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Flooding, in all levels of society

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Buying residential property is usually a well-considered investment decision. We look at whether it’s close to work or school. We think about size, design, number of bedrooms and quality of bathrooms. We think about whether it has a backyard or is near a park or a pool, or in a condo’s case, whether the gym, theaters, parking, etc., suits our standards.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Precautions during, after floods

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Last week’s back-to-back tropical storms and incessant heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” have left about 40 towns and cities in Ilocos Region, Central and Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila still grappling with floods, not to mention the threat of communicable as well as potentially deadly diseases as result of stagnant water and an overall deterioration in the environment.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PH economy seen bouncing back from calamities

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The government is confident that the economic impact of recent calamities that shut down the country’s financial centers this week, however minimal, can be recovered in the third quarter.

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

Businessmen brace for impact of ‘Maring’ on economy

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is hopeful that the impact of storm Maring on local firms will not be as damaging, even if Metro Manila, shut down for business over the past two days.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH corporations launch relief efforts

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Filipino boys play as big waves hit a park in Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Tropical Depression Maring continued to move east away from Batanes, northern Philippines early Sunday, but rain continue over parts of the country due to the southwest monsoon, weather forecasters said. AP/Aaron Favila

Corporate Philippines has mobilized efforts to help communities ravaged by the incessant rains and floods that swept across Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon in the last two days.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH Financial markets shut down for second day

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MANILA, Philippines–Philippine financial markets were suspended for the second straight session on Tuesday as incessant rains continued to flood many parts of the National Capital Region and Luzon. The Philippine Stock Exchange had initially issued an advisory at 5:40 a.m. that trading would resume but this was recalled by 7:40 a.m. after the government suspended work, thereby halting clearing and settlement [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippine markets closed due to floods

Philippine Stock Exchange AFP FILE PHOTO

Financial markets in the Philippines are closed on Tuesday because of torrential rain and floods.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA readies disaster response program

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The Department of Agriculture is crafting a disaster preparedness, response and rehabilitation program to cushion the destructive impacts of natural disasters, particularly typhoons and floods, on the country’s agriculture and fishery sector.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH property’s 12 highs and lows in 2012

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The property landscape in the Philippines this year can be described as rugged, filled with highs and lows, which makes the industry twice as interesting both from observers’ and players’ standpoints. Here are the 12 most notable “features” of this landscape.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

PH flooding boosts losses among global insurers

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Calamities in the Philippines, including the damage wrought by Typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009, contributed to the ballooning of global insurance losses due to floods, according to Swiss Re.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Check geohazard maps before buying a house’

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Philippine Environment Secretary Ramon Paje .  AFP FILE PHOTO

Buying a lot to build a new house? Check out the government’s geohazard maps first to see if the property is located in a place prone to floods or landslides.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Floods bring out wiser buyers, developers

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WHILE THE FLOODING and the need for high-rise accommodation seem inevitable, a more balanced and holistic development should be advocated. ARNOLD ALMACEN

As more flood-prone areas are pinpointed with the increasing intensities of weather disturbances, property experts have observed that buyers are becoming wiser and more meticulous in choosing the areas to invest in, as lessons (some painful) from past inundations are beginning to stick. Property analysts see barren days ahead (business-wise, that is) for developers who insist on building in flood-prone areas.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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