Century Properties Inc. aims to set up its first tourism-еstatе project in Palawan.
Jose EB Antonio, Company Executive Chairman of the Board said the project will be in mainland Palawan.
Century Properties plans to spend “several hundred millions of pesos” for several years to develop the property which will have a hotel component, according to Antonio.
Antonio said they are looking at putting up three to five-star facilities in the project to be managed by reputable hotel operators.
The project is to be launched sometime next year.
Antonio said earlier this year said they were planning to venture into tourism, particularly hotel operations, as part of their expansion.
“We are also looking at being a player in the tourism industry,” said Antonio.
Antonio said the Philippines’ prospects in the tourism segment is very great.
“Why do we believe tourism is a good industry? If you are looking at tourism arrivals in Asia, like the Thai economy, in Thailand they have a population of 65 million, with tourist arrivals of 22 million. Out of that, 15 million go to the island of Phuket. And here is the Philippines, with having tourist arrivals of just 4.3 million, we pat ourselves on the back. We attained a growth over last year but it is actually very minuscule compared to our neighbors,” Antonio said.
“So where is the opportunity? The opportunity is that we have the beaches, the mountains, the people, we have everything that is required and needed by the tourists, except they have nowhere to land. I know that the basis of all businesses, aside from the environment, is infrastructure. So we are looking towards the pronouncements of the government that our infra will come into play very soon,” he added.
Antonio said tourism is the emerging sunshine industry of the Philippines.
“Not only is it an opportunity, but it is actually an industry that trickles down to the last level of society. Because tourism not only compensates the educated who are in the BPO (business process outsourcing) industry but is able to give jobs from the waiters to the tricycle drivers, to the jeepney drivers. This is what the country needs so that growth can be felt. And we would like to participate in this industry in a very active way,” he said.
To our Century Properties partners, stakeholders, and communities,
As we closely monitor the developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the government’s declaration of a community quarantine in the National Capital Region, we recognize that we have entered a unique and challenging time.
Despite this, we want to assure you that your safety and well-being are our priority. We are grateful that you continue to choose us as your partner and developer, and trust us to handle your business, property investment, and home with utmost professionalism and genuine care.
To safeguard your health, we have implemented steps to ensure that all safety measures and guidelines from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization are disseminated to our properties and communities, and our property management teams are well staffed and prepared with the proper contingencies to assist the needs of our tenants and residents. We are prepared for medical emergencies, and protocols are in place should we encounter COVID-19 cases within our properties. We have no reported cases at this time, but we are preparing for all eventualities.
We also augmented our equipment and know-how to implement additional precautionary measures in our communities, including the regular disinfection of common areas and tapping the expertise of hospital-grade cleaning providers to train our teams in applying high standards of sanitation in our properties.
Our employees are likewise important to us, as they are the lifeblood of our operations and services to you. Our valuable concierge, security personnel, housekeeping, and engineering staff will continue to serve you round the clock. And to do so without compromising their health and safety, they have been equipped with protective gear and are strictly observing hygiene measures to reduce the risks of transmission.
Furthermore, our support staff who are servicing our partners, tenants, and property buyers are adopting flexible working arrangements to continue to assist you. We will be open with augmentation from personnel who will be working from home as part of the contingencies we have in place. Our partner and client-facing teams will inform you of any adjustments on this end, and we hope for your understanding as we also protect the health of our employees and their families, and support government efforts to contain the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Rest assured that no matter the difficulties, we are here for you and we are here to stay. Our company has been around for 34 years, with our strong foundations built upon the wisdom and experience of our management, and the expertise of our young, committed, and dependable team. We have endured disasters and economic downturns for more than three decades, and with your help and cooperation we can weather this challenge together and come back from this even stronger.
As you also do your personal assessment of what’s going on, let us know how we can help you.
If you have any concerns with your property purchase, call your agent or send our documentations and collections team a message. We are going to provide utmost consideration and assistance to our clients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Let’s talk and please don’t worry.
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Thank you for your time and please remember to take the necessary health precautions for you and your family. We pray for everyone’s safety as we navigate this challenge and will update you as we have new and pertinent information.
MARCO R. ANTONIO
President and CEO
Century Properties Group
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