Scene City | Cebu Landmasters, Lyceum partner for university township

“ALL ROADS lead to Davao City.” This was the statement of Dr. Peter Laurel of the Lyceum of the Philippines, who is one of the Laurel siblings present during the MOA signing in Davao City on May 28, 2018.Listed company Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) expands its presence in the booming city of Davao by collaborating with globally competitive higher education institution, Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), to develop the latter’s Davao campus into a mixed-use and world-class University Town.

An architect's render of LPU Town Davao, a 17-hectare mixed-use development that will have academic, residential, commercial, office, hotel and convention components. Owner LPU has tapped leading VisMin-based Cebu Landmasters to be the project planner and manager

An architect’s render of LPU Town Davao, a 17-hectare mixed-use development that will have academic, residential, commercial, office, hotel and convention components. Owner LPU has tapped leading VisMin-based Cebu Landmasters to be the project planner and manager

CLI signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Lyceum of the Philippines University for the LPU Town Davao, which is set to begin development by the first quarter of 2018. It is a 17-hectare mixed-use development that features academic, residential, commercial, office, hotel and convention components, over five hectares of which is dedicated for its LPU Davao campus including an academic resource center, a pool, dormitories, maritime center, and a football field inside this development in Buhangin, Davao City.

Partners Cebu Landmasters and Lyceum of the Philippines University sign the memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Davao, a 22-hectare township which will have a university campus. Shown from left are LPUs’ Carlos Laurel, Atty. Roberto Laurel, Dr. Peter Laurel, CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III, Ricardo Laurel and Jose Franco Soberano.

Partners Cebu Landmasters and Lyceum of the Philippines University sign the memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Davao, a 22-hectare township which will have a university campus. Shown from left are LPUs’ Carlos Laurel, Atty. Roberto Laurel, Dr. Peter Laurel, CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III, Ricardo Laurel and Jose Franco Soberano.

Under the MOA, CLI will be the project planner and manager of the development. It will also bring its flagship brand Casa Mira Towers to LPU Town Davao. This will serve as a convenient housing option for LPU students, and those seeking to reside comfortably in Uptown Davao. CLI will also build phase 1 of the commercial component of LPU Town.

LPU and CLI Partners – Carlos Laurel, Roberto Laurel, Jose Soberano III, Peter Laurel, Jose Franco Soberano and Ricardo Laurel

LPU and CLI Partners – Carlos Laurel, Roberto Laurel, Jose Soberano III, Peter Laurel, Jose Franco Soberano and Ricardo Laurel

“Our vision together with Lyceum of the Philippines University is to make LPU Town Davao a premier university township. CLI is truly honored to work with the higher educational institution that has produced esteemed graduates like our President Rodrigo Duterte who puts VisMin as a major area of priority for development,” said CLI chairman and CEO, Jose R. Soberano III.

“LPU is happy to partner with Cebu Landmasters. With their track record being the leading VisMin-based real estate developer, we are confident that this project will be what we envisioned it to be. We are proud to pioneer this university town concept, starting with LPU Davao,” LPU Davao president Peter Laurel underscored.

Located at Sun City Road, Buhangin, Davao, Davao del Sur, less than 10 minutes away from the Davao Airport, LPU’s Davao campus is the sixth addition to the LPU system which has campuses in Manila, Makati, Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas. The campus will be offering College and Senior High School Programs and is expected to open in 2019 with the first batch of freshmen.

Subjects to be offered include Accountancy, Business Management, Accounting Management, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Tourism and Information Technology among others.

According to Jose Soberano of Cebu Landmasters, the township features an underground power system, which means no ugly wires will be exposed, solar panels will be installed in the buildings and planting of trees will be undertaken to make sure it is environment friendly.

Signatories of the MOA were LPU’s Carlos Laurel, Atty. Roberto Laurel, Dr. Peter Laurel, CLI Chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III, Ricardo Laurel and Jose Franco Soberano.

“A big factor in choosing Davao City as the site of the project is the fact that the Number One Citizen of Davao City is no less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. His ‘Build, Build, Build Concept, the construction of the coastal road, a railway system throughout Mindanao augurs well for the country,” says Jose Soberano of Cebu Landmasters.(Photo Credits: Bing Gonzales)

 

 

 

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