Oro Sustainable Developer Partners with Syagit 2015


Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), Primavera Residences’ developer, partners with XU DevCom as they exhibit various communication materials to pursue their campaigns on ecological protection and the informed choices for a healthy choices. With the theme Sampit sa dapit, I-syagit, senior DevCom students address the city’s prominent issues through campaign materials adhering to the voices of the underserved.

“It’s payback time,” says Mia Lluisma, Syagit 2015 Overall Head, “This March 10-12, SYAGIT 2015 offers a variety of communication materials that feature food security and environmental protection. These materials provide information in the hope that the residents and the government take the necessary actions to address the issues on environmental degradation and food security.”


The theme for this year’s SYAGIT is divided into two, which are focused on the campaigns on food security and environmental protection. The campaign on food security through posters and infographics could help spread awareness on the issue on food scarcity and hunger and to also promote sustainable agriculture in the city. On the other hand, the campaign in environmental protection is addressed through posters and newsletters that were gathered from the different communities in the city. All of these materials will be incorporated in the different campaigns of the communities to actively spread awareness the city’s prominent concerns.

“As communicators for the city’s development, SYAGIT aims to awaken the spirits of Kagay-anons in addressing the growing problems in the city and to act on them,” Ariana Pagdanganan, Marketing Head Syagit 2015, said.

Primavera, front-runner in promoting green advocacies in CdO

As the first eco-friendly property in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences a front-runner in promoting and supporting green advocacies in the city. Also committed in sustainable properties, Primavera makes sure to fully support projects that stimulates environmental campaigns in the city.

Primavera Residences’ developer, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), won numerous local and international awards for its contemporary design with natural airflow through inner spaces, and architectural elements designed precisely for the location’s latitude to shade the building’s surface from the sun throughout the year. 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 air-conditioning energy consumption.

The multi-awarded building is located in a master planned community in uptown Cagayan de Oro and has supported several sustainable projects that promotes eco-friendliness and community development. It has also been effectively on the lead in supporting sustainable projects in the city.

Do you want to know more about the green building’s advocacy? Call them at (088) 880-5002 and 0917 794 2221 or you may visit our website here.

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Tips to Protect Your Homes from Natural Calamities


There will always be chances of some kind of weather or geologic condition no matter where we live in. Say storms, strong winds, earthquakes, and even floods, these require our attention to rethink our home’s construction.

In this case, the Philippines has been known to the world for the tragic experiences brought by typhoons that resulted to strong floods and countless casualties. Instead of looking at this as a problem, in one way or another, take this as an opportunity to protect your family through storm-proofing your home.

Having adequate storm protection can make the difference between minimal storm damage and serious property loss. Hoping for good weather or waiting until the last minute puts you at a disadvantage. You should always remove yourself, and your family, from the path of an oncoming dangerous storm. Evacuate with confidence knowing your property is protected.

  1. Let the water flow.While you should always keep your gutters and downspouts clean, it’s particularly important to make sure nothing blocks flowing water during a storm. Let’s face it, the water will want to go somewhere. If it’s not down and away, it’ll be in your roof and attic. Conduct a visual inspection of your gutters and downspouts to be sure nothing blocks the flow of water from your roof to avoid water getting inside your precious home.
  1. Protect your doors and windows. Whether with impact-resistant glass or shutters, protecting doors and windows against high winds and flying debris is imperative because strong typhoon winds can throw objects away.
  1. Keep your landscape free of any debris.Prune trees and remove dead branches well before the any storm shows up. To avoid further damage and injuries, remove any patio furniture and other loose items outside that can get blown around.
  1. Safe and elevated location.Especially for houses in some coastal areas, building codes require that the structure be raised. While garages and storage spaces can be placed at the ground floors of these homes, the construction should be such that the structure doesn’t block a storm surge. As much as possible, location should also be considered when planning to put up a house. Coastal communities should be moved further away from the shoreline to lessen the risk of storm surges (flooding due to abnormal sea level rise).
  1. Keep basic supplies on hand.  The power of a typhoon can be so damaging to the extent that it cannot be foreseen. So it is suggested to keep on hand at least a three-day supply of items such as candles, batteries, potable water, canned goods that don’t require refrigeration etc. Put together an emergency kit in advance of any storm as recommended by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

As advocates for calamity-resistant homes, Primavera Residences is designed to withstand strong earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural calamities, while its elevated location at 110 meters above sea level makes it flood-free and ideal for safe, hassle-free, and convenient eco-friendly living.

