Experience a Hassle-free Vacation as You Stay at Primavera Residences


Summer is here!!!

Are you making itinerary for your visit in Cagayan de Oro? If you do, where do you plan to stay?

Vacation must be relaxing and hassle-free. If you are looking for a worthwhile getaway, why not stay at Primavera Residences?


Primavera Residences Serviced Apartments is ready to offer you everything from leisures to important needs. As it is situated in a booming district of Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences is just a walking distance to your life’s important places. It is near SM City, markets, commercial banks, restaurants, churches, golf course, leisure destinations, among others.

Primavera Residences, which is famous for its award-winning architectural features, is also known for its elegant yet minimalist Italian designed units.


Its amenities include fitness center, green inner courtyard, swimming pool, free wi-fi and 24/7 security. All is provided for free for you. What’s more? The property is away from the congested area of the city, where you can feel a fresh-urbanized and peaceful living.



Experience genuine accommodation as Damiani Property Management and Services, Inc./DAMIANI, Primavera Residences’ leasing services, is happy to serve you to make your vacation a more memorable one.

It is available for daily and long term stay!  You can choose units from studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom.

For bookings and reservations, please contact (088) 316 1708 / +63 917 864 4061. You can visit Unit 105 G/F Tower B, Primavera Residences, 1125 Trade St. Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro or www.damianiproperty.com / reservations@damianiproperty.com.


Primavera Residences wins Leadership in Green Building in PHILGBC Awards 2016

Listed developer Italpinas Development Corp. was recently awarded the Leadership in Sustainability Design Award by the Philippine Green Building Council for its pioneering Primavera Residences project in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, and will represent the country at the coming World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards for the same category.

“We are absolutely delighted with this recognition – and with the chance to represent the country in the regional competition,” said Romolo Valentino Nati. chairman and chief executive officer of Italpinas.

Italpinas’ flagship development was recognized for its two eco-friendly strategies: the use of passive green energy, involving an inner courtyard, a cross-ventilation layout and shaded facades; and the use of renewable energy from rooftop solar
photovoltaic panels, to power and light common areas and to afford its residents savings of 20 to 32 percent in airconditioning costs.

The project also embodies principles of biomimcry, an architectural philosophy that is inspired by nature.

Planned by Nati himself, the Primavera Residences’ emphasis on design and sustainability will be a staple of all future developments of Italpinas. The company’s follow-up offering is Primavera City, also in Uptown CDO.

According to Jose Leviste III, Italpinas president, the company is encouraged by the market’s warm welcome of its design-driven approach and focus on sustainability.

The company reported a 142.9 percent increase in net income in 2015, from sales of Primavera Residences units.

It recorded net sales of P216 million for the two-tower condo, a 62-percent increase year-on-year, as of the end of fiscal year 2015.

Eighty-two percent of the 328 units in both towers have been sold, with only six remaining in the first.

Italpinas also announced a return of equity of 22 percent, also as of the end of fiscal year 2015.

Following its initial success in Mindanao, Italpinas said it will continue to pursue projects outside of Metro Manila.

“We see growth in places like Cagayan de Oro,” Leviste said at the company’s recent stockhoders meeting.

He said Italpinas is now looking into Batangas, Davao, Mindoro and Negros.

Article from Malaya

Italpinas recognized for sustainability efforts

LISTED green builder Italpinas Development Corp. is set to represent the Philippines in an Asia Pacific green building awards event with its Cagayan De Oro-based Primavera Residences project.

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Italpinas said it recently received the Leadership in Sustainability Design Award from the Philippine Green Building Council for its Primavera Residences project, a 10-story, twin-tower mixed-use development in uptown Cagayan de Oro City.


Arch. Romolo V. Nati, IDC Chairman/CEO, during the PHILGBC Awards Recognition Ceremony


Arch. Romolo Nati receiving the award on Leadership in Sustainable Design &Performance Award (image courtesy of PHILGBC)


Arch. Romolo Nati with PHILGBC CEO Mr. Christopher de la Cruz (image courtesy of PHILGBC)

As part of winning the said award, Primavera Residences will represent the Philippines in the coming World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards.

