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Iligan-based developer to build first township

The Freeman
Ehda Dagooc-July 17, 2019

CEBU, Philippines — Iligan-based company Kinmen Land Developer Inc. yesterday announced to develop a 20-hectare township in barangay Tamiao, Compostela, northern Cebu.

Kinmen Land, which is originally engaged in construction and hardware, decided to utilize its acquired properties in Cebu starting with the masterplanned township project that will be built in 17 phases in the next five to 10 years.

Kinmen Land president and chief executive officer (CEO) Bennett Palang said his company has been accumulating land bank in Cebu for its plan to enter into property development here.

Established in 2005, Kinmen Land Developer Inc. developed Iligan’s The Strip Mall at Pala-o in 2006.

This time, the company is determined to penetrate Cebu starting off with this integrated development project. The township will offer more or less 2,000 house and lot units set in townhouse with garden type, a ranch-setting destination, commercial outlets, and other facilities that will complete the live, work and play cycle.

Yesterday, Kinmen Land signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the project’s execution consulting group, Estates + Frontiers Group, Inc. (EFG) led by Lydwena Eco to conceptualize the over-all masterplan.

EFG will manage the project as well as provide the end-to-end real estate services, from land acquisition, project conceptualization, execution, and sales to after-sales, documentation, project turn-over, and property management.

The sprawling township development is patterned after the successful integrated developments in the country such as the Ayala Land developed Nuvali Park in Sto.

Rosa Laguna, only that it will introduced its own identity.

Initially, Eco said the planning team is looking at dedicating the five-hectare for a ranch-type destination that will have a strip of log cabin diners, glamping facilities, horse back riding, and other leisure activities.

The riverside development is envisioned to be one of the first of its kind township developments in the Visayas.

Kasadya Streetdancing highlights Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2010

BusinessWeek Mindanao
September 16, 2010

lligan City – More exciting and colorful Kasadya 2010 awaits lligan’s biggest cultural event of the year.

The Kasadya Streetdancing and Merrymaking Festival has become a major tourist attraction of lligan drawing both local and international crowds in the street parade and in the showdown proper at the Anahaw amphitheatre, city hall heights, every 27th September.

We have sent invitations to contingents from Cebu, Butuan, Zamboanga, Siquijor, Bukidnon, Midsayap, Pagadian and Ozamis to join the contest, said Ritche C. Rubio, over-all project chairman, KASADYA 2010.

The Festival’s two (2) main features include:

First, the Open Invitational Category which is designed to make lligan the center of Street Dancing Competition in Northern and Western Mindanao.

This is showcasing various tribal dances with the incorporation of the battle between San Miguel and Lucifer with Eskrima as the highlight.

The Eskrima is a war dance among the Maranaos but has been adopted by the Iliganons to offer thanksgiving to Saint Michael the Archangel.

The contest is open to all schools, industries, barangays, establishments and groups in lligan City and from the neighboring cities in Mindanao and Visayas.

Chanting to the words “Viva Seńor San Miguel,” Kasadya” and the like during the performance is incorporated in their presentation.
Second, the Higantes San Miguel Agta Agta Contest, a challenge to creativity using materials such as newspapers and other recycled materials to create a giant San Miguel and a giant Agta.

Participants are encouraged to create historical characters relevant to KASADYA as Higantes figures.

Higantes San Miguel/Agta Agta figures must be suitable for family entertainment.

The Higantes Paper Mache Contest is open to all groups, individuals, organizations inside and outside lligan.

Contest prizes for the street dancing presentation will get cash of P200,000.00 plus a trophy, P150,000.00 plus a trophy, P100,000.00 plus a trophy, for the champion, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up, respectively. A consolation cash prize of P20,000.00 each for the non-winning group shall be given away.

The group garnering the Best in San Miguel Attire and Best in Colorful Costume will have a cash prize of P5,000.00 each.

While the Higantes Contest prizes at stake will receive each winner a cash of P25,000.00 plus trophy for Best Higantes San Miguel and Best Higantes Agta Agta, respectively. A consolation cash prize of P2,000.00 will be given away to non-winning group.

