Balesin - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Balesin


Ongpin's PhilWeb seeks 3-day trading suspension

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Share price of PhilWeb on Friday July 1 fell by as much as 22 13 on reports that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to stop online gambling

IN DANGER. The steep decline in PhilWeb's stock price would affect the company's plan to raise P6 billion through treasury shares sale. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ongpin's PhilWeb to raise P6B for aggressive expansion

Jun 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Meanwhile Ongpin s property unit Alphaland says it is in talks with 3 foreign investors

7-11 OF GAMING. PhilWeb does not see Resorts World and Solaire as a threat. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero vacation in Balesin

May 14, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The couple heads to the beach after the elections

'#BALESINLOVE.' Heart Evangelista and husband Chiz Escudero vacation in Balesin after the elections. Screengrab from Instagram/iamhearte

No conflict of interest receiving wedding sponsors' gifts – Escudero

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:48 AM

The senator reveals his posh wedding was sponsored by Alphaland s Bobby Ongpin owner of the members only Balesin resort

TOAST. Senator Francis Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista celebrate a star-studded wedding reception in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Yaya meal' issue: Overreaction or timely reminder?

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Netizens weigh in on the issue of Balesin and its yaya meals

#AnimatED: Yaya meal: Far from the egalitarian dream

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Yaya meal is symptomatic of the unsettling divide between the haves and have nots

Balesin’s ‘yaya meal’ plain discrimination – congressman

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Luxury resort Balesin Island Club comes under fire after a beauty queen revealed its offensive practice of serving a different set of meal for nannies

Chiz: No conflict of interest in Balesin wedding

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Escudero says in Filipino We spent what we could afford and what we could do We did not spend beyond our means

CHIZ RESPONDS. Senator Chiz Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista cutting the cake during their wedding. Chiz says he won't call Heart's dad 'daddy' or 'tatay' until he is given permission. Photo from Instagram/@chrisrodil

How can a 2nd 'poorest' senator afford a Balesin wedding?

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The lavish wedding of Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista raises some questions about propriety

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero at Balesin wedding reception

Feb 15, 2015 - 10:23 PM

After the wedding comes the party

THE PARTY AFTER. Guests celebrated the union of Heart and Chiz. Photo from Instagram/@kylareal

IN PHOTOS: Heart, Chiz get ready for romantic Balesin wedding

Feb 15, 2015 - 2:10 PM

It s the big day for Heart and Chiz See photos of the wedding preps here

Cesca Litton looking for new venue after Balesin bump-off issue

Sep 04, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The issue here is not Heart nor Chiz it s the way Balesin handled it she said on Twitter

Balesin owner clarifies Heart-Chiz 'wedding bump-off' issue

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Bobby Ongpin issues a statement after a complaint posted on Facebook went viral

Chiz: Nothing to do with postponed Balesin wedding

Sep 02, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says he and fiance Heart Evangelista haven t even firmed up the date of their own wedding

NO DATE YET: Senator Francis Escudero says they have yet to decide the date of the wedding

Plane overshoots Balesin airstrip, no one hurt

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:34 PM

A chartered flight overshoots the Balesin Island airstrip while a small jet hits a man on board a motorcycle at an airport in Bukidnon

Solidarity in Aklatan book fest

Sep 08, 2013 - 2:22 PM

All Filipino Book Festival aims to be premier assembly in literary field

NEW NETWORK FOR LITERARY COMMUNITY. The Aklatan festival. Photos by Jose Del

Confirmed: Ongpin, Ashmore to part ways

Jul 15, 2013 - 9:55 PM

The chairman of the upscale property firm says this is part of the usual 7 year investment cycle not a result of conflict with the London based private equity fund

CONTROVERSIAL. Businessman Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin confirms the end of his group's partnership with UK fund Ashmore in Alphaland. Photo by AFP

23% of berths in Alphaland’s Marina Club reserved

Apr 08, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The P2 B club is envisioned to become the country s biggest yacht club which will cater to Filipino and foreign boat lovers

YACHT CLUB. Alphaland's Marina Club is attracting a slow growing but steady demand from customers. This screenshot taken from the website of Alphaland is an artist rendition of the yacht club that is set to open in 2014

Ramon Ang a great manager - Ongpin

Apr 04, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Roberto V Ongpin remains a passive investor in San Miguel Corp

ALPHALAND'S AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION. The high end property developer is launching a series high end developments. Photo by Rappler/AYA LOWE

Alphaland’s Balesin grows to meet demand

Apr 04, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Ongpin led Alphaland is seeking the government s approval to fly in foreign tourists who are members of the upscale leisure estate straight to its airstrip

DIRECT FLIGHTS. Alphaland Corp. is seeking the government's approval to fly in foreign tourists who are members of the upscale leisure estate straight to its airstrip. Photo by Rappler

Ongpin-led Alphaland earns P2-B in 2012

Apr 02, 2013 - 10:38 PM

The high end property development firm led by Roberto Ongpin earned 5 more in profits in 2012

Shares of Ongpin-led Alphaland jump 50%

Mar 01, 2013 - 6:47 PM

The shares of Roberto Ongpin s property firm Alphaland soared 50 to P29 25 when it resumed trading on March 1

ACTIVE AGAIN. The shares of Alphaland resume trading on March 1 after a 2-month suspension. Screenshot of homepage

Breathtaking Balesin

Jul 19, 2012 - 2:14 PM

Nature people and the sea make Balesin an environmental experience to remember

THE SUN SHINES THROUGH the canopy of Banyan trees that are found everywhere in Balesin