Celebrating Christmas and sharing lasting memories… at home

How do you celebrate Christmas? Simple. Celebrate it at home.

Philippines is noted to have not only the longest Christmas celebration, but also the most serene and most interesting way of observing the yuletide season. When September begins, we can already feel the cool breeze of the air, plus the atmosphere of it already indicates that it is indeed the start of Christmas season. Christmas songs are already playing on air, lanterns are already hanging in our windows and malls are already displaying their extravagant Christmas decorations. But those are just the prelude of a more meaningful way of celebrating Christmas.

            Filipinos are fond of secret gift giving called Monito Monita. They pick a name randomly and will give him/her a gift according to the category of the day (something bgm something colorful, something soft). Sure enough, students and workers alike, man or woman, young or young at heart, enjoy this kind of Christmas treat for this is a true testament that even small things can make you smile. To satisfy one’s cravings and hunger for unique delicacies, Philippines has the puto bumbong and bibingka, two of the most favorite delicacies especially during Christmas season. Puto bumbong, prepared using a sticky rice steamed inside a ‘bumbong’ or small bamboo tube, and the bibingka, a rice cake with salted eggs and fresh coconut meat, are normally sold at churches during the misa de gallo or simbang gabi. On the other hand, the simbang gabi is celebrated in a span of nine days, starting at the dawn of December 16 up until the 24th, usually starting as early as four or five in the morning . It’s a common tradition for the Filipinos to complete the nine-day mass celebration because according to the elderly, completing the simbang gabi will turn all your wishes into reality. But more than that, Filipinos attend the masses to give thanks to the Lord for yet another fruitful year and hope for another productive year ahead. Kids also take advantage of this as they go roam the subdivision and sing their Christmas carols. Caroling is a very common thing among Filipinos, kids or the kids and young-at-hearts. Kids bring their improvised drums made of milk bottles wrapped in a cloth and rubber, and together they sing their hearts out in the tune of their favorite Christmas songs. For the more professionals, they bring their guitars and other instruments with them, and like almost everybody else, they will knock at your door and will either seranade you with their heart-warming Christmas songs or will make you groove in their upbeat Christmas carols. Many schools, offices and organizations, and even groups of friends and families also hold their Christmas parties as early as October or November. This is their way of expressing their joy, excitement and gratitude for yet another year that had  fruitfully came their way.

            Nonetheless, what’s even more important than the usual gatherings and parties is the Noche Buena, a Christmas feast held a day before the Christmas Day. Noche Buena is also an integral part of the Filipino holiday because this is where families gather together in their dining table, enjoy the food they all prepared and wait until the clock strikes midnight to celebrate the birth of Jesus. On Christmas day, families go to church to hear the Christmas mass,  visit their friends and relatives to share ‘aguinaldos’ or gifts and share yet another festive Christmas lunch and dinner. All these and more are some of the most memorable Christmas celebrations in the Philippines. What made it even more special is that Filipinos tend to celebrate Christmas with their extended families or with their families at the comfort of their own homes. Because for the Filipinos, there can be no better place to spend this special yuletide season than in the corners of their much deserved homes. Thus, Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy intimate family moments together in the corners of your new home. As a property developer with almost four decades of expertise in delivering quality housing projects in well-developed communities, Stateland, Inc. continues to provide Filipino families the houses that they rightfully deserve. With its durable, sustainable and stylish houses crafted in well-built and well-designed communities, every Filipino family would love to spend every important occassions in the comforts of their own house with the presence of their loved ones. As of to date, Stateland, Inc. has seven on-going projects in the province of Cavite and Laguna, and has over 40 finished projects in its portfolio. Its newest developments, the Washington Place, sets and redefines affordable and luxury living in the comforts of lush greeneries of the South without alienating yourself from the modernization of the Metropolis; while the Gran Avila and Casa Laguerta is every Filipinos’ realization  of quality

            Christmas is for everyone. Every nation has a unique way of celebrating it, but Filipinos do it best. With its long festive celebration, sumptuous and classic Filipino delicacies, remarkable and inviting Christmas decorations and homeland traditions, every Filipino would want to make the most out of their year by celebrating Christmas at their home lands, with their loved ones, at the comfort of their own homes.



Washington Place shines brightly with these sparkling angels.



Monito monita, anyone? 




Christmas eve wouldn’t be complete without the traditional Ham and Queso de bola



Christmas in the Philippines shines everywhere, anytime.



