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Coronavirus in Philippines: The COVID-19 risk, impact and measures

Philippines, one of the high-risk countries from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, recorded the first death outside China. The government has announced lock-down of Metro Manila, followed by the entire Luzon island and is mulling over more localised lock-downs. The Philippines government declared a state of calamity in the country for six months on 17 March. Source: By Praveen Duddu

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​​​​​​​Coconut and COVID-19: Philippines studying antiviral properties of coconut oil as potential treatment

Coconut and COVID-19: Philippines studying antiviral properties of coconut oil as potential treatment 11-Mar-2020 By Guan Yu Lim The Philippines is looking to study virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has since infected more than 80,000 people and killed more than 2,800 worldwide. HTTPS://WWW.NUTRAINGREDIENTS-ASIA.COM/ARTICLE/2...

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Megaworld further ramps up office portfolio in Iloilo

The country’s largest office developer is adding 78,000 square meters of office spaces in Iloilo Business Park with two new office towers Megaworld, the country’s largest developer and lessor of office spaces, is ramping up its office inventory inside the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The company is launching two new office towers –&n...

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Vista Land, Mitsubishi firm in condo JV

Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. (VLL), the largest homebuilder in the Philippines, and Japanese real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd (MEC)have partnered up to develop a mixed-use, high-rise condominium along Taft Avenue, Manila. In a statement, Vista Land said the partnership is being formed through a 60-40 joint venture company between VLL’s vertical development arm Vista R...

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The Challenge of Sustainability in Urban Living

MANILA, Philippines — By all indications, urban living is the way the future will unfold for the human race, according to Jose Mari Banzon, SM Development Corp. executive vice president. According to the United Nations, Banzon said, as much as 70 percent of the world would be living in urban centers by 2050. The Philippines seems to be on track with the trend, as more than 50 percent of F...

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