Prime address in thriving Pasig
The great strides of Pasig City are just hard to miss.
Its milestones are documented on the news and social media. The city has sustained a high satisfaction rating for its measures against COVID-19 and other pressing issues. Residents are so happy with the health and safety protocols and the local government’s relief efforts, they are posting thank you messages and videos on social media.
The joy has spread beyond Pasig. People everywhere have developed an affinity with the city and Mayor Vico Sotto because they gave us positive vibes amid such challenging times. He showcased good leadership implementing fresh, ingenious takes and solutions. We can all admit that the good news from Pasig had been much needed in our continuing struggle against the pandemic and the other issues it has further exacerbated.
So envious are many of the great work in this city that netizens would declare: “Lilipat ako sa Pasig” (I am moving to Pasig). It’s not a far-fetched proposition nor a bad idea. If you are, indeed, looking for addresses in Pasig that are resilient in this new normal and beyond, seasoned developer Ortigas Land has some enticing offerings that will surely suit your needs.
Consider Empress, a stunning 56-storey residential tower located in the exclusive residential block of Capitol Commons—a masterplanned community where residents can live, work and play. Some of the best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 include living in an area that is not congested, staying in places where social distancing is possible, and being in a contained community—thus making Empress a perfect fit.
Health is a strong point of the project, too, with the Capitol Commons Park right in front of it. It is also touted to be the first wellness lifestyle real estate, with its color, architecture and design planned to promote balance and sustainability. It features lush greeneries and has areas for quiet (the garden, wellness lawn and reading room) and activity (the pools, lounge areas and play areas).
Each unit features smart technology, which drastically decreases contact with surfaces where COVID-19 may be lurking. Residents can use a mobile phone app to easily control the smoke detector, smart TVs and kitchen appliances. Units also have sensors for lights, doors and airconditioning. Further, the units come with a WiFi router cabinet and USB ports in all the bedrooms, as well as an intercom with videophone.
Also featuring smart technology is Ortigas Land’s Residences at The Galleon: a 51-storey tower with 509 residential units offering spacious cuts. Targeted for turnover by 2028, it is the latest high-end luxury residential tower to rise in the heart of the Ortigas central business district (CBD) and will be part of a bigger mixed-use project where another tower will hold premium office spaces.
Residents can control and monitor the unit with an app, as with Empress. It links up to the smoke detector, the smart plugs for the TV and kitchen appliances, airconditioner, lights, temperature sensor and contact sensor for motion and the door. A state-of-the-art building management system promises utmost convenience and security—a necessity in this new normal.
As The Galleon features residential, commercial and retail spaces in one place, it once again enables residents to find all their needs in one place—most definitely a win in the post-COVID-19 world. The units are exquisitely finished so staying at home for work or a hangout would be no problem. Residential amenities include a mini theater, resident’s lounge, gym and sauna, as well as a swimming pool and green open spaces. Ride the high-speed elevators to get to the shops below.
The address is accessible to the various spots of the Ortigas CBD, main thoroughfares like Edsa, and hospitals, schools and other essential establishments. Those necessary and emergency travels will be much easier from Residences at The Galleon.
COVID-19 has taught us that we play a part in lessening our vulnerabilities. We can always choose the better, wiser options. If you’re looking for a new address, might as well move to secure and resilient homes like Empress and Residences at The Galleon. That they are both in well-loved Pasig is also a welcome bonus, wouldn’t you say?
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