Why do they say all roads lead to Davao? Is it because of the upswing of Davao condominiums, and commercial and business establishments? Does it have something to do with its famous tourist spots that always have repeat visitors? Or is it only for the sole reason that this is the official residence of President-Elect Rodrigo R. Duterte?
Let us have a brief History 101 first. The phrase ‘all roads lead to Davao’ is from the proverb ‘all roads lead to Rome.’ Do all roads actually lead to Rome? Indeed. As stated by Buzzle, “the ancient Romans built an amazing network of roads everywhere they went, such that roads from every city eventually led back to Rome.” However, this article will focus in the economic standpoint of the phrase ‘all roads lead to Davao.’
Here are the five economic indicators why all roads lead to Davao:
Davao City is one of the highly urbanized cities in the Philippines with a total population of 1,449,296 as of May 1, 2010, based on Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) record. It got the 4th spot and the only populous city outside NCR.
In order to keep up with the large number of people, the real estate sector is thriving as well. It is important to note that birth rate doesn’t only contribute to the city’s population growth but also the continued local migration. Lea C. Walker, a licensed broker in the city, said in BusinessWorld “the real estate industry in Davao City has boomed in the last six years.” It was also the top investment in the Davao Region during the first three quarters of 2015, according to DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) Region 11.
In an article on BusinessWorld, “major Philippine property firms, including Ayala Land, Inc. Filinvest Land, Inc., Megaworld Corp., Robinsons Land Corp., and Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. have existing or on-going projects in the city.” As proof, Megaworld’s Suntrust Properties, Inc. has sales worth P1 billion for its One Lakeshore Drive condominium project in Davao City from January to May 2016.
How are they going to deal with the traffic in a city of 1.4 million people? The local government already thought of ways as told by BusinessWorld. They’re planning to develop a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Highly Prioritized Bus System (HPBS).
Among the three, the most ambitious project is the LRT system. This was proposed by Korean Engineering Construction Co. Ltd. (KEC). It will cover 28.4 kilometers between the southern side of the city and the airport in the north. The estimated cost of the project is more or less P30 billion. Last January 2016, the city council still awaits approval from the next administration. Well, it seems the future of Davao LRT is rosy because of the result of the last elections.
The significant change in the tourism sector was felt after the victory of the Mayor turned President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Tourism Davao Regional Director Roberto P. Alabado III said on BusinessWorld the “tourism stakeholders are now challenged to improve services and products. Tour operators are now exploring new products… more tour packages can be offered in Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley.”
Davao City is the home of Eden Nature Park, D’ Bone Collector Museum, People’s Park, Museo Dabawenyo and the tallest peak in the country, the Mount Apo. Each earned a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in TripAdvisor.
A Prime Outsourcing Hub
The authorities have already spoken. Davao City can compete against Metro Manila of being a Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) destination. Why? It is one of the five New Wave Cities in the country. The New Wave Cities program is thru the initiative of DOST-ICT Office and the IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (iBPAP). Its aim is to develop globally preferred outsourcing destinations outside Metro Manila. In addition, according to Sun.Star, Davao City went up by 3 notches from 69th to 66th based on Tholon’s Top 100 BPO destinations in the world in a January 29, 2016 report.
In a study entitled “Davao, Philippines: Making Waves as the Next Prime Spot for Outsourcing” by Open Access BPO, the city provides the following services: voice-based processes; animation services; data processing; back office solutions; finance and accounting; application development for IT; and transcription services.
The growth of the BPO sector in Davao does not only contribute millions of revenues but it also increases employment opportunities as well. Ivan C. Cortez, the OIC of Davao City Investment Promotions Centre (DCIPC), tells Sun.Star that 34,000 jobs were created by the end of 2015 due to the multimillion investments from the BPO industry. Furthermore, because of more creation of jobs across all industries with some 4,880 issued permits to new business establishments in the city, the market for the housing and condominium projects in Davao City also expanded, as explained by Sun.Star.
