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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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.
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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Last June 16, 2015, Primavera Residences recently established partnership with Cagayan de Oro Transportation Cooperative (CAGATRANSCO) in giving Primavera’s short- and long-term clients easier accessibility to anywhere in the city.
“Cagatransco’s commitment in serving its clients truly fits Primavera’s clientele. This is also an added benefit to all our clients in traveling all over the city with a safe and secured transport service,” Melissa San Jose, ITPI General Manager, said.
Cagatransco has three booths in the city located at SM City Cagayan de Oro terminal, Agora terminal and, Laguindingan Airport. The cooperative has been in the service for several years and has helped many professional drivers. Not only that they aim to serve the tourists and Kagay-anons, but also those drivers who need assistance and are invited to be part of the community.
Long-term and short-term condo rental
Primavera Residences, a 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.
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 near a world-class golf course.
“Because we are near life’s important places (mall, schools, world-class golf course, etc.), Primavera Residences is the perfect choice for those who want to relax and live in a modern accommodation fitted with comfortable amenities. Whether visiting Cagayan de Oro for business or pleasure, Primavera is an ideal place to stay,” Ly-ann Magallanes, ITPI Leasing Officer, said.
Primavera Residences is owned and developed by Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI). Its eco-friendly features include cantilevers that protect the units from direct sunlight and an indoor courtyard that maximizes the natural ventilation in the area. The twin towers will soon be fitted with photovoltaic solar panels that will generate power for the common areas. Because of its green features, it won in the 2014-2015 Asia Pacific Property Awards held in Kuala Lumpur for Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines.
“I would like to invite everybody to try out Primavera Serviced Residences and experience the authentic Italian-designed space. You may also enjoy breathtaking views of the spectacular CdO sunset and Macajalar Bay,” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access their website at www.primaveraresidences.com.
Last Saturday, May 9, the Philippine Air Force-Tactical Operations Group 10, together with several groups in the city, led the mangrove planting activity in Zone 8, Bulua, CdO. Italpinas and other green advocates come together as they planted 5000 mangrove seedlings around the shoreline. PAF-TOG 10 partnered with several groups namely SPOW EOD-K9, 8th ARCEN, 71st AFRG, CRSAFP, 4ID, PA, 10th FAB, ACDI-CDO, FABSLAI, AFPMBAI, JCI Kagayhaan, DepEd, REACT, KAMAU 4H-Opol, CLENRO, and Bulua Barangay Council.
With the theme, “Stand Up Save the Reefs”, the Ocean Month Celebration paves the way to highlight the importance of mangroves in the city.
“This is part of rehabilitating our very own Iponan River. Through planting mangroves around its vicinity, we can secure food for our farmers and fisher folks. Mangroves are our aquatic life’s nursery. We are not just saving the ocean, we are saving lives,” Edwin Dael, CLENRO-OIC, said.
On October 11, 2014 and February 7, 2015, Italpinas joined CLENRO and PAF-TOG 10 in the same activity at the coastal area in Bonbon, CdO. It was supported by schools, green advocates and some residents in the said barangay.
“To be part of a sustainable development and joining the city’s thrust to promote environmental advocacies is not just rewarding but also a testimony that Cagayan de Oro’s progress still goes hand in hand with nature. The mangrove planting activity was fun and fulfilling at the same time. Waking up early for a satisfying reason is truly worth it,” Gisselle Mantilla, ITPI Admin Officer, said.
Developed by Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), Primavera Residences has been actively promoting green advocacies in the city and has won numerous local and international awards for its eco-friendly architecture. Featuring the best principles of passive cooling technology: shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance, 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 overall energy consumption.
Daniel Alcazar and Aldwin Ranario, Primavera’s sales associates said that their experience was way beyond all worldly things could give, it is more to saving what’s left and planting more to save the environment.
“During the storm surge, these mangroves helped lessen the damage. Together, we can collectively get resources and could help rebuild the city. Let’s all stand up and save our reefs,” Dael concluded.
It’s getting even hotter this summer!
As we welcome the second month of adventure and fun, Primavera Residences celebrates with you as we offer more enticing news and events, and promos for you and your loved ones. April has been a fruitful month for Primavera, bringing with it more opportunities to reach out to the larger communities, and offering exciting promos to the market
As a pioneering condominium development in Northern Mindanao, it is our pleasure to present to you the news and events we had last April.
