MANILA, Philippines — For the past 49 years, one organization has been relentless in making its mission of providing a home for every Filipino a reality. The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) is celebrating 49 years of actively ensuring the right of Filipinos to own a house that they can call their own. Comprised of members from different property development companies, the organization has been active in vocalizing the advocacy of the housing industry in the country, which includes partnering with the government and other sectors toward undertaking programs and policies that foster a sustained housing industry vis-à-vis the economic growth of our country. The real state of Filipino real estate Owning a home remains a top priority and aspiration of many Filipinos, however, this remains impossible for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines … [Read more...] about The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
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Iran is a jewel waiting to be discovered. This mountainous, ethnically diverse country of Southwestern Asia that I recently explored is a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors and spices. It is a dream destination where one will marvel at its immense beauty and culture. Much of Iran consists of a central desert plateau, ringed on all sides by lofty mountain ranges that afford access to the interior through high passes. Iran—after seeing the beauty of the place, the kindness of the people and the sumptuousness of the food in Shiraz, Tehran, Persepolis and Esfah?n—is my new favorite destination. The Huma bird capital at Apadana, Persepolis, Iran is a UNESCO heritage site. At first, because of what I heard and read, I was very nervous to come to this country but later on realized how safe the place and kind the people were. The change of heart happened instantaneously in Shiraz, the former capital of Iran, because the capital city of Fars province mimics … [Read more...] about Iran is irresistible
The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?
Online shopping not only offers an unparalleled level of convenience, but it can also give you savings that you might not enjoy if you shop in-store. You may have heard of some well-known hacks, such as signing up for first-timer discounts, or using referral promo codes, but these strategies have limited mileage. To enjoy consistent, reliable savings each time you tap the checkout button, follow these simple steps. 1. SIGN UP FOR SHOPBACK Want to get cashback on everything from fashion to home furnishings to supplements to food delivery to travel and even insurance? With a ShopBack account, every time you shop at a participating online merchant, you will be entitled to further savings in the form of cashback. Ranging from a fixed value to a certain per cent of your spend, you can quickly rack up savings across purchases - on top of whatever other discounts and promos your merchant is offering. However, some merchants may disqualify ShopBack transactions from earning rewards, such as … [Read more...] about How to save money while online shopping in 7 steps
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines is offering up to 50% off on airfares along with more travel benefits and opt-in options from today until May 8 with its latest Ultimate Travelicious Deals campaign. Customers travelling to international destinations will be able to enjoy return Economy Promo fares, with 20kg baggage allowance, from as low as RM379 to Phuket, from RM399 to Kochi and RM629 to Bali, or fly to China from as low as RM589 to Nanjing, from RM689 to Hong Kong and from RM1,089 to Shanghai. Other destinations on offer include Perth from RM999, Seoul from RM1,099, Tokyo from RM1,199 and London from only RM2,499. Meanwhile, customers without any need for baggage can enjoy Economy Lite one-way fares to domestic destinations which starts from as low as RM69 to Penang and Langkawi, from RM99 to Kuching, and from RM159 to Kota Kinabalu. All fares are valid for travel from April 29, 2019 until March 31, 2020, and comes with 7kg of cabin baggage allowance, complimentary refreshments, … [Read more...] about Malaysia Airlines offers up to 50% off on airfares