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Lapu-Lapu City Cebu’s Growth Frontier

BOTHERED WITH THE NATURAL PAINS of urbanization, Lapu-Lapu City the capital city of Cebu’s growth frontier – Mactan Island is preparing itself to meet the avalanche of tourists and investments as it becomes the outsiders center of attraction.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza made a commitment that the City is not taking the obvious problems for granted especially traffic, as the city and concerned agencies in the government from the local government unit (LGU) to the national level have been alerted and pressured on the prompt resolution of infrastructure and road concerns on the island.

In an interview with Radaza, she said that her office is putting pressure to the DPWH for the immediate implementation of road widening program in the city, specifically those identified as tourism roads.

The lady mayor mentioned that the road network along Punta Engano stretch, as the top priority, as big resort projects as well as other tourism and leisure townships will be opened in the next three years.

She said aside from the existing branded resorts that are already operating in the City, more of this kind of projects are expected to start construction in the near term.

According to the Mayor, Lapu-Lapu City government is responsive of the industry needs, especially in tourism, which is the City’s economic breadwinner.

Aside from fing the infrastructure, the City is also intensifying the implementation of its culture of tourism programs in the communities, to prepare the people of the tourism wealth explosion.

The culture of tourism and livelihood programs are actively mobilized in the remote barangays, including the islet communities that are part of the City’s jurisdiction.

Lately, Lapu-Lapu City has become the darling destination of high-heeled leisure tourists, vacationers, and active retirees to feast their whims in luxurious beaches, Likewise, the enchanting Mactan Island is also the new playground of billionaire investors from all over the world for business expansion and investments.

Lapu-Lapu City’s landscape is expected to change over the short term as more commercial buildings, real estate projects, entertainment joints, retails and other developments have started to sprout in preparation for the opening of the new Mactan International Airport (Terminal 2) in the middle of 2018.

MCIA’s second terminal. which is set to be operational by June 2018, is poised to bring the airport’s capacity from 4.5 million to 12.5 million.

The City is also anticipating the completion of the US$ 341-million integrated resort and casino in Barangay Punta Engano.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) recently granted Udenna Development Corp., the holding firm for companies engaged in the petroleum, shipping, logistics and real estate, to undertake the project.

According to PAGCOR, this would be Udenna’s first-ever integrated resort casino outside Luzon.

To be called Lapu-Lapu Leisure Mactan, the project will rise on a 12.5 hectare prime beachfront located six kilometers away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, with views of the Hilutungan Channel to the south and Magellan Bay to the north.

The master-planned property will feature modern buildings surrounded by greenery and infinity pools, a skydiving center on a pier, commercial retail complex, convention center, luxury hotels, condo hotels, villas and plush private residences.

Lapu-Lapu Leisure Mactan is set to operate in 2019 with projected completion in 2022.

Dennis Uy, Udenna president and chief executive announced that this particular project will open up at least an initial of 800 job vacancies.

Lapu-Lapu City has a total land area of 6,424 hectares,

The city government recently endorsed a resolution to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) asking the agency to reconsider for funding a road-widening project in Lapu-Lapu City.

Around P17 billion was estimated to be spend on the widening of local roads including the Punta Engano, the Mactan aviation Road and the section from Marigondon to Plantation Bay.

Lapu-Lapu City is located on Mactan Island, where the town of Cordova is located. The city is also connected to Cebu mainland via two bridges – the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.

Aside from hosting several hotels and resorts, the first-income class city is also a home to export processing zones.

While the City is doing its best to catch up with its high speed growth in urbanization and modernization, it has managed to protect its nostalgic vibe as a historic city, where Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan lost his battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the land.

Today, not only that this glittering city island is known for its rich heritage and history, but it is also acknowledge by growing number of travel buff around the world as an urban paradise.

The presence of luxurious resort brand makes the Island a well-known sanctuary of even to high-brow tourists across the world.

The Mayor said the best is yet to come for the rising historic City of Cebu Province. Be there when it takes off and fly.

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J Tower Residences CEO and Chairman Justin Uy

Let us hear and let us welcome none other than chairman and CEO of JIPROP Development Corporation, the man behind this wonderful development ladies and gentlemen a big round of applause please for Mr. Justin Uy.

