Friday, December 2, 2016

Ela-G student condo at España Tower Manila

España Blvd. cor. Josefina St., Sampaloc, Manila

Ela-G is a line of affordable student condominium units that is designed for students, reviewers and young professionals. Most of our condo units are strategically situated at the university belt Manila. Ela-G series was offered by elabizProperties, targeted towards woman clientele, single occupancy, dabarkads, etc. Come home & live with us.

Development Features:
32-storey High-rise building
24-hours security
Swimming pool & gym
Ample water suppy
Centralized garbage chute
Pay parking (optional)
Commercial offices
Bank & government offices
Note: Separate elevator / access for residential units

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The space
Floor: 25th
View: Manila bay
Balcony: yes
Floor area: 22 sqm
Accommodates: 3
Bathroom: 1
Beds: 3
Property type: Condominium
Room type: Studio pad /apt

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Air-conditioning unit & wall fan
Entertainment systems (flat screen TV w/ USB port, sky cable)
Complete kitchen showcase including electric stove & small refrigerator unit
Provision of bathtub in bathroom
Laptop friendly work space
Closet & hangers

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Utilities & other
Water & electricity, cable and association fees are for the account of clientele
Note: You can pay your water & association fees at the condominium association office. All other fees can b e paid to the nearest utility providers offices or accredited pay points 

This fully furnished studio pad condo unit cost: Php 12, 500.00 monthly
Extra people: Php 1, 000.00 / monthly after 2 guests
Minimum occupants: 4

Sleeping arrangements
Single bunk bed + pullout
Extra bedding when required 
Common spaces, etc
Comfortable living area
Complete kitchen showcase
Comfortable dining area

Resident access
You have an access to the whole unit and the common areas and swimming pool of the condominium.
Interaction with guests and residents
We and our staff will be attending to your needs pertaining to your rental, booking and to any concerns that you may have.
Note: Gym access is for members only

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Getting around & transport facilities /routes
Taxis can be called to take you to any point in the city. Uber and Grab Taxi services are also available so getting around are convenient even without your own vehicle - 24/7.
Public transport utility (jeepney) line are available nearby, a minute walk from the place – Varies timing. For easy navigation, use Waze.

House Rules
No illicit drugs, liquor or smoking inside the unit. Smoke only in designated area provided by condominium complex property management office.
No loud music, parties or events gathering
No gambling of any form is allowed
No hanging of clothes outside the windows
Kindly be considerate of others who are also staying in the condominium.
Please do not undertake activities offensive to the other unit owners, other guests and staff or damaging to the common areas of the condominium.
Kindly park your vehicle only at the designated parking space

Safety features
Fixed smoke detectors
Hallway emergency lightings
Fire extinguisher
Escape routes

The minimum stay for this listing varies.
Communicate with Evelyn L. Aguinaldo (Ela-G) at for more details.

Hosted by Evelyn
Vacation property manager in Baguio and Metro Manila, I own and manage several properties in Baguio as in Metro Manila. If you are in need of fully-furnish housing, condominium pad, flat, apartment, and house better than hotel rates in Baguio as in Metro Manila, give us a call on 092139671170 and we will let you know we have in your budget. Thank you for your interest and we hope that you choose elabizProperties as your residential & vacation Specialist.

Evelyn Lopez Aguinaldo (Ela) - Owner / Broker / Property Manager
+974 55210328 (Qatar), +632 9213971170 (Phil.) 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ela-G guest house Baguio

159 Purok 3 Upper West Camp 7 Baguio City

Ela-G guest house Baguio is a line of affordable vacation houses that is designed for frequent travelers in the summer capital Baguio.  Ela-G series was offered by elabizProperties, targeted towards women clientele, backpackers, dabarkads, family get-together, corporate outings, etc.

