Bringing more of Spain into the design industry

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I finally swung by the new Porcelanosa showroom in Bonifacio Global City. I say finally, because since missing its grand launch a few months back, I’d been eager to come by and see what the showroom had to offer.

Porcelanosa is a Spanish company that has been manufacturing tiles for over 30 years, and has since developed many other building products for the architecture and design industry. I’ve used Porcelanosa tiles a few times before, as they were already being sold locally by another retailer. A residential project however sent me off to a buying trip in Spain and that changed the way I saw Porcelanosa.

I developed an appreciation for their products, especially their care in design. I had hoped that someone would bring the full range to the Philippines. Well finally, someone did!

Taken from:

http://business.inquirer.net/84468/bringing-more-of-spain-into-the-design-industry

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

Brittany launches luxury condo in Bonifacio

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MANILA, Philippines – Vista Land’s Brittany is building a new luxury condominium project at the Bonifacio Global City.

"The Hudson at the Fort" is a 30-story condominium project located at the corner of 20th and 21st Drive East Forbes, Bonifacio Global City.

The project, named after the Hudson River in New YorkCity, offers one- to three-bedroom residences, plus four Elite Garden Suites and two Penthouse Suites.

Taken from:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/28/12/brittany-launches-luxury-condo-bonifacio

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

Private sector help eyed in Bonifacio Tunnel

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MANILA, Philippines – The government may seek the assistance of the private sector in developing the historic Fort Bonifacio Tunnel into a heritage site.

Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and chief executive officer Arnel Casanova noted that the government has previously worked with the private sector in developing parks and monuments.

“We may tap the private sector for the project,” Casanova said, referring to the development of the Fort Bonifacio Tunnel into a heritage site.

Taken from:

http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?publicationsubcategoryid=200&articleid=853464

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

BCDA sets Bonifacio South bidding in October

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MANILA, Philippines – The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is planning to conduct the bidding for the 33.1-hectare Bonifacio South property next month, an official said.

“We will finalize the terms of reference within this month so we can bid it out next month,” BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Paciano Casanova told reporters in a chance interview.

He said the property which is located along Lawton Avenue, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is being reappraised.

Taken from:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/23/12/bcda-sets-bonifacio-south-bidding-october

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

Bonifacio Global City: Epicenter of The Condo Boom

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Condo living seems to be the way for most young Manila urbanites to start their lives apart from their family. Indeed, the urban landscape is ever changing as new condominium projects rise into our fair skies.

Taken from:

http://business.inquirer.net/83270/livening-up-your-homes-through-color

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

SC orders BIR to refund Fort Boni developer P359M

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MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund property developer Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. some P359.65 million that was paid as output value-added tax (VAT) for the first quarter of fiscal year 1997 in connection with its sales and lease of lots in Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.

In a 17-page decision penned by Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo dated September 4 but released to the media on Thursday, the high court en banc reversed the July 7, 2006 ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) that affirmed the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in denying Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. the refund it had asked the BIR.

The firm noted that it was entitled to P5.70 billion in transitional input tax credit based on its book value of P71.22 billion as of Sept. 19, 1996. For the 1st quarter of 1997, the firm’s total sales and lease of lots totalled P3.68 billion; the output VAT payable was P368.54 million. BIR paid the output VAT through cash payments totalling P359.65 million, and credited its unutilized input tax credit on purchases of goods and services of P8.88 million.

Taken from

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/20/12/sc-orders-bir-refund-fort-boni-developer-p359m

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board

The Cake Club, BGC Taguig City

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THE CAKE CLUB in Bonifacio High Street is offering more choices for weekend brunches like creamy scrambled eggs paired with pan-fried foie gras, homemade corned beef stuffed blinis, smoked salmon Benedict or pan-fried lamb sausage and Mediterranean eggs. There is also traditional fare like whole wheat buttermilk pancakes, stuffed French toast and Bircher muesli. Weekend Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cake Club is located at Bonifacio High St., 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

Taken from:

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=RESTAURANT-ROW-09/20/12&id=58708

Jonas Montemayor
Real Estate Broker
PRC License #: 0007396

Member: Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards – City of Taguig Real Estate Board