Ahh… the ever famous bibingka and puto bubong sold in the streets especially during the Misa de Gallo (simbang gabi). Best served while it’s hot 🙂



Christmas is for families. The essence of Christmas is not about how much money you have, how many dishes you have in your table, or how many gifts you have received. The important thing is, you have your family with you. 


Where will you celebrate your Christmas?


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Stateland continues to build quality townships

AFTER almost four decades and thirty subdivision projects delivered, this development company to this day, continues to provide quality housing and communities. Stateland Inc. aim of providing optimum value to buyers and investors has been manifested by all of its developments that are hinged on high quality and standards. 

In a statement sent to MST, Stateland said that setting aside their 37-year track record in the real estate industry the development company vows to create unparalleled housing and community projects in key  areas of Luzon. “We have built more than 30 horizontal developments in Cavite, Laguna and Metro Manila, as each community caters to home buyers’ needs and wants with well-crafted, master-planned community with durable houses that lasts”. the statement said. “It added that Stateland Inc. makes no compromises to the quality products it offers to its clients. From the conceptualization, up to the actual land development and house construction up until the marketing and financing of its projects, our company adheres to its known trademark of proficiency and quality products” it added.




Gran Seville Spanish-inspired Clubhouse


Currently, Stateland, Inc. has seven on-going projects, these are the Crystal Place and Villa San Lorenzo located in Imus, Cavite; Gran Seville situated at Cabuyao, Laguna; the newly launched Gran Avila and Casa Laguerta in Calamba, Laguna; Chester’s Place and Washington Place both located in Dasmariñas, Cavite.  Each community focuses on every aspect of individual’s needs and wants. With varying home designs, from, Mediterranean-inspired art designs, Spanish-inspired architecture and modern-themed architecture. The housing units are built with careful attention to details as communities that it help create are adaptable to the lifestyle of its homeowners . With communities that are strategically located, equipped with complete features and amenities for the convenience and enjoyment of the families, durable houses styled with unique designs.  Stateland, Inc. believes that every Filipino family deserves to own a modest, in suitable location and affordable prices.

For more information about Stateland, Inc. and its projects, visit http://www.stateland.com.ph


(article originally published on Manila Standard Today and on http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/11/02/stateland-continues-to-build-quality-townships/ last November 2, 2013)

Washington Place: Your new home in the South

Washington Place, Stateland Inc’s flagship project located in Dasmarinas, Cavite is set to be the grandest home community in Dasmarinas, Cavite, with over a thousand house units and seven model units to choose from, wide array of amenities that sets you apart from being ordinary and location that’s suitable for every growing and mature families. This is your place, your new home that will redefine your family’s unique way of living and lifestyle. This is Washington Place.

Washington Place takes living to a higher level

MANILA, Philippines – Imagine a place where you can enjoy both the serene environment and the flourishing economy of your district. A place where you and your family can have the perfect life together, discover each other’s potentials, explore opportunities together and learn the unlearned things. Imagine yourself in the center of commerce and industry of the south, where shopping malls and other commercial establishments are just a stone’s throw away from your home. Imagine yourself immersed in a country side living, away from the bustling streets and neon lights of the metro, where only you can feel the coolness of the breeze, the calmness and tranquility of the place and hear the chirping bird that’s like music to your ears. You need not to imagine anymore, because what you visualize will soon be materialized.

Stateland Inc., one of the leaders in property development and real estate innovations and the owner and developer of esteemed and highly urbanized communities in the south, brings its clients and stakeholders another one-of-a-kind community in the first class and industrial city of Dasmariñas in Cavite.

Washington Place, located along Aguinaldo Highway, is the newest, master-planned community in the south. With its 40 hectares and modern contemporary style units in the making, Washington Place is a perfect place for stylish families.

The newly developed Washington Place gives families the best things life can offer. Its accessibility to the main roads, national highways, and several commercial establishments will make travelling and living more convenient and less hassle-free. You can opt to live in a city far from being polluted and noisy, while also being in the center of business and commerce.

Washington Place also let you be the designer of your own homes. The seven model units are all designed for each buyer’s individual taste for design and style. With floor areas ranging from 36 square meters up to 103 square meters, families have intimate spaces between them to enjoy each other’s company. While inside the vicinity, homeowners can also enjoy the lifestyle and recreational activities and opportunities with the varied amenities. Families can enjoy quality time together in the swimming pool or have some break in the giant-sized snakes and ladders board area. Every homeowner can also enjoy the clubhouse and multi-purpose halls designed for the need of every family.

