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Chan Toei Properties breaks ground for 1st subdivision project with Hana Garden Villas at Nuvali Boulevard

July 15, 2022 7:36 p.m.

Chan Toei Properties Inc. (CTP), a partnership between Prime Eastern Spring Holdings Inc. (PESH) and Toei Housing Corporation of Japan, held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 24 for its upcoming project, the Hana Garden Villas, at Nuvali Boulevard corner Canlubang Golf Road in Cabuyao City, Laguna.

Led by CTP Chairman of the Board Jose Mari Chan, the celebrated occasion was held in the presence of CTP CEO Francis BJ Albert, Directors Takamasa Sashida and Tomokazu Aoyama, with former Mayor Rommel A. Gecolea of Cabuyao City also in attendance.

A first of its kind in residential development by CTP, Hana Garden Villas is a unique collaboration with one of Japan’s largest developers for ready-built homes and the Philippines’ most respected designers: Architect Joel Luna of Joel Luna Planning and Design (JLPD) for master planning, Andy Locsin of Leandro V. Locsin Partners (LVLP) for home concept designs, Architect Jorge Yulo of Jorge Yulo Architects and Associates (JYAA) for amenities design, Architect Vince Lim of CLARQ Design Studio for landscaping, Engineer Rannie Ison of R.S. Ison and Associates (RSIA) for site engineering  and Architect Mikael Yap of FOYA Architects, the architect on record for the homes.

CTP Chairman Chan said, “We are proud and happy to have entered into a partnership with a prestigious and highly successful Japanese company, none other than TOEI. Toei Housing Corporation and its mother company, IIDA Group Holdings Co., Ltd., are leaders in Japan for ready-built homes.

“It is indeed the combined vision of the Chan family and TOEI to marry Japanese construction and engineering principles with work by some of our best and most experienced local designers, to create communities that showcase the best of both worlds.

“Today, we proudly break ground on our flagship project, the Hana Garden Villas. We hope that this project will be the first of many. We want to create homes where Filipino families can live and grow in harmony.”

CTP is primarily owned by PESH with investments from Japan’s Toei Housing Corporation. PESH is owned by the Chan family, with investments in mixed-use real estate projects, sugar manufacturing, sugar trading and power co-generation. Toei Housing Corporation is a member of IIDA Group Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan’s largest ready-built home provider with over 43 years of experience. TOEI’s vision is to utilize Japanese quality and ingenuity to enrich Filipino homes and communities.

CTP Director Takamasa Sashida said, “TOEI came to the Philippines and decided to establish Chan Toei Properties because we saw that the Chan family shares the same vision. We will do our best to provide ‘houses that make people happy’ and a ‘lively lifestyle’ to many Filipino families.”

Located  at the corner of Nuvali Boulevard and Canlubang Golf Road, in Cabuyao, Laguna, Hana Garden Villas will feature well designed homes ideal for Filipino families with healthy and spacious living environments, infused with Japanese technology and engineering principles.

The soon-to-be-built exclusive community will feature connecting parks, activity areas, a playground, an infinity pool, a designer clubhouse and underground utilities. Clients can choose from three-bedroom and four-bedroom home units with customizable layouts. 

Present during the groundbreaking ceremonies were (from left) Vince Lim, Principal Architect of CLARQ Design Studio; Jorge Yulo, Principal Architect of Jorge Yulo Architects and Associates; Andy Locsin, Design Consultant and Administrator for L.V. Locsin Partners; Joel Luna, Principal Architect of Joel Luna Planning and Design; Jose Mari Chan, Chairman of the Board for Chan Toei Properties; Francis BJ Albert;  CEO of Chan Toei Properties, Tomokazu Aoyama; Director of Chan Toei Properties, Rannie Ison; Principal Civil/Structural Engineer of R.S. Ison & Associates; and Mikael Yap, Architect of FOYA Architects.

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Adamson eliminates La Salle, claims last seat in Final 4

December 4, 2020 10:11 p.m.

Adamson University knocked out De La Salle University, 80-76, to grab the last Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The Soaring Falcons will face top seed Ateneo de Manila University, which holds a twice-to-beat edge, in the Final Four on Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“We’re happy to be in the Final Four. We’re actually gatecrashing the Final Four. People didn’t expect us to be in the Final Four, they expected I don’t know what you call them… big spenders. To me, they’re all big spenders but I’m happy the team did their part,” said Adamson coach Nash Racela.

“We will check our emotions because we don’t want to be in a high because may trabaho pa and we’re still gonna play Wednesday and the weekend,” he added.

With the Falcons down by a single point, Lenda Douanga took matters into his own hands, draining a push shot before dishing to Cedrick Manzano the next play for the reverse layup and a three-point Adamson lead with 58.8 seconds left, 77-74.

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After multiple empty possessions on both ends, Evan Nelle came up clutch, stealing Joem Sabandal’s inbound and burying a lay-in to pull La Salle within one with 15.4 ticks to go, 76-77.

