MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When it comes to residential land development and condominium units, nothing beats Vista Land, the real estate company owned by the family of Senator Cynthia Villar. Vista is an expert in converting farm lands into luxurious dwelling places for those who can afford the price.
Today, Vista Land unveiled its newest prototype for its future condominium units. It features units with indoor balconies. What a concept!
The Adobo Chronicles spoke with the esteemed Senator on this very novel concept. She said, these units are the future as the Philippines and the world enter into the “new normal” following the coronavirus pandemic.
“We all know one of the ways to avoid Covid-19 infection is to practice physical distancing,” Villar said. She added that with this new condo design, neighbors can still go about their gossip chores while maintaining distance — from their respective balconies.
The first of said units will be constructed in the beginning of 2021.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It opened with much fanfare, but SM Baguio’s new sky terrace was a big disappointment to many residents.
“Some 60 mature pine and other trees were uprooted to give way to a shadeless promenade and synthetic green grass,” netizens complained.
But there is hope.
Coming at a time when Manila Bay donned a new look with imported dolomite from Cebu, SM Baguio is seriously considering replacing the synthetic grass with fake white sand.
”It would be quite an attraction to create a white sand beach atmosphere even without the benefit of a bay,” a spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles. “We’ve seen how Manila Sands was well received by many.”