BY ROGER M. BALANZA
Mindanaoans are not being left behind by bigtime real estate developers and investors in building high-rise buildings in Davao City.
Joining what is described here as a “race to heaven” is Rosario, Agusan del Sur Mayor Jessie T. Cuyos whose JTC Mining Corporation is behind the almost completed 12-story Skeptron Hotel along the fast-rising J. P. Laurel Avenue business district in Lanang.
Said to cost P1 billion, Cuyos’ hotel was expected to be opened this year.
Skeptron Hotel joins high-rise buildings in Davao City like the 35-storey Aeon Tower purportedly Mindanao’s tallest that would start building this year, and Kukun Hotel also along JP Laurel inside the Abreeza Mall complex.
Also in the planning board are skyscrapers Oroderm Hotel and Avida Tower of Ayala Land which will rise in the old business district of C.M. Recto.
Meanwhile, the Rosario local government will soon have its own home in a P35 million municipal hall that would be built this year, according to assistant municipal planning and development officer Joselito Serrano
Planning and development officer Marianito Bayron is now in the homestretch of finalizing loan agreements with a government financing institution, said Serrano
Agusan del Sur is now enjoying a rush of adrenalin in the march to progress and development as the province’s rich gold deposits inject more vigor to the economy.
Cuyos’JTC Mining and Philsaga Mining, the province biggest mining companies, are playing key factor in the the economic boom.
Cuyos is gearing up his municipality of Rosario for the big game with projects directed at uplifiting the life of his people with strong focus on projects on water systems, irrigation, farm-to-market roads, health and education. Rosario’s barangay lighting program also has already brightened up almost 95 percent of Rosario’s barangays.