Ladies and gentlemen maayong hapon kaninyong tanan, let me commend the presence of our honourable and beloved mayor of the City of Mandaue, Mayor Luigi Quisumbing esteemed colleagues in their real estate industry, friends and family members and all of you who have come to celebrate the momentous occasion with us.

Today marks the formal start of our collaboration with the City of Mandaue. Together we will strive to make progress, develop our city, set strong infrastructure and henceforth take the lead as one of our country’s primary models of progress and henceforth become one of the top drivers of innovation in our country’s real estate development.

Heading into 2018 the EverJust Realty Development Corporation have established the JIPROP Development Corporation it’s a real estate development arm which will serve our community by developing J Tower Residences, the newest integrated residential condominium EverJust have developed malls, hotels, and now signals the development of housing.

Recently we have seen a lot of condominium residences that are being constructed in the Philippines and within Cebu City but we chose to be the heart of Mandaue the soul of Cebu.

This is the place where we have selected to unveil Mandaue’s Marvel, this is an iconic landmark in vertical development with exceptional in standards in an affordable, leisure, living, shopping in an exciting community were proximity is a privilege.

Time is now the most valuable commodity in our life and it is more important than ever so choosing your next home should have all the convenience and features that are necessary to maintain a lifestyle if we think today’s modern day base.

The J Tower Residences is all about requiring less time to commute by being in close proximity and being connected with all the amenities that the mall can offer such as groceries, restaurants, shoppings, Gold’s Gym, Sky Water Park on the sixth floor and all the essential government services. Now you can even have your license renewed here so you don’t have to go far away 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to Cebu City shopping areas, 15 minutes to all the universities, we are right at the center of Cebu.

Now even with the increase demand of modern day life residents of J Tower and now have the key foundation with which to spend less time on the road and more time with their families, gone are the days where we measure success only by the size of our homes instead our new millennial generation aims to choose not only a place we call home but also what we believe will be our best investment. It is common knowledge that condominiums are spreading up everywhere but few will match J Tower Residences potentially in terms of continued asset value growth.

J Tower Residences will not be just another condominium but an iconic landmark where all units will have their own unique unobstructed view to the landscape around it. The first in Mandaue where we truly believe where friends will grow, families will bond, communities will flourish, and living will continue to be a lifestyle.

J Tower Residences will soon be available and you will be the first to know groundbreaking will then commence, we thank you for your time and hope that we can foster a good working relationship where our community comes first so that we can build a strong goal for professional growth and progress in property development that is a good benchmark in affordability to everyone.

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas

If you’re interested just call me at 0995 461 5272 for more details about J Towers.

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J Tower Residences – Investing in Mandaue City by Mayor Lugi Quisumbing

We are very much privileged as well because in any development in a certain city or municipality it wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the support of our officials. We’re very much privileged today because our very own mayor of Mandaue City is here with us to celebrate this special occasion, so ladies and gentlemen another big round of applause please to our wonderful Mayor here in Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing.

Good afternoon everybody especially to Mr. Justin Uy and the team behind JIPROP and J Tower, kanadtong tanan maayong hapon.

It’s a good time to live in the city of Mandaue.

Over the last year we have registered the largest drop of crime in the region, we have allocated over the last two years the largest budget ever for infrastructure for the city of Mandaue which means that we will see drastic changes in the condition of the roads, widening of the roads, and we are currently working together with the national government to explore mass transit options.

The reason for all of that is because Mandaue City lies in the heart of the province of Cebu you can’t get anywhere North, South, East or West without passing through Mandaue City.

Now in the past that has both been a blessing and a curse, a blessing because it has brought so much industry, it has brought so much economic opportunity to the people that live here. A curse because as you know it also causes our traffic to be quite bad because of the traffic congestion but even with the challenges that the city has faced over the last few years, over the last few decades. The city has grown has thrived like a rose in concrete and it’s because of the industry and vision of people like Mr. Justin Uy.

For many years, the products of his industry have already been iconic, the dried mangoes that people know and love so well have become a symbol of Cebu itself. Many people don’t know that the most popular brand of all is from Mandaue City a product of Mr. Justin Uy and now with unveiling of J Tower we go from one iconic product to another.

The J Tower which is going to be the tallest tower in the city of Mandaue is truly going to be an iconic landmark that all of us will be able to see for miles around because quite frankly there is no building in the City of Mandaue that will approach the height and the grandeur of J Tower Residences. We’re sure that in the years to come we will use J Tower Residences as reference point, we will use J Tower pointed out as a uniquely Mandauehanon landmark and with the facilities of J Tower Residences and of J Centre Mall and the Sky Water Park.

