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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #201
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PROJECT WATCH: Other construction updates 31
Posted on April 18, 2011 by damarre




Here are some new construction projects since No. 29 of the series. Shown above is the 4-storey pension house by Abalos Golden Eagle Enterprises located along Hayes-Guillermo Streets in Cogon.

Construction is now on the 3rd floor…









Next is a 6-storey condominium project along 17th-6th Street in Nazareth, just a stone’s throw away from Loreto’s. As shown below, construction is now on the 2nd floor. There’s no perspective installed onsite so we may have to wait. The site was once the location of Philadephian Christian Academy.











Another new project below is located along A. Velez Street. A 5-storey building is being fit into a very small space right at the former Samsung Shop just fronting the old City Library. Beside it, the former Chevrolet showroom is also being renovated.







As if the construction boom in the city has not yet reached its peak, another building is rising along Corrales Avenue just across the Lutheran Church and Big Flat Bread….there’s a huge tree blocking the view but I guess it’s a mixed-use type.









Below is another new construction or expansion along Fernandez (formerly Dolores Street). It’s located on the interior so this view is what I got. It’s a 3 or 4-storey expansion.



Below is another major renovation of a 2-storey building along Velez and San Agustin Streets.





The former Club 1150 is now called Outbox





http://cagayandeorodev.wordpress.com...on-updates-31/

….I’m not done yet, there’s still more new constructions….to be posted soon.
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Latest Update of Paseo Del Rio (21 story Riviera Hotel and 4 story Paseo Mall and Convention Center) as of April 18, 2011



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RANDOM SHOTS: Paseo del Rio from St. Augustine Cathedral
Posted on April 18, 2011 by damarre




Took some snapshots of Paseo del Rio yesterday from St. Augustine Cathedral….looks like the t-crane is now being installed.

Once the t-crane begins operation, vertical construction will be faster….









…the Convention Center is seen in the background…






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More developments at Divine Mercy Shrine
Posted on April 20, 2011 by damarre




Construction of the P65 million Divine Mercy Church is expected to start soon. It will be located right at the back of the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ. I don’t have the rendering of the church though.

As shown, several stockpiles of sand and gravel have been placed at the site. Accordingly, construction of the church will start next month.





If you haven’t been to the shrine lately, there are new developments with some shown below.









Read more info HERE: http://www.pinoynews.org/?q=news/3-6...cy-shrine.html





The shrine has become a pilgrimage site for many people coming from faraway places of Mindanao like Zamboanga, Cotabato and Davao areas; from the Visayas like Cebu, Bacolod, Leyte and Bohol; and some from Metro Manila. Some are also regular visitors. Last year, some 20,000 pilgrims visited the site.

More photos below.


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The construction of that 5-story building in Lapasan is almost done. It's kind of huge actually. I wonder what it is.
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Construction underway at Laguindingan Airport in Philippines
Published: 25-Apr-2011



Construction work is underway at the Laguindingan Airport which will serve as the new gateway to Mindanao in Philippines.

The project involves construction of the runway, taxiways, main apron, passenger terminal building, operation and control tower. Construction of cargo terminal building, maintenance building, cold water receiving station, administration building, waste water treatment plant in addition to various other airport support amenities are also included in the project.

The Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) will initiate a new key trunkline airport of international standards in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. The airport will replace the existing Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City after it starts service and is expected to meet the area’s present air transport needs for passengers and cargo.

DOTC is now sketching out plans to procure the Air Navigation System and Support Facilities (ANSSF) for the new airport which will be designed to meet international standards for operational safety.

The project which began on January 18, 2008 is presently in its final phase with about 80% of the civil works already been completed. Completion date is scheduled for January 2012.



http://www.worldinteriordesignnetwor...ppines_110425/





Posted on April 24, 2011 10:35:06 PM


Cagayan de Oro passengers prefer air over sea travel


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- For the second straight year, passengers traveling to destinations outside this city by air have outnumbered those traveling by sea, government data showed. Comparative figures from the Philippine Ports Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) show passengers in transit through the city’s Lumbia Airport totaled 1.30 million in 2010 compared with 1.06 million who passed through the Macabalan seaport.

