Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good Investment!

If you are into trading or investing kind of business, I guess you might like to collect silver bullion or bars. There are sites who are selling silver coins at the right price. I've read in one site the testimonies of their customers and so far, almost all of them are satisfied with the services offered by this company. You can click on the link here and check the site for yourself. They don't only sell silver bars but also gold, platinum and other metals.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vista Residences expands to Cagayan de Oro

Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of Vista Land and Lifescapes, is expanding its reach in Mindanao with its newest high-rise condominium project called The Loop.

The twin tower, 25-storey condominium development will rise within the Lim Ket Kai Complex, the central business and commercial districts of Cagayan de Oro City, to offer Kagay-anons and those from nearby cities and municipalities the best city living experience.

Vista Residences caters to almost all income segments, serving the needs of mid to upper middle and high-end income markets, making it the only clear choice for vertical residences.

Vista Residences carries Vista Land’s expertise in residential development that spans over 38 years, as well as its reputation for space-planning, thoughtful design, and ability to select the most attractive locations for its projects.

Vista Land is the country’s largest homebuilder, building 250,000 homes in 33 provinces and 65 cities and municipalities across the country. It is the only real estate company that operates nationwide, catering to every sector of the homebuyers’ market.

Soon after Vista Land introduced Vista Residences as its high-rise residential marketing arm in 2006, the latter has created a powerful presence and a compelling portfolio of 23 condominium projects across the country, setting a new standard for urban living.

Vista Residences has become a major player in the country’s multi-level, mixed-use property development industry, with a prestigious line-up of vertical projects namely KL Mosaic, Salcedo Square, and Laureano Di Trevi (Makati), The Currency (Ortigas), The Symphony Towers, Wil Tower Mall, Vista Residences Katipunan, Madison Place Pine Crest, Brescia Residences (Quezon City).

It also includes 515 Shaw (Mandaluyong), Cerritos Residences (Pasig), Marfori and Presidio (Sucat), Vista Residences Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Towers U-Belt (Manila), Pacific Residences, Avant at the Fort, and The Hudson (Taguig).

In Mindanao, Vista Residences’ vertical developments are the British colonial themed mid-rise condo community called Northpoint in Davao City, and the soon to be launched The Loop in Cagayan de Oro, its first high-rise outside Manila.

Inquiries on The Loop can be made at 0917-8102445 or Communities Cagayan Inc., 2nd Floor Pelaez Arcade, RN Abejuela corner JP Rizal St., Cagayan de Oro City, and at www.vistaresidences.com.ph. #

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Smart payITfwd

Last July 3, 2013, I was one of the bloggers who graced the event hosted by Smart in cooperation with CDO bloggers. It was held at Sentro 1850, Velez St. here in CDO at 6 o'clock in the evening. The purpose of this was to spread the good deeds through technology. We all know that in these modern times, it is thru social media where we can easily hear or pick up some good news. Hence, Smart find ways to acknowledge the extraordinary deeds by ordinary people who made a big difference in other people's lives. So with payITfwd, Smart would like to give back their kindness & boosting them by spreading their smart acts. Their goal is to "support, promote, expand, enhance, reward and enable social good efforts that foster learning through technology". That's why Smart were looking for individuals or groups that are community-based projects that tackles knowledge on education, environment, disaster preparedness, health, livelihood and sports. They will be selecting the best 20 entries then will have a 2-round selection as they go along. Selected social good advocates will receive a technology package comprising five tables, 1 Smart Bro Pocket Wi-fi, Smart Bro load worth P3,000 and a cash prize of P50,000.

Anyway, going back to the event, all attendees were to pick up an on-the-spot prize upon registration and I was lucky to get a grey Smart sling bag. I had a chance for some vis-à-vis with other guests before we had a sumptuous dinner. Then the program proper began. Four speakers were present that evening and listening to their advocacies was very inspiring.

The first speaker was Jerome Torres. I admired his volunteerism act. He founded The CDO Street Tutorial Advocacy, Inc. in year 2009. The group was composed of students and professionals who hold tutorial activities to street kids twice a week at the Magsaysay Park, Divisoria. They teach Basic English and Math subjects from 7-8 pm. At first they started with a feeding session and later saw the opportunity to teach the children. Other volunteers then joined and some helped in sponsoring supplemental feeding.

The second speaker was Rhyan Casiño where he established Dire Husi, a youth organization to revive indigenous culture. His advocacy was mainly focused on cultural heritage. He mentored the program for arts, crafts, music that even some other troubled kids later joined and later divert their attention in honing their skills and talents. With the group's talents and creativity, Dire Husi has won the British Council's I am a Changemaker grant and became a finalist in TAYO Awards in 2009.

The third speaker was Esmer Gabutina of Tianbuan Crafts. An epitome of women empowerment, she has helped a lot of women learning how to weave in her native town, Lagonglong. She owns the Tinabuan Arts and Crafts, a sinamay-making enterprise. She gathered women in her town and helped helped them improve their skills by weaving cloth, making bags, placemats and other accessories out of sinamay.

The fourth speaker was Kris Gebe who made community service and helped the Kuya Fish Campaign. The community was formed when the city was hit by Typhoon Sendong in 2011. A Japanese national, Issey Tanaka saw the opportunity to help CDO. Many were quick to acknowledge his International volunteer campaign. Donations came pouring in that helped in educating kids and build houses for those who were affected with the typhoon. Their latest program was "Tambo sa Kaugmaon", a book and bag drive where they support the Badjao Community and St. John Elementary School. They hope to provide and give hope to those marginalized sectors of the community where their main focus are the children.

The event was very insightful and made each one of us to realize that we can also do so much to help other people by sharing our skill, talents, abilities and most especially, a little of our time. Before the event ended, Smart made a raffle draw. One attendee was lucky enough to win an apple iPad and unfortunately, it was not me, hehe. If you have time, do visit some of the speakers site. Perhaps you are interested to know more about their contribution so I suggest you drop by their site.