

8. Ramon Ang ($2.85 Billion)

He is the President and CEO of Top Frontier Investment Holdings, Inc., San Miguel Corporation‘s largest shareholder.

Ang also owns Diamond Hotel.

9. George Ty ($2.75 Billion)

Ty founded the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company.

He also has stakes in Federal Land, Inc., the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Philippine Savings Bank.

10. Andrew Tan ($2.6 Billion)

Tan runs the Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) which is composed of several companies.

Those are Megaworld CorporationEmperador Distillers, Inc., which is known for Emperador Brandy, and Golden Arches Development Corporation, which operates the Mcdonald’s franchises in the country.

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Here’s the 6 Breathtaking Murals You’ll See during BGC Arts Center Festival 2017

Here’s the 6 Breathtaking Murals You’ll See during BGC Arts Center Festival 2017

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  • Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. brings BGC Arts Center Festival this November
  • BGC Arts Center Festival’s theme for November is ‘Champions of Passion: Soulful Feats of Art’

You can’t let November pass without doing anything artsy fartsy, right? So, the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) brings you an immersive visual and cultural experience at the upcoming BGC Arts Center Festival–a three-day event that features the works of various artists in the performing and visual arts on November 24-26. For this month’s theme, we go for ‘Champions of Passion: Soulful Feats of Art’.

BGC Arts Center Festival 2017

BAFI has always been passionate about using art, through the BGC Arts Center and the ArtBGC program, to highlight the crucial role of artistic endeavors in elevating our lives. It will also be held alongside the yearly Passionfest celebration along Bonifacio High Street.

This month’s festival features six artists from the Philippines and even from other Asian countries for “Passion Eyepieces”. This is to experience artists as champions of passion; the performing arts and the new visual experiences in the new murals around BGC.

Passion-driven murals

This new set of murals vary on themes in capturing so-called passion; there are for journeys bound for home, for special meeting places, for technology, for dreams, and for other people who help us in our everyday lives.

1. ‘The Way Home’ by Solana Perez

2. ‘Kapit Kamay’ by Biskeg Pangasinan Artist Collective

3. ‘Dating Tagpuan’ by John Paul Antido

4. ‘Tree House’ by Jerson Samson & Janica Rina

5. ‘For the People: Gates of Paradise’ by Palimpsest

6. ‘Beyond Borders, Peaceful Voyage’ by Younggyun, Nam, Sieyong, Sunil, Auggie, Bunga, Bows, Haha, Perol, Pesey, Ariff, Cyrus, Zero, Miguel and Nemo

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Did the INC order the boycott of ABS-CBN?

Did the INC order the boycott of ABS-CBN?

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According to a report by the tabloid Bandera, religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has apparently ordered a boycott of broadcast network ABS-CBN. This is allegedly in retaliation for what they called “biased” reporting during the coverage of Lowell Menorca’s testimony on the cases he filed against the INC as per a report on KickerDaily.

The boycott came to light via the Facebook post of a certain Israel Nono Ponce last January 26. In the post, Ponce said that the “Templo Central” had ordered INC members to stop watching any ABS-CBN shows because of news reports that damaged the image of the church.

Ponce, who admitted he was a fan of the series Ang Probinsyano, said that a true INC member would deny himself (referring to the pleasure of watching a TV program) and put the orders of the church leaders first and foremost.

His post was accompanied by a photo of the ABS-CBN logo with the caption, “Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.”

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The authenticity of the boycott was supported by Lennie Lazaro of The Philippine Pride who asked her sister, a deaconess of in San Pablo City, about the issue. Her sister confirmed the boycott, adding that “members who will be caught watching ABS-CBN will suffer a disciplinary action.”

However, INC spokesperson Edwil Zabala has denied that there is any such directive from the group. Zabala did state that he understands the sentiments of INC members who are venting their anger against ABS-CBN.

