Yusons, Cebu Landmasters to establish Davao CBD

MANILA, Philippines — A modern, state-of-the-art central district will soon rise from what used to be the Matina Golf Club in Davao City......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 March) – Qatar Airways announced that Davao City and Cebu are among the four areas in Southeast Asia where the airline plans to establish direct flights from 2018 until 2019. The other two areas include Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam. This was announced by Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al […] The post Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Davao appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters inks deal to build Davao CBD

PROPERTY developer Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) has inked a joint venture agreement with four Davao-based firms for the construction of a 17.1-hectare central business district in Matina, Davao City next year. The property—called Matina Business Park—will sit on a former golf course established in 1960. It will be constructed by CLI, Plaza de Luisa Development, [...] The post Cebu Landmasters inks deal to build Davao CBD appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Cebu Landmasters to develop Davao CBD

CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) will be developing the first central business district (CBD) in Davao City along with four Davao-based firms, it disclosed on Tuesday.  The Cebu-based property developer said it signed a joint venture agreement with Plaza De Luisa Development, Yuson Newtown Corp., Yuson Strategic Holdings, Inc., and Davao Primeland Properties Corp. on Dec. 11. […] The post Cebu Landmasters to develop Davao CBD appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Cebu Landmasters investing P4 B for mixed-use complex in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Landmasters Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Cebu Landmasters Inc. Opens MesaTierra Showroom in Davao City

Cebu Landmasters Inc. Opens MesaTierra Showroom in Davao City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

Cebu Landmasters to sign JV with YusonComm Investments

MANILA, Philippines - All roads lead to Davao for Cebu-based real estate developer Cebu Landmasters, Inc., which will start working on its very first venture.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2016

CLI sets nearly P9-billion capex for 2018

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) is accelerating spending this year to P8.8 billion, after posting double-digit growth that allowed the company to breach its P1.2-billion net income target in 2017. In a presentation to investors posted Tuesday, the company said the capex program will be used for project development and land […] The post CLI sets nearly P9-billion capex for 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Industrial Park to rise in Davao Oriental

A multi-billion dollar investment to establish a Big-Ticket Industrial Park in Banaybanay Davao Oriental is set to be implemented this year after a Memorandum of Agreement was signed Tuesday morning between the provincial government and Pionaire Finance Limited and its consortium partners Chinese companies MCC International Incorporation, Ltd; Shenzhen Energy Group; Dezhou Chemtics Chemical Co., Ltd; and US-based company WaterGen......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Is Davao growing faster than the city can handle?

DAVAO CITY-Manila's congestion and Cebu's saturating business panorama are turning opportunities over to this city, whose snowballing attraction for business and investment started way be.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters’ 2017 profit surges 66% to P1.29 billion

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) delivered a 66% increase in net income in 2017, allowing it to breach its profit target of P1.2 billion for the year. The Cebu-based property developer disclosed on Tuesday, March 20, that its net income stood at P1.294 billion last year, after revenues likewise climbed by 66% to P3.929 billion. “We […] The post Cebu Landmasters’ 2017 profit surges 66% to P1.29 billion appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

WHAT WENT BEFORE: Who is Peter Lim?

On July 7, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte identified in public the biggest drug dealers in the country. Among them was Peter Lim, alias Jaguar, a businessman from Cebu. Mr. Duterte threatened to kill him along with other senior government officials believed to be involved in the narcotics trade. Days later, at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency office in Davao City, Lim met with Mr. Duterte as he had feared for his life and denied his involvement in the illegal drug trade in the Visayas. Though there were many Peter Lims in the Philippines, the Peter Lim who met with the President was earlier investigated by the House of Representatives when it looked into the illegal drug ...Keep on reading: WHAT WENT BEFORE: Who is Peter Lim?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

RESULTS: March 2018 Pharmacist Licensure Exam

This is an official announcement from the Professional Regulation Commission. MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on March 12 that 1,695 out of 3,039 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Zamboanga.  The members ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland

