Estimated economic expansion of 6.8 percent in 2012.
Estimated economic expansion of 7.2 percent in 2013.
Estimated economic expansion of 6.1 percent in 2014.
Estimated economic expansion of 6.7 percent in 2015.
Estimated economic expansion of 6.8 percent in 2012.
Estimated economic expansion of 7.2 percent in 2013.
Estimated economic expansion of 6.1 percent in 2014.
Estimated economic expansion of 6.7 percent in 2015.
When we talk about small living rooms, we know for one thing that it is one important issue since small living room decor ideas is in demand and is pretty much significant. We are all concerned as to how we can decorate our small living rooms to make it more prettier or more conducive not only for us, but for the people in the house.
The next pictures that you will be seeing are 15 Vibrant Small Living Room Decor Ideas that we have picked up for you to choose from. Unlike other rooms in the house, we have to make sure that everyone who lives in that particular home is considered – it’s not like we just live alone, well, unless you do. For example, a bedroom can be decorated the way how the user wants it to be, but with the living room, we consider more people to make living more comfortable for all. Take a look at the next picture and hope that you will enjoy.
Image: Heather Scott
This living room is pretty thanks to the decors used in this space – just like the frames by the mirror and the long drapes which also gives the room a feel of high ceilings.
Thanks to the warm lighting for this living room, it made it more cozy and great to hang out in. The colors of the walls complement well with the furniture in the room!
This room may be small, but with the right decoration, this room makes large living rooms out of place!
Image: Gryffindor Prince
This condo looks all-modern with the appliances and lighting it has, but with making the room use white and greys – this room just became awesome!
Image: Casey Noble
This eclectic space looks incredibly stunning, thanks to the striped drapes and fabulously printed area carpet! And by the way, the center table and accent chair looks great too!
Image: Judi Ackerman
This lovely traditional living room sets the mood for things close to vintage! The chairs, the tables and the decors make this room one happy place to live in!
Look at the stunning painting which evidently brightens up almost monochromatic room! Only the reds in this room seem to bring all the things together!
This living room looks a little bit masculine with the colors used. But adding the printed pillows and scarf plus an interesting center table makes the look complete.
Image: Fini Home Design & Staging
Using a chaise paired to your sofa can look as charming as this. This is pretty as it already is because of the cute empty frames in the wall and a printed area carpet.
Image: Dawna Jones Design
Don’t you like the boat-like inspired touch this living room has? This room got tons of interesting decors that not all homes consider of getting. Totally a breath of fresh air!
Do you like the color of this room? The light coming from the windows creates an ambiance of comfort and modernism.
Image: Zaunbrecher Design
Cute color combination of white, grey and apple greens. The center table looks customized and the paintings look great on the walls too.
The color of this living room is just vibrant and refreshing! The colors chosen sure lights up the room! Very unique furniture, don’t you agree?
This loft living space makes a regular living room look blank! We love how the wall was decorated with black and white photos matched with a great set of furniture and cute area carpet!
Image: Fluff Designs and Decor
Contemporary living in a beautiful place makes life better! Just like this living room! This one sure it pretty and contemporary!
And that was our 15 Vibrant Small Living Room Decor Ideas which sure is pretty stunning and astounding examples of living spaces that gives us ideas of how we can make these areas more spacious, pretty, and a whole better place to live in! Take a look at living room decor ideas for you to compare regular sized living rooms from the small ones we posted for you guys!
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Oh hello there! Are you feeling the Christmas spirit? Do you already have presents for your loved ones? Better have your Christmas shopping now! Isn’t it hassle-free to buy your Christmas presents in this early moment? Instead of waiting for rush and last minute shopping, running all over the town and putting yourself in crowded places, secure a safe and eco-friendly early Christmas shopping. Yes, an eco-friendly Christmas shopping.
Do you know how to be an eco-friendly shopper? Well, let me give you some tips on how to make your Christmas shopping helpful to our mother earth:
Make a list– Before going to shopping places; make a list of the things you need to buy. This will help avoid wasting gas from commuting or even with your own car, not just that, it will also make you spend less because this will make you stick to your budget. Your loved ones will appreciate more if you give them a well thought present and at the same time bringing no harm to our environment.
Shop in one place– Stop exhausting yourself from walking and running all around shopping places. As much as possible, try to look for a mall or a group of stores where you can buy all you need for presents. It will help to reduce carbon emissions produced from your car, and will lessen time consumption.
Use Eco-bags– Refrain from using the usual plastic bags that will take approximately 500 years or more to decompose, and would contaminate soil, waterways, marine life, and animals upon digestion. Instead, use eco-bags or any reusable shopping bags that you could bring with you every time you shop. There are also lots of shopping malls and stores who sell eco-friendly bags, have it and enjoy your green Christmas shopping.
