Here’s a list of things you should consider before buying your first condo unit. For most condominium unit buyers, price is definitely a major issue, but trust us when we say it should NOT be the only issue!
When buying and selling real estate properties in the Philippines, the final purchase price is not and should not only be the relevant amount.
Other taxes and fees charged on the transaction must be considered by both the buyer and seller because these costs affect the total transaction price.
Several schools, colleges, and universities within and outside Metro Manila have already announced that classes have been suspended on August 9, 2012 (Thursday) and August 10, 2012 (Friday).
On August 9, some schools — including Claret School in Quezon City, Xavier School in Greenhills, San Juan, and De La Salle University in Taft, Manila — already said that there will be no more classes this week and will resume on Monday, August 13.
The cities of Makati, Tagaytay, and Pasig are the top three cities in the Philippines in terms of per capita income in 2009, while the cities of Bayawan (Negros Oriental), San Fernando (Pampanga), and San Jose Del Monte (Bulacan) are the bottom-dwellers. This is according to a May 2012 report by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).
Here are excerpts from the first-person account of a survivor in the bus hostage-taking incident at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines.
Lee Ying-chuen was one of 25 Hong Kong tourists aboard the Hong Tai bus that was taken hostage by Rolando Mendoza. Her story of their ordeal inside the bus was published last week in the Chinese newspaper Ming Pao Daily News.
Last week, Citibank Philippines reported that one of its private banking officers have gone missing and allegedly carted with him hundreds of millions of pesos worth of depositors’ money.
Francis Bryan Ang, an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Citibank Binondo’s Citigold Wealth Management Group, is said to have stolen at least P100 million of his clients’ money. Another news report place the total amount allegedly stolen between P600 million and P1 billion.
Manila, Philippines (August 23, 2010; 11:55 p.m.) – Here are some gripping videos of the hostage taking on a Chinese tourist bus in Manila, Philippines.
The hostage crisis ended tragically after a SWAT team assaulted a bus full of mostly Chinese tourists from Hong Kong, resulting in the death of the hostage taker and nine (9) hostages.
Additional Story: Video & Transcript of Radio interview with Manila bus hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza
You’ve probably seen that moving video of a woman on the roof of her car during the flood in UERM, Sta. Mesa Manila.
Less-talked about, however, is the man on the same video hanging onto a coconut tree while the cars around him swirl and get drowned.
And there’s one gripping photo of what seems to be a dead body of a woman in Marikina still lying on the street a day after the typhoon hit their area.
These are just some of the unfortunate stories brought by Typhoon Ondoy which devastated parts of Metro Manila, particularly, Marikina, Pasig, and Rizal.
Some more photos of the Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) in the link below.