“Italpinas’ flagship development was recognized for its two eco-friendly strategies: the use of passive green energy, involving an inner courtyard, a cross-ventilation layout and shaded facades; and the use of renewable energy from rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, to power and light common areas and to afford its residents savings of 20-32 percent in air-conditioning costs,” Italpinas said.

Earlier this year, Primavera Residences was also recognized for its eco-friendly design, as it received the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, making it the second development in the country to receive the certification.

Italpinas chairman and chief operating officer Romolo Nati said that at present, 82 percent of the 328 units of both towers of Primavera Residences have already been sold, with only six units remaining in the first tower.

Following the success of Primavera Residences, the company has recently launched a follow-up project called Primavera City, which is also located in Cagayan De Oro City.

In an earlier interview, Italpinas president Atty. Jose Leviste III said they were bullish about the outlook for emerging markets outside of Metro Manila such as Cagayan De Oro.

“So far, we’ve been happy in CDO, and we want to find other places where a similar dynamic will be discovered,” Leviste said.

At their company’s annual stockholders’ meeting, Leviste said they are looking at potential growth areas similar to CDO such as Batangas, Mindoro, Davao and Negros.

Article by Catherine Talavera of Manila Times

The Best View of Cagayan de Oro


One of the most important things to consider when looking for a home is location. It has to be close to schools, hospitals, the supermarket, and other business establishments. Homeowners also value safety and security, which is why many prefer to purchase homes located inside subdivisions with 24/7 security.

For many Kagay-anons, it is also important that the location is flood-free and can withstand typhoons and other climate change-related calamities. This is one of the reasons why the uptown Cagayan de Oro community is booming.

Uptown CDO

The uptown CDO community starts the minute you go up the sturdy Carmen Hill. Real estate developers realized its potential when SM City Cagayan de Oro opened its doors in 2002. Since then, one subdivision after another started sprouting in different areas of the community. This was followed by establishments setting up their shops in uptown CDO.Since it is located approximately 110 meters above sea level, you are guaranteed to enjoy cleaner air. As such, the entire uptown CDO area is typhoon and flood-free. Although this vibrant community is definitely a modern one, you won’t miss out on trees and greeneries, as you’ll see them practically everywhere, even in subdivisions. Primavera Residences, for example, is the city’s first eco-friendly condominium, and it is located within the uptown CDO community.


If you’re worried about having to endure the long drive to the city center, your worries are unfounded. You’ll find practically everything you will need there. Schools, 24-hour shopping marts, restaurants, bars, hotels, gyms, offices and other commercial establishments, and even a mini-hospital abound in the community.


Aside from all these, uptown CDO is also the ideal place for those who want to get the best view of the city. No matter where you are, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of CDO and the Macajalar Bay.  If you want to watch the sun set, simply sit by your window and marvel at nature’s magical wonders. Whenever you need to relax and de-stress, find a spot where you can see the calm blue waters of the sea. You can also watch the city lights sparkle at night. Uptown CDO is definitely the ideal place to get the best view of Cagayan de Oro.


Miss Earth England Katrina Kendall experiences Primavera Residences

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Miss Earth England 2015 Katrina Manaya Kendall, together with her mother, Floramae Manaya have visited Cagayan de Oro again and was welcomed warmly by its people.

Kendall who is a Filipino-British citizen, 26, is back in Cagayan de Oro after visiting different countries to do charity work and environmental awareness campaign.

Shared Green Advocacy

While busy spreading her green advocacy by getting in touch with the local youth, whom she encourages to become eco-volunteers and plant more trees, she gets her much needed rest at Primavera Residences, which is currently her home away from home.

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Photos: Miss Earth England Katrina Kendall with Italpinas Staff

Italpinas Development Corporation, the developer of multi-awarded Primavera Residences, shared the same advocacy as the reigning Ms. Earth England.

