Category Archives: Events

Grand Land opens 2013 with a party

Grand Land started 2013 with a Kickoff Party last Jan. 12 to celebrate its momentum in achieving more than its target quota for 2012.

The event’s program, which included motivational talks, was well attended by invited real estate brokers and sellers who expressed enthusiasm over the interactive activities they took part in conducted by one of the guest speakers Padma Mangharam Siap, along with the other two guest speakers and trainers, Maria Theresa Menina and Jethro Vibar.

Grand Residences Cebu is already 36 percent sold after the great success of its Tower 1.

Grand Residences Cebu is already 36 percent sold after the great success of its Tower 1.

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Real estate seminar for brokers set

The Cebu chapter of the National Real Estate Association (NREA)nc. is holding a seminar for upcoming real estate brokers and salesmen in January and February.

Licensed brokers may also attend any of the seminars scheduled on the following dates in 2011 — 29 and 30 in January and 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 in February — to comply with a Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) requirement for license renewal.

The seminar, duly approved by the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service, will be held at the Sacred Heart Center on D. Jakosalem St. in Cebu City.
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Pag-Ibig provides e-payment for Pinoys abroad

Several visitors to this site who are based outside of the Philippines have asked me about how to go about contributing to the Pag-ibig Fund.

The e-payment system will hopefully make it easier for you to pay your monthly contributions.

Some overseas Pinoys have also inquired if it is possible to apply for Pag-Ibig Overseas Program (POP) membership online. There’s currently no such thing.

However, overseas Pinoys may file their application with any of the following offices:

* Pag-Ibig Overseas Program (POP) Office
* POP Overseas Offices
* Accredited Overseas Marketing Representatives
* Metro Manila and Provincial Offices
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Oath taking of new real estate brokers

Last night, we took our oaths as new real estate brokers, vowing to follow the code of ethics of the real estate profession and to place the interests of our clients over our own.

By we, I meant of course me and the 54 others in my review class who passed the licensure examination held in May this year.

Our oath taking was officiated by Zaide Bation, chief of the Trade and Regulatory Division of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cebu province. It was held at the Cebu Midtown Hotel in Cebu City.

Realtor Serafin Blanco, a former Mandaue City administrator, in his welcome remarks told of the “opportunities up for grabs” in the real estate profession, citing last year’s 26 percent growth in the real estate sector that roughly translated to exposure of 70 billion pesos.

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