Monday, June 14, 2021


A lot of people are hesitant right now in investing in real estate. For the primary reason, that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. So many uncertainties face us in our everyday lives. Not only uncertainties in terms of health, but of the unpredictability of our sources of income, when most Filipinos now are jobless.  

But let me tell you this: What I learned when it comes to investing, it is wise to analyze the pros and cons, to do prior research and feasibility studies. In stocks, when prices are low and you feel that you are losing, that is not always the case. When prices are low, that is the right opportunity to invest more. 

Because in life, when the odds are down, it cannot stay down for a long time. There is no other way but UP!  So if you are going to ask me, today is the BEST time to consider investing in real estate. Prices are not that high. Banks are lowering their interest rates to entice investors.   


If you are seriously considering investing in real estate, or looking for the next prime location to settle with the family, then Prima Tanza is a WISE choice! 

1. STRATEGIC LOCATION. The proximity of Prima Tanza to Metro Manila is worth considering, especially for those who will still work in the Metropolis. The location offers easy access to businesses and travel ways such as Sangley International Airport, Cavite-Bataan Interlink Bridge, Cavite-Laguna Expressway and Cavitex. The development is just less than an hour away from Manila. 

 2. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. There are lots of EXCITING infrastructure projects ongoing in Cavite, making it one of the leading provinces in terms of commercialization and development. The LRT-1 Cavite East Extension is ongoing. 

3. INDUSTRIAL ZONES. The steady growths of company locators in the province is a healthy indicator of sustained business operations and continuous pouring of investment over the years. More so, these industrial zones will generate jobs for the residents in the area.  

4. EXCITING AMENITIES. There will be a modern and central clubhouse with built in wifi, playground and green parks, basketball courts, swimming pool, 24/7 guarded entrance. Since Prima Tanza is located near Vista Mall, an added perk is the transport terminal for Metroexpress point-to-point modernized jeep from the mall to the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange.   


5. VALUE FOR MONEY. With its prime location and amenities, you can reserve a unit now for just Php5000. In investing, the perfect timing is important. And I guess, today is the right time to invest in Prima Tanza.   

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


If you get "perks" from the government and commercial establishments, will you agree to be vaccinated? Will this decrease your vaccine hesitancy? What if the only way to travel in the new normal is through a vaccine passport, will you get your vaccine now?

These are some of the questions in my mind and were also discussed from the Bakuna, Now Na" campaign launched last June8. 

The Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO), representing 38 patient groups in the country, today launches the “Bakuna, Now Na” campaign in a bid to increase vaccination uptake and decrease hesitancy to help curb the pandemic.  The campaign is also in partnership with the Department of Health and is supported by the Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Medical Association.  

The Bakuna, Now Na campaign, an information and education advocacy to increase vaccine acceptance, also kicks off with a Unity Statement with partner groups urging Filipinos to get vaccinated against CoVID-19.    

The patient-led campaign also aims to support efforts towards vaccine equity through various initiatives and collaborations with governments, manufacturers and the COVAX facility among other platforms.   

“The pandemic has made Filipino patients more vulnerable to sickness and hardships. We urge all Filipinos, including patients and their families, to get vaccinated against CoVID-19 to protect ourselves and others from this potentially life-threatening illness. We also support initiatives to urgently address vaccine inequity and secure vaccine access for Filipinos, including those belonging to priority sectors like patients,” said PAPO President Ms Ma. Fatima Lorenzo.   

“The Bakuna, Now Na is a campaign for Filipino patients and by Filipino patients. We aspire that through this campaign, we would help in informing the patients and the public that vaccines are safe and effective having gone through regulatory approvals and scientific research. We are stronger and healthier together, which is why we are calling on everyone to get vaccinated,” said Ms Karen Alparce-Villanueva, PAPO Treasurer and Campaign Project Lead.   

A recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found that only three out of 10 Filipinos are willing to be vaccinated even if they were free and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Efforts are also underway to identify barriers for the non-vaccination of a number of senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, belonging to the A2 and A3 priority sectors.   

Seeing the vast number of Filipinos who are hesitant to get vaccinated, PAPO recognizes the necessity to address the people’s concerns through the Bakuna, Now Na  advocacy. The campaign will center on frequently asked questions about CoVID-19 vaccines and dispel myths with verified medical facts. The Bakuna, Now Na is an effort to translate complicated medical terms into easy-to-digest content that will help educate the public.   