Its developer, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), a sustainable real estate developer, takes part in actively promoting green advocacies in the city.

Do you want to know more about the building’s tips and advocacies? Call 0917-794-2221 or visit its website here.

Primavera Congratulates #PrimaveraValentineRoses Winner

How’s March coping up with you so far?

We hope it has been doing a great job in giving your surprises because as far as we are concerned, we at Primavera Residences, give surprises you weren’t even expecting.

To the people who visited Primavera Residences last February 14 for the #PrimaveraValentineRoses, our deepest gratitude for taking your time and making an effort to surprise your loved one with a rose. Like any other contests, it should come to an end.

So without further ado, we present to you #PrimaveraValentineRoses winner who gets to spend an overnight stay at Primavera Residences. Congratulations to…


CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. Brick Suazo for this genuine and happy Valentine picture with your cute little kid. You won an overnight stay at Primavera Residences together with your wife and your charming kid.


To claim your prize, please don’t hesitate to message us in Primavera Residences Facebook Page or text/call Stefan thru +63 917 864 4011 and we will be very happy to assist you.

To all the participants, Primavera would like to thank you for joining #PrimaveraValentineRoses contest.

Hey, don’t be sad as there are more exciting games coming up!

This March, watch out for more thrilling activities in our Facebook page. As we celebrate the month of graduation, our #GameDayWednesday gives you the chance to win a pampering package.

Not only that, Italpinas gives you the biggest treat you could ever receive for the graduation season as you get a P70,000 worth of discount for March buyers. Hep hep, for those who have graduating family members, you could also avail the P5,000 treat at Bigby’s SM CdO.

I can see those smiles, ey. Just watch out for more exciting surprises and treats from the one and only eco-friendly property in Northern Mindanao!

To know more about Primavera Residences, the internationally-awarded property in Cagayan de Oro, go here.

Mindanao Pushes for More Renewable Energy Supply


During the recent 5th Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee Principals’ Meeting at the National Power Corporation Board Room, key players in the  power sector stressed the importance of pursuing renewable energy as prominent source of electricity in Mindanao.

“There are good things coming for Mindanao and power is one of them,” Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), said in her opening statement.

Compared to last year’s power state, this year has seen significant progress with the immediate and medium term measures, stressing that majority of the cities in Mindanao did not have rotating power outage as reported by the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperative (AMRECO).

Antonino said that there are 231 renewable energy projects spread across Mindanao that could potentially generate at least 2,419 megawatts of sustainable power supply for the region between 2020 and 2025. In the next five years, over 2000 megawatts of renewable energy will be contributed to the Mindanao grid.

A startup project that promotes RE in NorthMin

In Northern Mindanao, a pioneering sustainable property developer has started to incorporate the use of renewable energy through property developments. Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), an Italian-Filipino sustainable real estate firm, is committed to using green architecture paired with the use of renewable energy.

Primavera Residences, ITPI’s flagship sustainable condominium development, primarily promotes green architecture that helps reduce the impact to the environment. ITPI’s CEO and executive chairman Arch. Romolo Nati and its president, Atty. Jojo Leviste closely work together in achieving their goal to be the country’s prime movers in sustainable properties.

Leviste and Nati are also committed in incorporating energy-efficient systems in all their properties through its renewable energy business, Constellation Energy Corporation, with projects that include geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar.

“Sustainable design is more than just designing green. Aside from aesthetic design and caring for the environment, it has to help develop the communities,” Nati said. “That’s why our developments incorporate sustainability features that reduces 20% of the residents’ electricity consumption and are also built in secondary Philippine cities, where they can help develop local communities.”

