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Alphaland Corp. is spending at least PhP16 billion until 2014 on various real estate projects, including the 34-hectare Bay City project to be located near SM Mall of Asia. Reports said the Bay City project, which will have a marina/yacht club, will cost at least PhP2.5 billion. Of the projected cost, around PhP1 billion will be for the breakwater and about PhP300 million for an old cruise ship that will be converted into a clubhouse.
Property developer Alphaland Corp. will spend as much as PhP1.2 billion to build new projects and expand existing ones this year. The company said its projects include Alphaland Balesin Country Club in Quezon, and a resort in Boracay in partnership with Akean Resorts Corp.
Roxaco Land Corp. plans to invest in resort development in Bohol and Palawan. The company is now reportedly in discussions with landowners in Bohol and Palawan on a potential joint venture in the tourism business.
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has awarded the management of the 5,600-square meter All Hands Beach Resort to Brighterday Subic Ltd., Inc. (BSLI). The resort is formerly operated by the Freeport Service Corporation (FSC) which is located in a private cove. SBMA said BSLI pledged to invest PhP10 million within five years to immediately improve the condition of the beach resort.
Property developer Ayala Land, Inc. plans to complete the rehabilitation of its 43-room Pangulasian Resort in El Nido, Palawan next year. The company has also announced its entry into the El Nido-based Ten Knots in April 2010, infusing money equivalent to 60 percent of the latter’s interest.
Camiguin Island, known for its lanzones festival, offers white-sand beaches, spring resorts and magnificent caves untouched by industrial development. The island lies off the north coast of Mindanao. Aside from its beaches, Camiguin boasts of spring resorts and waterfalls.
The 62-square kilometer island-province has more volcanoes per square kilometer than any other island on Earth. Most famous of the island's seven volcanoes is Mt. Hibok-Hibok whose last eruption was recorded in 1951.
Villa Escudero, a coconut plantation village in San Pablo City, was developed by its owners into a tourist destination complete with swimming pools, picnic area, fishing grounds, and modern amenities. Special packages can be arranged to include overnight stay with food and accommodation.
Aside from Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna has a lot more to offer. Laguna has one of the Philippines' incredibly beautiful countryside sceneries. The province offers a scenic view of a bay, considered as the largest in the country. The towns of Calamba and Los Baños abound with swimming pools and resorts. Many residents of Metro Manila head for these towns during summer.
Feel the breeze of summer at white-sand beaches deemed as among the world's finest: Boracay, Panglao, Palawan, Bantay Island, Samal Island, Siargao, Glan, Subic, Anilao, Puerto Galera, and Hundred Islands. The beach is endless in this archipelago that is the Philippines. Check out our special video of Philippine beaches.
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