This is the time when practically the major streets of lligan are jampacked with people who wanted to celebrate fiesta and enjoy merrymaking.

Rubio said that the Junior Chamber International-lligan, Inc. (JCI), being the proponent to this annual event, has contributed to making this Festival known here in our country and abroad, showing the cultural diversity of our place. (Lorry V. Gabule/PIA LDN

Iligan City: Prime Real Estate and Tourist Destination

Iligan City is unbelievably a place full  blend of uncorrupted nature and hardcore industrial enterprise.  The city is considered Northern Mindanao’s diamond in the rough.  Under-searched by both local and foreign tourists, Iligan City is an unmatched urban center which assures to charm its first-time visitors. Its natural endowment of nature, blended with regulated marks of industrialization,  Iligan City offers a solid investment in prime real estate.

Known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls, there are around 23 waterfalls in and around Iligan. Premier among them is the majestic Maria Cristina Falls, perhaps the country’s highest falls and home to Mindanao’s primary hydroelectric power station.

Iligan is also the Industrial Center of the South. It produces hydroelectric power for the Mindanao region through the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), the site of the Mindanao Regional Center (MRC) housing Agus IV, VI and VII hydroelectric plants. It also houses industries like steel, tinplate, cement and flour mills. The National Steel Corporation, one of the largest steel manufacturers in the Southeast Asian region, now Global Steelworks International Incorporated was re-opened in 2003 after heavy setbacks resulting to its closure in 1999. Iligan along with its neighboring city, Cagayan de Oro City, are the two major components for the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor, the fastest developing area in Northern Mindanao.

The economy of Iligan was largely based on heavy industries. After the construction of Maria Cristina (Agus VI) Hydroelectric Plant by National Power Corporation (NPC, NAPOCOR) in 1950, the city experienced rapid industrialization and continued until the late 1980s. The largest steel plant in the country, National Steel Corporation (NSC), was also established during that period (Specifically in 1962).
During the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the city experienced severe slowdown in terms of economic growth. A good number of industrial plants are closed, notably the National Steel Corporation. Its closure also created a domino effect on its anxillary industries, causing some companies to close shop while putting others in grave financial distress.

The city made its economic revival on the reopening of the National Steel Corporation, named Global Steelworks Philippines, Inc on 2004. Thus, putting the city back on its track. The current industrial plants in operation and their locations are:

*Treasure Steel Corporation (Formerly National Steel Corporation                   Billet Plant) — Barangay Suarez
*Global Steelworks Philippines, Inc. — Barangay Suarez
*Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation — Barangay Maria Cristina
*Granexport Manufacturing Corporation — Barangay Kiwalan
*Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc. — Barangay Dalipuga
*Pilmico Foods Corporation — Barangay Kiwalan
*Pilmico Iligan Feedmill – Barangay Kiwalan
*Platinum Group Metals Corporation (Formerly Maria Cristina                   Chemical Industries, Inc.) — Barangay Maria Cristina
*San Miguel Corporation-Iligan Coconut Oil Plant — Barangay                             Santa Filomena
*Refractories Corporation of the Philippines — Barangay Dalipuga
*Iligan Cement Corporation — Barangay Kiwalan
*Mindanao Portland Cement Corporation — Barangay Kiwalan
*Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Formerly Alsons Cement Corp.) —   Boundary of Barangay Dalipuga and Lugait, Misamis Oriental

It is a city truly blessed and nurtured by Mother Nature.  It is protected by typhoons by natural barriers as with most places in Mindanao. Its terrain is hugged by a long stretch of shoreline along Iligan Bay.  The rich soil, even rainful distribution, and ideal topography provide suitable conditions for diverse agricultural ventures.

Yet with all the natural wonders and blessing bestowed upon the city, the most prized asset of Iligan is still the warm culture and vibrant hospitality of its people.  Both natives and people of different ethnicity with a long history all come together to make Iligan their home.