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The place that put the Philippines on the world map

August 31, 2016

In Photo: Mactan Island IN the past, the city of Lapu-Lapu was known as the place where local chieftain—the city’s namesake, Lapu-Lapu—defeated and killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, putting on hold Spain’s ambition to colonize the Philippine islands for another 40 or so years. Today, the city is known for quite different reasons. Although much… Read more »

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5 Useful Apps for Doing Household Chores

August 19, 2016

Doing your chores can be made more manageable if you have the right tools for the job. More than a broom for sweeping or a brush for taking out those tough and stubborn stains, apps on your mobile phone can cross off tasks on your to-do list in more ways than you can imagine. Here… Read more »

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Moving Your Way Around

July 7, 2016

Since this happens to some people we know, we wonder if this, too, is a fact of your life: You work hard through long days. You indulge in a lot of good food and give in to sweet gastronomic temptations to reward yourself for jobs well done, as part of your self-motivation technique. Sometimes, there’s… Read more »

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The OFW Guide to Getting Bank Financing

May 17, 2016

Based on the results of the 2014 Survey on Overseas Filipinos, the total number of Filipinos dispersed across the globe is 2.3 million. While Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) come from diverse backgrounds, their common denominator is the critical role they play in strengthening our economy, primarily through their remittances. The increased purchasing power of OFWs,… Read more »

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Condo Organized

May 14, 2016

Does having a smaller space really mean less mess? Current property development trends are moving toward more streamlined units in answer to increasingly busier lifestyles. Megaworld at the Fort is only one of those who prioritize compact, yet spacious apartment spaces. However, no matter how tiny your condo is, there’s still a possibility that things… Read more »

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5 Must-Do Activities for Adrenaline Junkies in Cebu

May 11, 2016

Whether you like lounging in the sun with a drink on hand, or roughing it up in the mountains or underwater, Cebu has all sorts of activities to entertain all kinds of folks. All while making sure you enjoy your stay, whether it’s in a backpacker’s inn, or the newest developments in the city like… Read more »

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5 Reasons Why OFWs Should Invest in Pre-Selling Homes

April 23, 2016

It is difficult to choose what kind of property is worth our hard-earned money. For yuppies, condo units are the most ideal because of accessibility; for families whether big or small, a house and lot is realistically preferable. These days, the rise of the demand for pre-selling homes is remarkable. Homeseekers now opt for the… Read more »

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Cebu Province second most preferred location for housing

February 18, 2016

Skyline of Cebu City. Photo via IngImage Survey conducted by global property website Lamudi showed that Filipinos prefer Cebu Province for their home purchase The province of Cebu recently emerged as the second most ideal area for homebuyers in a survey conducted by property listing portal Lamudi Philippines. The survey, which is part of Lamudi’s… Read more »

Culture

16,000 delegates expected to attend the 51st IEC in Cebu

January 14, 2016

MANILA — Some 16,000 delegates coming from various parts of the world are expected to attend the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Cebu City on Jan. 24-31. Msgr. Jose Palma, Archbishop of Cebu, made the announcement during a live television interview of the US-based EWTN Television Network hosted by Fr. Mitch… Read more »

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New Year’s Resolution: Look For the Best Condo to Invest In

December 21, 2015

The year is almost coming to an end and a new year will soon greet us. This is the perfect time to reflect on things that the year has brought us and what goals we want to set for ourselves in the next one. It’s the best time to draft your New Year’s Resolution list…. Read more »

Food

Because Health Is Wealth: The Importance of Eating Healthy

December 21, 2015

“You are what you eat”. It might sound a bit cliché, but your daily eating habit can affect your quality of life. Indeed, people who eat nutritious food can enjoy truly good health. This is one of the reasons we set up a luxurious culinary station at One Pacific Residence, a beautiful condo project by… Read more »

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A Condo: Haven for Work and Rendezvous

December 16, 2015

When you find yourself travelling to a certain destination for a longer period to negotiate or close business deals, to train branch employees or to oversee the dyed-in-the-wool geographical expansion of your company, you might want to consider acquiring a condo unit and call it a second home away from home. A condo unit is… Read more »

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Best Modern Option: Condo Living

December 11, 2015

When you want to get to the city as easily as possible or you want to be surrounded with important destinations that support your lifestyle, such as a beach, a church or a mall, you might want to seriously consider condo living. With condo living, especially at One Pacific Residence, your monotonous schedule will be… Read more »

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Your Best Holiday Getaway In Your Own Condo