The trend was already evident even in 2009 when sea travelers through Macabalan port only totaled 1.02 million against 1.09 million recorded at the Lumbia Airport. Passenger and cargo traffic through the airport also showed hefty increases compared with those of Macabalan port over the past two years.

CAAP figures at the Lumbia Airport show passenger traffic increased by 20% while cargo traffic grew at 38% in 2010. As a result, the number of flights fielded by the three major domestic carriers increased 17% during that year.

Representatives from the three main domestic air carriers said passengers didn’t mind paying more for air travel especially those going to Metro Manila since they still save more through faster transit time, or one hour and 20 minutes by air against 32 hours by boat.

Also cited were the budget fares offered by airlines, which motivated more people to travel by air. Regular one-way fare from here to Metro Manila ranges from P3,000 to P4,000 but discounted fares went as low as a fourth of those figures. -- Michael D. Banos




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April 25, 2011, 4:06pm

MANILA, Philippines — Northern Mindanao will be more accessible to passengers, tourists, and businessmen, and enticing for trade and commerce with the scheduled completion of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) next year.

This as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is fast-tracking the completion of the LADP, which is due for completion by January 2012.

According to DoTC Secretary Jose de Jesus, the LADP is already in its final stages of construction, "with 80 percent of the civil works completed."

The project’s civil works include the construction of the runway, taxiways, main apron, passenger terminal building, operation and control tower, cargo terminal building, maintenance building, cold water receiving station, administration building, waste water treatment plant and other airport support facilities.

“We are fast-tracking the completion of the Laguindingan Airport which will serve as the new gateway to Mindanao,” De Jesus said.

The LADP, which was started on January 18, 2008, will put in place a new major trunkline airport that meets international standards in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.

"When it begins operations, the Laguindingan Airport will replace the existing Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City," De Jesus said.

De Jesus also disclosed that the DoTC is currently preparing to procure the Air Navigation System and Support Facilities (ANSSF) for the new airport which is needed to meet international operational safety requirements.

“This new and modern airport will provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation facilities in the Cagayan De Oro-Iligan City corridor and the Northern Mindanao region,” De Jesus noted.

He added that the airport was designed to satisfy the region’s current air transport requirements for both passengers and cargo as well as the expected surge in demand once it becomes operational.

The airport, De Jesus said, will have a multiplier effect on the economies of Misamis Oriental and neighboring provinces.

“The Laguindingan Airport will attract more tourists to the area and to the other provinces surrounding it,” he said.

“It will also become a key hub for the export of agricultural produce as well as other Northern Mindanao products. It will significantly contribute to boosting economic activities and, hence, help create more jobs for the local populace and for others – including displaced OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) – who may be enticed to go back to Northern Mindanao to take advantage of the economic opportunities that are expected to open up there," he added.

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PROJECT WATCH: Coastal Superhighway – route layout
Posted on April 26, 2011 by damarre






Construction of the city’s eastern coastal highway is still ongoing. The current project terminates at Gusa at the intersection just before Priderock Business Park.

Shown above is the plan of the coastal superhighway as it turns right towards the National Highway at Gusa. [Click the image to enlarge]. The properties to the right of the existing road will be cleared for the 4-lane highway. This is the only segment that has not yet started…maybe in the process of just compensation or negotiation perhaps.

Below are the other segments of the highway going west toward Pier.



Gusa – Harbor Lights Hotel area



Gusa – Kia Motors area



Lapasan – Goking property area



Lapasan – La Paz area (near Pier)





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Centrio Mall and Kukun Hotel
As of 02 May 2011, 5:30 p.m.

(the area with illegal settlers near centrio and southwinds hotel is almost cleared...)