The Green Archers were forced to put Jerom Lastimosa on the line in the ensuing play, which the Soaring Falcon made both to push them up by three anew, 79-76, before Nelle missed his three-pointer attempt badly, only hitting the side of the board as Joshua Yerro iced the game from the charity stripe.

La Salle led by as much as 13 in the third frame, 51-38, but Lastimosa went ballistic, going for 11 from his 22 points there to help Adamson inch within one at the end of the quarter, 59-60.

Adamson’s Jerom Lastimosa

Lastimosa also added six assists and a steal, while Yerro had 13 points and six rebounds.

AP Manlapaz chimed in 22 points, while Douanga got 10 points and seven rebounds.

In the sudden death playoff for fourth seed, the Green Archers did not have three of their best players in Schonny Winston, Mike Phillips, and Kevin Quiambao.

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URCC 81: Decades of Success happens Dec. 6 in Okada

November 27, 2022 7:22 p.m.

THE Universal Reality Combat Championship will celebrate two decades of greatness titled the “Decades of Success” in a fight night on December 6, featuring the country’s best mixed martial artists at the Okada Manila in Parañaque City. 

Three years since the last time they held their last main event, URCC founding president Alvin Aguilar announced the coming URCC 81 will definitely be a night to remember with events like the 3 Versus 3, MMA fight and the bare-knuckle bouts.

“Our first main event in three years will definitely be an unforgettable night in mixed martial arts. We have a lot of good fighters and everyone is very excited,” Aguilar said. 

The last time URCC held a main event — Retribution— was in November 2019, at the same venue. Despite the pandemic, URCC didn’t stop as it held three fight nights when the government finally allowed contact sports. 

In celebrating URCC’s main event return, Aguilar will be having Team Philippines of Sugar Ray “Mammoth” Estroso, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria and Boss Bullet Manliclic taking up against South Koreans Jeong Minhun, Choi Wontae and Jeon Youngjun in an exciting 3 versus 3 event.

“We have to go up against other Asian countries before we start expanding. So we meet Korea then later on China again and then we will invite people from Russia and the USA. This is the fourth time we will be holding this 3 versus 3 fight,” Aguilar said, who also expects the other events to live up to the hype.

A URCC welterweight interim championship is also set between Filipino Arvin Chan and American Will Chope as the other highlight of the main event presented by Okada Manila and sponsored by Winzir.

URCC Global Chairman Arnold Vegafria said the promotions have been evolving since 2002, becoming a household name in the local mixed martial arts industry, where it discovered great MMA fighters and promoted quality fights abroad. 

For inquiries about tickets sale, go to www.urcc.online and download app https://apps.wix.com/place-invites/join-lp/b4e05b90-55a0-40a8-8fac-17ccf4a2c074?ref=pre_banner_top which is available for iOS and Google.

Other MMA undercard bouts feature Dunlee Stewart facing John Tirona in a 170 lbs bout, followed by Gester Maglaque meeting Mariano Jones in an 185 lbs bout; Kimbert Alintozon battling Junie Kimayong (125 lbs); Rhyle Lugo clashing against Alex Aballe (145 lbs) and Eros Baluyot taking on MJ Abrillo (125 lbs). 

For the thrilling bare-knuckle competitions, Damsa Abrenica collides with Joseph “King Pinoy” Cabral, while Dondon Serrano squares off with Sherwin Niro and Denzel Dimaguila fights Mark Jalaron.  

Details of the fight and future fight cards are available to download at https://apps.wix.com/place-invites/join-lp/b4e05b90-55a0-40a8-8fac-17ccf4a2c074?ref=pre_banner_top, which is available for iOS and Google.

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BingoPlus Foundation’s FutureSmart Scholarship Program 2022 funds 10 IT scholars

Nov. 21, 2022 12:51 p.m.

BingoPlus Foundation Inc., the corporate arm of leisure entertainment brand BingoPlus, has made education one of its causes to support with a PhP6 million scholarship granted to iACADEMY under its FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program. 

Officers of the Foundation signed an agreement with representatives of iACADEMY to sponsor ten students last November 2 at the head office of Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) at Tektite Building in Pasig. 

With its specialization in the field of information technology, iACADEMY was seen as the perfect partner school for BP Foundation as it aligns well with the Foundation’s vision to create IT-competent professionals in the future. BingoPlus Foundation firmly believes that education and technology are important components of nation-building and has thus prioritized the FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program as one of its top Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the year. 

Through the scholarship, the Foundation aims to address some challenges faced by the education sector to provide more and better educational opportunities to the younger generation and thus leave its footprint in the building of a better society. 

LRWC President Andy Tsui said, “We wish to inspire the younger generation and make their dreams come true.” 

“We are truly honored to welcome iACADEMY as a new partner, and we’re grateful to be given the opportunity to contribute to keeping students on the path towards a brighter future,” said Jasper Vicencio, President of BingoPlus and Trustee of BingoPlus Foundation Inc.

The FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program will be launched in the current school year of iACADEMY. 

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