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Keppel sees its future in PH

Singapore firm Keppel Corp. is looking forward to do more business in the Philippines as it continues to upgrade its shipyards in Batangas and Subic.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Stylish beach condos in Hamilo Coast

SPACIOUS and well-appointed beach condo

With the blooming Philippine economy, owning a beach home is not far beyond the reach of some people. However, the mechanics of buying land, securing permits, tapping a freshwater source, connecting to the power grid, providing sewage and garbage systems, and, finally, hiring caretakers for security can shatter any fantasies of lazy days basking under the sun. And all that has to be dealt with before the first nail is hammered in constructing your dream vacation home.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Stylish resort strives to make staying ashore as pleasurable as diving itself

AIYANAR Clubhouse in Anilao

Now that March is here, it’s time to check out properties outside Manila. One destination very near Manila that is somewhat off the radar is Anilao in Batangas.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Batangas opens up

The local government and private sector of Batangas City, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), urge investors to explore opportunities in the capital city for potential investments in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and industry/manufacturing.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Australian firm expects rise in gold mining activities

BSP Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. (left) and businessman Roberto Ongpin: At odds

Red Mountain Mining Ltd. of Australia expects an increase in drilling activities in the Philippines in the next few months after it unearthed a second high-grade gold system at its project site in Lobo, Batangas.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Meralco to put up 1,200-MW gas plant in Batangas


Meralco PowerGen Corp., the power generation arm of Manila Electric Co., plans to put up a liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in Batangas that can generate at least 1,200 megawatts, as part of its plans to help secure the growing electricity requirements within its franchise area.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Shell to invest P6.5B for refinery

Shell Philippines Exploration BV (SPEX) has tapped Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. of Netherlands for the installation of a depletion compression platform at the Malampaya gas field off Palawan—part of a planned $750-million Phase III expansion for the field.

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. is investing about $150 million (roughly P6.45 billion) to upgrade its refinery in Tabangao, Batangas, which will not only result in more efficient operations for the oil firm, but will also help shield Filipinos from the volatility of global oil prices.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PureFoods investing P2.5B in grains terminal in Batangas


Local food giant San Miguel PureFoods Co. Inc. is investing P2.5 billion in a bulk grains terminal in Mabini, Batangas as part of initiatives to control production costs and protect its operating margins.

Posted: March 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Blued Batangas

blue dolphin resort

All of us know about Batangas, which is touted as one of the key provinces here in the Philippines known for its rocky beaches with its brown and sometimes white sands. It’s also a favorite among scuba divers especially the beaches in Anilao.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

First Gen eyes 2 Batangas plants


The Lopez-led First Gen Corp. is looking at the feasibility of adding two new power plants in Batangas that can potentially generate as much as 1,300 megawatts (MW) in installed capacity for the Luzon grid.

Posted: February 14th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Mindoro Resources raising funds for Batangas projects


Mindoro Resources Ltd. of Canada said Wednesday it was raising up to C$4 million in funds through private placement.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Rustic yet modern lifestyle awaits Batangueños

RESIDENZA Milano allows its residents to enjoy contemporary Italian-style homes.

With its much renowned kapeng barako and balisong, pristine white beaches and rustic charm, Batangas has been a favorite destination by local and foreign tourists.

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »



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