Meanwhile, bashers continue to post on social media calling for the boycott of ABS-CBN, using the hashtag #ABSCBNNomore. Some have even dragged Pia Wurtzbach’s name into the issue, saying that Miss Universe now has a bloated ego after being welcomed by the kapamilya network.

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Loyal ABS-CBN viewers, on the other hand, have decided to show their support by using the hashtag #ABSCBNMorePower.

This is not the first time that INC has supposedly aired its displeasure with ABS-CBN. Previously, there have been reports that Kapamilya star Kathryn Bernardo was allegedly ejected from the INC congregation for supporting Mar Roxas’s presidential bid. This report has yet to be confirmed or denied by either party.

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Netizen posts INC memo asking for PNP reassignment

Netizen posts INC memo asking for PNP reassignment

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Mon Bandril, who identifies himself on Facebook as a social media consultant for Radio Veritas, posted a picture showing a memo supposedly issued by the Iglesia ni Cristo.

Memo dated 2012, uploaded by FB user Mon Bandril.
Memo dated 2012, uploaded by FB user Mon Bandril.

The memo, dated July 12, 2012, was addressed to the then Director of the PNP-DPRM (Directorate for Personnel and Records Management) at Camp Crame, PDIR Elpidio De Asis, Jr. and stated, “We humbly request to please consider the reassignment of the following PNP personnel to wit.”

It then listed seven policemen, their names and ranks, as well as their assigned units against the units they were being asked to be reassigned to. It was signed by Minister Erano Codera and ended with, “In behalf of the Executive Minister let me extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your continuous support and cooperation.”

Last weekend, INC members took to the streets calling for a separation of church and state, decrying what they perceived as meddling on the DOJ’s (Department of Justice) part with a case filed against the church’s ministers. The memo posted by Bandril somewhat illustrates that in this case,  the INC was not seeking a separation of church and state by making the request.

Article III section 5 of the Bill of Rights states, “No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.”

In a recent Facebook post, Attorney Raymond Fortun explained the separation of church and state as “In the most simple terms po, ‘separation of church and state’ means NO FAVORITISM by the government to favor a particular religion, nor can the government pass any laws to persecute a particular religion.”

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Senior Citizen Bravely Stands Alone in front of DOJ to Support Leila De Lima

Senior Citizen Bravely Stands Alone in front of DOJ to Support Leila De Lima

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After Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members held a massive protest against Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima from August 27 to 31, 2015 from Padre Faura to EDSA, a senior citizen by the name of Jose Kwe bravely stood alone in front of DOJ holding a handwritten placard to support De Lima.

Kwe, who is a 67-year-old construction engineer, expressed his support for De Lima by writing his opinion in a white cartolina which stated:

“H’wag kang matakot Sec. Leila Dilemma. Di tulad ni Poncio Pilato h’wag mong isuko si Samson sa mga bagong pariseo at sa mga bulag na tagasunod.

Keep up the good work! You are not violating the constitution. Sila ang nanghihimasok sa gawain ng DOJ. Gusto nilang ipakita na kaya nilang diktahan ang gobyerno natin. Kaya tameme ang mga politikong trapo na ipatupad ang kaayusan kasi mag eeleksyon na.

“30 pieces of silver”. Mukhang may maghu-Hudas  na ikompromiso ang hustisya.”

(Don’t be afraid Secretary Leila De Lima. Unlike Pontius Pilate, do not surrender Samson to the modern Pharisees and their blind followers.

Keep up the good work! You are not violating the constitution. They are the ones meddling with the duty of the DOJ. They want to show the public that they can dictate to our government. That’s why the traditional politicians are mum and refuse to enforce peace because of the upcoming elections.

“30 pieces of silver.” It seems that there will be another Judas who will compromise justice.)

Kwe also said in an interview in Inquirer that no one can stop him from expressing his views.

“I want her to know that there are people who believe in her. That is illegal detention, same as the case filed by Benhur Luy and Jun Lozada. Samson is also a whistleblower. The only difference is it was against a Church,” Kwe stated.