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Development Features: 
2-storey Building
Perimeter fence
Secured Parking space for 2-cars
Additional parking space outside
Ample water supply (water utility provider)
Demand pump for pressurized water services
Barbecue area

The space
Floor area: 72 sqm
Accommodates: 7
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
 Room type: Entire house /apt

Entertainment systems (flat screen TV w/ USB port, cable TV, Pocket WIFI for browsing only inside the unit)  
Portable sound system
Complete kitchen showcase including cooking range & refrigerator
Provision of water heater in bathrooms
Specialized lighting system to suit your mood
Laptop friendly work space
Closet & hangers
Free parking on premises (Note: 2-parking slot, fist come/first served)

Breakfast (Bread & jam, coffee - first day only)
Bathroom essential pack
Family/kid friendly
Pet friendly

This 3-bedroom fully furnished house cost: $100.00 (Approx. Php 5,000.00) daily
Extra people: $7 / night after 8 guests.
Weekly Discount: 15%
Monthly Discount: 30%
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend & holiday Price: $120 / night
Prevailing exchange rate: 1.0 USD = 49.00 PHP (11/19/2016)

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1 (green room)
1-queen bed
Bedroom 2 (pink room)
1-queen bed
Bedroom 3 (blue room)
1-single bunk + pull-out beds
Common spaces, etc
Comfortable living area
Complete kitchen showcase
Comfortable Dining area
Barbecue area

Guest access
You have an access to the whole unit and the common areas of the house.
Interaction with guests and or back packers
We and our staff will be attending to your needs pertaining to your booking and to any concerns that you may have.

Baguio Tourist Spots Itinerary (optional)
The neighborhood is peaceful with mountain views and pine trees. Only few minutes’ drive to popular tourist destinations in Baguio City & near-by areas. For easy navigation, use Waze.

Getting around & transport facilities /routes
Victory liner, etc. (to/from Metro Manila) - 10min   
Partas, etc. (to/from Ilocos) – 10 min
Taxis can be called to take you to any point in the city. Uber and Grab Taxi services are also available in Baguio so getting around are convenient even without your own vehicle - 24/7.
Public transport utility (jeepney) line are available nearby which is about 5 minutes walk from the place – Varies timing.
House Rules
No illicit drugs, liquor or smoking inside the unit. Smoke only in designated area
No loud music, parties or events gathering
No gambling of any form is allowed
No hanging of clothes outside the windows, you can use the utility area of the guest house
Kindly be considerate of others who are resident of the area or living near-by
Please do not undertake activities offensive to the other resident, other guests and staff or damaging to the common areas of the guest house
Kindly park your vehicle only at the designated parking space

Safety features
Portable smoke detectors
Hallway emergency lightings
Fire extinguisher
Escape route

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.
Add your travel dates & communicate with Evelyn L. Aguinaldo (Ela) at for more details.

Hosted by Evelyn
Vacation Rental Property Manager in Baguio and Metro Manila. I own and manage several   properties in Baguio and Metro Manila. If you are in need of a fully-furnished housing, condominium pad, flat, apartment or house that is far better than hotel rates in Baguio as in Metro manila, give us a call and we will let you know what we have in your budget. Thank you for your interest and we hope that you will choose elabizProperties as your vacation specialists. #Ela-G

Evelyn Lopez Aguinaldo (Ela) - Owner / Broker / Property Manager
+974 55210328 (Qatar), +632 9213971170 (Phil.) 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

My family friend’s House Blessing

After investing in several condo units located in the university belt which gave them a good source of passive income whilst still working abroad, my investor family friends, Mr. & Mrs. Wilfredo & Ruby Santos opted to acquire a house and lot from me to serve as their family home.

Since their children are now professionals of their own and in preparation for their retirement abroad, my investor family friends, Mr. & Mrs. Wilfredo & Ruby Santos opted to acquire a house and lot from me to serve as their family home.

Vista Land - Camella Sorrento Mexico, Pampanga

Recently they took possession of their house and as it is customary for their religion to perform a house blessing before moving in, I was invited to attend the said occasion in Pampanga, the gateway to the progressive North. 

The proud Owners & the consultant

House blessings are religious rituals done to provide spiritual protection for the incoming occupants of a house and for prosperity.

The location is quite impressive. The family can relax at their cozy verandah which overlooks the vast green fields with the mountain view of Mt. Arayat as a backdrop. The vibrant community is just a stone’s throw away from the upcoming Clark Green City, Clark International airport and various malls giving residents many options to choose from and live their lives away from the bustling Metro.

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Many thanks once again for trusting me to be your real estate consultant. I hope to do more business with you again in the near future.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - a Virtual Farming Community coming to LIFE.

After a few months wait, my referrals have already reaped a good amount of ROI (Return of Investments) from their 10th cycle at FarmOn. 

