Last Broker’s Exam Review today

The PAREB – Pasig Real Estate Board, Inc. (PRB) is conducting its last review today for the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination scheduled on Sunday, March 27, 2011. The venue for the review is at the Valle Verde Country Club (click here for map). It will be held from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. with Atty. Ariel Martinez giving the review.

The schedule and the coverage for the exams can be found in this website: Real Estate and Seminar Review. Examinees are reminded to be at the examination venue way ahead before the published time to consider the length of time to get a parking (for those with cars) and to avoid the long lines during the filling up of forms. Remember there will be thousands of other examinees taking up the broker’s licensure examinations with you.

March 27, 2011 will be a long day for the test takers; here are some tips we can share:

1.  Be sure to take something before you go. By the time you will have your merienda, more than four hours would have passed.
2. There is nothing like preparedness to avoid the panic and the rush during that day. Please study well and take a rest before the exams.
3. Avoid cramming, so if you have difficulty reviewing yourself, take the review.

When you have done everything, there’s nothing you can do anymore but commit the results to the almighty (if you believe in one). Acceptance in His design and purpose in your life will definitely calm your nerves and give you an undivided focus during exam day. So please do not worry at all, a lot of people will also be praying for you.

Good luck and may God bless you!

PRB General Membership Meeting moved to March 22

The Pasig Real Estate Board, Inc. (PRB) General Membership Meeting will be held on March 22 instead of March 24 to give way to the review classes that will be held on that day. The GMM will be sponsored by Greenfield Development Corporation, a 50 year-old landholding company owning more than 11-hectares of prime commercial property in Mandaluyong.

The meeting will be held at Greenfield’s Twin Oaks Showroom in Greenfield District just across Soho Central. There will be free parking at the Soho Central. For those not familiar with the development, this is in the area of what used to be known as Edsa Central.

If you want to see what Greenfields development can give our brokers and buyers, come to the meeting. There will be updates on other activities of the board.

The meeting will start promptly at 5:00 pm., so PRB members please come on time.

We hope to see you there.

Come and have breakfast

There’s a breakfast meeting among businessmen and professionals in the Ortigas Center area where they talk not only about their businesses and profession but also about God’s “businesses” in their lives. I’m refering to the breakfast meeting of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) held at Racks in El Pueblo Complex, ADB Avenue corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila every Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 am.

They have been inviting fellow businessmen and professionals for breakfast (for two years now in the venue) and a lot have been “refreshed” and enlightened by the sharing of the group members. Many business owners, some CEOs of companies and other professionals have been attending so if you have the chance to go to this breakfast, you wouldn’t want to miss what they are getting aside from the good food in Racks. The first breakfast is free courtesy of your sponsor, but even without a sponsor you can walk in and introduce yourself  as a businessman or professional.

So if you are in Pasig and is looking for more meaning in your life, I am inviting you to the men’s breakfast. For couples, you may come for the joint breakfast every  last Saturday of the month. There are also similar breakfasts in more than 100 venues all over the Philippines. Even if you’re not from Pasig you can go to one, in fact there’s one in Club Filipino Greenhills every Thursday from 7:30  to 9:00 am. The Greenhills group have been doing this for more than 25 years now.

Anyone who is interested may call me at 0918 923 4955 or 782 6034 . We can meet up at Rack’s Pasig on a Saturday morning, or at Club Filipino if you want to come on a Thursday.

My friends, I hope to see you one of these days. Come and have breakfast with us!

You Look Wonderful Tonight

There’s a place in Makati where you will look wonderful after a few rounds of tapas and wine. The place is called Charlie’s Bar in Malugay. Some Pasig Realtors Board (PRB) members checked out the place after finishing the Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review (CRESAR) they were doing. The members who went there (Atty. Abet Sales, Mau Garin-Garcia, Jenny Acosta, Ket Santos, Leng Reyes, and others) were surprised to find out the wonderful singing talent of fellow member Stan Liberato who sang Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”.

Charlie’s music and wine jazz bar is co-owned by fellow member Robert and Jenny Acosta and is located at 7232 Malugay St., Bel Air, Makati (inside Makati Golf Club). Their telephone numbers are +632 840 5745 or +632 830 2222; they are open from Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm and 5:30 pm to 12:30 am.

Praise Him musical concert

 If you want to give something to charity here’s a chance to be generous while enjoying a musical concert. There’s a fund raising event in Pasig City this February 18, 19 and 20 to be held at the Meralco Theater.

Here’s the invitation:

Greetings of Peace! The Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), a religious congregation of priests and brothers was founded in 1981 in Kingston, Jamaica by Fr. Richard Ho Lung. Since then, the MOP has grown rapidly and has spread to serve the poorest of the poor in Haiti, India, Kenya, Uganda and the Philippines. I served as the Superior of the MOP in the Philippines for 7 years, in 1995-1999 and as a priest in 2003-2006. Enclosed, please find a historical overview of our two mission sites in the Philippines, located in Naga and Cebu.

I am writing to humbly ask for your help and support in our upcoming fund-raising event on February 18, 19 and 20 at the Meralco Theater. “Praise Him” is a very lively and colorful musical concert that will feature highly talented singers and actors from Jamaica including Fr. Richard Ho Lung, our founder. The details of the show can be found in the enclosed flyer.

Proceeds of the concert will be used towards the building of apostolate homes and school buildings in San Andres Bukid, Manila for the destitute and abandoned children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The construction of the apostolate home for 120 disabled children and elderly costs us around 15 million pesos. Cardinal Rosales has invited us to do this work and has given us 3000sq. meters property for this project.

 The MOP is entirely dependent on God’s Providence to fulfill its mission to serve the poor. Indeed, Our Good Lord has tremendously blessed our efforts to build God’s kingdom on earth as evidenced by the continued growth and expansion of our mission work in different parts of the world.

We gladly invite you to be an integral part of our ministry to the poor and we kindly appeal to your generous hearts to help us make this building project a reality. Sharing your blessings with the least of our brothers and sisters is a powerful way of evangelizing the Good News of the Gospel in a concrete way.

Please consider supporting the construction of the Apostolate building by becoming a Sponsor AD to the OUR MOP PROJECT in San Andres Bukid. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We pray for abundant blessings upon you and your family.

Sincerely in His Service,

 Fr. Charles Susai, MOP
Secretary General

 

 

For those interested, reply through the comment section below. I’ve got two free extra tickets to those who want. – Nick

What’s the Viridian?

Viridian is defined as a durable bluish-green pigment coming from the Latin word “viridis”, meaning green. In the english language, it is the more elegant name for the word green. In popular culture, it is used to describe the green design movement.

In the Philippines, it is the name of the newest project to be launched by Ortigas and Company, the developer who built Greenhills. The Viridian at Greenhills is handled by the following lead brokers group: GH Heritage Group, the Prime & Green, and the Castle Group.

The Castle Group is organized with some prominent Pasig Realtors as accredited brokers.  To join, you may contact Toto Acosta or give your email address in the comments section of this post.

For investors, avail of the investment price now as it’s expected to go up once the project is formally launched!

Click here for more details: Viridian at Greenhills.

Click here to see the presentation