Kendall graduated with a first class master’s degree in chemistry from University of Edinburgh, specializing in environmental and sustainable chemistry.

Primavera Residences has been actively promoting green advocacies in the city and has won numerous local and international awards for its eco-friendly architecture. Featuring the best principles of passive cooling technology: shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance, the project has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on overall energy consumption.

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences and its advocacies? You may call 0917 794 2221 or (088) 880 5002. You can also visit their website by clicking here.

In the Loop: Italpinas makes PSE Debut


Looking back to an accomplishment we are very proud of. Last December 7, 2015, Primavera Residences’ very own developer, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), finally made its PSE Debut.

Our very own Arch. Romolo Nati (IDC Chairman/COO) and Atty. Jose D. Leviste III (IDC President) shares company’s success in Bloomberg TV Philippines.

To know more, check out this video below:


Cagayan de Oro’s Emerging Foodie Trail


For more than a decade now, I’ve lived in Cagayan de Oro City, known as one of the country’s adventure destinations.  Every year, hundreds of thousands visit this city just for the white-water rafting, and adventure-seekers can also find more exciting activities just a few minutes away from the city.

Not many, however, would come to CDO just for its delicacies, since the city has never been known as a foodie stop.  Unknown to many, a lot of the family-owned businesses in CDO are food-related, mainly because Kagay-anons appreciate good grub.

I am not a certified foodie, but I do love discovering new places to dine in.  One thing I’ve loved about the city lately is the emergence of quirky restaurants around town.  The thing about CDO is that the downtown area is fairly small.  You can walk around Plaza Divisoria and nearby streets on foot and you would find unique places to eat in almost every corner, where the ambience is as interesting as the menu.

The newly-opened Backyard Grill serves affordable grilled fare, with a lot of their meals at only P99. Aside from the usual silog meals, they also serve meals on a hot plate: Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling (spa)Ghetti and even Sizzling Brownie Ala Mode!  Their hefty serving of baby back ribs will keep you coming back for more!  Their walls, with stenciled quotes and hip art pieces, are the perfect backdrop for the crowd of students that frequent the place. [Backyard Grill, Marfori Compound, Gaerlan St.]

Chingkee Tea has become more than just a tea place. It’s an art haven.


Just across the street from the Backyard Grill is our favorite tea place, Chingkee Tea.  This cute spot is an arts and crafts haven, with all things creative on walls, ceilings, tables and chairs, and where milk tea concoctions are fantastic.  I was never a milk tea aficionado – this is my only exception.  Must-trys are: Blueberry Cheesecake, Java Chip and, my all-time favorite, Wintermelon Milk Tea.  You can add pearls, egg pudding or even ice cream for an even yummier drink! [Chingkee Tea, Marfori Compound, Gaerlan St.]

Among the new restos, Good Fellas Pizza is another crowd-drawer.  A mafia-themed pizza place inspired by the ‘90s De Niro movie, Good Fellas, it serves beer-battered pizzas all named after Mafioso characters.  I love their Mickey White, which is a four-cheese pizza.  Joe Piney is a Hawaiian pizza, while Danny has a sunny-side up egg right at the center, and Wild Bill has chorizo and jalapeño.  The best-seller, the Big Joe, is topped with sausage, pepperoni, beef and bacon.  The place has a cool hangout vibe and I love the gray walls where they’ve hung mafia-themed prints and knick-knacks. [Good Fellas, 2/F Sweet Leaf Café, Pabayo cor. T. Chaves Sts.]

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Sentro 1850’s Hungarian sausage sandwich is sure to satisfy – just one of the mouthwatering options off of their diverse menu.


A few blocks away, is Sentro 1850, a long-time favorite of mine. I love to come here for business meetings, family gatherings, and even dinner dates.  The place is simple, the vibe casual, and the food is delicious.  The Ima’s Kawali (Lechon Kawali) is one of the best out there, while the Balinese Swordfish with Ginger Sauce is perfect for those who are trying to eat healthy.  I always pair this with the sweet, spicy and crunchy Squid Sotong.  Scrumptious!  Also serving yummy burgers and sandwiches, as well as other Filipino, Asian and international dishes, Sentro definitely has something for those who love to eat. [Sentro 1850, Velez St.]