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PROJECT WATCH: MRXUH Medical Arts Building now underway
Posted on May 7, 2011 by damarre




Construction of the Medical Arts Building of Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital has began with heavy equipment now onsite.

The hospital’s expansion building is located at the back of the existing medical facility but with a wide frontage along JR Borja Extension as shown which makes it very accessible. A pile driver, a huge crane and another heavy equipment are already at the project site as shown which signals the start of construction activities. As shown in the perspective above, the building will be 5 storeys with two wings.



Groundbreaking was reportedly held last March 22. See some photos below…[from facebook]











Below are the photos onsite taken this afternoon….







Sorry for the quality of the photos, the dark clouds were hovering over the city when I took the photos.

UKC Builders, the city’s favorite building contractor is raking it in again…when it rains, it pours….





MRXUH is a joint undertaking of Xavier University, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and Sisters of St. Paul.




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PROJECT WATCH: Ayala Mall latest updates as of May 7, 2011
Posted on May 7, 2011 by damarre




Latest photo updates of Ayala Mall in Cagayan de Oro City taken this morning shows progress of construction at the hotel side now on the 2nd floor going 3rd. Vertical construction is also now underway at the mall portion as shown.

Construction work has been round-the-clock and two tower cranes are now up. I believe a third one will also rise as some parts of another t-crane (yellow) are seen in the foreground next to the location of the anchor store. Some rumor circulating that a groundbreaking will be held on the 15th of May for the anchor store believed to be Rustans.

Dubbed as Centrio, the mixed-use complex is labeled as the “Home of Fashion”. Browse more photos below.





































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PROJECT WATCH: ETF Resortel and Life Spot
Posted on May 9, 2011 by damarre






Here’s another new investment in Cagayan de Oro City and perhaps a unique one. ETF Resortel and Life Spot will soon rise in Barangay Iponan as shown in the perspective installed onsite.

The site is approximately 480 meters from the highway following the paved Centro Iponan Road as shown below.



Located right beside Iponan River, the perspective of the building also shows a WALL FALLS…





This is perhaps a spa resort with amenities providing relaxation, health and pampering experience to clients. The name RESORTEL could also mean a resort and hotel combined.

Presently, the developers are filling the site with earth materials.



The proposed building has a unique architecture, more like 4 to 5-storeys high (relative to the size of the people in the rendering). Architect Jacob G. Clave is from Davao.









Little is known of ETF Group of Companies, the project’s developer but just the same, a welcome investment in the city. This is also something to look forward to.





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Concreting of Divisoria roads now underway
Posted on May 10, 2011 by damarre





The long-delayed concreting of the remaining sections of RN Abejuela and Tirso Neri Streets in Divisoria are now underway.

The portion of RN Abejuela fronting BDO-Divisoria is now closed to traffic as heavy equipment are removing the old asphalt layer of the street. The section fronting United Bookstore up to Pabayo Street is however open and utilized for diagonal parking.







Meanwhile, groundworks are also underway for concreting of Tirso Neri Street fronting Crown Paper as shown below.







Accordingly, DPWH commissioned two separate contractors for the respective roads targetted for completion before August. The contractors are working on opposite sides of the said roads such that portions of both roads can still be utilized be vehicular traffic. Portion of Tirso Neri from Corrales Avenue to Velez St. as well as portion os RN Abejuela from Velez to Capistrano are still open to traffic.

Both RN Abejuela and Tirso Neri Streets are National Roads which fall under the jurisdiction of the said government agency.



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PROJECT WATCH: Primavera Residences to go full blast construction May 9
Posted on May 8, 2011 by damarre





Cagayan de Oro’s first ever eco-friendly condominium will go full blast construction starting Monday, May 9, 2011 after Italpinas recently signed a P100-million term loan with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to partially finance the construction of Phase 1 of the 10-storey condo.

Italpinas also contracted AVP Trading & Construction as lead project contractor for the building.