To sum it up, all roads lead to Davao because of the rise of new condominiums; the influx of job seekers as the BPO sector grows; the soon-to-be improved transportation system and the incessant arrival of tourists. Aside from the peace and order the city takes pride in, the boost on its economy is a clear indication that it would attract more local migrants in the future.
After watching the video above, I have this strong urge to write an article on how we can prevent the spread of mosquitoes in our home and it is not just because the ‘rainy season’ is coming that this topic seems fit. Seriously, those bloodsuckers have to stop. Now. They don’t care if the recently bought for sale house and lot of yours is in Laguna, Manila or Batanes—they are going to follow you and your delectable blood anywhere. Who is the most likely victim? The unprepared, of course!
Here are the safety measures you must apply to free yourself and your family from the clutches of this pesky parasite:
Get rid of stagnant water
Stagnant water is the breeding ground of mosquitoes. According to National Environment Agency of Singapore, the top five main breeding habitats of mosquitoes at home are domestic containers, flower pot/trays, ornamental containers, plants (hardened soil and plant axis), and toilet bowl/cistern. Drain it dry of water daily. For the toilet bowls, make sure the lid is closed after use.
The site also listed their unusual breeding grounds like planter box, discarded receptacle, barbeque pit, canvass sheet, plant axil, and air conditioner tray. If it can be covered, might as well do it. Unused containers or tires must be thrown away. Or better yet, free up your house and lot of trash and put them on sale/discharge them at any junkshops in Laguna, Quezon City, or Novaliches.
Avoid dark-colored clothes
We are not saying you should update your whole wardrobe because this is still a matter of personal preference or style. But did you know mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors? The scientists in University in Wisconsin-Madison found out that “black or dark-hued clothing of any color is often more attractive to many types of nuisance mosquitoes than light clothing. The general order of preference was black (most attractive); red (very attractive); blue (attractive to neutral); green, yellow, and while (less attractive).” Better start collecting pastel colored clothing.
This is not related to color-code clothing but it is advisable to wear long-sleeved tops and pants as a cover up. This type of clothing is also perfect during cold months.
Admit it—the moment the heat of El Niño dissipates and the chilly La Niña enters, some of us might or might not be lazy when it comes to freshening up because of the cold weather. Unfortunately, breathing and sweating are definitive ways of flirting with mosquitoes according to an article in the Examiner, which are equivocally ways of flirting with death as well. In addition, “mosquitoes use exhaled carbon dioxide, body odors and temperature, and movement to home in on their victims,” tells the National Geographic. This is how these pests detect us and if I were you, don’t be lax in the hygiene department.
Go for natural repellents
Stop yourself from stockpiling on bug spray ammo. Insecticide is not only expensive but it harms the environment as well. Try eco-friendly variants such as lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender, cinnamon oil, thyme oil, Greek catnip oil and soybean oil, Healthline recommends.
Rainy season or not, we should not let our guard down because we may never know who might be their next victim. Although mosquitoes love humid temperature, the standing water we take for granted could get them closer to us and to our loved ones. Don’t take mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever lightly. Who wants to fall prey to mosquito’s six-needlelike mouthparts? Do you need more convincing? Just look at the lethal arsenal of a mosquito below. Darn scary, right?
The Baguio condominiums of today could be the cultural heritage of tomorrow. This is what happened to the three old structures in Baguio City, namely, the Colegio del Santisimo Rosario (Diplomat Hotel) Ruins in Dominican Hill; the Laperal House in 14 Leonard Wood Road; and the recently added Peredo’s Lodging House in Saint Joseph Village. The National Museum of the Philippines declared these three as ‘Important Cultural Properties.”