I’m sure many families many friends are going to be with the congregate and have a wonderful time.

Believe me I have a six-year-old daughter and I can barely get her out of Sky Water Park whenever we come to visit from time to time. So I’m sure the families that are going to live here are going to be able to have a lot of fun and grow together as a family which is really the most important, the most important gift of all, so again the JIPROP, Mr. Uy to the entire team that went into the design and will go into the execution of this beautiful building. Thank you very much for your continued trust in the city of Mandaue.

Thank you for the economic and employment opportunities that this property will bring to the people of Mandaue and we look forward to many many more developments in our city in the years to come. Congratulations.

If you’re interested just call me at 0995 461 5272 for more details about J Towers.

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J Tower Residences: The Future of Mandaue Real Estate

Good times are up ahead over the years the country has experienced remarkable growth economically and expect to wrap the year with the 6% growth in our gross domestic product which is not only the highest in Asia but also in the world after China.

We expect to sustain this momentum to be led and spurred by the government’s Build, Build, Build program plus the confidence of investors to make good and long-term gains on the various enterprises they will impart in adventure.

The real estate front from where we come from, that same confidence is also seen by the amount of consumption the property sector has enjoyed over the last decades and is predicted to also increase by 8 – 10% next year.

The market has also widened from both local and overseas clients after seeing safer and solid returns on their property investments. Worth noting is that millennials are starting to invest in vertical developments and are making significant contribution to the growth of the property sector.

We are excited not only about the market but also with the projects that are forthcoming here in Mandaue and we from the real estate service sector deeply appreciate the effort of making us a part of the design, concept and planning of this project which took us actually over a year to research, sleepless nights and extensive pencil-pushing just to offer not only an iconic tower but a landmark itself.

Soon we will not only have a tower that future owners can be proud of but a skyscraper that Mandauehanons can truly be proud of as well. This will be the tallest in the city and the best in terms of features and amenities for a price that is easy on the pocket. In fact, as I am speaking right now we are happy to announce that we already have more than 200 waiting and eager clients wanting to reserve their units already.

We expect a search in reservations today and in the coming days and we invite you to reserve the soonest before we run out of inventories and with that thought and in behalf of the real estate service professionals who will become our future partners of J Tower Residences we would like to thank you all for your gracious presence and may we all enjoy the rest of the afternoon, Merry Christmas and an exciting New Year up ahead.

Thank you very much Mr. Chris Malazarte it’s going to be undoubtedly an exciting 2018 for everybody as what he pointed out this project, this development is going to be the highest the city has ever been and I’m pretty sure everybody wants to know more about it.

Let us hear and let us welcome none other than chairman and CEO of JIPROP Development Corporation, the man behind this wonderful development ladies and gentlemen a big round of applause please for Mr. Justin Uy.

Ladies and gentlemen maayong hapon kaninyong tanan, let me commend the presence of our honourable and beloved mayor of the City of Mandaue, Mayor Luigi Quisumbing esteemed colleagues in their real estate industry, friends and family members and all of you who have come to celebrate the momentous occasion with us.

Today marks the formal start of our collaboration with the City of Mandaue. Together we will strive to make progress, develop our city, set strong infrastructure and henceforth take the lead as one of our country’s primary models of progress and henceforth become one of the top drivers of innovation in our country’s real estate development.

Heading into 2018 the EverJust Realty Development Corporation have established the JIPROP Development Corporation it’s a real estate development arm which will serve our community by developing J Tower Residences, the newest integrated residential condominium EverJust have developed malls, hotels, and now signals the development of housing.

Recently we have seen a lot of condominium residences that are being constructed in the Philippines and within Cebu City but we chose to be the heart of Mandaue the soul of Cebu.

This is the place where we have selected to unveil Mandaue’s Marvel, this is an iconic landmark in vertical development with exceptional in standards in an affordable, leisure, living, shopping in an exciting community were proximity is a privilege.

Time is now the most valuable commodity in our life and it is more important than ever so choosing your next home should have all the convenience and features that are necessary to maintain a lifestyle if we think today’s modern day base.