Shop Online– If you don’t want outdoor shopping, why not try to have your shopping online? There are lots of online shops that give you easy access and convenience. Aside from the fact that it’s more comfortable and relaxing way to shop, this is also one great way of reducing carbon emissions produced when running around the city to buy your Christmas gifts. One more thing, shopping online would also help you save your time and avoids you from unwanted situations like waiting on long lines and being in a middle of the crowd.
Here you go! You can enjoy your shopping in an eco-friendly way that’s not just beneficial to our environment but also for us.
Have a Green Merry Christmas!
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Finally something that we don’t see every day in Cagayan de Oro. The Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Embassy in partnership with Oro Chamber present an extraordinary insight into the habits of an Italian, a real piece of Italy’s everyday life: The Italian Aperitivo.
Let’s take away all doubts right from the beginning: the Aperitivo is what it says: an aperitif, which is an alcoholic drink to be had at pre-dinner time to stimulate one’s appetite. In Rome or in Milan people gather for an aperitivo just after leaving office and drink wines, camparis, bellinis and a lot of other fancy drinks, cocktails and mixers. All this is accompanied by a buffet style of “antipasti”, Italian appetisers and finger foods like cold cuts, prosciutto, cheeses, panini and even spaghetti and other specialities. Doubt arises if this is a pre-dinner snack or real dinner?? Well, most often you wouldn’t want to eat anything else after an Aperitivo but Italians are known for eating so many do have late dinners thereafter.
The Aperitivo CdO is a lifestyle event where people gather and indulge in good conversation apart from sipping delicious wines and served with sumptuous buffet. Definitely a venue where worries and stresses have no home and where togetherness and friendship prevails.
This unique event should signify another step to Cagayan de Oro’s friendship with Italy and Italian culture and business. We have already witnessed the rise and shine of Primavera Residences by Architect Romolo Nati, now a pride of for all the city and other Italian companies active in servicing the bottling lines of Coca Cola. With the Philippine economy growing so is also Mindanao and the opportunities are unfolding. A growing mutual cooperation between public and private entities and also thanks to the efforts of Oro Chamber we shall see more foreign investments meaning more jobs for the local community. “If we keep a positive mindset and help each other for the common good then all the community can grow accordingly. Mindanao has a great future.” says Lorens Ziller, vice-president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and maker of this international tie-up together with Engr. Cerael “Dodong” Donggay, president of Oro Chamber. The two chambers have a tie-up signing scheduled for the upcoming Oro Best Expo 2015.
Sunshine Paquibot, part of the organizing team, reminds us that there are limited tickets available for this event and all those who still want to be part of it should hurry to grab this opportunity.
Do you want to invest in a multi-awarded condominium development in Cagayan de Oro at the most reasonable deals? This month, Italpinas’ flagship development, Primavera Residences, offers a high-end kitchen modular system from October 1-31, 2015!
In a regular package, buyers get unfurnished units with inclusions of tile floorings, painted walls and ceilings, fitted kitchen sinks, bathroom fixtures, electrical wirings and outlets; however, this month of October, buyers are offered a FREE Kitchen Modular System!
“At Primavera, we always make sure to please our clients not only with world-class units and facilities but also with our promo offerings; that aside from the already affordable rates, we strive to make it even more reasonable. Indeed, today is the best chance to invest in Mindanao’s first and only multi-awarded eco-friendly building,” Gladys Magadan-Echano, Sales Director, expressed.
Primavera Residences is known for its energy-saving features that include cantilevers to protect the units from direct sunlight, and an indoor courtyard that maximizes the natural ventilation in the area. Just recently, solar panels that provide additional energy for the building’s common areas are already installed on the building’s rooftop. The building is also designed to withstand earthquakes and extreme weather and boasts of 24-7 security.
“We are not just giving them discounts but we give them the real thing. We want to add more value to our investors’ purchase; that it will not just be profitable, but they will also help the environment by purchasing from a development that is eco-friendly,” Echano stated.
Primavera Residences, the first development of Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), is a 10-storey, two-tower building located at Pueblo de Oro Township offering residential, commercial and office spaces for lease and purchase. All units in the first tower are ready for occupancy while the second tower is slated to be completed this year. Buyers may choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.
Hurry! We only have few units left!
Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the company behind Cagayan de Oro real estate project Primavera is set for an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks.
The IPO is ground-breaking in many ways. To begin with, IDC has staked its future on a road not often taken, embarking on its flagship venture Primavera in Cagayan de Oro and following it up by announcing an even more ambitious multi-function development around it, Primavera City. The company is also favoring a focus on sustainable design – again, a not too common tack among local real estate developers. In what must be a first in the industry, IDC is unmistakably mestizo, rooted in a partnership between Italian architect and designer Romolo Valentino Nati, and Filipino-born, Sydney-educated lawyer Jojo Leviste.