What is an ‘Important Cultural Property’? According to ‘National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009’ or the Republic Act no. 10066, it should have an “exceptional cultural, artistic and historical significance to the Philippines, as shall be determined by the National Museum and/or National Historical Institute.” As an ‘Important Cultural Property,’ the government has an obligation to provide funding for its protection, restoration and conservation. What made these landmarks become worthy of an official heritage marker? Let us have a brief Baguio History 101 regarding these structures below:
According to Mysterious Britain & Ireland website, during the 20th century, this two-story edifice, formerly named ‘Collegio del Santissimo Rosario,’ served as a seminary of the Dominican Order, and then converted into a vacation house due to lack of enrollees.
The building had a dark and bloody past during the World War II. It became a refugee camp for those who want to hide from Japanese soldiers but they were later found out. There was a rumor that several nuns and priests were beheaded there, and babies were said to be massacred near its fountain.
It was restored in 1947 by Tony Agpaoa and he revived it as a hotel, hence the name ‘Diplomat Hotel.’ Its operation shutdown when Agpaoa died in 1987. The government renovated it in 2012 and it is now called “The Baguio Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park.”
Laperal White House
DoonPoSaAminPH says this Victorian-styled house was originally owned and built by the Laperal clan in 1920. During the World War II, the Japanese forces claimed it and they used it as a temporary garrison. The house had been a witness to brutal killings of men who were thought to be spies. Women were not spared and were mercilessly sexually assaulted inside.
In 2007, business tycoon Lucio Tan bought it. It was then restored and maintained. The house was later turned into a gallery in 2013 where Filipino artists could showcase their bamboo and wood crafts. This was through the efforts of Tan Yan Kee Foundation and the Philippine Bamboo Association. It is still operates to this day for the entrance fee of Php50.
Peredo’s Lodging House
According to Manila Bulletin, the National Museum declared it as a heritage site last December 28, 2015. Another Victorian-inspired structure, the 101-year old two-story house was built in 1915 and owned by Roque and Rita Peredo. It was able to withstand two world wars, American and Japanese colonial invasions, natural disasters and 14 years of dictatorship. It became a refuge to relatives and friends when the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Baguio City in July 16, 1990.
It is quite admirable that our government was doing its part to preserve these historical sites, even though there were lapses just like the ‘demolition’ of the Army and Navy Club and the ‘national photobomber’ Torre de Manila. In the case of the Army and Navy Club, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) gave Oceanville Hotel and Spa Corp. permission to be converted to a boutique hotel. However, NHCP issued a ‘cease and desist order’ (CDO) because the developer tampered with the main building without the agency’s permission, reported by Rappler. While the Torre de Manila, as pictured below, is indeed an eyesore to the public and is said to be had violated zoning rules.
Army and Navy Club after clearing operations
Torre De Manila behind Rizal Monument
It would be 50 years or so before condominiums in Baguio City or other landmarks in the country could achieve a historical significance. But why do we have to save these historical structures? Try to imagine this: hundreds of years from now, future societies would be the ones excavating and exploring the places where we lived. Discovery after discovery, they will look in awe and say, “So, this was the life of our ancestors.” This is what we felt when archeologists discovered the Parthenon of Greece, the pyramids of Egypt and the Colosseum of Rome. If these structures were not preserved, or worst, destroyed, what would be our legacy to the future generations? Or will we just accept the demise of our cultural identity and let our “footprints” be washed away because of neglect?
Do you know what is good about having internet connection at home? Endless communication. You may have run out of load but sending free text to your family and friends in and out of the Philippines is but a click away.
So here are the free texting apps that always come handy in the Philippines.
From the billion active users of Facebook, Facebook messenger allows you to connect to anyone. The app is supported by Android, iOS, and Blackberry. It is used to communicate to your Facebook friends, anytime. Whether they are online or not, they would still be able to receive your message. Facebook messenger features sending free text messages, photos and voice recordings. It also supports voice calls. In addition to the fun side, there are packs of stickers and emojis.
Facebook messenger’s latest update allows you to customize your conversation. You can now set nicknames, change the conversation color, and play a little game.
It is a messaging app that could somewhat replace SMS service, however, sending free text messages using Viber only works for its users. Thanks to its efficiency, users in the Philippines are expected to double the number in the next two years. (ANC’s Market Edge, February 2016).