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La Favorita Homemade Ice Cream is a must try, to cool down on a hot day. Their creamy concoctions are made from local ingredients and fruits in season.


Now, when I am craving for something cool, sweet and local, I head over to the La Favorita Scooping Station across Magsaysay Park.  The recipes for this home-made treat have been handed down from generation to generation since 1956.  The Avocado Ice Cream is very rich and undeniably avocado; but my favorite is the Mocha Chip Ice Cream which has a rich coffee flavor, with chocolate chips in every bite.  The Caramel Swirl, creamy and sweet; Caramilk and Halea de Ube flavors, specially made with carabao’s milk; and sugar-free variants, for the sweet-tooths who need to watch their sugar intake are also a delight to the senses. [La Favorita Scooping Station, Divisoria Arcade, R.N. Abejuela Street]

These barely scratch the surface of the dining scene around Divisoria.  Several others are just as distinct and delicious: from Minindal, a furniture showroom-cum-restaurant, La Tegola, a cozy Italian bistro; and Red Tail Shrimps, a seafood place where you eat with your hands; to Bagong Lipunan, which serves classic pancit canton; and Butcher’s Best Barbecue, an unpretentious barbecue joint for the diner on a budget.  In other parts of the city such as Limketkai Center, Corrales Avenue and J.R. Borja Extension, numerous cafes and restaurants have also sprouted up and taken root.

Local tourism and businesses such as these local restaurants have been getting a boost from wireless and Internet technologies.  The use of social media to connect with clients has become essential for restaurants, both old and new.  When we post about our new experiences, the tech-savvy traveler gets to discover holes-in-the-wall, places that are less-famous but certainly worth visiting.

Finding something new every time I go around the city brings out the tourist in me.  Someday soon, I will bring my camera and take photos of things around this city that has become my home.

You too can share your stories about your hometown via Doon Po Sa Amin, the annual online mapping competition of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).  Now on its seventh year, the DPSA, which used to be open to students only, has a new category that allows everyone to submit entries in animation, music video, short film, and documentary form.  The best entries will be plotted on a virtual map provided by Here, which can be accessed via the Web.  For more details, visit www.doonposaamin.ph.

Doon Po Sa Amin is just one of the projects that supports Smart’s advocacy for digital inclusion, while helping spread the word about what is unique and special about the Philippines and its over 1,000 islands.

All photos by Judee Dizon Chaves


Need a place to stay on your next visit to Cagayan de Oro? Primavera Residences offers short-term and longer stay. 

Halloween in Cagayan de Oro: What is it like?


Halloween is a fairly western concept and hasn’t reached Philippine shores until recent years. In Cagayan de Oro, you’ll find that the city’s Halloween celebration is a mixture of the old and the new, combining a wonderful mix of tradition and western-style trick-or-treating and costume parties.

Here’s a look at how kagay-anons celebrate Halloween in the City of Golden Friendship.


All throughout the month of October, businesses all over the city are abuzz with Halloween-y events. Grocery and department stores giving away prizes to costumed guests, shop personnel sporting face paints and costumes, stores decked out in all kinds of spooky decor, and even a night city cruise for the more adventurous. Most of these events aren’t advertised prominently though, so you’ll find out about this through Facebook posts and tags from your kagay-anon friends. If you’re new to the city, make sure to ask the locals and they’ll surely point you to the right (fun!) direction.

Here at Primavera Residences, we also have our own set of Halloween events lined up this year. Throughout the month of October, Kagay-anons and people from nearby provinces can dress up their pets in their best costumes and submit the photo to our Official Facebook page.

Three winning pets will be awarded 6 months, 3 months, and 1 month of FREE PET GROOMING services courtesy of PetPerk, CDO’s premier pet groomer.

The contest runs until October 31, so you can still send your entries!