The essentials for the Metropolitan Basketball Association to function were in place. ABS-CBN was ready to give it a shot and Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez believed in the idea and was on board as the MBA's first-ever Commissioner. But for the MBA to start as an actual league, it needed teams. And picking teams is not as easy as it sounds. NORTH VS. SOUTH With the way how things work in the Philippines, it made sense for the MBA to go for the North vs. South route. This pattern was still heavily-influenced by the American leagues as MetroBall CEO Ramon Tuason had a first-hand experience of the home-and-away format when he was living in the States at the height of Martial Law. "I did [North vs. South] because I grew up in the States, we were used to the football, baseball, and basketball leagues always having the regions come in, and then Finals it was always North vs. South or East vs. West," Tuason told ABS-CBN Sports in an exclusive one-on-one interview about the origins of the MBA. "We thought in the Philippines it would be perfect, North vs. South no?" he added. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER While the idea of North vs. South was fun and intriguing, Tuason still had to make an informed decision which cities or provinces he wanted to hit for the MBA. So he read some books because with books, you gain knowledge. And knowledge is power. "I thought at that time, after reading books about franchising and all that, we had to choose the most popular and more populated cities also," Tuason said when discussing the reasoning behind the original 12 teams that formed the MBA. "Of course in the North, we chose all the way from Pangasinan down. Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, then down to Manila. And then further south, Batangas, Laguna, that thing right? Tarlac was not able to come in but we were able to get the six teams from here that included Pasig. Pasig came to our doorstep, na-tsambahan namin yung Pasig but we lost Tarlac. In the south, almost all the teams we wanted," he added. The first 12 teams that competed in the MBA's first season were Pangasinan, Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Laguna, Pasig-Rizal, Cebu, Negros, Socsargen, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo. Pampanga ended up being the inaugural champions of the Metropolitan Basketball League. FINDING THE OWNERS While the cities and provinces were already located, the next step for the MBA was to find people to finance these teams. For some, like Cebu, it was easy to find a team owner. "What's interesting is we got team owners to match those teams. Like Cebu, we thought of who could we approach in Cebu and there's two or three names actually. And most of them are sports backers already. Lhuillier picked it up immediately," Tuason said. For other teams, Tuason approached with a different strategy. It varied depending on the place and the people he was dealing with. "With Davao with Anthony Del Rosario, he wanted to get into politics and it was a venue for him be well known and they could afford it. So each city had one or two families that we wanted to approach and we got them most," he added. "In Batangas we were looking for a family, we were looking at the Recto family but at that time it was a bit controversial. The Araneta family came to us and deciced, 'let's do Batangas.' I said okay, no problem. In other words we didn't need the family to have a big business or a footing in the city but we wanted the family to at least have something in the city. A residence, people that work there, or a branch and we got that through LBC. Something like that," Tuason added. WHAT'S IN A NAME? So the team locations, along with matching owners, were finally identified. Now the fun part comes. Naming the teams. Of the original 12 MBA teams, Tuason says that he recommended a monicker for about eigth of them, which were to be approved by the team owners. "As a matter of fact, out of the first 12 teams, I recommended eight names," Tuason said. For some of the teams, it was just clever ideas that made sense. For others, the team had to have that name. "Lhuillier got into Cebu right? And they were into the jewelry business so obviously Gems," Tuason said of the Cebu Gems. "Iloilo, Robert Puckett was in solar (energy) so I said why don't you put Volts? He said 'oh I love it.' Batangas has to be Blades, so things like that. The owner had the final choice but we gave recommendations and they picked it up. Davao of course, had to be the Eagles," he added. TROUBLE FROM LAKERLAND Not all MBA teams faced smooth transition with regards to naming their respective squads. It wasn't because the home fans rejected them though, it was more than that. Laguna in particular, who went by the name of the Lakers, got the attention of the NBA. Oh yes it's true. "The NBA, [Commissioner] David Stern, sued the MBA here because we were using Laguna Lakers," Tuason said, recounting that one time the MBA, barely into the start of its operations, already got in trouble with the most powerful professional basketball league on Earth. "I went over to Bert Lina, the owner of the Laguna Lakers. He said 'Ramon don't worry about that,' but I said 'sir we're gonna get sued,' he answered 'where are they gonna sue us? They have to sue us in our courts and we're gonna have it moved to Laguna. Who do you think is gonna go against us in Laguna?'" Tuason added. The NBA stopped bothering the MBA after one letter. And so the MBA was ready to rock. It was fun and it was crazy. Speaking of crazy... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more!   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Qatar Airways includes Davao, Cebu in its 2018-2019 expansion

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier is including Davao and Cebu as part of its upcoming expansion plans until 2019 amid a blockade that had its financial wings clipped. Akbar al-Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, made the announcement on Wednesday, March 7, as reported by Gulf Times. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters expects to surpass 2017 targets

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Landmasters Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

CLI to buy back P250M worth of shares

CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) is allotting P250 million to buy back its shares, almost nine months after the company joined the Philippine Stock Exchange. In a statement issued Tuesday, the listed property developer said the share buyback program will be executed over a period of 24 months, banking on the sustained growth it expects in […] The post CLI to buy back P250M worth of shares appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Property firm bullish amid presence of competitors

TOP officials of property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) said they are bullish on growing their investments in Bacolod City amid the presence of major players in the real estate industry. On.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Cebu Landmasters Expands Visayas Footprint to Negros Island

 Listed property firm Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) expands its Visayas footprint and launches this week two residential projects that will offer a combined 1,615 housing units in two key areas of Negros island targeted towards mid-income and economic housing buyers.  CLI’s residential condominium development MesaVirre Garden Residences in the Bacolod City growth area will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters unveils P1.5-B project in Bacolod - Sun.Star

Cebu Landmasters unveils P1.5-B project in Bacolod - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018