Mindanao 2020 Peace and Dev’t Plan

The great move in pursuing RE projects, according to Antonino, is part of the efforts of key power players from the government and the private sector to provide Mindanao with a greener and renewable power supply.

Antonino added that pursuing RE development is also aligned with the MinDA’s Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework Plan, which recognizes power as a major enabling factor for socio-economic development.

By 2016, the power scenario in Mindanao, including the committed projects, is expected to be 40% hydro, 28% coal, 25% oil-based, 6% geothermal and 1% biomass, MinDA data said.

But in 2019-2020, the energy mix in Mindanao, including committed and indicative power projects, would be 56% coal, 24% hydro, 14% oil-based, 4% geothermal and 1% each for biomass and solar, according to the same data.

Romeo Montenegro, MinDA director for investment promotion and public affairs, said that the government fully supports the development of renewable energy projects to balance the energy mix in Mindanao in the long-term.

Primavera to put up solar panels this June

This June 2015, Primavera Residences will be installing 6 sets of 3 kWp solar panel kits that could generate an estimated monthly electricity output of 270 kWh per kit at the roof deck to power the building’s water pumps, elevators, and other common areas.


Do you want to know more about the energy-efficient building? You can contact them at 0917 794 2221 and 088 880 5002 or you may visit their website here.

The Making of Primavera’s Cantilever Edges

On my way to the office, I overheard two passengers talking about the “brown lego blocks” of Primavera Residences. Their conversation was in Bisaya so let me translate it in English.

Person 1 (P1): I really find that building unique. But isn’t it really costly to include those brown blocks for the building’s design?

Person 2: I heard it’s a condominium. People call it “The Lego House”. Haha.

P1: But those brown blocks, do you find it really necessary?

P2: For a design? I guess so. It makes it unique, a head turner.

But as much as I’d want to interrupt and answer them, let this blog post explain what those brown blocks are and how these are uniquely designed to promote the building’s eco-friendly features.


Cantilevered edges

Primavera Residences, a multi-awarded sustainable building in Cagayan de Oro, is designed by its own CEO and executive chairman, Arch. Romolo V. Nati. His designs were incorporated with a passive green energy strategy which led both towers to have this shading system that produces shadows minimizing the entry of direct sunlight moderating the temperature inside the units.

These cantilevered edges and brise soleils are one distinct feature of the building’s façade that create shades to reduce the entry of the sun’s heat, consequently slashing the need for air conditioning.


Shadow control

The facades are surrounded by brise soileils (shelters) that protect the windows and glass surfaces from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest time of the day. These reduce the overall internal temperature of the units in the building.

It is also designed in a way to use the building components—floors, slabs, projections and balconies—as shading devices for windows and terraces, that in turn are built in appropriate dimensions that reduce overheating and glare effect of up to 80% more than in conventional buildings. Even window sizes are strategically adjusted, south-facing windows are smaller than those on the opposite side of the building, to control the amount of the sunlight heat’s entry into the units.

In fact, when it comes to saving energy, you get to control and even minimize your own energy consumption because the entire building itself is designed to be energy self-sufficient. Because the cantilevers help reduce heat, unit owners can minimize their use of air-conditioners, thus saving energy and electricity costs of up to 20%.


This is just one of the eco-friendly features why Primavera Residences is internationally-awarded. While most commercial properties are too focused on generating revenue, the green building was built with a far more significant purpose geared towards caring for the environment.

Unit owners don’t just own a condo at this eco-friendly property; they also become promoters of sustainable living and advocates of the environment

Do you want to live in an uniquely-designed and eco-friendly home? Primavera Residences offers condo units for rent and for sale in Cagayan de Oro. You can visit is through clicking here or you can call 0917 794 2221 and (088) 880-5002 for more information.

Are You Ready To MARCH? Join Primavera’s #GameDayWednesday!