It is fulfilling to see my referral's excitement while viewing their FarmOn Vault Summary at the end of each cycle. For some, like myself, we have to wait a little more for our selected farm products/produce to appear on our Vault Summary. All the waiting is however worth it in the end. is indeed a big help to small investors/farmOners because it is a great source of passive income whilst maintaining a day job.

To our farm-partners who not only tend our selected farm investments, please reserve all your efforts to the betterment of our farming community so that we will always get the best possible revenues from our farming associations. 

Again, thank you to the initiator of, you're the best so far.

Real Farm
FarmOn is Virtual Farming coming to LIFE.
That means "FarmOners" will be dealing with REAL FARM... planting REAL CROPS... raising REAL ANIMALS... working with REAL FARMERS and ultimately earning REAL PROFITS. 

I highly encourage other FarmOners to convince budding entrepreneurs to join these undertaking.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

An Investment Perspective – Ideas and existing business operations by OFWs based in Doha, Qatar

The high profile thinking of being rich is associated with Overseas Foreign Workers in their own community, this belief will only be true when one invests and benefits from these investments.

For years, continued government assisted trainings through OFW related government agencies such as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA on-line program), Commission on Filipino Overseas and the Philippine Embassies abroad with the active participation of various Filipino community organizations have been offering trainings purposely meant for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families. Topics usually discussed include insights and tips on basic entrepreneurship including business planning, financing procedures, franchising, stock acquisitions, and Real Estate Investing.

How many times have we heard sad stories of OFWs who returned to the country without any savings?” Hard-earned money sometimes sadly amounts to nothing in the end. Training modules and financial literacy programs will have no bearing unless OFWs are willing to equip themselves with knowhow, skills and act decisively so they can use or invest their hard-earned money wisely.

However, not all OFW stories end up miserably, participants from the latest business forum the author attended a few days ago shared their entrepreneurial stories and kept him and all the attendees stay-put in their seats.

The business forum was attended by his Excellency the Philippine Ambassador of Qatar, Cresente Relacion who gave his congratulatory message and commendations to the member of the group behind the organizing of the Philippine Business Council. It was held at the Crown Plaza Business Park & Hotel on February 09, 2015. The good Ambassador gave an inside scoop about the Philippine economy and how it would stand-high amongst Southeast Asian countries in the near future. Despite the fact that the good Ambassador would be leaving the country at the end of his term, his service to his fellow countrymen especially the help and benefits he extended to the Filipino community in Qatar will always be remembered.

Photo credit to Balitang Q

One advantage of doing business in the Philippines is that it gives OFWs a buffer to any uncertainty in their place of work abroad. However, the author thinks that budding entrepreneurs have to consider the present outlook of the prime movers and shakers of the economy such as the present decline of prices of oil & gas derivatives worldwide which has quite an enormous effect on the financial operations of the oil & gas sectors (producers, operators, engineering service providers, materials & equipment suppliers, shipping & land transport industries, and the banking sector who finance their projects).  With all these uncertain developments, the job security of OFWs worldwide will surely have a domino effect if worst comes to worst. This particular input thrown by the author received mixed reactions from the panelist as well as from the audience but the situation feel like it is a worthwhile point to consider when doing business. 

The council's Attorney General, Atty. Cheryl Grace Montealegre was tasked to moderate the panel discussion which was composed of the council's Chairman, Mr. Gregorio Loayan, the council's Director of Finance, Mr. Derrick Tusi, the President of PICPA Qatar and the council's Vice Chairman, Mr. Lyndon Magsino. Mr. Magsino guided attendees on how to do business in the Philippines and talked about the operations of his clothing and accessories business. He gave tips on how to run a profitable real estate business, the likes of his Bakasyonista Hostel which offers accommodation to foreigners as well as local tourists. 

During the Q&A, Qatar-based OFW, Engineer Fidel Escurel asked about the possibility of franchising a business in the Philippines. Mr. Derrick Tusi responded by giving attendees an idea about how it works, adding that it is more affordable and buyable because of the fact that the operational procedures are already in place, modules are already tested and proven and it gives revenue to the franchisee over time. The franchisee will run the business on a day-to-day operation while the franchisor supplies all the materials such as products, produce, etc. whilst monitoring procedures and the quality of the services offered. 

