During a recent visit to Iloilo City, it was apparent how much the Iloilo Business Park, located in the city’s Mandurriao district, was doing for the locality’s economic growth. The site has since seen the International Corporate Plaza open up to business, which will be another boost to the city.
“Once of the main highlights of the tower is its enhanced security and safety features,” said Iloilo Business Park Sales and Marketing Vice President Jennifer Palmares-Fong. “This will be the most modern and state-of-the-art office tower in Western Visayas.”
The tower is expected to be completed in around five years with P2 billion expected to sales.
The new facility will be among an array of features including well-known hotel brands and several call centers.
I also heard the 400-room Belmont Hotel Iloilo is set to be constructed, which will boost the local tourism industry, particularly the meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions sector.
During my visit, I was treated to dinner at the Camiña Balay Nga Bato, a heritage destination featuring artifacts and old homewares. Owned by Gerard and Loth Camiña, the site is worth a visit.
Meanwhile, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is putting his best foot forward to ensure no stone is left unturned in promoting tourism.
Over the next five years, Iloilo City is set to bring forth something for “our eyes to glare.”
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