December 9, 2015

When the cool breeze of December sparks your holiday spirit, this only means that everyone’s favorite time of the year has rolled around again—Christmas time! This is the most wonderful time of the year to be merry and gay, and the best excuse to grant one of the wishes you listed on your endless Christmas… Read more »

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Sweet-shaping Sweat! Why Going to the Gym is Good for You

December 7, 2015

Attaining a supermodel body like Miranda Kerr or Sean O’Pry may have been your goal for years. But what’s stopping you from building up those biceps or having that leaner and sexier figure? Perhaps one reason you don’t go to the gym is because it’s inaccessible. The thought of having to go for a long… Read more »

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The Healing Bath

December 4, 2015

When you think of Jacuzzi, what comes to your senses? For our part, we know it evokes warmth, comfort and pleasure while in the middle of the soft pittering of bubbling water that filled a sturdy acrylic hot tub. This, as you listen to some old melodies or hear the birds full of song or… Read more »

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The Best Christmas Gift for Yourself? A Condo

December 2, 2015

While Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to wrap and unwrap gifts with love and fill the air with hopes and cheers, it is also the best time of the year to give yourself the gift of a lifetime. What gift would that be? A condo unit. It is the kind of… Read more »

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Apartment Rental or Condo Living in 2016?

November 27, 2015

Here is a common question new families often face: Should we rent an apartment or buy a condo unit? It’s not just new families; young adults from other places who come to the urban areas to study in major universities as well as travelling businessmen appointed to work on geographical expansion are also confronted with… Read more »

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Bathe Your Stress Away

November 25, 2015

You may see a long steel tube of a shower among the recreational amenities of One Pacific Residence in your township when you go to your cozy corner of the world. This standalone outdoor shower may look out of place when you see it as an individual structure, but not so when you view it… Read more »

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The Playful Splash

November 20, 2015

Do you know what makes a condominium children’s pool so appealing? The squeals of little children wading through water or running along the poolside; they are a true epitome of persons who know how to live in the present. Even the innocent smile of a sweet child could break through the heart of a usually… Read more »

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Endless Family Vacation

November 18, 2015

Some families decide to go to a swimming pool outing to relax and bond, planning for this get-together for a week and calling up relatives to join and pitch in. When weekend comes, they are all packed up for the outing. Upon arriving at their destination, you can see their children racing for a slosh… Read more »

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Because You Deserve A Break

November 6, 2015

Many beautiful things do not come for free, but the perks they provide are…and they’re priceless, too. The sunken lounge at One Pacific Residence is like that. When you miss the moments the sun sets down and splashes mixed colors of violet, orange, yellow and gray across the canvas of a sky because you are… Read more »

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Swim Like an Olympian

November 4, 2015

When the sea breeze sways in through your balcony and taunts you to take a long dip in the pool, you can easily get up, put on your swim gear, grab a towel and walk to the condominium pool glittering under the sun. Sounds like a dream, right? As dreamy as it sounds, we want… Read more »

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The Healing Benefits Of A Spa

October 30, 2015

When you’re getting on with the years, you may find your body easily tired with physical exertion. The mere thought of not being able walk longer than the time you spent hiking in the mountains when you were younger may be frustrating to you. Aging has certain limitations and it comes with you slowing down…. Read more »

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Food

Coffee shop serves “luxury coffee”

October 30, 2015

Located along Newtown Boulevard, Civet Coffee soft-launched its second coffee shop last October 9, 2015. It is the first coffee shop that opens at The Mactan Newtown situated just beside 8 Newtown Boulevard, the first residential condominium project of the township. The shop is owned by Kim, a Korean national who’s been a resident in… Read more »

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Tucked in the Kids’ Block

October 28, 2015

When we speak of fitness, many of us are sure to think of black-and-metal gyms and bulging muscles, of purple yoga mats and hands raised to the sky and of red oval tracks and bright-colored shoes in a friendly race. Our imagination often falls short of age brackets when, in fact, fitness is encouraged for… Read more »

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10 Things You’ll Love About Mactan

October 24, 2015

Invite your friends and visit us at The Mactan Newtown Sales and Information Center, Circumferential Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines.

