DGT, home of De La Salle University campus in Davao

A new De La Salle University (DLSU) campus focused on professional development will soon be built at the Davao Global Township (DGT). DGT is a 22-hectare business district master planned to be a world-class business hub in the Southern Mindanao capital.

 DLSU’s Villa-Abrille Center for Professional Development was facilitated by the provision by YHEST Realty and Development Corporation of 4,000 sqm. of prime office space rent-free in the premier Corporate Center office building at DGT and a donation of P10 million for operational and other expenses.

 YHEST is a joint venture between leading VisMin developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) and the Yuson, Huang and Tan families belonging to the Villa-Abrille clan of Davao City. YHEST has begun ground works on Phase-1 of the P33 billion DGT, which will also include two premier residential towers, a retail mall with a cineplex, and an expansive civic center. 

Frederick Yuson, president of YHEST, observed “that continuing education has become imperative for businesses today to thrive given the speed of developments in technology, business, engineering and other fields. Through the Villa-Abrille Center we hope to bring the latest knowledge and learning to Dabawenyos.”

 YHEST director and CLI chief operating officer Franco Soberano pointed out that the presence of the DLSU facility would make DGT a comprehensive township. “The availability of ongoing education has proven to be a critical element in many business districts not only in Manila but also in the other capitals of the world. The DLSU campus will inject a certain vitality to DGT.”

According to Soberano, DGT, CLI’s first township development, will have a wide diversity of uses to make a complete and truly sustainable community. DGT will be a dynamic live-work-play community located in the Matina district — the densest residential area of the Davao metropolis. Its offices spaces, retail mall, central park, civic area and residential towers will be highly accessible to a vast number of Davao residents seeking new lifestyle experiences.

Davao Global Township will be located in Matina, Davao City