The month of March is the season to celebrate the successes brought by years of hard work, effort and achievement spent in school. This is the month when graduates enjoy the last few weeks in the academe before moving onwards to what we call “the real thing”. So this March, Primavera Residences wants to celebrate with you all your successes and triumphs through our social media contests.

Start by joining #GameDayWednesday online contest in Facebook. All you have to do is like the Primavera Residences official page in Facebook and watch out for fun activities every Wednesday for the entire month of March. We will be asking graduation-related questions. Expect photos, puzzles, filling in of missing phrase, and some stories you should share.

Since it’s time to relax and breath fresh air, winners will get a free pampering package from Thai Boran.

So better like our page and who knows? You might be our next winner!

P.S. For buyers this March, avail the Php 70,000 discount and a blowout treat of Php 5,000 at Bigby’s SM Cagayan de Oro branch. Just present a proof of graduation to avail the treat. 

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences social media contests and promo? Click here or call 088-880-5002 and 0917 794 2221 for more information.

Cagayan de Oro Developer Hosts Condo and Car Fair


Last February 25, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI) together with Hyundai Philippines, successfully conducted a condo and car fair at the grounds of Primavera Residences in Uptown Cagayan de Oro.

At exactly 9AM, Italpinas and Hyundai welcomed guests with treats and a grand tour of the multi-awarded Primavera Residences followed by a free test drive of Hyundai’s car displays. Displayed Hyundai vehicles were Tucson, Eon and 2014 Best Mini Car of the Year (Car Awards Group) awardee, the Grand i10.

While ITPI is committed to developing sustainable properties in alternative cities, Hyundai is a brand also known to create automobiles with eco-friendly automotive technology. Geared towards dealing with sustainable companies, Hyundai is aggressively expanding its nationwide dealership and Italpinas is just one of the brands they recently partnered with.


“This successful event with Hyundai is a positive sign that people are becoming conscious of climate change. Not only has the desire for fuel-efficient increased, interest in eco-friendly properties are also rising,” Gladys Echano, ITPI Sales Director, said.

Primavera Residences has received several recognitions from international award-giving bodies because of its green features and high-performance design that works with nature instead of against it. Its latest award  is the Best Mixed-use Development in the Philippines in the 2015-2015 Asia Pacific Property Awards.

“Owning a condo and a car was a brand of luxury before, but nowadays, it has become a way of life. A necessity that is worth investing in. Both Primavera and Hyundai offer a brand that is energy-efficient and that meets the needs of the buyers while being good on the environment,” Michael Gaabucayan said.


Primavera Residences is an Italian-designed green condo development located in Uptown Cagayan de Oro developed by ITPI. It is Cagayan de Oro’s first eco-friendly mixed-use development comprised of residential, commercial, and office units for purchase and rent. All units are ready for occupancy.

Do you want to know more about the Primavera Residences and its events? You may click here or call 088-880-5002/0917 794 2221 for more information.

What’s in for Primavera’s FEB-ulous Love Month?



Photo from Bigbang Group of XU

How’s your February so far? We hope it is going perfect. This season of love, Primavera Residences celebrates February in its own way with a range of fun activities and engaging opportunities to the public. Through this, we can enjoy Valentine’s not for just a day, but for the entire month.

Well, let’s rewind a little bit of how Primavera Residences has celebrated the love month so far.

1. Since February 1, Primavera Residences launched its Valentine promo, A Sweet Escapewhich entitles the clients to a free getaway trip to Dahilayan for 4 inclusive of an overnight stay and free rides after the reservation. Dahilayan Forest Park and Resort is a tourist destination that offers an array of fun activities for the whole family, and for all ages.


2. Aside from the advocacies and ongoing opportunities of ITPI, last February 14, Primavera Residences offered a 1-day treat to everyone. Through the #PrimaveraValentineRoses activity, everyone was encouraged to get a rose from Primavera Sales Office and snap a photo with their loved ones as he/she gives the rose.

