The Outlook 2018: Lamudi Honors Local Real Estate’s Best Players + Industry Projects

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Casa Mira South by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. won Best House in Visayas and Mindanao. Jose Franco B. Soberano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer received the award for Cebu Landmasters, Inc. The award was presented by (L-R) Lars Wittig, Country Manager of Regus; Christopher Lopez, Chief Commercial Officer of eCompare mo; Chris Nelson, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines; Cristina Romero, Lamudi Head of Account Management; and Aina Cruz, Lamudi Head of Brand.

Lamudi, the Philippines’ leading online real estate platform, recently hosted The Outlook 2018 gala dinner and awards presentation at the Makati Shangri-La last November 15, 2018. In its second year, The Outlook 2018, co-presented by Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, once again recognized the best real estate developers and projects in the past year.

Lamudi Co-Founder and global CEO Kian Moini opened the evening with a major announcement–that Lamudi recently welcomed two new investors, leading global media companies Axel Springer SE and Ringier. According to Moini, “the majority of funding can and will be spent on growth given the company’s comfortable financial situation and a clear path to breakeven.”

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivered the evening’s first keynote, highlighting the country’s sound economic fundamentals and sustained investment grade rating.

Meanwhile, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo shone the spotlight on real estate as a key driver of economic growth–underscoring that the industry is far from overheating and that the central bank sees no evidence of asset price bubbles.

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Avida Towers Asten by Avida Land Corporation won Best Premium Condo in Luzon for Trust & Reputation. Tess Tatco, Marketing Head and Yani Manuel, Marketing Manager received the award. The award was presented by (L-R) Angie de Silva, AVP for Foreclosed Properties, SSS; Leonardo Bruge, Deputy Director of ICCPI; Frances Nunag, The Outlook Director; Gilles Hage, Vice President for Commercial of Lamudi; and Michael Mccullough, Managing Director of KMC Savills.
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8 Reasons Why Baguio Is The Ultimate City Of Dreams

Baguio is known for its exceptionally cold weather. But the weather alone is not enough to describe the mesmerizing beauty of the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

A boasting city enveloped in vast greeneries and lush mountains are dreamy as it can be. With its harmonious blend of convenience and tranquility, it’s hard to resist the urge to stay in Baguio City for good.

The Culture is So Alive

From the laid-back architecture to its cheerful vibe, the culture in Baguio is undoubtedly alive. Just last year, Baguio has been hailed as a “Creative City” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization {UNESCO} due to its unique crafts and artisanal finds.

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The rich culture in Baguio is celebrated in every part of the city. The Bencab Museum displaying indigenous art exhibits, and the Baguio Museum featuring the city’s history and cultural heritage. The restaurants are also teeming with the distinct Baguio charm. One of which is the Arcas Yard Cafe at Ambuklao which is a cafe, a mini-museum, and a library all at once. There’s also the Forest House Restaurant near Camp John Hay that serves the best steaks in the city, combined with a stunning ambiance of wooden interior and magnificent views.

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Vivo Has Been A Relentless Innovator

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Any brand can claim that it is the best in the industry. But the true innovator let its outputs speak for them. Global smartphone brand Vivo is one of those that walk the talk. Every year, the smartphone brand has released smartphone units with features that disrupt the industry. From developing Hi-Fi technology to making 3D ubiquitous, Vivo has made its mark in the cut-throat industry with its world’s first developments.

Hi-Fi music

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Vivo brings music to life with its Hi-Fi ready smartphone models.

One of the first innovations of Vivo was its decision to put a dedicated Hi-Fi quality audio chip in its smartphone, making it the first brand that gave proper attention to its handsets’ sound quality. Vivo introduced its Hi-Fi Quality Audio Chip in X1 in 2012.

It continued this legacy in their succeeding flagship models. The Vivo X21 is equipped with the AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chipset enhanced with Deep Field technology. This was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects, and various environmental audio effects to allow users to customize their audio experience.

The Hi-Fi audio quality of Vivo X21 provides close-to-reality that can instantly upgrade the two-channel music to 360-degree full surround sound or continuously push the natural bass into the ears to bring the clearest and brightest vocals.

Over 20-MP front cameras

Vivo has been dedicated to understanding its patrons and understood fully well the world’s obsession with selfies. It revolutionized the selfie game when it came out with a 20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus. It is the first smartphone brand to do so, leaving the others working hard to catch up.

It was then followed up by the 24-MP front camera in V7 and V7+. In fact, Vivo V7+ was hailed as the best selfie phone in 2017 by many tech blogs and sites. The next model with 24-MP AI-powered selfie camera of the V9, proving that Vivo never stops pushing the limits in perfecting the features that matter most to its patrons.

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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Travel With Your Children

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Traveling with the children is always a good idea. No matter how old your little ones are, it is great to consider booking a trip with them. Whether you choose a local destination or pull out all the stops and book one of those Nassau vacation rentals, vacationing with the kids will always prove to be worthwhile and a very rewarding endeavor.

Although it is natural for most parents to be discouraged in planning trips with smaller children in tow, some brave souls will tell you that the bold move will be well worth it and something your smarter parent self in the future will thank you.

Here is a rundown of some of the reasons why you ought to plan your trip with your children soon:

It Is Good For Kids of Any Age 

It might be a lot trickier, not to mention a whole lot stressful, to take a trip with smaller children who may not be as cooperative as their older siblings.  They might easily give a fuss about missing their binky, or their favorite blankie, or about why the trip is taking too long and there might be more things that need to packed, including diapers, feeding bottles, and the likes, compared to when you are tagging along older children, but nothing beats careful planning, and being prepared for whatever circumstance, to solve this dilemma. Make sure to create a checklist of what items to bring for each child so you will miss out on anything. Packing a bigger bag and separating each child’s stuff into smaller containers or ziplocks will also prove to be helpful so you will be more organized in unpacking once at the hotel or resort or packing up again before heading back home. Items such as the children’s snack, vitamins and medicine, as well as books or toys to ward off boredom or tantrums away, must all be packed in mum’s big handbag so they are a lot easier to retrieve when needed. Packing up essentials, as well as enough amount of patience, will surely do the trick. Plus, there are also many resources online that offers nifty tips and tricks on how you can reduce stress while traveling with kids

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Advantages Of Being A Work-At-Home Parent

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Daniel Cheung

Being a work-at-home parent has many advantages and is a true blessing. For example, running a home office will provide you with several unique advantages that will often translate in saving money, having more spare time for your children, and avoiding the neurotic modern commuter’s lifestyle.

Here’s a run-down of the best reasons why work-at-home parenting just makes sense:

You can work from anywhere

The most obvious benefit of working at home is the flexibility; you get to make your own schedule and adapt your routine to your workload and vice-versa. This can be particularly useful when raising a child, since it means you’ll have the time and energy to do proper parenting, rather than having to sacrifice your ideals to keep up with your office duties.

You may be able to eliminate or reduce child care cost

Since working at home often means you will be able to get by without any need to hire child care services that will invariably let you save a lot of money! Not to mention that you will have the luxury of raising your children yourself, rather than having to rely on external assistance that often comes with a hefty price tag.

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