Housing sector players to celebrate robust industry by joining Sinulog-A A +A
By Mia A. Aznar
Thursday, January 17, 2013
IF THE number of existing developments registered with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) 7 is to be used as basis, Cebu’s skyline will be considerably different by 2015.
HLURB 7 Director Alixes Roy Lopez wants this vision made public by gathering all housing developers and participating in Cebu’s grandest festival–the Sinulog.
Lopez explained that since he assumed as HLURB 7 director, their office has performed well and that the agency and the developers want to honor the Sto. Niño this year by showing their unity.
HLURB 7, Megaworld, Filinvest Land Inc. and a group of 12 developers registered to be in the float category of this year’s parade. Lopez said this is the first time they will be participating as one group.
Though there will be four floats, they will be registering the float as one entry.
Lopez said the float will show what Cebu can be by 2015. “We will show the people what Cebu will be like in 2015.”
Lopez identified the areas surrounding Cebu IT Park, Cebu Business Park, Banawa, Guadalupe, Mabolo, South Road Properties, Fuente Osmeña and in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu as the sections that will see the biggest transformations in two years’ time.
The idea was conceived last year and Lopez assured the cost to build the float is “minimal.” they had intended to join as a non-competing entity but they were advised to try their luck in the contest. However, Lopez assured winning was not the purpose for joining.
He said they want to communicate the vision of HLURB 7 by showing what Cebu can become at a venue where many can see it. Lopez said this is the start of a series of activities they will be holding as they want to launch a campaign that would make their vision and plans known.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 18, 2013.