Valentine Roses Draft


To end the month of love, we are offering a once in a blue moon tour and drive of your life this coming February 25. Just wait, see until it DRIVEs you crazy.

So sit back, relax and like Primavera Residences Facebook page, follow its Twitter and Instagram (@primaveraresidences) accounts for more updates.

Do you want to know more about the multi-awarded eco-friendly Primavera Residences, click here.


3 Eco-friendly Presents to Give this Season of Love

Eco-friendly_Season of LoveOnce again, the month of love has come and it sure paves a venue for lovers to spend time, prepare for surprises, and arrange their favorite kind of ‘date’. Though it’s a highly-commercialized season, it is still the precious time where people can show how much they care for their loved ones. Though February 14 has already passed, I know you are still hoping to pull-off the last minute surprises you want your loved ones to get.

So here are few simple yet eco-friendly Valentine’s Day tips that could put your gift over the top.

From roses to daisies: If you’re planning to give your loved one flowers, first, make sure to know the meaning behind your flower choice. Getting organic flowers is also a smart idea. Or why not give her a living plant of rose bush that will last longer than those which last only for days or a week? You can always be creative by giving her your Valentine’s gift. Just the though and effort you put into your gift will surely be worth it.

Be as sweet as chocolates: We all know chocolate is an aphrodisiac. It contains an endorphin called phenylethylamine, levels of which in the brain have been linked to falling in love. Then a red rose was believed to be the favored flower of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, and has come to represent romantic love. That is why flowers and chocolates take up a good pair of a Valentine’s present to your loved one. Chocolates, on the other hand, do have a few allegedly eco-friendly chocolate brands that you can opt for.

The date of your choice: There will always be people who prefer to treat their loved one in the most sumptuous restaurant, however, there are also those who would want to be more romantic by considering to eat in. Cooking dinner at home for your loved one wouldn’t take much of your budget. With a quick trip to the organic section of your local supermarket and some budget-friendly organic recipes, you’re good to go.

No matter where you are or what you plan on doing, remember that it doesn’t take much to make the love season an eco-friendly one!

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences’ treats this love month? Click here.


4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Date

Simple ways to Celebrate valentines

Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can bask in the feeling of being in love and celebrate the glory of being loved.

George Elliot once said, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved,” and everyone agrees, as nothing warms the heart more than sweet thoughts and declarations of love on this special day. It doesn’t matter if you choose a grand gesture or a simple one, what matters is the thought and effort you put in.

So here are 4 creative ways to tell your loved one “I love you” not just this Valentine’s Day, but every day .

  1. Spend quality time. Go out to a nice restaurant or cook a special dinner. Cuddle on a couch and watch a movie. No matter what your chosen type of activity is, make sure to focus all your attention on your loved one and try to avoid distractions such as surfing the internet, chatting on the phone, or deciding to do other things by yourself or with another group of people.
  1. Make a homemade card. Your Valentine’s Day card will be more meaningful if it’s personalized. Instead of buying a card from a store, make your own and use your own words to express your genuine feelings. Create a poem or a note telling the person how much you love and appreciate him/her.
  1. Candy, chocolate, and sweets. If you are getting something for a woman, get a small box of sweet treats: it’s a no-fail gift albeit a little cliche. For women, there is a popular saying that says “A way to man’s heart is through his stomach”, cook for them  or bake them cupcakes. They’d surely love it.
  1. Express your words with a rose. Red roses are a timeless expression of love. If words fail, there are always red roses to convey your feelings.

To spread love and romance this Valentine’s day, Primavera Residences celebrates the special occasion with the #PrimaveraValentineRoses promo. Come, visit and get a FREE red rose  on February 14 and get a chance to win an overnight stay at Primavera.

Valentine Roses Draft

Not only that, Primavera Residences also offers a special Valentine treat for the whole family as buyers this February will get a free getaway trip to Dahilayan for 4 inclusive of an overnight stay and free rides.


We wish you happiness and love on February 14 and everyday!

Do you want to know more about promos and treats from Primavera Residences? Click here.