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Rockin’ High With Life

October 21, 2015

Coming face to face with a climbing wall can provoke a multitude of emotions. There is the excitement of hanging on to the grips while relentlessly pushing yourself up to the top. There is, too, the nervousness, if not doubt, over your physical and mental capability of overcoming such a challenging barrier. Whatever your emotions… Read more »

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Breathe with Ease

October 16, 2015

Thick piles of paper taunting you from one corner of your office table or long email threads with subject lines in bold screaming to be answered… An unexpected call from your boss while you’re sipping vending machine coffee during one of your thank-God-for-15-minute breaks… Or a family emergency during your lunch break minutes away from… Read more »

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Access to a well-balanced meal

October 14, 2015

Secrets are just waiting to be discovered. Your senses have to be open to them. The scent of lemon pepper that enhances the aroma of your smokin’ kebab can give you a taste of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. The colorful sight of sushi can make you sigh in appreciation as pictures of gracefully swaying cherry blossom… Read more »

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Swing to Ring Your Bod

October 9, 2015

Sitting for hours before a computer, travelling for hours on end to go home or to head to another city for a meeting…That feels stiff enough already just thinking about it. It is nature’s order that your body needs coordination and balance. It needs you to move around and be active. So when you come… Read more »

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The Dip Fit

October 6, 2015

Seeing a swimmer conquering the lengths of a pool back and forth can evoke several impressions that are not all good especially if you are an occasional exercise detractor. One, while you aware about the long list of health benefits when it comes to exercising in water, swimming lengths can be repetitive, if not dull…. Read more »

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The Philippine Real Estate Industry 10 Years From Now

October 5, 2015

by Dimple Toriano Various financial and economic think tanks including the International Monetary Fund have predicted that the Philippines is likely to sustain its current 6 to 7% growth in Gross Domestic Product well up to the year 2020. One such think tank is Information Handling Services Singapore Asia-Pacific (IHS SAP). It revealed this April… Read more »

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The Sand Is Waiting For A Good Stomping

October 2, 2015

When you have lived long enough in a crowded and polluted place, you can know the distinct difference between living in one and residing in a secure haven with less noise, a nature’s view and more fresh air. The latter is always preferred, of course. In fact, it is the dream of many for themselves… Read more »

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Beach Therapy. Like Right Now.

October 2, 2015

In the past, we recommended a set of laidback activities you can do by the beach—a swim, a walk, a chase. You can sum them up as beach therapy activities. For us, we take the phrase to a new different level, the one that comes in the form of fun yet not-your-everyday-kind-of-thing to do. We… Read more »

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Culture

Say Hi To Lapu-Lapu And Magellan

October 2, 2015

The beauty—and we say this literally—of being in the right place is that you can easily transform your home into a vacation house and turn the vicinity of your town into a vacation itinerary. At your own pace, at your own time. Added pleasure, we’re sure, is experienced when relatives and friends from other parts… Read more »

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Food

When In Mactan, Eat

October 2, 2015

Eating is the best option to recharge, isn’t it? This is why we always recommend young people, their family and friends to make a quick escape to the Mactan Island and head straight to Mactan Alfresco for the best food to recharge yourself with. This Singaporean-inspired hawker center is located near the entrance of The… Read more »

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Beachcombing With A Phone And A Headset

October 2, 2015

Telephones are ringing and busy people are buzzing like bees with their headsets on. Sounds like another typical day for you at your call center company. Wait. You look outside your glass window and see trees swaying lightly with the wind and the sea projecting its spledor. Seems like your day is not typical after… Read more »

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Be A Beach Bum After 5 p.m.

October 1, 2015

When you had eight hours of good work at your office, the last thing you want to see at the end of the day is more work. The thought of going home, trapped in traffic for a one- or two-hour trip going home is disheartening, too. If you are working within or near Mactan Island,… Read more »

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There’s No Excuse To Be Bored

October 1, 2015

This is an easy thing to experience when you’re living by the beach: A freshly-brewed coffee in the morning, a blanket of sun’s warmth, the sight and sound of sea waves lapping the white shore. This, too, is an easy thing to have, after a welcome ring of the alarm clock on your bedside table:… Read more »

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Ride The Waves As Your Family Bonding

October 1, 2015

Most of us, we’re sure, have those moments about moments, the same that bring about a penetrating sense of nostalgia. You stretch on the shore and recall the time you and your folks came to the beach in hordes. Riding in one beat-up truck after the other, you belted out with your same-generation cousins popular… Read more »

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Lapu-Lapu City State Of Mind

October 1, 2015

We often wonder how Lapu-Lapu, the first known Philippine hero, would react now, beholding the city named after him. Would he exclaim, “Ah, that’s my city!” with undeniable pride? Or would he only nod agreeably and tell the people of Lapu-Lapu City to carry on? In our state of mind, which is charged and optimistic,… Read more »

The Mactan Newtown
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My Neighborhood Is Called Township. And I Like It.

