Philippines News Agency Tacloban Bureau
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Robinsons to begin Ormoc mall construction this year
ORMOC CITY, Leyte, April 14 (PNA) -- Propoerty developer Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) will proceed with the construction of a mall in this city within the year as part of its provincial expansion.
RLC regional manager Ditas Taleon met with Mayor Edward Codilla this week to inform the city government about their plan to start the construction of a full-service mall within the year.
The mall will rise on a 12.2-hectare property in Cogon village, some 2.2 kilometers north of downtown.
Aside from opening economic and employment opportunities, the mall will reinforce Ormoc’s status as the trading hub of west coast Leyte.
Ormoc is one the sites identified by RLC for their provincial expansion, which is up for opening in 2017.
Other sites are Tuguegarao in Cagayan, Naga in Camarines Sur, Valencia in Bukidnon, Cabangcalan in Negros Occidental, Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija, Calbayog in Samar, Abucay in Tacloban and Pavia in Iloilo.
In a statement, RLC said they acquired properties after they have studied the demographics of the area, bank deposits, competitor, population of the market, and accessibility of the location.
In 2012, Robinsons opened a supermarket located on Aviles St. in the middle of the city’s central business district.
Codilla hopes the group’s visit will bolster the business-friendliness being projected by his administration.(PNA)