It has been more than a year since the world has been put into a standstill by an unseen foe – the COVID-19 virus which crippled the world’s economy. Thousands of businesses were forced to shut down, millions of people lost their jobs, and trillions of dollars of debts were availed by governments to fund and support their people during the pandemic. As countries try to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in their economies, a report from the World Bank finds that although the global economy is expected to recover in 2021 from the Covid-19 induced recession, progress will be slow and subdued especially with the slow pace of vaccinations among countries, threats of resurgence, and accumulation of debts incurred.
In its effort to lessen the effect of the pandemic on its economy, the Philippine government pinned its hope to economic recovery by sustaining infrastructure development such as the South Luzon Expressway maintaining the pace of the “Build, Build, Build program”. Given its high multiplier effect, the government believes that it will be the main driver of rebuilding the domestic economy. Last December 2020, the 17.92 kilometer Skyway Stage 3 – linking north and south Luzon was opened. This elevated expressway improved the travel time from three (3) hours to just thirty (30) minutes thus easing the movement of people and goods across the National Capital Region. Ongoing construction of the 1.2-kilometer road that will connect the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 to the ongoing 8-kilometer North Luzon Expressway connector will further link the northern and southern parts of Metro Manila.
Skyway Stage 3 is one of the largest and most ambitious infrastructure project to date by the government and San Miguel Corporation. It elevated accessibility of goods and services and plays a vital role in providing a seamless link between north and south unlocking the potential of the provinces it serviced. At full capacity, with seven lanes available, skyway can easily handle 50 percent of EDSA’s traffic or 200,000 vehicles per day which will help in decongesting Metro Manila traffic. The traffic problem according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) economic costs are pegged at P3.5 billion daily and could increase to P5.4 billion daily by 2035 unless interventions are made. The cost we lose daily can be used to fund other government projects and generate more income.
Skyway stage 3 is truly a game-changer in the economic recovery amidst pandemic and will pave the way for creating new businesses and attract investors in the North and South Luzon as it helps in easing transportation of goods and services. This will help in delivering hundreds of thousands of jobs for Filipinos – a major contributor in boosting our economic recovery especially that it is part of the skyway system and is to be connected to the soon-to-be-built Manila International Airport in Bulacan, further extending the country’s infrastructure network. The opening of Quirino southbound exit will also improve travel time from Quezon City to Manila.
The creation of more jobs will help in encouraging Filipinos to go back to their provinces – which is also part of the government’s program – the Balik Probinsya Program. The program is a government initiative that supports equity in resources and opportunities for those who live in Metro Manila as well as those in the province. Two of the most compelling reason to consider in going back to the province is the lower cost of living and the opportunity to avail affordable house and lots.
Provinces connected by the Skyway Stage 3 are Bulacan, Pampanga, and Laguna. These provinces already have lots of real estate developers offering affordable house and lots through Pag Ibig housing loan. House and lot for sale project cost in these areas usually range from P450,000 to P2,000,000 pesos. Bria Homes, Inc – one of the national players in housing developments is already present in these provinces offering various selections of affordable house and lotss. Among which are the products to choose from: row house, townhouse, duplex, single firewalls, and even vertical villages through its newest product line – ASTRA.
Bria projects are strategically located in developing areas near PEZA’s, government infrastructure developments, transportation and tourism hubs. Homeowners have easy access to supermarkets, shopping malls, schools, churches, and hospitals.
If you’re looking for an affordable house and lot in these locations, Bria Homes is present in the following areas:
- San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan – Bria Homes San Jose Del Monte; 20 minutes away from MRT7 Tungkong-Mangga Station
- Norzagaray, Bulacan – Bria Homes Norzagaray; 10 minutes away from North Luzon East Expressway’s Bigte toll gate plaza
- Plaridel, Bulacan – Bria Homes Plaridel; 10 minutes away from Malolos Station of North-South Commuter Railway
- San Fernando, Pampanga – Bria Homes San Fernando; 5 minutes away from Mexico Exit of North Luzon Expressway
- Magalang, Pampanga – Bria Homes Magalang; 10 minutes away from Sta. Ines Toll Plaza of North Luzon Expressway
- Calamba, Laguna – Bria Homes Calamba; 5 minutes away from the home of our National hero – Dr. Jose Rizal
Bria homes not only offers affordable house and lot to its buyers, but it also establishes township projects that enable communities to thrive. One of Bria’s innovative development to offer quality living to its homeowner is SENTRO – the first branded open space of Bria Homes Inc. It houses a one-stop community center that contains facilities catering to the essential needs of our homeowners. It also offers free Wi-Fi access for all BRIA homeowners and 24-hours CCTV Cameras for security.
BRIA Homes currently have more than 50 projects across progressive towns and cities nationwide, empowering Filipinos to live in affordable but high-quality homes through its effective formula: Affordability (Mura) + Quality (Dekalidad) = A Beautiful BRIA Home for Every Filipino.
BRIA Homes is a subsidiary of GOLDEN MV Holdings, Inc., .one of the largest real estate companies in the country. BRIA Homes is primed to bring quality and affordable house and lot packages and condominium units closer to ordinary Filipino families. This is the goal that drives every single employee in the company, for which the ultimate fulfillment is seeing a client happily moving into BRIA’s homes.
To know more, visit their website at www.bria.com.ph, like and follow “Bria Homes, Inc.” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify, Viber Community, Telegram Channel, Kakao Talk, LINE, and WhatsApp, or call 0939-887-9637.
Written by Cathy Cabelin