In a previous report by The Dailypedia, Edwil Zabala, INC’s spokesperson said the protest against De Lima was prompted by the DOJ Secretary’s meddling with the case of an expelled INC minister Isaias Samson Jr., who filed illegal detention charges against INC leaders. Thousands of INC members protested in different cities all over the country, which has caused heavy traffic on EDSA and in other major cities.

On a final note, the Malacanang has revealed in a report that there was no agreement between INC and the government, but they were able to have talks clarify issues and concerns about the protests.

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Girl fails to speak to her mother for the last time because of INC rally

Girl fails to speak to her mother for the last time because of INC rally

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Netizen Timmy C. Diagone shared a heartbreaking story of how his friend failed to speak to her mother before she died because it took them more than an hour to get to the hospital.

Diagone accompanied his friend to get to a hospital along Reliance EDSA from Cubao. It usually takes just 15 minutes to get there, but in this case, it took an hour and 27 minutes because of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) rally clogging the streets. As they walked along Ortigas and EDSA, they had to squeeze their way through the crowd.

When they asked the protesters if they could pass through, they explained that they had to get to the hospital so his friend to speak to her mother one last time. One woman simply replied, “So what?”

“We were shocked. We didn’t expected (sic) it [to be] so bad. I thought this religion knows GOD, knows what is kindness and respect. More importantly, I thought they know what is the feeling of LOSING,” Diagone said in his post.

Because it took a long time for them to reach the hospital, they were too late. Diagone’s friend never got to speak to her mother for the last time.

Despite his anger and sadness, Diagone still found it in his heart to respect the members of INC.

“To the INC brothers out there, We (sic) love you. We respect and support your cause. We hope and pray that it will be resolved ASAP. I just also hope that, you could do something, like a good measure for other religions, other people who pass by,” he wrote in his post.

Even though the rally is now over and people are trying to resume their daily routines, some things will never be the same again.

Just recently, a woman shared the story of how a man failed to give his child a birthday treat  because they were caught in traffic caused by the rally.

Read: This is how the Iglesia ni Cristo rally affects the quiet and humble worker

These are just two of the sad stories of innocent citizens who were affected by something they had nothing to do with in the first place. While most understand what the INC is fighting for, incidents like this could have been avoided if they had done it in a peaceful and respectful way, the way other religions respected their actions.

Banner photo from www.ellentordesillas.com.

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INC Media on Instagram: ‘This is War and There is No Neutral Ground’

INC Media on Instagram: ‘This is War and There is No Neutral Ground’

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) group posted on their official Instagram account a cryptic message about war and enemies. On August 28, 2015, INC Media posted a photo on Instagram with the statement, “This is war and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy. If you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.” This message was posted at a time when INC’s protest on EDSA has been earning widespread criticism for causing major traffic jams.

Photo screen-grabbed from Instagram / INC Media

Photo screen-grabbed from Instagram / INC Media

Please read: Text message telling INC members to mobilize on EDSA
now spreading on social media

On August 27, 2015, INC held a protest in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ) along Padre Faura in Manila. This was to protest against DOJ secretary Leila de Lima “meddling” in church affairs by looking into the case filed by an expelled INC minister Isaias Samson Jr. for illegal detention allegations against INC leaders.

According to Edwil Zabala, INC’s spokesperson, INC members moved their protest to EDSA because of people who tried to mess with them. He said in an interview with Rappler, that they only wanted to have a peaceful vigil, however, there were some people who tried to cause trouble for the INC protesters. He said that some members were misinformed and thought the vigil-rally was cancelled, which prompted them to hold the rally on EDSA. He also stated that they were only “pushed” to rally in EDSA due to the circumstances they are facing now.

Zabala also stated that they have already acquired a permit to protest until August 31, 2015 and asked the public to understand their issues. He stressed that the INC would not have held a protest had the government heeded their pleas to be fair in implementing legal processes.

As to whom the Instagram warning was referring to, the INC has yet to release more details.

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