“The Department of Health is pleased to partner with the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations in our effort to increase vaccine confidence and vaccinate more people as soon as possible. We continue to call on patients and our senior citizens to get themselves vaccinated because vaccines are one of the proven ways by which we could prevent this pandemic. Vaccines along with the wearing of face masks, hand washing, and physical distancing will help us move forward safely from this pandemic. Vaccines are safe and effective kaya Bakuna, Now Na,” said Department of Health – Health Promotions Bureau Director Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho. 

DR. Nina Gloriani, chairman of the Department of Science and Technology - Vaccine Expert Panel, is also present during the campaign launch as the advocacy will feature verified information coming from the country’s medical and vaccines experts.  

The Bakuna, Now Na campaign is being led by PAPO in partnership with the Department of Health, the Department of Science and Technology, the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine Pharmacists Association and former Health Secretaries Carmencita Reodica, MD, Esperanza Cabral, MD, Manuel Dayrit, MD, and Janette Garin, MD and 50 other organizations and growing.  According to Rey Sarmenta, the former Chairman of HAPLOS, the Hemophilia Foundation, he got vaccinated because he wanted to protect his family, and getting vaccinated is his chance to enjoy his life with his loved ones.   For Ara Lanorio, President of the Neurofibromatosis Friends Philippines, proper education about vaccines should take priority. She shared her initial concerns about the vaccine and how knowing the facts helped her decide to get vaccinated.  For more information about the campaign or to sign the PAPO Unity Statement, please visit and PAPO’s FB page. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


All my life, I lived in the city. A place bustling with busy people rushing to go to work early in the mornings. Rush hour traffic, congestion, pollution --- they are all part my daily grind. 



When I got the opportunity to travel abroad – particularly in Japan and Australia, I discovered things that I particularly like to immerse myself more: the beauty of nature.


Just take a look at this picture above. Wouldn’t it be perfect if I can wake up every single day and see this view in my window?  Expansive open sky and limitless greenery. I am sure it will always feel like I am on vacation every day.

There’s a charm to mountain living that you just don’t find in the city or the suburbs. There’s something truly wonderful about waking up in the crisp mountain air and probably see animals roaming around. Especially now, in this unprecedented time of the pandemic, being close to nature is a big blessing. 




If not for the pandemic, me and my husband were scheduled to visit Canada. We were invited by a relative to stay with them and explore the country. One of the scheduled adventure is a visit to Banff National Park, because part of our bucket list is to witness the Aurora Borealis, which makes it appearance during the winter months of October to May.


Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. 

It is a wonderful place to visit if you like to Ski in the winter or enjoy hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. The 6,500 square km. of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears. Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest and first national park, is popular to tourists for its majestic lakes and  mountains. As a tourist haven, Banff is visited by an average of four million tourists each year. 






No doubt, Banff is one of Canada’s top tourist destinations. But how does it fare when it comes to a permanent place of residency. 


>  If you decide to live permanently in Banff, you should know that work available is primarily in the tourism and hospitality business. 


>  You will definitely see wildlife. And to be able to live with them harmoniously. Be respectful and learn what to do in an encounter.


>  Know the weather. Winter can start as early as October and lasts until mid April. December, January and February are the coldest. Temperatures can dip to -34 ÂșC or more.


>  You don’t need to have a car when you live in Banff. The Banff townsite is just 3.94 sq. km and you can easily get around using a bicycle. Or just use Banff’s public transit system.


>  Are you eligible to buy real estate or a home in Banff National Park? Check the requirements.


>  If you are seriously considering living in this resort town, you can find nice Banff Homes for sale that will fit your budget and lifestyle needs.




Levy and Sonny, good friends from the Philippines who are now Canadian citizens



For a small town, there are a monster number of things to do in Banff, Canada. Some of the best views in the country can be found in Banff National Park, and the outdoor activities are endless depending on the level of activity that you like! You can bike, hike, camp, ride the canoe, ski, explore caves and many more.



As a tourist haven, Banff is visited by different nationalities year-round. As a Banff resident, you get to hang out and socialize with Australians, Americans, Japanese, Chinese, Europeans maybe in a coffee shop or restaurant. 



The vibrant community, outdoor adventures, warm neighborhood of Banff is an ideal place to raise a family. Community support for families is impressive.