Couples are in Love with Primavera Residences!

This article is the winning piece from the Marketing Management 61 class of Xavier University Section B. The photo essay was created by the “D’ Big Bang” team which bested two other groups. The original article was posted HERE.


What makes Primavera Residences the perfect home for newlywed professionals?

1. Sometimes it’s hard to find condominiums that are not far from the city, but still have a homey and suburban atmosphere to it. This is what makes Primavera the best place to spend each day with your partner. Primavera Residences provide couples with a cozy and comfortable space to enjoy each other’s company in an incredibly convenient location so that newlyweds wake up and greet the new working day with a pleasant smile, not having to worry about being too far from the work place, and not being near enough to hear the loud cars drive by.

2. The green and lush garden of Primavera located at the 3rd floor, and the pool just a few steps away are tranquil venues for men and women to find their inner peace– nothing’s better than doing yoga poolside or hitting the gym while waiting for the husband to get home from work!

3. Weekends don’t have to be spent away from home when Primavera Residences provide couples with a relaxing and blissful living area, complete with a huge window to keep the bright light in, a television set for entertainment, and a comfortable couch you wouldn’t mind sleeping in when you’re watching a late-night movie with the wife.

4. The size of each unit is perfect for busy newlyweds; it provides a seamless flow in the home that bring you from one room to another with ease. Storage is not a problem since Primavera has provided numerous cabinets and drawers for all cooking needs, making it easier to prepare meals, and clean up! Music to any busy worker’s ears.

5. The calm, serene and romantic atmosphere of Primavera residences keep couples falling more and more in love, and hurrying to get back from work to spend a little more time together in this wonderful condominium with balconies, big windows and a front row seat to an amazing sunset view.

Against other condominiums in the city, Primavera stands out because it is only walking distance of SM City, but it is not surrounded by bustling traffic or the noise of the city. Primavera Residences provide complete customer satisfaction by providing anything and everything that anyone may need, may it be a chance to take a quiet walk around the block, or a little shopping with the husband/wife. Couples and professionals, among others in the market should look no further than Primavera Residences to answer all home and comfort needs.


Isn’t it refreshing waking up to a cozy home and enjoying breakfast with the one you love?



Getting ready for work is never a hassle when you can get dressed and appreciate the lovely view at the same time.


And what is the wife to do while the husband works to bring home the bacon? Enjoy Primavera’s amenities of course!




What could be better than to come home to a loving wife, and the best view of the sunset?


Congratulations to the winners! Selected photos from the 24 different groups may also be viewed at the Primavera Residences booth in SM City CDO from September 15 to 22, 2014.

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Uptown living now a rising lifestyle in CDO

Uptown Living in Cagayan de Oro City

When Cagayan de Oro was granted a city status more than half a century ago, it probably was not envisioned to be the busy hub it is now. Although still a city that sleeps at night, it becomes uproarious when it wakes. Rush hours could find you finishing an entire section of candy crush stuck in traffic. And the heat and dust could leave you weary after walking only a block in the city center. And when the rains come, the drainage can sometimes be a problem.

But, not to be discouraged by these things, we have built ourselves a nice and comfy hub away from the hub – if I can put it that way. Uptown living – that is, geographically the high places, and now even socially speaking, in Cagayan de Oro – is now a rising lifestyle. Let me give a short rundown of what this Uptown Cagayan de Oro City is all about.

Where to stay in CDO

Although most of the hotels, inns and resorts are in downtown Cagayan de Oro, two of the most luxurious hotels are in the upper part of the city. One is Hotel Koresco which is located within the Pueblo de Oro Golf Estates, and the other is Pryce Plaza Hotel, located in Upper Carmen, majestically overlooking the entire city. Guests staying a week to a month can now opt to stay at Primavera Residences which offers condotel services.

Where to shop in CDO

While Centrio, a new addition to the Ayala Malls nationwide, is the busiest place for shopping and a favorite hangout among the youngsters, if you want a laid-back browsing, SM City, which started to lull when the airport was transferred to the town of Laguindingan, is a good alternative. Very good brands such as Maldita, Body Shop, and Neutralizer can be found in the mall – and you can browse with less competition.

Where to eat at in CDO

The bulk of restaurants and cafes are still of course in downtown Cagayan de Oro. But the uptown community is not far behind. Prawn House, located in Pueblo de Oro, is a must in any food trip in the city. Also in the vicinity are the two restaurants at the Primavera Residences – Jeannette’s Pizza, Pasta and More, serving their unique home cooking styled pizza, and Barkadahan Grill, another homegrown restaurant famous for its pork belly.

To top it off, white water rafting, among the top CDO attractions, usually starts in Barangay Dansolihon, further on from the old Lumbia airport.