The J Tower Residences is all about requiring less time to commute by being in close proximity and being connected with all the amenities that the mall can offer such as groceries, restaurants, shoppings, Gold’s Gym, Sky Water Park on the sixth floor and all the essential government services. Now you can even have your license renewed here so you don’t have to go far away 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to Cebu City shopping areas, 15 minutes to all the universities, we are right at the center of Cebu.

Now even with the increase demand of modern day life residents of J Tower and now have the key foundation with which to spend less time on the road and more time with their families, gone are the days where we measure success only by the size of our homes instead our new millennial generation aims to choose not only a place we call home but also what we believe will be our best investment. It is common knowledge that condominiums are spreading up everywhere but few will match J Tower Residences potentially in terms of continued asset value growth.

J Tower Residences will not be just another condominium but an iconic landmark where all units will have their own unique unobstructed view to the landscape around it. The first in Mandaue where we truly believe where friends will grow, families will bond, communities will flourish, and living will continue to be a lifestyle.

J Tower Residences will soon be available and you will be the first to know groundbreaking will then commence, we thank you for your time and hope that we can foster a good working relationship where our community comes first so that we can build a strong goal for professional growth and progress in property development that is a good benchmark in affordability to everyone.

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas

Thank you very much once again ladies and gentlemen Mr. Justin Uy, I know everybody is excited and this is now the time, it’s now time to unveil the newest development at the heart of Mandaue the soul of Cebu – J Tower Residences.

If you’re interested just call me at 0995 461 5272 for more details about J Towers.

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Unveiling of J Tower Residences

Good Morning Cebu this is Marc of Myhouse.ph and Filipinohomes.

We are here in the ground floor of J Tower Residences for the unveiling of J Tower Residences. No. We are here at the ground floor at J Centre Cebu.

I just got confused because they are almost one. Because here in J Tower Residences you can access J Tower Centre for FREE.

J Tower Residences will have a bridge connecting from J Centre to J Tower. Today will be the unveiling. Today we’ll get a lot of details for J Tower Residences.

J Tower Residences is still a very Top secret project but I have already been informing our investor clients to invest in this property.

How many condos has access to a very BIG mall and you only have to go down to eat , drink, all the activities here in the mall.

It is rumoured that you’ll also get a FREE access to Gold’s Gym. I can confirm that later on.

On Thursday, J Tower will have their LOI’s released. If you are really interested in getting these units. The times is now.

A lot of people from Mandaue are very excited to invest in this project. It’s a very good project here in Mandaue. It’s here in AS Fortuna just behind J Centre Mall.

Invest here because it’s gonna run out. It’s rumoured that there are 30 investors from Davao. Japanese clients have already invested in 3 floors already. Units will be running out very fast, very soon.

I’m expecting it to be like a week or 2 weeks maximum before the units sellout. If you are from Mandaue and if you are in a good investor . and you want a property that’s good and convenient for rentals or you want a property to live in that’s very convenient

Outside here have lots of transportation and things to do outside. Here in J Tower your near Mactan, Cebu and Talamban. Everything else is near.

If you’re interested just call me at 0995 461 5272 for more details about J Towers.

So call me and see you soon. Today’s the unveiling. Byee.

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What Keeps You Motivated? (Real Estate Agent in Cebu)


Good morning everyone this is Marc of Myhouse.ph and Filipinohomes.

So I’m here in our swing in our subdivision. I usually walk an hour everyday just to keep the blood flowing and wake up the body.

In this blog I’m going to talk to you about motivation.

I’m a real estate agent and we sell properties.

There are 3 things involve why you do your job, why you do things.

  1. What do you do?
  2. How do you do it?
  3. Why do you do it?

There are times in the morning when it’s hard to get up in bed.

1. What do I do?

  • Me and Angie are real estate agents.
  • We help people buy their dream house, it’s a nice job.
  • We help them sell their house.
  • We help people who needs us because in a way we become experts in the industry.
  • We can help people market their house give them advice which is the best units.

That’s what we do.

In a normal average human that’s not the core of what you do, That’s what you do but that’s not why you do your job.

2. How you do it?

  • We help people out.
  • We market their houses.
  • We looks for properties for them.
  • We give them advice.
  • We give them warnings about which not to buy here or buy this one not this unit choose this one because of our experience in the industry.

That’s how we do it. That’s how we sell a lot of properties that’s how we market our clients properties.