It’s back for a limited period! This month, due to public demand, Primavera Residences is offering buyers a FREE modular kitchen and installation worth up to P100,000 for reservations made from April 1 to April 30, 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 limited promo offer gives buyers a chance to earn savings of up to P100K with a FREE set of Kitchen Modular Cabinet and its installation.
This promo appeared in several papers in the city.
As of April 8, 2015, Primavera Residences Tower 2 is nearing its completion. Currently, the second tower of Primavera Residences has already reached 90% of its construction.
This news appeared to cdodev.com, one of CDO’s online development news outlet.
This May 3, Primavera Residences together with Primavera Residences Condominium Corporation (PRCC) will be offering free live broadcast of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight at the La Rondine Hall of Primavera Residences.
This free viewing event was featured in various online and print news outlets in the city.
As Manila’s overcrowded property market crests in the wake of a booming economy in the Philippines, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI) paves the way in sustainable real estate development towards the country’s next economic frontiers. The dynamic company offers foreign investors a strategic inroad to the country’s unrecognized yet hyper-prospective second-tier cities and regions.
This news was featured in South China Morning Post International.
As an added option for easier and secured payments for clients, Primavera Residences launches their credit card payment facility with BPI. Starting April 29, 2015, rental payments for short-term or long-term stay can be made through the credit card equipment.
This exciting news has been featured in different local papers in the city.
It’s March 28 and we are hours away from changing the world!
As we celebrate the annual global environment movement at exactly 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm later tonight, Earth Hour is encouraging individuals, communities, households, and business to turn off their lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.
The Philippines has been participating in the annual Earth Hour since 2009, and has earned the title of “Earth Hour Hero Country” from 2009 to 2013 for topping participation records with over 15 million Filipinos joining the event.
Are you excited to be part of this worldwide activity?
In Cagayan de Oro, the multi-awarded sustainable condominium development, Primavera Residences, fully supports this WWF initiative as a pledge in sustaining the environment. As a committed advocate of nature, we are one with the city in inviting everyone to take part in this fulfilling event.
If you’re wondering how you can celebrate it with your family, there are more ways to contribute in this global event than just switching off your lights at home and in your office. More to that, you can contribute more by being an example and through spreading the word to your word to you friends, family, colleagues and everyone you know off.
To fully enjoy this activity, why not we celebrate it together this evening at SM City CDO? There’ll be fanfare, performances, and lots of fun and entertainment to look forward to. Bring your friends and family and join the countdown to 8:30!
Let’s all be ambassadors of the planet by sustaining Earth Hour in the next days to come. #ChangeClimateChange
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“2014 has been the best year for the tourism industry in Cagayan de Oro. This is not just because of the efforts of the City Tourism Council but also for the support you have showed us. These successes are achieved together with the people in CdO,” City Mayor Oscar Moreno said in the opening of the event.
In the past year, Cagayan de Oro has showed competitiveness and development in the tourism and economic industry that despite the tremendous setback brought by different tragedies, regained its sense of fulfillment through bringing in more investors and tourists from the help of the different stakeholders in the city.
Last March 6, the City Tourism Council (CTC) honored its stakeholders and partners through “Pasalamat”, a thanksgiving tribute to all who helped realize a transformative, resilient and inclusive Cagayan de Oro City.
“Resiliency has evolved with a new meaning, emerging from where you were from the beginning. Despite countless struggles, with the help of Kagay-anons, CdO emerged to be competent and bold. And that made us, Kagay-anons, the spirit that never gives up, never surrenders,” Moreno emphasized.
Pasalamat, thanksgiving and tribute to partners
The event was hosted by the chair of CTC Arts and Culture committee, Dr. Rafaelita P. Pelaez, at Liceo de Cagayan University’s (LDCU) Rodelsa Hall.
Dorothy Pabayo, CTC chairperson, honored all stakeholders that took part in the success of the Higalaay Festival in August and the birth of Pasko de Oro, a brand that brought all Christmas events in the city under one roof last December 2014.
On the other hand, Eileen San Juan, Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer, took the opportunity to give recognition to the people behind the success for bragging the first prize in the Most Livable Cities Design Competition.