For sure, in time, the residences that are being built in this area would be of great value. They have already increased in value after the geo-hazards map had been released by the MGB who assessed the city in view of the climate change. I just hope they have a better foresight than the planning – if there had ever been – in downtown Cagayan de Oro so the future would not see congestion and confusion again.

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Top 5 Things to Do in CDO

Every city in the Philippines will tell you why it’s “MORE FUN” there, but not all of them could provide the thrills that only Cagayan de Oro can. Before you start to raise your eyebrows, let me give you a quick run down of the attractions, tourist spots, and all the fun things you can do while you’re in CDO.

1. Go on an adventure!

You can’t go to CDO without getting in touch with everything nature has to offer. And when we say you got plenty of exciting adventures to choose from, you really do!

Whether you’re in the mood for some trekking, ziplining, kayaking, river tubing, skimboarding, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, rappelling and all sorts of heart-pumping, breathtaking action, CDO has all that to offer! You can choose to stay within the city for those exhilarating high-adrenaline action (Makahambus Adventure Park, Mapawa Nature Park, Jatico Adventures, Gardens of Malasag)  or you can venture into the nearby Dahilayan Adventure Park for even more choices of adventure!

CDO is also near the beautiful provinces of Bukidnon (with its cool air and beautiful scenery) and Camiguin (with its jaw-dropping white beaches). And if you still have time to spare, there is the City of Iligan nearby, and its majestic waterfalls will surely have you coming back for more.

So make sure you got your cameras ready because you’ll definitely come across a lot of picture-perfect (and Instagrammable) sights here!

Top 5 Things to Do in CDO - Whitewater Rafting

Haven’t tried this yet? Oh my, you’re missing half of your life! (Photo courtesy of

2. Eat!

The city is teeming with restaurants that offer mouth-watering creations. From the usual Filipino fare (with a twist!) to Italian, Korean, Japanese, American diner-style, and fancy restos, CDO’s got it covered! Wanna give your taste buds a different kind of treat? Then how about some delicious Turkey or Wagyu steaks? You should try the wildly popular Kagay-anon fare Sinuglaw too!


Top 5 Things to Do in CDO - Sinuglaw

It’s the sinuglaw! Ta-daaah!!! (photo from the


3.     Partaay!

If you’re in the mood to chill out, dance the night away, or simply see and be seen, there are plenty of spots scattered around the city that you can choose from. There’s a bunch of restos and bars at J.R. Borja Extension, Rosario Strip, Centrio, Corrales and Divisoria where you can party the night away!

4. Go Shopping!

Heads up ladies, there’s plenty of malls and shops popping up all over the place! Whether you’re on the lookout for some bargains or pricier finds, you can check out the different shops all over the city. Be sure to ask the locals for some recommendations, we’d be absolutely glad to help!

5. Hang Out With The Uber-friendly Locals!

But of course, CDO isn’t called the City of Golden Friendship for nothing. Come on over and experience first-hand the delightful smiles and the sparkling friendly laughter of the Kagay-anons. We’d looove to hang out with you!

Cagayan de Oro is pure fun, exciting adventures, gorgeous sights and fun-loving locals all rolled into one and wrapped up in a delightful, friendly package. Spend a week or two and you could be so enamored you might never want to go back home. In which case, there’s always the Primavera Residences that’s a perfect new home for you.  Located in a posh neighborhood, it’s eco-friendly uptown living at its finest!

So see you soon in Cagayan de Oro. And oh, don’t forget to say “tsada!” when you’re here!

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On Business Daily: What’s the rush this August?

The month of August remains to be one of the busiest months in Cagayan de Oro thanks to the yearly festivities of the Kagay-an Festival.

People from all over Mindanao flock to Cagayan de Oro during this time to attend the week-long fiesta that is bursting with competitions, exhibitions, dances and trade fairs that all boast the local culture, tradition and products.

Aside from that, a large number of OFWs also returns this month, especially those who live in the western countries where it is currently the summer season, to be with their family and friends and to be home.

Read the rest of the story here.

Featured in Business Daily, 1 August 2013

On the Philippine Daily Inquirer: Cagayan de Oro tops list of most competitive cities

Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental is the most competitive city in the country, according to the 2013 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.

Rounding up the top five most competitive cities in the country were Iloilo City; San Fernando, Pampanga; Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, and Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

The index, which was presented in a regional summit in Makati on Tuesday, also named San Francisco in Agusan del Sur as the most competitive municipality, followed by Guagua in Pampanga; Carmona in Cavite; Daet, Camarines Norte, and General Trias in Cavite.

Guillermo Luz, National Competitiveness Council co-chair for the private sector, explained that the competitiveness of the cities and municipalities was determined based on 30 weighted indicators measuring economic dynamism, government efficiency and infrastructure.

More specifically, these indicators included rankings on governance; power and water rates and connections; number of hotel rooms, cell sites, hospital beds, among others; length of travel to airports and seaports, and the ease of business permits and licensing systems in a particular area. There were 122 cities and 163 first class municipalities included in the report.