October 1, 2015

  The prosaic picture of many neighborhoods these days is often comprised of high-walled houses, narrow roads, dishevelment, and even strangers. But if your cozy corner in the world is under the umbrella of a well-planned township, the picture is more sublime. Let’s paint you that picture: From within your space at a high-end residential… Read more »

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Blissful island life at The Mactan Newtown

August 26, 2015

The powdery white sand glistens, the palm tree leaves rustle from the soft breeze and the pristine waters of the great blue sea melts far into the horizon. You sit engrossed, allowing the foamy mist of the water spray your face lightly. Off in the distance the sun begins to set in a sleepy, unhurried… Read more »

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Thank you, Cebu

August 14, 2015

By Richiel S. Chavez CEBUANO hospitality was one of the keys to the resounding success of the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines, organizers said. Princess Galura, project director of Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), pointed this outlast Thursday night during the event’s celebration at the Abaseria Deli and Café. The SEI team was in Cebu to… Read more »

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Analyst: Cebu a natural magnet for development

August 13, 2015

CEBU, Philippines – Despite always being at the tail end of the government’s priorities for infrastructure projects, the geographical location of Cebu has somehow made the province a natural magnet for development, a property analyst said. Real estate expert Nicolas Pimentel said even with the influx of property developers in the province, Cebu is still… Read more »

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Food

Food odyssey at Mactan Alfresco, the new food destination in The Mactan Newtown

July 21, 2015

This month of April, Megaworld officially opened to the public at The Mactan Newtown the Mactan Alfresco, a giant gazebo that houses different dining establishments in a hawker-style setting similar to that of Singapore. Located near the grand entrance of The Mactan Newtown, the Mactan Alfresco is easily seen from the Sto. Nino de Cebu-Mactan… Read more »

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Why you should invest in real estate now|The Mactan Newtown

July 21, 2015

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth … both financial affluence and emotional security.  —Suze Orman Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.  —Franklin D. Roosevelt… Read more »

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Cebu Booming!

July 21, 2015

Of the regions of the Philippines, Cebu island, its city – including Mactan – serves as the country’s alternate major metropolis. At a time when prospects for Philippine growth continues to improve, Cebu is in the lead pack among the regions. “Economic drivers”. The major economic drivers of growth in Cebu in recent years have… Read more »

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Eat and Relax at The Mactan Newtown Al Fresco

July 21, 2015

Where can tourists have good local and international food with reasonable prices in Cebu, Philippines? Located 15 minutes drive from the Mactan International Airport, Newtown Al Fresco  is the next best dining stop for both locals and foreigners.        It is certainly not fine dining restaurants with air-conditioned dining ambience but provides a soothing sea… Read more »

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Biggest Pets Day Out in The Beach at The Mactan Newtown Beach Club

July 21, 2015

With the collaboration of canine clubs( Mactan Island Canine Club and Labrador Retriever Cebu), Lapu Lapu City Veterinarian, President of CCAPA Dr. Ryan Yandug with the interns of Southwestern University, headed by Jan Michael Contreras Sales Manager of Megaworld Corporation the biggest beach pets day out happened in The Mactan Newtown Beach Club last March… Read more »

History

Philippines GDP growth forecast highest among ASEAN-6

July 21, 2015

THE Philippine economy will continue its robust expansion through next year, but its growth outlook has been slightly lowered as reduced government spending, higher inflation, and monetary tightening dampen activity, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released September 25. Gross domestic product growth (GDP) is now expected to grow by 6.2 percent in… Read more »

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Blissful Life at The Mactan Newtown

July 20, 2015

Live in Megaworld’s biggest beach-side integrated urban township and cyberpark in Central Visayas Megaworld, the leader and pioneer in developing integrated urban townships, is building on this famous island a 30-hectare township with a unique island lifestyle landscape: The Mactan Newtown. Imbibing Megaworld’s revolutionary LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN concept, The Mactan Newtown lets you enjoy the satisfying life in a tropical island—all while still… Read more »

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Culture

Filipino arts, ‘Bituin’ and everything in between

June 27, 2015

Megaworld champions Filipino arts and culture in its integrated urban townships Metro Manila, as the Philippines’ national capital region, has been at the nucleus of everything Filipino since time immemorial. It has been the main stage of the country’s political and socio-economic landscape, thus, it is also at the core of Filipino arts and culture…. Read more »

History

Milestones of the Noble and Ever Loyal City

June 27, 2015

Revisiting and Reviving Manila’s Centuries of Heritage Today, June 24, the local government of Manila is commemorating its city’s 444th year of establishment. Founded by the country’s first governor-general and conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571, Manila played a pivotal role as the seat of the Spanish colonial government in the entire Philippines. Moreover,… Read more »

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