CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The CEO and Chairman of IDC-Italpinas Development Corporation, Arch. Romolo V. Nati, was among the distinguished speakers invited at The PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIAL SUMMIT (PIS) IN MINDANAO last November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Held in the prestigious Luxe Hotel-Limketkai, the three-day event, a collaborative project of PIE-MO Industries Association, Inc. and Phividec Philippine Industrial Authority (PIA), saw the participation of business tycoons from different industrial sectors throughout the Philippines, as well as leaders from private and public sectors, government agencies, and policymakers.

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The Summit theme "BUILDING AN ASSERTIVE INDUSTRIAL PHILIPPINES" envisions the realization of a competitive and globalized Philippine Industry that is anchored on the advocacies and programs of President Rodrigo R. Duterte such as Build Build Build and ecozone development in rural areas.

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According to the promoters, this first Philippine Industrial Summit In Mindanao has been organized to help local and foreign industries define and design their integral role in the Industrialization Programs of the Philippines, foreseeing a much-needed modernization and development of private industries throughout the country.

Lawyer Franklin Quijano, president of PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority (PIA), said in a recent interview that the summit seeks to entice more investors to look for potential business ventures in Mindanao. “We are more than ready to welcome more investors and industries here because we have the resource endowments”. The former mayor of Iligan City and  PHIVIDEC chief, added that Mindanao is more than ready to be transformed into the country’s largest industrial hub and Cagayan de Oro can be put “at the heart of it.”

Cagayan de Oro, known as the City of Golden Friendship, the capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental and part of the growing Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro, is the site where Arch. Romolo Nati and his business partner, Atty. Jose D. Leviste, developed the flagship project of Italpinas Development Corporation, a two-tower green building completed in 2014, named Primavera Residences.

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Located in a free-flood area in uptown CDO, the building has been certified by EDGE-Excellency in Design for Greener Efficiency in 2015 and has been awarded as Best Mixed-use Development in 2014 by the International Property Award-Asia Pacific, a world-renowned global organization that honors the best developers and properties in the real estate industry.

The second and on-going development of the company, Primavera City, also in uptown CDO. Primavera City development is composed of mid-rise towers and a high-rise tower and will be developed in 4 phases the first of which, Città Verde is already currently under construction. Newly launched Città Bella, which is the phase 2 of Primavera City project. This will be followed by Città Grande and its tallest tower, Città Alta.

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Its third development, Miramonti Green Residences, is a mixed-use development set against the dramatic backdrop of majestic Mt. Makiling in Sto. Tomas Batangas. Inspired by its view (its name is “look at the mountain” in Italian), Miramonti is yet another example of the brand of design-driven sustainable architecture that Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), is introducing to the country’s emerging cities.