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– Amy R. Remo
Featured by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 July 2013

On Manila Bulletin: CEB Changes Flight Sched to New Cagayan De Oro Airport


Cebu Pacific (CEB) will implement changes in its flight schedules starting April 30, 2013 following the transfer of all commercial and private operations from Lumbia Airport to the new Laguindingan International Airport (LIA) in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is currently in the process of commissioning runway lights.

CEB said that given Laguindingan International Airport’s (LIA) sunrise-sunset limitations, flights can only operate during the day.

The ailine has started contacting and re-accomodating more than 22,500 passengers affected by flight cancellations and schedule changes.

CEB is also sending out emails to more than 53,000 guests regarding the airport change in Cagayan de Oro. Passenger figures are from April 30 to July 31, 2013 only.


– Edu Lopez

Featured by the MANILA BULLETIN, 10 April 2013

Italpinas joins U.P. Vanguard Inc. Golf Tournament

ITALPINAS Euro Asian Design and Eco-Development Corporation, owner developer of Primavera Residences participated in the U.P. Vanguard Inc. National Commanders Golf Cup held at the Palmers Course, Forest Hills Golf and Country Club, Antipolo City last March 4, 2013.

To expand the awareness for its pioneering green condominium project and in line with its corporate social responsibility, ITALPINAS showcased its Primavera Residences which is a twin tower green residential condominium located in Cagayan de Oro City. Its banner advertising was prominently displayed at the registration area of the Forest Hills Golf and Country Club house which attracted a lot of interests.

The U.P. Vanguard Inc. is an organization composed mainly of professionals and businessman who have graduated from the rigorous cadet officers training course of the University of the Philippines system.

During the awarding ceremony, Mr. Meliton Salazar, National Commander of the U.P. Vanguard, Inc. thanked the sponsors and the golfers who played representing different organizations such as the Management Association of the Philippines, the military, the Rotary and the U.P. Barkadan. Mr Salazar is currently the Vice President of Manila Bulletin and was a former member of the Monetary Board and Board of Investments. The annual golf event was organized to raise funds to support the development of the students of the University of the Philippines who are taking the citizen military training program in various U.P. campuses nationwide. More than 150 avid golf players played in the tournament.

The golfers fielded by ITALPINAS were led by its Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Harold J. Dacumos and Mr. Albert Pascual, SVP, Bank of the Philippine Island and Mr. Gil Pamaymat, SVP, Banco de Oro.

BPI, Italpinas partner for Eco Development

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Italpinas, EuroAsian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (Italpinas) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to mark its commitment to sustainable options.

Italpinas pursues ecologically-sound buildings by incorporation the use of solar panels, high-efficient air-conditioning system and state-of-the-art design among others.

Its previous endeavor has been recognized by reputable institution as “green and responsible”. Working together for the construction of Primavera Residences Phase 2 in Cagayan de Oro, both parties show “green development” is increasingly being carried out in newer real estate projects.

BPI advances its Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) by continuing to support the energy investments of its clients. In collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the four-year old innovative financing appoach funds various efficient and renewable technologies all over the country


Featured by MyBPIOnline, 5 February 2013

‘Green jeepneys’ now ply Cagayan de Oro

THE first ever electric passenger jeepneys in Northern Mindanao are only found in this capital city and regional center.

Environment-friendly and cost-efficient, these e-jeepneys can be found in Mindanao’s benchmark for eco-friendly developments—Pueblo de Oro Business Park—plying as shuttle services in its environs, especially to and from the surrounding subdivisions, mall and universities.

But plans are in the boards to bring the e-jeepneys out of Pueblo de Oro and into the city’s thoroughfares as part of Pueblo de Oro’s campaign for the environment.

The only hindrance to make this a reality is the lack of franchise from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said Rommel T. Juan, vice president of PhUV Inc., one of Filipino companies that make the e-jeepneys.

Juan told journalists during a press conference, July 5, following the launching of Primavera Residences, the first environment-friendly condominium high-rise in Northern Mindanao, that e-jeepneys are the commuters’ vehicle for the future, which he said is already here in the present.


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– Bong Fabe

Featured by Business Week Mindanao, 19 July 2011

‘Green’ Project in Cagayan de Oro Eyed

ITALPINAS INC. is putting up the first “green” eco-sustainable building complex in Cagayan de Oro, which is capable of generating part of its own electricity requirements for the buildings’ common spaces.

In a briefing yesterday, Italpinas chief executive Romolo Nati said the building was designed to have energy-saving and energy-generating features as the two buildings will be equipped with solar panels at the rooftop.

Nati said the use of solar panels could help lower the electricity bill that will be charged to tenants for the use of the common areas and facilities such as the gym and hallways, among others.


– Amy R. Remo

Featured by the Philippine Inquirer, 23 December 2009