Viber supports sending free text messages, calls, videos, and photographs over WiFi and 3G. Once you have installed the app, it will read your phone directory, and will let you know who among your contacts are also using Viber.
It is a messaging app that lets users send free texts, chat, and share media. It relies on data in sending messages. Like Viber, it is linked to your phone number. Customization is also allowed. It works like your built-in SMS app wherein you don’t need to sign in and out the program to get access. Viber works with the availability of internet signal.
It uses XMPP (Extensive Messaging and Presence Protocol) so messages are sent and received almost real time. When a message is sent, it is lined up in the server until the receiver goes online. If the message is finally received, sender gets a double check mark near the message. WhatsApp also requires signing up an account.
This is also a messaging app that allows sending free text messages and MMS to your peers all over in the Philippines. Talking about how it looks, Hello SMS is simplistic. Conversations are kept on one panel, making profile pictures visible. Like Facebook messenger, you just need to tap the face icon of someone you want to talk to.
With these messaging apps, communication would be easier and more fun. Having an internet connection would allow you to get connected and send free text messages to your friends anywhere, in and out of the Philippines.
Polo shirts. They are a staple in a man’s closet since time immemorial. Back in 1920’s, polo shirts were worn as sportswear for gentlemen and was eventually adapted by the corporate world as a format for uniforms. As for the ladies, it turns out that wearing polo shirts is simple, smart, adorable and fashionable.
But as far as a dress code is concerned, here are the things you should remember in attending specific events like trying not to look under- or overdressed for an event or place.
We know the dress code as a set of standards formally or socially imposed on a specific place or event. This “code” imposes limitation to help people dress accordingly. Sometimes, these codes are harder to remember than you’d think so here is a quick rundown of them all.
This dress code is, well, a non-dress code. T-shirt or polo shirts partnered with jeans can be a good choice both for men and women. Depending on the activity and place you will be in, put on a pair of sneakers or sandals you’re comfortable with and you’re ready to go. You can also put on some simple pieces of accessories like bracelets or wristwatch. As long as you aren’t in your birthday suit, you’re technically in casuals.
…is a dress code you should understand especially if you’re going to start reporting for work. For men, business casual usually requires you to at least dawn a polo shirt or any collared shirt paired with khakis or slacks. It is then complimented with a pair of dress shoes. For women, dressing with a fashionable button top paired with khaki pants or pencil-cut skirts is your safest bet. Putting on some make up and jewelry, and wearing heels can make you look more confident. And since, business casual is supposed to make you look like “you mean business,” make sure that your clothes are well ironed and you’re prepared to meet other business people.
Smart casual dress code is a combination of casual and business casual and is commonly required for when going to interviews. Of course, you need to prepare for the interview by reading about the company but dressing properly can help nail your application—a collared shirt layered with a coat paired with denim or khaki pants for men; and a dressy top layered with a blazer paired with a nice slacks or skirt for women can earn you an interviewer’s thumbs up.
This dress code requires ties (for men) and dresses (for women). Unlike other dress codes, its requirements are buttoned down shirt, business suit with tie, and a pair of slacks for men and a business style dress and heels for women.
These are the 4 most important dress codes for the everyday person, especially for those who are working. Polo shirts may have entered the corporate world but make sure you are wearing it according to the required dress code.
Today, houses do come differently. A lot of innovations can be found in how they are built. House and lot for sale both in highly-urbanized or rural communities like Mega Manila or Bacolod City continuously improved and of course, become more creative and personal.
If houses have been personalized through paint colors and floor plans in yesteryears, today you can make your home truly your own. Well, you can start with choosing the overall look you want down to every single detail of customization including materials and color combinations.
Don’t keep yourself from thinking that your house should always be built inside a square perimeter and with the same and common materials as with others. Imagination is always your limit. Welcome these bizarre ideas you could try especially if your new bought house & lot for sale is somewhere with lots for greenery like Bacolod City.
