Batangas: clean, green and connected

As more people are becoming interested in acquiring property outside city centers, it would be helpful to look more closely at one of the emerging areas in the country, Batangas Province. It is known for very diverse resources like the Port of Batangas, beautiful beaches and mountains, one of the largest oil refineries in the Philippines, natural gas power plants, world-class resorts, historical architecture, among others.

The improvement of major infrastructure in any area almost always assures progress and development. In the CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) area, the government, together with private sector partners, has finished several infrastructure projects and is in the process of building more. The creation of a corridor that links north and south Luzon is very advantageous, and the connecting highway between Batangas and Lucena is sure to increase land values and unlock the vast potential in these places once it is completed and linked to the South Luzon Expressway near my company’s (IDC’s) project, Miramonti Green Residences. Located near Metro Manila, travel to Batangas is considerably fast and easy with the use of the new and upcoming roads.

Batangas also offers beautiful and green open spaces, something that has become important to investors in all styles of homes, whether horizontal or condominium. I believe its natural environment is one of the reasons why Batangas continues to become more popular as a residential and business location, as well as a tourist destination. Many places in Batangas offer less polluted and less congested environments. The local government units are likewise progressive and investor-friendly.

The company I founded together with my Filipino business partner Jojo Leviste, Italpinas Development Corp. (IDC), has recognized the potential of Batangas Province, particularly the city of Sto. Tomas, long before the current growth trend started. We began the development of phase 1 of Miramonti Green Residences in Sto. Tomas in 2014. Sto. Tomas is extraordinarily well connected, sitting right between Manila and the Port of Batangas, close to industrial parks, and with a stunning view of majestic Mount Makiling. This allows easy day trips to Metro Manila, as well as seamless access to the rest of the Southern Tagalog region. Property prices in Batangas are also more accessible than Metro Manila prices, which is another reason for increasing interest from investors and homebuyers.

Italpinas Development Corp.’s Miramonti Green Residences in Sto. Tomas, Batangas

We are exceptionally proud of the beauty of Miramonti Green Residences, the spectacular view it offers, and its unique passive green features that allow unit owners to save power and water, something that directly benefits their health and finances. In fact, many people have told me it’s the most beautiful project that IDC has done so far. Miramonti Green Residences is a multi-awarded project rated green by EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), which is a rating framework of the International Finance Corp. (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Miramonti Green Residences was cited for Mixed-use Development by the Asia Pacific Property Awards Development for 2019-2020.

With Miramonti, we wish to offer residents and investors the best that the province has to offer—comfort and convenience in a peaceful, natural, and healthy environment.

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