Month: June 2019

Despite the rainy weather:The march goes on

IT WAS a cloudy morning when the crowd began to gather at the Marikina Sports Center on Saturday, June 29. The line of attendees coming in stretched around the entire perimeter of the venue from the main gate. Unlike the weather, guests were dressed in eye-catching bright outfits — the colors of the rainbow.

Grab, Citi tie up for co-branded credit card

IN A press conference held last week at Greensun in Makati City, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading app, and Citi, the largest pan-regional credit card issuer, have teamed up to offer a co-branded Citi Grab credit card that promises users of a life in the fast lane with exclusive offers and rewarding features.

Refreshed BR-V bulks up on features

NUMEROUS CHANGES mark the mid-cycle refresh of Honda’s compact crossover, the BR-V. Formally launched last week, the updated vehicle was conceptualized by its designers with an “enhanced SUV image” touting a “masculine and premium look with its sleeker design and advanced features.”

Housing prices rise faster in first quarter

RESIDENTIAL prices rose at a faster clip in the first quarter from a year ago and from October-December 2018, fueled by increases for condominiums and townhouses that offset reductions for single detached/attached houses and for duplex units, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported late on Friday, citing movements of its Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) that tracks the average change in prices of various types of housing units based on bank housing loan data.