With the foundations of its future fixed firmly on the City of Golden Friendship, the IDC IPO will likely be viewed as a barometer of investor confidence in Mindanao, in general; and in Cagayan de Oro, in particular.
Of course, it will also be seen as a vote on IDC’s seemingly counter-intuitive and potentially disruptive business model: target the up-and-coming cities, instead of the already established ones; and offer them elegant yet accessible eco-friendly buildings in safe locations.
To Nati and Leviste though, just getting to the IPO stage is already a victory in itself.
Nati reveals that before Primavera even broke ground, many were discouraging them from doing their debut development in Cagayan de Oro, questioning the location, the market and its readiness.
But Leviste happily points out that the doubters have since been proven wrong. Units at the first condo tower in Primavera were snapped up predominantly by local residents and by overseas Kagay-anons, putting to rest the notion that the market was not ready for condo living and high-rises.
The company’s emphasis on design has also reaped rewards, including Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines at last year’s International Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Highly Commended Condo Development from the Southeast Asia Property Awards in Singapore, and a Special Energy Award at the Design Against the Elements Competition in Quezon City.
Going public will mean many things to the different stakeholders in the future of IDC. For the company, the fresh funding will fuel the development of Primavera City, which it forecasts will fast-track the arrival of locators to the Uptown business district. For Cagayan de Oro, the spotlight on IDC will showcase how the city is both investor-friendly and investment-worthy. For the whole of Mindanao, the listing can only bolster confidence in much-anticipated growth led by its Northern gateway.
The investor vote on the trail blazed by IDC is crucial. A yes will ensure not only the development of what will likely be a new landmark for Cagayan de Oro, but the construction of what could be a catalyst to bring in long-awaited locators. A yes will also be a validation of IDC’s deeply-held belief that the future of the Philippines – perhaps even of the rest of ASEAN – lies in designing emerging cities, to make a difference.
Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the Italian-Filipino green property developer of Primavera Residences, sets its planned listing of P242-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on the last quarter of 2015.
Recently, IDC filed on August 28 an amended prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company plans to raise P242 million from the offering of 57.622 million primary common shares to the public, priced at a maximum of P4.20 per share.
The number of shares to be sold, according to the prospectus, is equivalent to 26% of the company’s outstanding capital stock and 74% is under the names of the current shareholders.
Its major shareholders include Jose Leviste, Jr. (49.67%), Italian architect Romolo Nati (40%) and Jose Leviste III (4.76%).
IPO proceeds will finance Italpinas Development Corporation’s upcoming mixed-use sustainable development in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera City. After Primavera Residences, a new elegant high-rise and eco-friendly building in Cagayan de Oro offers the distinctive quality of living in an Italian-designed building with metropolitan standard development. Primavera City aims to be the landmark in sustainable developments as the combination of natural ventilation, solar energy, external louvers, water recycling, rain harvesting, and other green features exudes the exteriors and interiors of the property.
IDC will have a market capitalization of P930.8 million post-IPO from the current P480.68 million. Unicapital Inc. is appointed as the issue manager and sole underwriter of the transaction.
The expected net proceeds of P220.8 million after listing related expenses and taxes will supply the capital expenditures (capex) for new projects (P120.68 million); land banking acquisition (P47 million); retirement of existing loans (P20 million); and general working capital (P33.12 million). Proceeds of the IPO will be used in the fourth quarter of the year up to 2016.
Primavera Residences EDGE Certification
Recently, Autif Sayyed, Regional Green Building Specialist for the East Asia Pacific Region at International Finance Corporation (IFC), visited Primavera Residences to complete the stages of the building’s EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certification as he recognized the building’s outstanding initiation and implementation of the green features.
EDGE is a new building resource efficiency system created for emerging markets, providing clients with technical solutions for going green and captures capital costs and projected operational savings.
Last August 15, 2015, a crowd of 500 gathered for the International Leadership Conference organized by Capitol University for their Executive Management Class of the Graduate School SY 2015-2016.
With the honorary presence of Filipino, American, Turkish, German and Italian lecturers and personalities, among which the Governor Vicente “Bambi” Emano who, during his speech, underlined his commitment to contintue to help Misamis Oriental grow in terms of Tourism and in terms of overall support to businesses with needed infrastructure.
Mr. Lorens Ziller, IDC Director for Corporate Affairs, spoke on behalf of Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the developer of Primavera Residences in Uptown CdO and announced that the second building of Primavera Residences is near to completion underlining the strong commitment of the company to deliver results for its many investors.
