Thursday, March 4, 2021

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

The Art of Collaborative Design At The Seasons Residences in BGC

The Art of Collaborative Design At The Seasons Residences in BGC

Spotlight

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

What does it take to bring a piece of Japan to Manila? Collaboration is needed to seamlessly fuse Japanese innovation with Filipino hospitality and create a unique development that will redefine the real estate market.

The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City, the upscale Japanese-inspired condominium project by Federal Land, Inc. in partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., is set to exceed the standard. Through the shared expertise of the developer and its world-renowned partners, the design and structure of The Seasons Residences make it more than just a technical collaboration, but of cultural harmony as well.

Industry experts from design, architecture, and engineering from both Tokyo and Manila were commissioned for the project, making The Seasons Residences a masterwork of collaborative design.

The master plan is designed by Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architectural firm ranked #2 in Building Design’s 2019 World Architecture top 100 list. Established in 1900, Nikken Sekkei has completed over 20,000 projects in 40 countries and 200 cities worldwide.

Their expertise is not just limited to architecture and design, but also in construction-related services which ensures consistency and quality of work. Some of their recent notable projects are Roppongi Hills Residences and Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo, Japan. Lending a hand with their prominent interior design work is Nomura Co., Ltd. led by Creative Director Shunsuke Saeki. Renowned for its “space creation” and “space visualization” philosophies, the company is tasked to design the commercial area to incorporate distinct Japanese spatial characteristics.

The concept behind the façade of the podium, on the other hand, is the brainchild of Torafu Architects led by up-and-coming designers, Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro. The company has established itself on a wide array of projects ranging from architectural design, interior design, exhibition space design, to product design. Working hand-in-hand with Torafu’s façade concept is Asao Tokolo, a modern master of pattern design and the artist behind the Tokyo Olympics 2020 emblem.

Working with Japanese partners are elite groups of Filipino architects and engineers.

Arch. Carmelo Casas of Casas+Architects spearheads the construction process of The Seasons Residences as the Project Architect. Known for remarkable landmarks such as the Grand Hyatt Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino, Casas+Architects is sought after for their expertise in high-rise residential and office building design and master planning.

Since both Japan and the Philippines experience frequent earthquakes, The Seasons Residences needs to be properly equipped to mitigate the effects of violent tremors. Engr. Raul Manlapig of Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. provides the structural, wind, and seismic engineering services for The Season Residences. The company equips The Seasons Residences with Viscoelastic Coupling Dampers (VCDs), a Japanese damping technology which absorbs wind or quake-induced vibrations in tall buildings.

Federal Land Inc. also tapped DCCD Engineering Corporation as the MEPF Consultant of the project. DCCD Engineering is in charge of the design and implementation of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection plans of The Seasons Residences. DCCD Engineering Corporation has an impeccable track record of completing more than 10,000 engineering and consulting assignments since its inception in 1957.

To complete the Japanese aesthetics of The Seasons Residences, GF & Partners provides a Zen-inspired interior design to the amenities and common areas in collaboration with Japanese partners. GF & Partners is an architecture and design firm known for their contributions to The Peninsula Manila, GT Tower International, and US Embassy in the Philippines.

The coming together of industry experts will set the bar higher for upscale residential areas in BGC and the country. The Seasons Residences is poised to become the standard of premium living with its sophisticated design and world-class safety features. Its timeless aesthetic, combined with improved safety and comfort made possible through advanced design and engineering ensures that it will be a landmark in BGC’s skyline for decades to come.

To know more about the project, call The Seasons Residences hotline at (632) 8359-6756, email us at invest@federalland.ph or visit the showroom at 7th Ave. cor. 34th St., Grand Central Park, North BGC, Taguig City (across the Lexus Manila Showroom). Haru, the development’s first tower, is set for completion in 2023, while Mitsukoshi Mall will open in 2021. Natsu, its second tower is now on pre-selling stage.

Gov’t To Procure 1M Doses Of Sinovac

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this March.

Surigao Sur Towns To Intensify Rice Seed Production

The Local Government Unit (LGU) hosts the five-day training on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Certification to benefit 20 seed producers in Surigao del Sur.

You Can Now Score Farm Fresh Produce From Local Benguet Farmers Here In BGC!

Bonifacio Global City brings good quality Benguet staples at Bonifacio High Street through its "My Street High Street" initiative.

Gatchalian Presses For Urgent Start To Learning Recovery

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Isko Moreno: Medical Front-Liners First

"Ako gustong-gusto ko na talaga magpaturok eh pero hindi ako medical front-liner. Hindi pa ako qualified," said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as he sticks to the IATF's priority order.

38 New Cases Of Different Variants Of SARS-CoV-2 Detected: DOH

The DOH detects 38 new cases of the different variants that mutated from SARS-CoV-2 in the country.

Ilocos Norte Schools Get Ready For Face-To-Face Classes

The Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN) is getting ready to ensure all schools are prepared for the possible resumption of face-to-face classes.

7.5K Health Workers To Get First Covid Shots In Davao City

At least 7,500 health care workers in Davao city are set to receive the Covid-19 vaccines allocated by the national government.

Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

Converge Awarded For Significant Growth By NordCham Philippines

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. receives Nordic Sustainability Awards by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines for its significant growth while adhering to the UN Sustainability Goals.

Spotlight

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

Lifestyle

You Can Now Score Farm Fresh Produce From Local Benguet Farmers Here In BGC!

Bonifacio Global City brings good quality Benguet staples at Bonifacio High Street through its "My Street High Street" initiative.

CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

More individuals are expected to receive the CoronaVac vaccine.

Filipinos Worry About Mental Health Of Students In Remote Learning-Research Firm

BluePrint.PH Facebook posts analysis resulted that education relates to the deaths by suicide is highly discussed among the country's 80 million Facebook users from March 2020 to January 2021 in the Philippines.

Only P60 A Month To Talk To A Doctor As Much As You Want

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Entertainment

Bretman Rock Gears Up In His New MTV Reality Show

Bretman Rock is now holding his Filipino-American dream as he releases the trailer of his new MTV reality show on YT –Watch now!

GMA Network Wins Silver Anvil For COVID-19 Response Campaign

GMA Network's Covid-19 response campaign bags a Silver Anvil at the 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal.

“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

Get your popcorn ready! A new fantasy action thriller Monster Hunter, opens in Philippine cinemas in March!

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AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

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