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Converge secures P5-B loan from Landbank in bid for nationwide reach

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. sealed a P5-billion loan deal with state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines to fund its nationwide fiber internet rollout. Pampanga-based businessman and Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy said on Friday this would also allow the company to expand its presence in “unserved and underserved” areas in the Philippines. According to Converge,…

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SMC Bulacan ‘aerocity’ to have bike highways integrated with train system

San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) P740-billion airport and mixed use development being built in Bulacan will incorporate sustainable and environmentally friendly features that will address the shortcomings of current urban centers, including a proposal to integrate a “bicycle highway” with a train system. Thus said company president Ramon Ang, who on Tuesday said the country’s largest…

Unfazed by pandemic, AboitizLand revolutionizes homebuying experience

Face-to-face meetings and paperwork had been synonymous with homeownership until COVID-19 made human contact a risky behavior. Like retail, banking, food and other industries, real estate was forced to adapt to this tectonic shift. AboitizLand, the real estate arm of the Aboitiz Group of Companies, was among the first developers to recalibrate its systems. Embracing…

Redefining space the Rockwell way

The protracted COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted Filipinos’ preferences and priorities—perhaps even permanently—as they struggled to cope with the forced lockdowns and the realization that the COVID-19 disease is likely here to stay and cause sporadic outbreaks. This helps explain the marked increase in the demand since March of last year for real estate projects…