Got some old but tough tree trunk in your newly bought lot for sale? Well, it is great for a tree house. Having a tree house great especially if you intended to make it a place of vacation. A tree house is a good place to relax and bring back old memories. Adults get to remember how they used to be when they were little and children can make new and unique memories they could treasure as they grow up.
So, if you buy bigger lot for sale in a safe community like Bacolod City, it is a great chance to build a tree house next to your home. Remember and make good memories as you strengthen the bond of your family.
HOUSE MADE OF PLASTIC BOTTLES
Hold on to that plastic bottle you are drinking from right now—plastic water bottle, once made, stays on Earth for about 450 years. Imagine how long that would be! As plastic bottles don’t biodegrade and are not advisable to be reused as water container, why not make it a part of your home walls? Using plastic water bottles as building materials is low cost. In addition, plastic water bottles are good insulators and help keep heat in and out accordingly.
Still having second thoughts about how it is possible? Check this exhibition hall in Taiwan made with 1.5 million plastic bottles. With this world class building, the Earth has been spared from handling 1.5 million plastic bottles that are all unable to biodegrade.
HOUSE MADE OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Yes, metal containers could also be a basic material for your home and this so called Container City in London proves that old shipping containers could be more useful than you could ever think. It literally means having your own little space all for yourself.
Your house, no matter how bizarre it could be to other people, is an extension of yourself. So, make sure that you are comfortable with it. Sometimes, being different is what it takes for you to find what you truly want. And as you build the foundation of your dream home, remember that you are making memories as well. Make the best extension of yourself, your house, in the lot for sale you’ve bought in a better community like Bacolod City.
Settling down is a matter which concerns almost everyone who wants a build a family. It may sound contradicting but it’s an individual’s continuously growing need that is the root for the desire to settle or choose a lesser costly option (like living with parents or renting space). Some may say that investing in a house is a better idea than renting an apartment or a condo in the residences at greenbelt, for instance.
How about you? Do you mind living in your so-called own home or would you rather spend a little more time renting a condo in the residences at Greenbelt, or anywhere in Makati (the Metro’s center of luxury)?
Living in a house and living in a condo are two different things, but they share one purpose. A house of your own and a condo unit for rent are both physical structures where you could settle down, and they both have their own advantages and disadvantages (that always depend on your current situation).
Having a house of your own means you have all the authority, as well as the responsibility, of all the things inside your house. You want to paint your door blue, no one will tell you otherwise. You want to fence your backyard, you have all the authority. You could easily make adjustments in your own house’s rooms. You could literally make it your own little world. But as well as the prime authority you have, the responsibility of taking care of your house basically lies on your shoulder. This responsibility includes paying the mortgage, and as well as saving enough money for upfront costs such as the deposit and legal fees and ongoing costs including maintenance and insurance costs.
In addition, you have the freedom to choose a community to live in, thus, you take the responsibility to check on the community’s proximity and accessibility to work, school, and market.
On the other hand, living in a condo unit for rent in the residences at Greenbelt, Malate, or Quezon City opens opportunities for career growth and development. While you have your own unit, you aren’t allowed to do great changes to your unit’s design since it may affect other units. However, you have the access to the condominium’s amenities and other great features. Since, a lot of career opportunities are around Metro Manila, a condo unit for rent in the residences at Greenbelt is a good location to be in the center of Makati especially for young bachelors making a living for their future family. You also don’t need to worry too much about safety because there is strict security inside condominiums.
However, whatever you choose should always reflect or at least go well with your emotional, mental and financial situation. Owning your own home and renting a condo unit could be both be good places to settle down; perspective is everything.
Many are competing to be hailed as the best golf course in the Philippines. The current number of courses in the Philippines is over 90 based on the list posted by worldgolf.com. To get you started, philippines-travel-guide.com provided a brief list of courses you can try like the Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martires, Cavite; Camp John Hay Golf Course in Baguio; or the Fairways & Bluewater Golf Resort Boracay. Yet no matter how many golf courses have been built, only a select few could afford this kind of sport.