Read more here: http://www.businessweekmindanao.com/...nao-MAY9-B.pdf






PROJECT WATCH: Primavera Residences foundation works completed; vertical construction next
Posted on May 10, 2011 by damarre






The proponents of the 10-storey eco-friendly Primavera Residences took a long time to construct because they want to to ensure a good foundation and stated that it will be the safest high-rise building in the city.

In a press conference Saturday, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Development Corporation chair Romolo Nati said that as of this month their superstructure is 15.67 percent accomplished. The scope of work competed, he explained, includes the fencing, site cleaning and finishing of its onsite facilities.

Shown below are updates and completion on the foundation works.




















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SM City facelift now underway
Posted on May 13, 2011 by damarre





SM City Cagayan de Oro is now undergoing a major facelift. Although the renovation and facelift project was known a couple of years back, it was just late last year that the SM City management started some works inside the mall by replacing the floor tiles, and re-coloring of the balcony around the mall’s atrium. All activities were made after mall hours so as not to disrupt mall operations.

Now, work has shifted to the mall’s exteriors with some metal cladding replacement.













The mall’s options are limited because it is confined to the 5-hectare lot within Pueblo de Oro. Nevertheless, it still draws the expected crowd on weekdays and its being a weekend mall is still sustained though.

Despite the project, I still believe SM has to do something dramatic or drastic with the scheduled opening of Centrio in the downtown area and the on-going expansion of Limketkai Mall. What draws the crowd really is accessibility and convenience.




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PROJECT WATCH: Other construction projects 32
Posted on May 13, 2011 by damarre





Here is the 32nd edition of this series and comes another set of new projects not previously posted in this blog. First is the 4-storey commercial and dormitory building along Tomas Saco-1st Street shown above.

Based on the pictures, the building is steadily rising with work now on the foundation and concrete columns.









Below is a new residential-commercial building in Camaman-an beside Camaman-an Elementary School. Construction is now on the second floor.







Another fuel refilling station will open soon also in Camaman-an as shown below, perhaps a small player in the oil industry.





Below is another new 3-storey commercial building near Market City.



Here is a small construction at Licoan fronting Shell Station just beside UCCP Church.



The famed Del Castillo Copy Center shown below is undergoing a major renovation. Most of the city’s building blueprints are produced by this small shop which has been operating for several decades now. The copy center has relocated to another building beside it.





Below is a new 4-storey mixed-use building near the corner of 21st and 8th street in Nazareth. It was just a small construction a couple of months back but I was surprised it has gone up quickly.







Lastly, expansion of Pidot 1971 along Rizal-Gaerlan Streets.





Again, there are still more new construction projects going on the city but my time is limited. I’ll post the others soon…. Construction boom in the city has awed many locals with several commercial projects which have sprouted in many areas in the city.




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In Photo: Paseo del Rio in Cagayan de Oro City is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) with official papers signed by Lilia B. de Lima, Peza director general (third from left). With her are Marc Alain P. Golez and Dr. Rafaelita P. Pelaez of the Zealep Group, Rogelio Guadalquever and Fruto M. Teodorico Jr., project manager.

Cagayan de Oro City–It’s not just the glorious summer heat. What’s sizzling here these days is the investment climate that’s perking up big time. Ayala Land and homegrown investors led by the Limketkai Group, Rio Verde Waterworks system, and the Pelaez family-owned Zealep Group are betting that, indeed, the future is here.

And why not? After all, the stage is now set for the city’s upswing. Opening soon is an international standard airport in Laguindingan, some 40 minutes away from the city proper. In tandem with this is the upcoming two-kilometer bridge across Panguil Bay that will connect the cities of Ozamiz, Oroquieta, and Dipolog and the rest of Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte to the Lanao provinces and therefore to Cagayan de Oro City.

