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April 25,2013 12:28 AM

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

Recognizing the potential of Iloilo City as the “next big thing” in the region and in the country, the Ayala Land, Inc. is pouring a total of P15-billion investments in Iloilo City.

In a press conference and launching of Ayala Land’s Atria Park District held yesterday at the Smallville 21 Hotel in Mandurriao, Ayala Land President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Aquino said the real-estate firm’s confidence in Iloilo which was once called the “Queen City of the South” stemmed from different positive developments.

These developments, he noted, are the “very nice international airport, very nice road system, infrastructures here are a lot better than other cities in the country, as well as the good management of the city’s Iloilo River.”

He also cited Iloilo’s thriving agriculture sector and different educational and medical institutions that makes the local economy more robust.

Aquino explained that Ayala’s project – the Atria Park District – will rise in a 21-hectare property in Mandurriao District. He noted that the area is very strategic and accessible to the BPO offices of the Iloilo-AyalaLand TechnoHub, schools like Ateneo de Iloilo and UP Visayas, churches, hospitals, the entertainment strip of Smallville, and hotels.

The community will include the residential development of the Avida Land, parks and landscaped areas, commercial and office establishments, an Ayala hotel, and institutional areas including UPMC Iloilo and a modern health care facility.

Aquino expressed his optimism that the major project will be successful because “it is based on the company’s tried and tested formula, the “live-work-play” concept incorporated in a masterplanned, mixed used community adapted in their notable communities in Makati, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Talisay City, among others.

The project is expected to bring about 10,000 jobs in Iloilo City.

Meanwhile, Chris Maglanoc, president of Avida Land Corp. said the first phase of the residential clusters of Atria Park District’s Avida Storeys Atria and Avida Towers Atria has a total of 509 units and will break ground on the third quarter of 2013.

The firm expects to complete the whole District by the year 2018.

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False charity-2

August 29, 2015 03:36 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

LET US continue from last Saturday the discussion on the article of Fr. John A. Perricone entitled “Caricature of Charity”. This article poses certain critical views relating to the now popular presentation of the social teaching, “preferential option for the poor”. Read more...

Destroyer of justice

August 29, 2015 03:26 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

FILIPINOS thought the nightmare of the gang holding the Supreme Court hostage is over with the impeachment of its leader Renato Corona.

How wrong they are. The head of the gang is gone but the ignoble Arroyo Court is very much alive and continues to wreck havoc on the judiciary.  Read more...

Pharisaism in the world today

August 29, 2015 03:22 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Mark 7,1-8.14-15.21-23

THE Jewish tradition requires the observance of particular laws concerning ritual purification. We have one example of this in our Gospel reading this Sunday – that of eating meals with clean or purified hands done through a very precise process of ablution (cf. v.3). Read more...

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