Engineer Escurel who invested his hard-earned money into the hospitality industry of Boracay Island also shared about his business operations. His business venture, one of the leading accommodation providers in Boracay Island, Escurel Inn, offers affordable rates but their services offered can rival that of big and well known hotel brands situated in the island. Moreover, his condo-rental business in Metro Manila equally gives him decent revenues and unlimited source of passive income for his family in the Philippines. 

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The network tables were abuzz when participants grouped themselves in order to discuss their own upcoming business and plans on how to upgrade their current business ventures into the next level. Some newbie participants ventured from one table to another to get ideas about their subject projects and collated various ideas to serve as guides to what business is suited for them. 

One highlighted topic during the network table discussions is when Ms. Jehan Daud Gandamra, an employee of one of the healthcare providers in Qatar shared her own study about her plans of putting up a legit “halal” compliant business in the Philippines. Her research on the business already took her to Malaysia in search of suited technologies and procedures associated to the business she envisioned, accordingly she already discussed her plan to some Qatari business persons whom she said that a possible partnership is now underway. 

A lot of people were probably thinking “How come it took so long for someone to organize something like this (Philippine Business Council?)”.  But in the end, the business forum went well as planned and as a parting note, the organizing team said: “This forum was really conceptualized for our OFWs compatriots and their families. So we really ensured that every aspect of the event - from the program to the network table, is focused on them. We want the forum to be really worthwhile, educational and inspirational for all of us,” said Mr. Gregorio Loayan, the Chairman of the Philippine Business Council, who is also an OFW himself and a staunch supporter of the program.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My former student is now a Real Estate Investor

As a founding parent/teacher at the Philippine School Doha, I am blessed to see my former students succeed in their chosen careers. The solid foundation through education that we teachers have imparted gives a lot of meaning when we see our students become accomplished. Though some are already married and have their own families, some still choose to invest in order to secure a good life ahead of them.

After my joyous stay at the Philippine School Doha I opted to venture out in the Real Estate industry and became an investor, eventually I also became a full-time representative to major real estate developers in the Philippines. I highly encourage parents and my co-teachers to invest in the real estate industry particularly in condominium acquisitions – in fact one particular condominium situated in Manila’s University belt is being referred to as “the Philippine School Doha condo” because twenty-one (21) Qatar-based parents opted to buy unit(s) from me one-after-the other. Many of my clients use their condominium unit(s) as a transit home while vacationing in the Philippines but primarily occupied by their children while studying in different universities. Some clients opt to rent-out their acquired units in order to generate passive income for their family whilst keeping their day job abroad.

To date, a lot of my former students has already finished their studies in the Philippines and has begun to come back to Qatar in order to secure better employment opportunities.

This week there is something that truly makes me happy. One of my former students, Mikki Morales, whom I still have contact through social networking decided to once again listen to my teachings. Now that she and her older sister are working and eager to have a clearer direction in life they wanted to control their finances and  I encouraged them to invest “sa isang investment vehicle na may basehan” which is of course, through real estate investing.

Why real estate? “Sa Pilipinas, ang pinaka-magandang negosyo ay ‘yung kumikita ka na mayroong asset na base sa real estate”.

With the help of my colleague Abe Malicdem of Vistaland International group, we were able to showcase a variety of presentations to the Morales siblings. Today, the Morales’ eldest, Karen, decided to acquire a condominium unit at the Vista Residences Taft (near De La Salle University) while her younger sister Mikki choose a condominium unit at the newly-launched Vista GL Taft (across UP-PGH campus).

Young & beauteous entrepreneur - the Morales sibling

If my former student is already taking control of their financial life through various investment vehicles at such a young age, particularly in the Real Estate investing, there’s no reason why you can’t.

Signing of reservation agreement (November 07, 2014)

This article is intended to inspire budding entrepreneurs especially those in the real estate industry. I believe that the best way to acquire skills in this field is to learn to get the right information. You are encouraged to share this article to everyone in your circle or share a quote or your views by simply participating in the forum. Let us join hands in promoting real estate investing as a major source of passive income for everyone.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Financial literacy - a positive approach in gaining wealth for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

Fredolin P. Aguinaldo – Doha, State of Qatar

Courtesy of Jessie Gabiola Ako Pinoy president 
Philippine embassy officials in Qatar recently lauded leaders of Filipino community organizations who are gaining recognition through their financial advocacy program that encourages their compatriot Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their family to go into business.