The city mayor also thanked the council and the people for bringing back CdO on the trend. He also informed those present the city’s accomplishments of bragging the 2nd spot in the Most Competitive City in the Philippines and being outstanding in e-Governance.
Just recently, together with cities Batangas and Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro signed a partnership agreement last Dec 15 under a USAID program that is meant to spur the development of alternative cities as engines of inclusive and sustainable growth.
USAID supports Italpinas
In 2010, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation’s (ITPI) flagship development, Primavera Residences, was cited as One of the Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunities in the Philippines by USAID’s funding partner is the Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN).
“As a USAID partner, we certainly benefited from the guidance and continued support of the agency in making our Cagayan de Oro project more viable for investment. Through this partnership, not only did our project boost its competitiveness but it also helped in making it more environmentally sound,” shared ITPI chairman, Jose P. Leviste Jr., during USAID visit last June 2014.
Primavera Residences is a two-tower, 10-storey mixed-use development in Uptown Cagayan de Oro with environment-friendly features. Its exterior walls are fitted with brise soleil shades that protect the windows from harsh sunlight during the hottest part of the day. Soon the building’s rooftop will also be equipped with photovoltaic solar panels to produce its own energy that will power its common areas. Because of these unique features, Primavera Residences won as Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines in the recently concluded 2014 Asia Pacific Property Summit organized by the prestigious International Property Awards.
During the recent 5th Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee Principals’ Meeting at the National Power Corporation Board Room, key players in the power sector stressed the importance of pursuing renewable energy as prominent source of electricity in Mindanao.
Compared to last year’s power state, this year has seen significant progress with the immediate and medium term measures, stressing that majority of the cities in Mindanao did not have rotating power outage as reported by the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperative (AMRECO).
Antonino said that there are 231 renewable energy projects spread across Mindanao that could potentially generate at least 2,419 megawatts of sustainable power supply for the region between 2020 and 2025. In the next five years, over 2000 megawatts of renewable energy will be contributed to the Mindanao grid.
A startup project that promotes RE in NorthMin
In Northern Mindanao, a pioneering sustainable property developer has started to incorporate the use of renewable energy through property developments. Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), an Italian-Filipino sustainable real estate firm, is committed to using green architecture paired with the use of renewable energy.
Primavera Residences, ITPI’s flagship sustainable condominium development, primarily promotes green architecture that helps reduce the impact to the environment. ITPI’s CEO and executive chairman Arch. Romolo Nati and its president, Atty. Jojo Leviste closely work together in achieving their goal to be the country’s prime movers in sustainable properties.
Leviste and Nati are also committed in incorporating energy-efficient systems in all their properties through its renewable energy business, Constellation Energy Corporation, with projects that include geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar.
“Sustainable design is more than just designing green. Aside from aesthetic design and caring for the environment, it has to help develop the communities,” Nati said. “That’s why our developments incorporate sustainability features that reduces 20% of the residents’ electricity consumption and are also built in secondary Philippine cities, where they can help develop local communities.”
Mindanao 2020 Peace and Dev’t Plan
The great move in pursuing RE projects, according to Antonino, is part of the efforts of key power players from the government and the private sector to provide Mindanao with a greener and renewable power supply.
Antonino added that pursuing RE development is also aligned with the MinDA’s Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework Plan, which recognizes power as a major enabling factor for socio-economic development.
By 2016, the power scenario in Mindanao, including the committed projects, is expected to be 40% hydro, 28% coal, 25% oil-based, 6% geothermal and 1% biomass, MinDA data said.
But in 2019-2020, the energy mix in Mindanao, including committed and indicative power projects, would be 56% coal, 24% hydro, 14% oil-based, 4% geothermal and 1% each for biomass and solar, according to the same data.
Romeo Montenegro, MinDA director for investment promotion and public affairs, said that the government fully supports the development of renewable energy projects to balance the energy mix in Mindanao in the long-term.
Primavera to put up solar panels this June
This June 2015, Primavera Residences will be installing 6 sets of 3 kWp solar panel kits that could generate an estimated monthly electricity output of 270 kWh per kit at the roof deck to power the building’s water pumps, elevators, and other common areas.