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Home improvements thrive during the pandemic - Merlgen

No one expected to be spend this much time indoors . The sudden lock down offered homemakers a chance to focus on the home.  It made  everyone  look into how efficient and orderly  the residential space is, especially when all members of the household are present. Cleaning, decluttering, rearranging were sudden necessities. The inner interior designer was tapped, plantitas were born.    “ Staying indoors for a long time we start to notice the unnoticed. While we thought operations will slow down, if not cease, because of the pandemic, we were surprised with the number of contracts we had for improvements across the home, ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager of Merlgen Euro Designs   When the quarantine restrictions were eased, Merlgen immediately resumed operations in the two Davao plants with safety protocols adhered to. Contracted projects were delivered and new bookings were welcomed.    In 2020, Merlgen posted a sales increase of 30% from the 2019 record. This accounts for both home impro

CONDO LIVING: 90% of Legacy Leisure’s first tower sold in 11 months

Legacy Leisure Residences hits  90 % sales mark on first tower in 11 months in June.   The pandemic is a challenging period to the real estate enterprise in Davao. But surprisingly, Legacy Leisure Residences is posting a steady rise in its sales.  “ We officially launched  two  month s  before the lockdown, on  January  2020. But as soon as the restrictions were eased, we bounced back to work with positive energy, adapted to the situation, created good deals, and strengthened our digital presence and relationship with the real estate agents, and got the construction rolling again, ”  said Wesley Bangayan, VP for marketing for Cris R on Legacy Leisure Residences (CLLR).   Bangayan confessed that there was uncertainty looming on the sales department. But trusting their brand and team, they were able to surpass their sales target in 2020.   “ Our strategy worked. In a span of five months, from August to December 2020, we posted a 60% sales on the first building, which is Tower 2. For the


In this time of pandemic, a profund impact on the education of the students have been highly affected due to the absence of face to face classes in the country. In overcomng challenges, schools slowly adapt to the new norm of integrating technology in ts academic curriculum. Malayan Colleges Mindanao, a Mapua School respond to this challenge as it soon opens another school year in the new normal. MCM is expanding s academic horizon by opening its Junior High School Department this year, and promises a top notch academic system for grades 7 to 10.  The school will be focusing on an enhanced quality of education where technology wll take over the traditional face to face classrooms. The pandemic brought MCM to personalize and integrate a new digital learning system and a unique learning tool called the MCM DIGITAL .  The MCM DIgital is powered by one of the world's leading management systems, Blackboard Learn, a centralized portal where students can access learning materials,  tools

Dad & outdoor BBQing at Legacy Leisure

Outdoor barbecues and picnics are always exciting on any day. There is something about cooking food over fire that brings the family together. And the aromatic smoke fills the air, everyone will say  “ I ’ m hungry ”  in unison.    When it comes to manning the grill, it ’ s the man of the house  (usually) takes  charge . Dad gets his chance to wear the chef ’ s hat and brag about his barbecuing skills and recipe, which may have been taught by his own dad.   Backyard barbecues are the most convenient. It ’ s an instant picnic one step away from the door. But what about if you live in a condominium?   “ Moving to Davao in 2013, I chose to live in a condominium. It ’ s e asier to maintain because of the size and convenient because of the amenities — the pool, indoor games, park and security, ”  said Chef Anton Abad, who nodded to a job offer to head a popular chain of restaurants, and eventually opening one of his own, the Olive Bistro.   “ For a chef who loves to experiment, cooking can

Merlgen’s home office ideas for small spaces

Work from home. For more than a year now homes have undergone a transformation. The addition of working spaces for all members of the family may have been overwhelming. While we all wished the setup would be temporary, the surprising extent of the pandemic may be calling for redecorating to accommodate a permanent home office space. Spacious homes can easily integrate it into its layout, but what about smaller homes?    “ Integrating a home office in a small space can be challenging. Look around your home and you ’ ll be surprised at what you can create in the most unexpected areas, ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager of Merlgen Euro Designs, Inc.   “ In these small spaces, Merlgen can custom build modular cabinets to fit it. The plan is to maximize the use of the area, and with a few design tweaks, the spaces above and below the working desk will be utilized with the addition of shelves and cabinets. ”   Lim shares that during the pandemic when work was moved to residences for safety, the h