Their latest training program is in line with the vision of the Philippine Ambassador to Qatar, H.E. Crescente Relacion in equipping OFWs with the knowledge to save.

The training was first offered to the leaders of different Filipino organizations in Qatar who then prepared their own training syllabus and modules to be used and implemented by their respective members.

The training was conducted by several Filipino financial advocate members from Overseas Filipino Investors and Entrepreneurs Movement (OFIE-M) and – Pinoy WISE Movement (Pinoy Worldwide Initiative on Savings and Investment and Entrepreneurship) in partnership with the Philippine Embassy. It was held at the premises of the new Philippine Embassy in Jalaih area, Doha, Qatar on September 25, 2013.

About ten (10) community leaders representing their organization attended the training program.  Attendees were compromised of engineers, financial analysts, well respected educators, technical staff, health care professionals and government institution representatives – the like of the Social Security System (SSS) and Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig.

Filipino community leaders first batch attendees

The program kick started with Mr. Jun Villena – United Filipino Organization in Qatar Advocacy & Training member and moderator of the day, who introduced Engineer Danilo de la Torre – pastor, Pinoy WISE Movement member who leads the invocation.

United Filipino Organization in Qatar or UFOQ Ways and Means Committee officer Mr. Edd Alcantara gave a brief summary about the chosen speakers and the topics to be discussed during the training as part of his opening address. The crowd was eager for more so when Mr. Villena asked everyone to introduce themselves and speak out, the participants were more than willing.

The author, who was also present, started the ball rolling with a “Gusto kung yumaman, papaanu ko gagawin yun?” (I want to be rich, how can I make it possible). Another attendee, Mr. Pol said, ”Wala akong ka-ide-ideya kung papaano ako mag-sisimula” (I don’t have that slightest idea how to start).

De la Torre took these questions into consideration and started off with these words: My friends, you are not alone – there are thousands and thousands of OFWs out there who are in the same shoes as you are now, it is a good thing that I am now rich",  he laughed as he started his discussion.

Contents of his presentation depicted the way of life by most Filipinos working abroad: that OFWs are easily being exploited, that they tend to change their lifestyle easily because money sources are easily available now and how they end up returning home with little or no savings and sadly, easily being attracted to others tending to forget his/her family values – a typical story of OFWs abroad.

With this in mind, de la Torre discussed about the impact of social reasons regarding Filipinos migration and investments. Aided by impressive technical knowledge clearly seen via his presentation, that is seemed to surpass those being used by prominent speakers worldwide and his expertise on his topic he was well received by the public.

During coffee break, the writer had the chance to ask a lady volunteer on how they acquire funds for learning materials, freebies that are given and food that are served during trainings. It is indeed a classic example of volunteerism, simply because it is being financed mostly from the group's budget wherein a huge chunk comes from generous Filipino entrepreneurs who believes in their financial literacy training program. This well mannered and very accommodating lady was none other than Atty. Daisy Tingson who acts in her capacity as adviser of OFIE-M.

The writer also got to talk with a very important person whom he believed to be one of the pillars of the on-going advocacy program. He is an engineer by profession and later talked about his group's on-going training program at POLO/OWWA office at Bin Omran held every Monday evening.

“OFIE-M has been continuously providing training to our college OFW for the past year dubbed as “Seminar on Financial Literacy” together with various related topics until participants acquire enough knowledge to go into business when they plan to go back home for good,". He was revealed to be Engineer Julius Espina – founding member of OFIE-M who steers their group into helping others to succeed.

The next speaker claimed to be very gentle – in fact, they always addressed him as “Ginoong Billedo”.  His vast experiences in foreign affairs gave him all the right to tackle some of the key issues regarding the social cause of migration. His presentations was aided by factual data gathered from different government posts so that the agencies tasked to oversee the welfare of Filipinos abroad have clear idea on how they can best serve the needs of OFWs. Richard T. Billedo is the present Philippine Embassy Consular Assistant, Cultural Officer and Attaché in Qatar.

In a nutshell, the training program’s main topic was that of issues regarding the social causes of migration and how to cope with problems during their stay abroad. "Financial literacy is another key topic that the organizing committees tackled during the training program - just as more-and-more OFWs are now beginning to realize their best options to handle their finances productively, Filipinos in Qatar have to take advantage of this kind of training program", Billedo said.