What is with golf that people are willing to spend money on it? Is it because of its laid-back nature of playing? Is it the feeling of pomposity and grandeur a golfer experiences while walking on lush green fields? Maybe because of its tranquil and peaceful environment which is a far cry from the humdrum of the corporate scene?
Surprisingly, even though it may cost you several thousands of pesos, golf has loads of benefits that any best golf course in the Philippines could offer. Just like any sport, playing golf has mental and physical benefits as enumerated below.
Strengthens muscle and endurance
You may never notice but during a friendly bout of golf with your peers you’ve already covered three to four miles while transferring from one hole to another. Keep this up and you could improve muscle tone and endurance by simply walking on a course with different terrains.
Walking is the simplest and easiest form of exercise. But playing golf is more than walking in green fairways. According to an article in huffingtonpost.com, golfing in an 18-hole course while carrying your own bag burns 721; using a pull cart burns 718; with a caddy burns 613; and riding in a cart burns 411 calories.
Why is golf a perfect stress-buster? Maybe it has something to do with the greenery. Sensationalcolor.com says the color green “is calming, stress-relieving, and invigorating.” Furthermore, it is the color of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful in times of stress, as stated by colourtherapyhealing.com. This is simply by looking at the different shades of green of the best golf courses in the Philippines. Other than blue, green is the second coolest color.
Socialization and networking
Golf can be a friendly or competitive sport. Instead of bonding over caffeinated drinks or going to cafes with your colleagues, a golf course sets a neutral ground to relax and unwind. You will not only catch up with your friends but you could stretch your muscles as well. This is also a chance to meet top executives or influential people who spends their free time playing golf. It is an avenue to expand your network all in the name of good company and good game.
Improves concentration and focus
In a world where we are constantly interrupted by incessant notifications from the various social media sites we’ve signed up to, concentration or the ability to focus on one task is getting more difficult. Through golf, focus and concentration could be regained. Golflink.com states that golfers have to learn how to focus on the shot and concentrate on the fundamentals of their swing, or else, they won’t be able to play successfully.
Low risk of injury
Golf is one of the sports with the lowest rates of injuries. It is a perfect pastime for the elderly because it is a non-strenuous activity. Moreover, it is a non-contact sport and doesn’t have to use so much force or strength. However, don’t forget to do warm-ups or stretches on your back shoulders and arms before playing, Better Health Channel advises.
It is not as simple as swinging the club and hitting the ball. You need to carefully analyze the distance of the hole, the alignment, the direction of the wind, the elevation of the course and other things a golfer must consider to score a birdie. According to Brian Short, a golf instructor at Penn State University, says in an article on college.usatoday.com, golf is “… about patience. It’s one of the games you can never perfect.” Accuracy is a must.
Living in a city where you wouldn’t mind the high electricity cost of air conditioning is, in a word, cool, right? Plus, the natural mountain breeze blowing right at the door step is simply a great resolution to every irritating situation after a long day. And oh, did I already mention about the colorful culture and the cost-effective houses and condominiums for sale in Baguio?
Well, Baguio is not the country’s summer capital for nothing. Far beyond being one of the coolest places in the Philippines, the mountain city offers more than just a nice climate. While we have learned about the humble little treasures in Baguio from the previous article, let’s go deeper down to its colorful tradition.
So, go out of the corners of your chosen Baguio condominium for sale and explore the beauty residing in the city’s diverse culture and tradition.
Do you find yourself smiling whenever you see a bunch of beautiful flowers? Well, Baguio is a great place to appreciate these little pieces of treasures. When you are staying at one of the beautiful condominiums for sale in Baguio, it is with no doubt that you have at least seen few of the prettiest flowers strewn across the whole city. But it doesn’t stop there; celebrating Baguio’s Flower Festival is as easy as taking a peek outside your Baguio home. It was in 1996 that Panagbenga Festival started. Baguio was actually regaining itself from the 1990 7.7 magnitude earthquake that devastated the city. Since tourism is one of the main sources of living in the city, economic stability has also been shaken as an aftermath of the earthquake.