Ziller, also Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines held a speech about the “Challenges and Opportunities in International Trade and Business” in which he underlined the new opportunities for business and partnerships that the Philippines has with ASEAN with a brief on what we should learn from the European Union Integration process on how it happened and who benefited the most in the aftermath.
He also spoke about the new GSP+ “tariff-zero” admission of the Philippines with the EU for a large variety of goods manufactured and produced in the country and how this benefits and cascades into different industries from logistics and banking to real estate.
In the end he spoke about the importance of international networking and the participation in associations or entities like the ICCPI (the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines) which promotes partnerships and cooperation between Filipino and Italian companies for import/export opportunities and cross-country investment.
The Italian Chamber, after the very successful “Aperitivo Italiano” networking events, is seeking new tie-ups with local chambers and plans to hold a series of similar events also in Mindanao and Visayas. On behalf of IDC he said that the exciting designer building should possibly be handed over within the next 60 days.
This proves the value behind this young development corporation who, apart from keeping up to the promise of his investors is also apparently preparing for public listing within the next few months increasing the returns for its own investors even further.
Explaining the success of this Filipino-Italian company citing Napoleon Hill he finished with: “The only limits are those created by our mind” meaning that, where there is a will to succeed even in difficult circumstances there is a way if we don’t allow our imagination to see our success, which gained him a large applause by the present crowd.
The conference underlined the commitment from several private and institutional parties that a successful and growing Misamis Oriental with and International mindset will benefit all classes of society and bring new jobs and opportunities into an already thriving business environment. Where education, business and institutions are cooperating harmoniously there is definitely a strategic advantage for all concerned parties and ultimately for the people and our next generations. (Lorens Ziller, Corporate Affairs Director)
Last August 26, 2015, Mr. Autif Sayyed, a Green Building Specialist of World Green Building Council, visited Primavera Residences to meet with Engr. Aldwin Nilles and Ms. Melissa San Jose, general manager of Primavera Residences.
Mr. Sayyed visited the green building to complete the stages of Primavera Residences’ EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certification. EDGE is a new building resource efficiency system created for emerging markets, providing clients with technical solutions for going green and captures capital costs and projected operational savings.
Autif Sayyed is the Regional Green Building Specialist for the East Asia Pacific Region at International Finance Corporation (IFC). He provides technical support to IFC’s green building programs in the emerging EAP countries, namely Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and China. His primary focus is on close cooperation with government counterparts and private sector stakeholders in order to initiate and implement green buildings regulatory changes. He also provides support to governments in the region on development of long term green building strategy, capacity building of building professionals and government officials and creating opportunities for funding green buildings.
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On August 18, 2015, Primavera recently established partnership with Pueblo de Oro Golf Club as the green condominium development’s official golf partner. Pueblo de Oro Golf is an 18 hole, par-72 championship golf course intricately designed by Architect Robert Trent Jones II International.
The golf course was inaugurated on May 5, 1998 by President Fidel Ramos and was heralded as one of the finest in the Philippines with a majestic driving range, clubhouse, and tee houses. Strategically placed sand bunkers and grass add to the variety of challenges in this course.
“Our partnership with Pueblo de Oro Golf Course is just one of the add-ons that we give our tenants. We aspire to always provide them with the best options and deals,” Melissa San Jose, IDC general manager, said.
As the first eco-friendly property in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences is a front-runner in promoting and supporting green advocacies and projects in the city. Also committed in sustainable properties, Primavera makes sure to fully support projects that stimulates environmental campaigns in the city.
Primavera Residences’ developer, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), won numerous local and international awards for its contemporary design with natural airflow through inner spaces, and architectural elements designed precisely for the location’s latitude to shade the building’s surface from the sun throughout the year. The project has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on air-conditioning energy consumption.
Primavera Serviced Residences offers long and short term stay
The 10-storey condominium property in uptown Cagayan de Oro offers serviced apartments with hotel-like services that are a less expensive and homier option for visiting businessmen and travelers and golfers.
All the units for rent are fully fitted with kitchen, cable TV, refrigerator, and air conditioning. Amenities include a green inner courtyard for natural lighting and ventilation, 24-7 security, CCTV, indoor pool, gym, function hall, laundry station, and twin elevators. Located in the booming business and commercial area in uptown Cagayan de Oro, it is just walking distance to SM City CdO, and easily accessible to public transportation, and Pueblo de Oro Golf Course.
“This coming August 27-30, Pueblo de Oro Golf is holding a tournament. I’m inviting all golfers to join the event and experience “Higalaay”. As you join this prestigious gold tournament, make Primavera Residences your home as we have prepared exciting promos just for you,” San Jose concluded.
To know more about Primavera Residences and its partners, you may reach them at (088) 880-5002, (+63) 917 864 4061, or email them at email@example.com. You can also access their website at www.primaveraresidences.com.