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CEB launches Cebu-Busuanga route 

August 23, 2019

Fares offered as low as PHP299 The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), strengthens its Cebu hub network with the launch of direct flights to Busuanga (Coron). Starting October 27, 2019, CEB’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, will be flying twice daily between Cebu and Busuanga. The first flight departs Mactan Cebu International Airport at 7:25am, and arrives in Francisco B. Reyes Airport at 9:00am; while its return flight leaves Busuanga at 9:20am and arrives in Cebu at 11:00am. The second flight leaves Cebu at 10:25am, and lands in Busuanga at 12:05pm; while its turnaround flight departs at 12:25pm and arrives at 2:10pm.   “We believe that these twice daily flights will enable residents from Cebu and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao to explore Palawan, without having to make the trip to Metro Manila to catch their flights. With this direct Cebu-Busuanga route, the islands of Coron and Culion are easier to get to. This will also allow locals from the rest of Southern Luzon to easily connect to Cebu and its network of over 20 domestic and six (6) international destinations,” said Alexander Lao, Cebgo President and CEO. CEB is offering seats for as low as PHP299, base fare, from today until August 17, 2019, or until seats last. Travel period is from October 27, 2019 to March 28, 2020.              Aside from Cebu, CEB also operates flights out of six other strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The airline’s extensive network covers over 100 routes and 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages. Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.   About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB) Cebu Air Inc., operating as Cebu Pacific, is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. CEB and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 27 international destinations, with over 100 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. The Cebu Pacific fleet is comprised of 2 Airbus A321NEO, two Airbus A320NEO, 33 Airbus A320, seven (7) Airbus A321CEO, eight (8) Airbus A330, eight (8) ATR 72-500, and 13 ATR 72-600 aircraft. The ATR aircraft are used by Cebgo for inter-island flights where jet operations are not possible. CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of five (5) years. Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)—considered as the accreditation with the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety.   

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XAVIER CITY: The new ambitious central business hub of Cagayan de Oro

August 7, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Mindanao News digital) - The new and ambitious central business hub of Cagayan de Oro initially dubbed as Xavier City by its developer will definitly change the landscape of Divisoria.  Based on the proposal submitted for approval by the Jesuits in Rome, it will be a planned mixed-use development of the current Xavier University campus in the downtown, and it shall be named "Xavier City." A new 6-lane thoroughfare is envisioned by the developer to cut across the Xavier property and it will become an extension of Toribio Chaves Street. It will also exit along Mortola St. The present church inside the XU campus (Immaculate Conception Chapel) will be retained and its surroundings will be made into a green park. On its south side will rise multiple office towers on top of the commercial establishments. The upper section will also composed of condos. The proposed new central business hub (CBD) also retains the university's College of Law that will occupy one of the towers, report said.   Different perspectives are presented below for clearer understanding of this most ambitious project development as proposed by Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI)  

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Cebu Landmasters expands presence in Northern Mindanao with two new residential projects

July 17, 2019

LEADING VisMin property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. boosts its presence in underserved Northern Mindanao with the recent launch of two residential projects valued at Php1.26 billion that innovatively meet the needs of mid and economic-income housing clients. Casa Mira Towers CDO is a Php824 million, two-tower condominium development offering 986 units ranging from 20 sqm studios to 36 sqm one-bedroom units in a strategic Barangay Kauswagan location and generous amenities. Projected completion date will be in the fourth quarter of 2022.   The Php437 million Velmiro Uptown CDO offers 396 house-and-lots in a 14-hectare gated subdivision in the rapidly developing Upper Canitoan area of Uptown Cagayan de Oro with 80% open spaces. Velmiro is set for turnover to clients by the fourth quarter of 2021.   CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III disclosed that “we focus our projects in VisMin and serve the diverse needs of the region’s property markets. Cagayan de Oro is the second largest economic driver of Mindanao and Cebu Landmasters is rapidly expanding to serve the evolving real estate market needs in the area.”   CLI’s popular housing brand Casa Mira, for example, has sold close to 6,000 units in four Cebu province locations and another location in Dumaguete City by “offering more to the Filipino family,” according to Soberano. The economic housing project gives clients amenities such as pool, gym, clubhouse and play area, all of which are more closely associated with higher-end residential products. PR   Velmiro likewise exceeds client expectations with its strategic and rapidly developing location in CDO near schools, hospitals and malls and upscale amenities. It offers units designed to maximize space, optimize views, and use natural lighting and ventilation.   Cebu Landmasters has mastery of its VisMin markets and was recently named best developer in the country by PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards. It now has 58 projects in different stages of development covering residential, office, retail, hotels and a 22-hectare township in Davao City. “We expect to roll out 29 more before the year ends,” declared Soberano who remain bullish about prospects of the VisMin markets. 