One of the entries in Primavera's #HOWLoweenPAWty pet costume contest. Vote for your favorite entries HERE.
One of the entries in Primavera’s #HOWLoweenPAWty pet costume contest. Vote for your favorite entries HERE.

Last October 25, guests at Primavera Residences were also treated to a carnival-style open house event. No tricks, just treats and loads of fun!





In Cagayan de Oro, most Halloween parties are done by kagay-anons in the comfort of their homes. It’s where families and friends can go all out and indulge in the biggest spook-fest they could come up with. This involves dressing up in costumes, going on a horror movie marathon, or even having horror-rific photo shoots.

Establishments such as bars, clubs, and hotels also have their own halloween parties where guests can go all out in their fun costumes.

Photo from INCDO.com
Photo from INCDO.com

3. Undas

Of course, as part of the Filipino tradition called “Undas”, kagay-anons flock to the cemeteries and memorial gardens on All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day to visit and remember family, relatives, and friends who have passed away. Offering candles, flowers, and food, crowds  of visitors gather in the memorial gardens, and you’ll often find that all roads leading there are blocked with massive traffic.


Just like its customs and celebrations on Halloween, Cagayan de Oro is indeed a perfect blend of  the old and the new – the best of both worlds. If you find yourself travelling to CDO anytime soon, Primavera Residences offers units for short-term or long-term stay. Ready for occupancy condominium units are also available for purchase, with the in-house asset management team ready to assist you in maximizing your investment.

For more details about Primavera Residences, visit www.primaveraresidences.com or drop a message at http://www.facebook.com/condoprimavera.


Camiguin: Northern Mindanao’s Island Paradise

“The Island Born of Fire” Photo by Glenn Palacio


Northern Mindanao is full of surprises. Set amidst rolling hills, spectacular sunsets, and gorgeous bays, you’ll find that everything you need to experience a laid back, relaxing vacation is here, while still staying close to urban spots. It’s definitely the best of both worlds.

If you find yourself craving modern comforts while being close to nature, Cagayan de Oro, the 2nd most competitive city in the Philippines has plenty to offer. But if you need bigger doses of sun and sand, a nearby idyllic paradise awaits you — the island of Camiguin. A quick ride from Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan Port and a 45-minute transfer via ferry will take you to one of the best vacations you could ever think of.

Photo by Glenn Palacio

Camiguin is a tourist’s haven. Unspoilt beaches, powdery white sand, hot springs, majestic falls – name it. For the adventurous, there are also volcanoes to climb and jungles to trek, and for the foodies, mouth-watering authentic Italian cuisine and fresh bounties from the sea are waiting to satisfy the next visitor.

Camiguin is especially wonderful to visit at this time of the year due to its annual Lanzones Festival. With a series of attractions lined up for the whole festival season, visitors are set to be amazed and fall deeper in love with the island.

Lanzones festival Photo by Glenn Palacio

Bringing investment opportunities to the island 

The Primavera Residences Sales and Marketing team together with Caminade Realty recently visited the island of Camiguin last October 22 – 23 to conduct a series of events aimed at introducing the multi-awarded condominium property to Camiguinons.

The event highlighted the following points to prospect investors from Camiguin:

  • Housing is considered a very safe investment
  • Good returns in a growing alternative market
  • Rising economy and population in the region
  • Emerging travel and tourism destination
  • Big national housing gap and demand
  • Growing retirement market in the Philippines

All of these result to approximately 8% rental returns per annum, thereby contributing to a very attractive opportunity for property investors.

The 2-day event was held at La Isla Cocina and Garden Restaurant at Barangay Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin. The series of activities brought together  real estate agents from the area and various tourists and locals.

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Planning to visit Northern Mindanao soon? Primavera Residences offers condo units available for short-term and long-term rent or for purchase. You can also talk to us and we’ll love to share with you the amazing spots you can visit in the region – the lovely Camiguin island among those in the list.

Catch more activities by Primavera Residences by following our official Facebook account: www.facebook.com/condoprimavera or visit www.primaveraresidences.com.