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  • Philippines: Condo community brings fun and learning to kids September 26, 2017 Taking advantage of children’s strong yearning for new knowledge and skills, Zinnia Towers in North EDSA, Quezon City recently held its own version of a play city to allow kids in the community to learn and have fun at the same time.  The DMCI Homes development recently held “Kidzinnia,” a five-day workshop that involved children who lived in the community. Led by Zinnia Towers’ Property Management Office (PMO), the event included workshops on gardening and recycling activities as well as ...
  • Philippines: 3 perish as fire strikes Tondo neighborhood, Binondo condo September 7, 2017 Three individuals, including a three-year-old child perished when fire struck a residential area in Tondo, Manila Wednesday afternoon, and a residential building in Binondo yesterday morning.  Manila Fire Marshall Supt. Antonio Razal Jr., identified the Tondo fire casualties as Venus Liqid, around 30 to 35 years old, and three-year-old Althea Michelline Mae Diestro.  A woman also perished in the Binondo fire, which broke out at the Binondo Terrace residential building along Alvarado Street in Barangay 292, Zone 28.  Initial investigation ...
  • SC orders to ‘take appropriate action’ on cases involving Delfin Lee April 6, 2016 The Supreme Court has decided to take action on the plight of thousands of homeowners of subdivisions of Globe Asiatique Realty Holding Corp. (GA) in Pampanga caught in the middle of the legal battle between their developer Delfin Lee and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund).     Read the article…………
  • Condo dweller takes VAT issue to Supreme Court (Philippines) February 15, 2016 A RESIDENT of a Makati City condominium on Monday asked the Supreme Court to void a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Memorandum Circular imposing the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on association dues charged by the condominium building administrators.    Read the article………….
  • Tenants of shuttered QC building want their stuff back December 27, 2015 THE TENANTS of a condominium in Quezon City which was forcibly taken over by a realty company have gone to court to retrieve their belongings, as the building remained guarded and inaccessible.  Armed men of Millgos Security Agency under the employ of Laverne Realty and Development Corp. seized Kaimo Building at 101 Quezon Ave. in October.    Read the article………..

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  • The need to go ‘green’ Condominium unit owners are seeing more reasons to go green. Saving the environment is now recognized as a highly urgent matter.  The effects of neglecting Mother Nature can be felt around the world given abnormal weather patterns, deteriorating air quality, lack of food supply, and the eradication of small ecosystems which are vital to preserving the balance of life on Earth.    Read the article…………..
  • Q&A: What Is a Condo Corporation? The growing need for residential space and the resulting lack of developable land in urban areas in the Philippines have led to condominium developments further becoming common in local real estate. If you are among the numerous first-time home-seekers who are considering to buy a condo unit, you likely have a number of questions regarding condo ownership. One of the most likely queries is: How does it work given that there are shared spaces in a condominium development, including the ...
  • Condo Fire Awareness The devastating fire in London’s Grenfell Tower a few weeks ago put the focus on safety measures in residential buildings. Questions about the structure’s recent refurbishing, safety features, and policies for residents during emergencies continue to emerge. Many dwellers and experts say stricter measures could have saved many lives and caused less damage to property.   Read the article……………
  • Homeowners associations’ dues The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), the government office that regulates land use, housing development and homeowners associations (HOA), recently issued guidelines on the dues, fees and contributions that HOA may collect from their members.  The collection of funds from residents of gated communities, housing subdivisions and residential condominiums is often a bone of contention between HOA officials and their members.    Read the article…………….
  • Philippines: Increase in QC real property taxes puzzles homeowners’ associations Members of the Quezon City Homeowners Association have not anticipated the increase in real property taxes in Quezon City.  That is why the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the implementation of said increase is a big of relief for them.  “The taxation is really exorbitant because there are some areas that are complaining. Homeowners associations that belong to us, their tax has been 500%. If you look at mine it’s 67%,” said Alliance of QC-HOA president, Gloria Soriano as she ...

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