That’s not exactly the motivation you need to get up in the morning. The real essence of WHAT and HOW you do it is WHY you do it.

The real reason that will make you get up in bed and do you work and do it passionately is WHY you do it.

3. So why?

  • Why did we become real estate agents?
  • Why do we work so hard?
  • Why do we get up so early in the morning?
  • Why do we answer our clients even late at night?
  • Why do we go travel 4 hours a day to help out 1 client and then go back home and then work again?
  • Why do we do it?

Because we think about our dreams all the time.

  • We want to travel.
  • We want to start a family.
  • We want our kid to have everything he/she wants.
  • We want him/her to have the BEST experience BEST childhood and adulthood that he/she can have.

Keep on remembering why you do what you do everyday.

We have an upcoming baby. We want to provide our kid he/she with the best future possible so that’s why we work so hard we help our clients.

It’s all about family it’s all about giving love

So if you’re tired going getting up in bed to work. THINK about why do you do it. Don’t think about the work, the bosses, the clients (we love our clients). Just think about why you do it, who are you doing it for, why you are doing it and that will keep you motivated to do your job well.

Wether your looking to purchase your 1st home your 2nd home or selling your property. Call me at 09954615272 email me at [email protected] for a personal tour.

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Thank you for your confidence

Helping my clients find the home of their dreams excites me the most. My reward is seeing their faces light up when they see the house for the first time. I am honored to be part of this journey. Thank you for your confidence.

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Understanding Millennials: Different Homes for Different Millennials

Millennials make up one-third of the population in the Philippines.

Politicians vie for their approval, marketers work hard to persuade and entice them, and companies want to hire them, or at least those who have yet to start their own company.

Truly, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Much has been said about millennials — that they are digital natives who have grown up in a rapidly evolving technological landscape, that they crave experiences and growth more than they do stability, and that they are as entitled as they are empowered.

While some of these points are subject to debate, one thing is for sure: millennials are taking over.

More than just defining their workplace and community, they are also raising a new generation.

SPENDING POWER

According to data from the Labor Force Survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2015, millennials make up about half of the country’s workforce. 45% of the 39 million Filipinos who have jobs are millennials aged 15 to 34. The country has the youngest workforce worldwide, with a median age of 23.2 years old.

The numbers show that millennials have a high potential in terms of their spending power. Adding to this is the fact that millennials have a “wanting, therefore, needing” attitude, plus an apparent impatience over things. Millennials would have a tendency to invest in a property in one snap decision. Making this even more plausible is the easy access to the Internet, the proliferation of social media, and the digitalization of commerce. Millennials could easily look for housing loans and residential listings in a few clicks.

Millennials grew up in a world that is fast-paced, and one that has everything within their reach. They are known for wanting to do more with the time they have. This influences their choice of where they would want to live. Many developments in Metro Manila have been adept at trying to meet the millennials’ quest for the elusive work-life balance. A study conducted by Lamudi has in fact revealed that millennials are searching for residential properties in Cebu and urbanized cities like Quezon City, and Manila.

While many millennials fall within the generalities attributed to them, they are still a nuanced generation. Learn more about the different types of millennials, and the type of home that would suit their personality.

HIP-ENNIAL

Millennials of this type tend to be cautious consumers, charitable, globally-aware, information-hungry, and team-oriented. They consume large amounts of online content and are highly active on social media platforms. Those from this category tend to have below-average employment as they are usually students or homemakers.

Hip-ennials are more likely to seek out trendy homes and will try to find affordable options near restaurants and shopping districts, such as apartments, low-cost and resort-style condominiums.

ANTI-MILLENNIALS

Those from this category rebel against the typical stereotype assigned to millennials. They tend to be conservative and apathetic to trendy and eco-friendly products and services. They would rather stay in the environment they have grown familiar to, and are averse to too much interruption, change or excitement.

Anti-millennials prefer to live in a quiet, comfortable and familiar suburban area that is located close to work.

MILLENNIAL MOMS

Millennial moms are generally the oldest and tend to have the highest income. They are digitally savvy, highly social, and confident. They are also known for being information-hungry. While they tend to feel isolated from others because of their busy routine, they are very driven and successful individuals who put prime emphasis on family.

Millennial moms prefer to have their homes in suburban areas that are conducive to family living and that are located within good school districts and near fitness and shopping centers like The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-lapu Cebu.