Washington Place is also equipped with a landscaped main entrance with commercial guard house, and wide open spaces. At a very low and affordable house rates, every family can now own their dream houses.

For more information about the newly-developed Washington Place, visit www.stateland.com.ph  or our official Facebook page,www.facebook.com/StatelandInc, or call the Marketing Group at 242-7614.


(article originally published on The Philippine Star and http://www.philstar.com/real-estate/2013/09/13/1203201/washington-place-takes-living-higher-level on September 13, 2013)



Washington Place landmark along Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmarinas, Cavite

Washington Place: Stateland unveils idyllic community in Cavite

Stateland Inc. is launching a community in the first-class and industrial city of Dasmariñas in Cavite. Called Washington Place, it is located along the Aguinaldo Highway, and is the newest master-planned community in the South. With 40 hectares of land, it will soon contain modern houses where families can build memories.

According to the developer, one of the best ways to secure your family’s future is by providing them a home. For most, investing in a house and lot is the most practical option especially if it’s a product of hard work.  However, owning a house is a meticulous process and there are several factors that you have to keep in mind before purchasing that dream house, such as location, the design of the community, and the practicality of the payment plan, among others.

Stateland Inc. makes no compromises in Washington Place. Its accessibility to the main roads, national highways, and commercial establishments make living more convenient and hassle-free.  The development has seven model units which are designed to cater to each buyer’s individual taste. With floor areas ranging from 36 sqm to 103 sqm, families have spaces to enjoy each other’s company. Inside the vicinity, homeowners can also enjoy the lifestyle and recreational activities with the amenities. Children can play all day in the playground and children’s wading pool.

Ate and kuya can practice their athletic abilities in the tennis court and covered and outdoor basketball courts. Dads can enjoy his rest day in the golf putting green and giant-sized chess board area. Families can enjoy quality time together in the swimming pool or have a break in the giant-sized snakes and ladders board area. There’s also a clubhouse and multi-purpose halls designed for the need of every family. Washington Place also features a landscaped main entrance with commercial guard house, and wide open spaces.

 (originally published and posted on Manila Bulletin and http://www.mb.com.ph/washington-place-stateland-unveils-idyllic-community-in-cavite/ September 10, 2013)Image

Washington house model



Wynnie house model



Wency house model



A visit to a new home

A visit to a new home

Last November 16, Stateland, Inc., through its first vice president for sales and marketing, Delie U. Chua, officially awards the new solo house model at Gran Avila to the PLDT-Smart’s Gabay Guro Grand Gathering house and lot winner, Annalyn Dizon.

Gran Avila is located at Barangay Majada, Calamba, Laguna. With its 16.25 hectares of prime land and modern-themed architectural design, Gran Avila is perfect for upstart of mature families alike.

Thanksgiving in the Open House!

Thanksgiving in the Open House!

What is it that you want to give thanks for?

Thanksgiving Day is usually celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving Day has been a tradition in the Western part of the world as it symbolizes deep gratitude to the Supreme Being for a successful and fruitful harvest. With the traditional menu of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables like sweet potatoes and squash, cranberry sauce, different pies and bread, families and friends and groups of celebrators gather together to commemorate this special event. For some, Thanksgiving is their chance to finally spend quality time together with their loved ones after being apart for much of the year. Thanksgiving is also the time of the year where families and individuals can reflect on the love that they have for one another, as well as sharing their thoughts about the things that they are grateful for.

Philippines, on the other hand, has its own version of the traditional Thanksgiving celebration. As Washington Place in Dasmarinas, Cavite opens its doors for everyone who are interested to have a quality home of their own, it will also be the venue for a local Thanksgiving celebration.

On November 23, the Thanksgiving-themed Grand Open House celebration is a way of also showing gratitude for yet another fruitful year at Washington Place. From its groundbreaking ceremony held last October 2010, until it finally opens its doors for buyers in and outside the country, Washington Place has been a landmark in Dasmarinas, Cavite that sets and redefines quality, affordable, stylish and convenient living in the South. The celebration also honors its buyers, sellers and other personnel for their support and commitment in making Filipino dreams of having a descent and quality abode come to life. The traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving, like preparing roasted turkey, and wearing Uncle Sam hats will still be observed on this very special occasion.

So what are now waiting for? Let’s us celebrate the traditional Thanksgiving celebration while choosing the perfect house for your family. This only happens at Washington Place.