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Phoenix Petroleum opens first airside facility in Davao

July 16, 2019

Fastest-growing and leading independent oil company in the country Phoenix Petroleum has opened its first airside facility at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, further streamlining its operations and services for its aviation partners. In a launching ceremony on July 10, 2019, Phoenix Petroleum Chief Operating Officer Henry Albert Fadullon highlighted the company’s continuous improvement to serve the needs of its clientele and contribute to the development of the community. “In line with our campaign for operational excellence, our newly built depot will help us serve better and more efficiently our commercial aviation clients. This project is also our way of reinforcing the booming air transportation and tourism industries, enabling us to better contribute to the overall customer experience of passengers, while fulfilling our corporate goal of becoming an indispensable partner in the journey of everyone whose life we touch,” he said. The new airside facility has a storage tank than can store up to 160,000 liters of Jet A1 fuel, a laboratory testing room for supply quality control, a staging area for trucks and aviation refuellers, and an office space for the employees. At present, the facility is expected to cater to the fuel requirements of Cebu Pacific—the company’s longest and biggest commercial aviation client in Davao airport. Also present during the inauguration were Phoenix Petroleum’s Chairman Domingo Uy, General Manager for Aviation Business Lester Khan, Cebu Pacific’s Vice President Joey Macagga, Fuel Operations Director Edwin Sarte, and Manager Ryan Mendoza, and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ Davao Manager Engr. Rex Obcena.

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Città Bella at Primavera City redefines standards in living with condominiums

July 16, 2019

Awarded by the prestigious International Property Awards as Mixed-use Development Asia Pacific 2017, Città Bella at Primavera City, the second phase of the Primavera City development, is a blend of world-class commercial spaces and prime condominium suite living. From healthy living, scenic views, and world class amenities, this new property in Uptown, Cagayan de Oro is redefining condo living standards in more ways than one.  Living in a Green Building is Healthy. Based on a research recently published by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the National University of Singapore, people who work and live in a green building are less likely to suffer from “sick building syndrome”, a common illness experienced by people who stay in a conventional building for a long period of time. Green buildings, such as Città Bella have passive green features which creates a well-ventilated atmosphere allowing fresh air to enter and circulate within the building. World class amenities. Hotel – standard amenities, such as infinity pool, gym, saunas are located at the roof deck which provides a scenic backdrop of vibrant Cagayan de Oro’s cityscape. Amenities found in first-class condominium, such as 24 hours reception, multi-function room, gym center, sky garden, sauna, jogging path, sky playground and an outdoor infinity swimming pool are among the amenities of  Città Bella. Majestic view. Built on a  plateau overlooking the stunning Macajalar bay and Cagayan de Oro’s mountain scapes,  Città Bella at Primavera City’s 360 view provides a breathtaking scenic peek of Cagayan de Oro’s rich scenic landscape covering Camiguin Island, Macajalar Bay, Cagayan de Oro River, Malasag mountain view and the city’s impressive sunsets. Sustainable Building. Sustainable features such as passive cooling technology using shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance are some green features trademark of IDC developments which anchors on performance-based design. In addition, Città Bella at Primavera City will contain a renewable energy feature which will be produced from semi-transparent photovoltaic panels found on the roof and portions of external walls.   Opportunities for Passive Income. Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) has partnered with Damiani Property Management Services Inc, to provide professional property management services to serve unit owners who are intends to earn passive income.  Damiani Property Management Services Inc, is also the leasing partner of IDC, managing its commercial spaces.

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Grand Buyers Day with Città Bella at Primavera City

July 9, 2019

Uptown, Cagayan de Oro. Think of a location that is just a stone’s throw away from vital facilities and amenities, flood-free and pollution-free. A location should have a potential to be the next business hub of a city—this is where Città Bella at Primavera City is. Primavera City the new premier project of the multi-awarded listed green developer Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) hosted a Grand Buyers Day held at Mallberry Suites, Cagayan de Oro last June 29, 2019 after the release of its License to Sell for the second phase of its development Città Bella last June 28, 2019 The gathering was well attended by IDC partners such as banks, sellers, and guests.  “After the success of Primavera City Phase 1, where we sold 95% of its inventory, the release of the License to Sell for Citta Bella, Primavera City Phase 2 is very timely.  We are confident that our new phase, Citta Bell, will receive the same support from the buying public and our valued partners, our Salesforce.  Today, we are official accepting reservations for Citta Bella.” said Gladys Ivy Echano, IDC Sales Director.  The event ended with great success.  “We were astounded of the outcome of this event.  Our reservations totaled to 200M+ just for today.  This is unprecedented so far.”  added Ms. Echano.  Città Bella at Primavera City serves as IDC’s legacy in delivering high quality, smart, safe, and sustainable buildings imbibing an Italian aesthetic design, all while considering a reduced environmental impact through lower energy consumption. With the first few floors of the projects allocated for commercial space leasing. IDC purposely designed its developments to be mixed-use which can cater to the residential tenants’ immediate needs. Location-wise, the developments are just a walking distance from major establishments in the area, such as the SM Department Store, Xavier University, Manresa Farm, St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy, and Pueblo de Oro Golf Course, to name a few. Moreover, uptown developments hold great promises as the first phase of the Planned City Expansion Program (PCEP), under the three-year Comprehensive Development Plan (2017-2019), plans to decongest the city urban center by focusing future developments in the uptown. The development of Primavera City has been quite in high demand, more so with its current rate of property appreciation.  IDC property is averaging an appreciation rate of 10% annually. Currently, Primavera City’s first phase is down to the last 5% of the residential units.

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