In the region noted by government agencies as having the highest growth rate in recent years, Cagayan de Oro is fast becoming a metropolis. It is the center of government for Region 10, or Northern Mindanao, and is the third biggest city in Mindanao, next to Davao City and Zamboanga City, having an estimated current population of almost 700,000 and a land area of 412.8 square kilometers. In terms of peace and order, this city is widely considered the most peaceful in Mindanao. In fact, it has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Only an hour and 15 minutes from Manila and 30 minutes from Cebu by plane, this gateway city to Northern Mindanao has updated communication and transportation facilities.

The Mindanao International Container Port is located here. When fully operational, the $2-billion Hanjin Shipyard in Villanueva and Tagoloan towns in Misamis Oriental is expected to employ 40,000 workers and 5,000 managers and executives.

SM has beefed up its presence here with a number of SaveMore outlets. Ayala is building another mall across the popular Gaisano Mall on the main highway. Limketkai Mall, the first mall in Mindanao, will unveil its new development in 2012.

Amidst all this buzz, people here are talking about the Paseo del Rio de Cagayan, a 12-hectare mixed use development project beside the historic Cagayan de Oro River and right smack in the city’s downtown center, or poblacion, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral of St. Augustine. Previously inaccessible to the general public, the land became a prime area and its commercial potential was opened up when the city government built a bridge connecting Carmen and Nazareth districts. The land is owned by the old, rich and prominent Pelaez family under the leadership of Dr. Rafaelita P. Pelaez, president and CEO of the Zealep Group.

In fact, Paseo del Rio de Cagayan was one of the 17 recipients of the “Models of Excellence” awards at the 2010 Philippine Real Estate Festival excelling in the community and society category for enhancing and revitalizing the quality of life of the residents, as well as the industrial and commercial zones that open up more economic opportunities

When finished, the riverside Quadrant 1 of the Paseo boasts a 304-room business hotel and a separate convention center with a seating capacity of about 3,000. Both buildings will feature an interconnected mall with cafés, restaurants, bars and movie houses.

The Riviera Hotel, whose rooms will have an unrivaled view of the river, will be operated by the Genesis Hotels and Resorts, a well-respected hotel manager under the aegis of its president, Miguel Cerqueda. The roof deck features an infinity swimming pool with an accompanying open bar. On the riverbank side, the first three levels comprising the mall will have extended verandas, where satellite stores for specialty restaurants, drinking pubs and other shops are envisioned.

The Riviera will be a mixed use 18-level building, which will house the hotel and commercial spaces.

The Zealep Convention Center, on the other hand, will be the largest in Mindanao. It has two floors for commercial spaces and one floor as convention/exhibit hall. This hall is designed to be flexible so that it can accommodate major conventions, as well as smaller affairs, such as weddings and other family and social occasions.


“Cagayan de Oro has been successfully marketed by the Department of Tourism as a convention hub, and the Zealep Convention Center fulfills the needs of such proactive tourism initiatives,” said Pelaez.

The project is only the first phase of a much bigger project, which is envisioned to become a first-class community—a city within a city, complete with all the modern and avant-garde amenities. Other establishments expected to rise in the area are high-rise offices and condotels, a mall, a high-end school, a call center and teleservice providers, a specialty clinic or hospital, a sports complex and other locators and offices—consistent with the incentives provided by law for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) businesses.

The whole Paseo del Rio is duly registered with the Peza, complete with a Presidential Proclamation, while the hotel and convention center are also accredited as a Tourism Economic Zone Enterprise.

Under Peza regulations, qualified locators and other offices will be able to enjoy incentives extended by the government. Activities eligible for Peza registration and incentives at Paseo del Rio include information technology services, business processing, foreign establishments, medical tourism and other tourism-related concerns.

Masterplanned by the world-renowned Palafox Associates, the Paseo del Rio is developed by Zealep Hotels, Inc., a subsidiary of Zealep Inc., which has interests in education, banking, tourism and real estate development.
Article by: www.businessmirror.com
Link: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/hom...on-the-upswing
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