Though rattled, the earthquake wasn’t able to totally break the hope lying within the hearts of the people of Baguio. It was Atty. Damaso E. Bangaoet Jr. that envisioned Panagbenga Festival with the purpose of cultivating hope that the city will eventually regain its beauty. Panagbenga is a Kankana-ey word which means “season of blooming”. Panagbenga Festival is a month-long celebration that occurs every February. It is a colorful festival that showcases ornamental products of the province. Colorful floats made from flowers are paraded on the streets together with the highly energetic street dancers and drum and lyre bands. For almost 20 years today, Panagbenga Festival remains one of the most celebrated festivals in the city that attracts not only the locals to join but charms people from all over the world. Panagbenga Festival truly is a season of blooming, not only for the different kinds of flowers you may find in the Benguet province but reminds everyone that the seed of harvest is planted deep within the heart of its gardeners.
And this sets Baguio apart from other places. Aside from being a truly cool place to live (in terms of climate), there are also a lot of awesome activities to enjoy in the mountainous city. Those who would like to enjoy nature could paddle away at the rented boats in Burnham Park, or have the classic horseback riding experience at Wright Park. If you want some Baguio in you, immerse yourself into the culture and tradition of the ethnic tribes; the backbone of Baguio.
All of these are but some of the proofs that Baguio is a place like no other. Of all the possible worthy experience, an investment on a property or condominium for sale in Baguio isn’t something that is wasted. And for me, I can’t wait to see Baguio again!
Christmas in now knocking at the door and this means that the gift-giving season has now started! Yes, the year’s only season where gifts are flying from malls to your doorsteps, from stores to your houses has just begun.
With the advancement of society and technology, you can now send gifts to your friends and relatives overseas through shipping. Worried If the package will be received by your loved ones? Relax! If your shipping company is like NSMS, a reputable shipping agency in the Philippines, you have nothing to worry about. They are the experts! They know how to get these things done.
And to make sure that your package will be received by your darlings and sweethearts, here are some tips!
Time can be your friend or not
What do I mean by this? There are instances that time can be your friend – when you ship early, and instances where it cannot – late shipping.
If you want your loved ones to receive the packages before Christmas then ship now, if you want on the exact date, check your options.
When it comes to shipping, there are no shortages options. Shipping companies have various services available to get your gifts to their destinations on time. But the thing is, if you want to deliver your items faster, your pockets must be ready to put out some dollars.
This is what I’m telling before, if you want your relatives to receive the package before Christmas, then ship it now. You’ll just pay the regular shipping fee. But if you ship your packages, let’s say on the 22nd of December and you want it to be at your Mom’s house by the 24th, and then ready your wallet. You’re going to pay big.
Ground services will take a couple of days to deliver your packages while a flight delivery can take only hours to bring it to its destination. The faster the shipping, the higher the costs.
The earlier you ship, the more options you have.
What do you expect next? Absolutely! COSTS!! What else?
Your least-expensive option will depend on how far the package’s destination is and how soon it will be arrived. Different companies offer different prices for different locations and time of package arrival, so better compare prices of different companies’ services. Check out their websites. For sure they have listed the cost and options on it.
The X factor
Cost is not the one and only thing you need to consider! You may also want to look at pack-and-ship companies. Who are they?
Pack-and-ship companies are those who offer the services of packing and shipping at the same time. They give busy shoppers a respite by actually the packing the boxes. With a lot to do this season, it may be worth a little extra dollar to save you some time.
Let’s say that you have enough time to pack the items yourself, if you are to ship fragile items, it might be worth the peace of mind of having the items packed by professionals rather that you surrounding the box with packing tape. Just leave them to the experts and save time and hassle.
Check your favorite stores now and start shipping! Make your friends and relatives feel special this season!
I love life and all things about it! How about you?