OLD SCHOOL MILLENNIALS

Old school millennials are the least wired among millennials. They are self-directed, independent, cautious consumers, confident, and charitable. They spend significantly less time online, and prefer to read instead. Millennials of this type tend to be on the older range of the generation.

Old school millennials would prefer a more traditional type of neighborhood, somewhere near the perks of the city but not at the center of things.

GREEN MILLENNIALS

These millennials are cause-driven, positive, environmentally-concerned, healthy, and impressionable. Although they make up only 10% of millennials, they tend to be the most visible online, often posting cause-related content. They make up for the youngest demographic among millennials.

Green millennials generally prefer to live in less expensive homes located near green spaces like Soltana Residences & Astele Subdivisionor the campus.

GADGET GURUS

Gadget gurus are often savvy millennial bachelors. They are generally single and earn above-average income. They are successful, confident, at ease, free-spirited, and wired. Many believe this to be their prime decade. These millennials own the most devices and contribute lots of content online.

Gadget gurus prefer to live near the pulse of the city, bringing them close to opportunities for networking, nightlife and innovation. Condominiums located within key business and shopping districts like 38 Park Avenue are especially ideal.

UNDERSTANDING MILLENNIALS

Millennials are often labelled the “instant” generation, expecting to hardly lift a finger but to get great rewards anyway. They are assigned derogatory terms like “entitled”, “narcissistic”, and “lazy.” These are unnecessary generalizations though, as quite a good number of millennials have already earned a good position in a reputable company or have started their own company or business. Most often than not, millennials are simply a bunch of people who are well aware of their rights and what is due them, and are willing to speak up and assert their worth. While they rely on technology to make things easier and more efficient, they are also willing to put in the hard work where it matters.

While they may appear to waste a lot of time on social media, millennials are actually a busy and driven bunch, and are serious about building a better future not just for themselves but the people around them. Just like most Filipinos, one of the many factors that drive them is family. They strive to be in a position that would provide for their family and to start a family of their own.

Millennials are poised to become an even more powerful force in the country’s economy. Understanding their ways and what drives them can go a long way in putting in the right marketing efforts and service/product development.

Written by Jason Garcia (http://www.investmentdad.com)

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Tourists’ Home

Tourists’Home

Some say, those who visited Dumaguete for quick trip may end up staying there for good.

True enough, Dumaguete is one of the world’s best places for retiring people to settle down as published by US-based online business magazine, Forbes.com. This “City of Gentle People” was ranked fifth on the list based on the 2014 Retire Overseas Index released by Overseas Retirement letter. Forbes wrote: “Here you’ll find one of the best places for beachfront living on a budget.

Dumaguete is among the cheapest places in the world to live, according to the Retire Overseas Index. The climate is hot and humid. (Dumaguete is protected against most of typhoons in the Philippines.) Dumaguete also sits second next to Nha Trang, Vietnam in terms of affordability. The study noted that a retiree would only need to set aside an average monthly budget of $910 in Dumaguete to spend on living expenses like house rentals, groceries, and basic utilities like water, electricity, gas, cable, phone, and entertainment expenses. Nha Trang, Vietnam, which is hailed as the most affordable city for retirees, would only need a monthly budget of $680.

The 2014 Retire Overseas Index ranked the locations based on 12 factors, namely climate, existing expat community, cost of living, health care, crime, infrastructure, English spoken, real estate, entertainment, residency options, environmental conditions and taxes.

Aside from its low cost of living and warm English-speaking community, Dumaguete is now growing in all aspects especially in tourism. It was hailed as top tourism destination for Chinese tourists traveling independently according to travel booking site Agoda.com released in 2016. The seaside capital city Negros Oriental province was cited for its “diving excursions, whale-watching cruises, and riveting cultural sites.”

The Agoda study revealed an 805 percent increase in bookings for Dumaguete between 2014 and 2015.

Dumaguete’s tranquil and low-key lifestyle has made it a melting-pot of intellectual. More so, its laid-back ambience has charms that can captivate your heart. Its natural jewels have also attracted tourists to keep coming back, others though are captivated by its beauty making them stay in this quiet countryside for good.

When you are in Dumaguete, you enjoy the best of the world–the chance to experience a ‘beachfront living on a budget’ plus, the luxury of enjoying the finer things in life in your own pace.