P10B project in Lapu-Lapu to change Cebu


UPON completion Mactan Newtown will boast a masterful mix of residential enclaves, office towers, commercial establishments and recreational facilities.

Smitten by the queen, a giant builds its lair.

Megaworld Corp., one the country’s biggest property developers led by tycoon Andrew Tan, is creating its first ever masterplanned township project in the Queen City of the South that is Cebu, as it targets to provide an unrivalled lifestyle of luxury and convenience in the Visayas.

Located in Lapu-Lapu City, the 16-hectare Mactan Newtown is set to replicate what Megaworld has created in Eastwood City and its other townships within the metropolis, according to Noli Hernandez, president of Megaworld Cebu Properties Inc.

Rising in the middle of Cebu’s hottest tourist destination, this live-work-play township is envisioned to provide a consummate lifestyle in which people need not venture out for work, leisure or recreation.

It has recently officially opened for business with the grand opening of the biggest McDonald’s outlet in Central Visayas. Once completed, the Mactan Newtown will boast a masterful mix of residential enclaves, office towers, commercial establishments and recreational facilities.

THE 16-HECTARE Mactan Newtown is set to replicate Megaworld’s previous township developments in Metro Manila.

“At Mactan Newtown, we will be giving the Cebuanos more time for things that really matter and allow them to live more fulfilling lives. This vision sprang from the simple recognition of the need for more intelligent communities that actually work, and it’s a vision that has been translated so far to Megaworld’s other phenomenally successful townships in Metro Manila,” Hernandez explains.

“Megaworld has been known for its previous masterpieces in Manila such as Eastwood City, The McKinley Hill and Newport City. As in these other developments, local and foreign investors can expect nothing less than a solid and steady appreciation of property values, given the synergies that can only be created when world-class components of living, working and playing are put together,” he further says.

According to Hernandez, future residents of the P10-billion development can “look forward to a unique lifestyle that is both dynamic and laidback, luxurious but accessible, visionary but real and tangible.”

He stresses that buying a unit at The Mactan Newtown is not simply about acquiring a dwelling place, but rather about becoming part of a community.

MANGO Trees line the Mactan Newtown’s wide pedestrian lanes.

“[It is] where even the smallest studio unit provides access to a full suite of recreational facilities, from a fully-equipped gym, a 20-meter lap pool, an aqua gym, a rock-climbing wall, a tennis court, an indoor spa, culinary station and a function room, not to mention an ultra modern hotel-like lobby,” Hernandez notes.

The township’s proximity to various resorts and the availability of water sports activities, Hernandez adds, also highlights the uniqueness of the community. And if these weren’t enough, stepping out of one’s residential tower also means being served a feast of various international dining and shopping options located within the township.

Although the amenities of the residential towers will be for the exclusive use of the residents, other guests, office workers and executives can still enjoy and bask in the township’s various facilities and amenities that includes, among others, world-class cinemas, high-end shopping outlets, restaurants, a grocery store and other shops.

Meanwhile, Hernandez also notes that the company sees The Mactan Newtown becoming not only as the latest prime residential address in Cebu, but also as another hub of business activities outside of Metro Manila.

MEGAWORLD senior EVP Lou Gutierrez with Megaworld Cebu Properties Inc. president Noli Hernandez during the opening of McDonald’s at The Mactan Newtown.

“For the business locators perhaps the biggest attractive differentiator is the fact that The Mactan Newtown has been declared by Peza (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) as an export processing zone and as such, entitles businesses with a range of tax breaks and other incentives from the government,” Hernandez claims.

Set to be completed over the next five years, the said development is posted to be the next big thing in Cebu, according to Hernandez “as The Mactan Newtown has been thoroughly thought-out and planned, it’s still work in progress that’s meant to surprise and delight future homeowners, Cebuanos and foreigners alike.”

“While any developer can promise to deliver anything, none has the reputation and the track record of Megaworld, having actually delivered major townships that have reshaped the skyline of Metro Manila. Apart from having a grand vision for every community it builds, Megaworld also has the financial muscle not only to see it through but the imagination to offer the units at the most affordable payment schemes possible,” Hernandez concludes.

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  • MnlaBoy

    Cebu Lechon over McDonald’s. :P


    I hope this plan is realized.

  • Ben

    Did they put into consideration on how to address the climate change sea rise of 5 feet? Make sure it will not be underwater and has large drainage system.

  • mon key

    asa sila kuha og tubig? unless gkan sa dagat pwde. kay kinahanglan maligo og mang hugas ang mga tawo nga mo puyo ani nga lugar. basi pasabot ani nila og “simple and intelligent living” kanang walay kaligo og wala sad toothbrush.

  • KulangotzMo

    Ka nindot na sa Cebu, million likes ani nga project :).

  • w33k3nd3r

    Wow! They still have trees! Buti pa sila!

  • Akng

    @lonelylonski mao a way maka tabang man sad ni sa mga tao..development = more jobs

    @tabingbakod the project will open up more jobs and opportunities for the surrounding community kaysa mag cge rag drive ug sikad or habal2x, etc. 

    @lapulapu thats why ang project residential-commercial para d na kailangan mo travel ug layo para lang mo work..less travel, less traffic.

    • Cano Manuel

      Salaries and employment contracts should be reviewed by the local authority.

  • loneylonski

    Sheesh. Megaworld is a corporation, not the government to help you and your problems.

  • tabingbakod

    “Cinemas and shopping”, how about schools and hospitals, how about water and sewage.

    The country is hungry for growth but there should still be oversight.

    Is this going to be a another gated community surrounded by slums? What are the benifits of this development to the rest of the locality rather than just future tenants and owners. what is estimared tax revenues is it gonna bring in?

    I like stories like this but it should read more like an actual report rather than just advertisement.

    • Diablo_III

      Just ask Gov. Garcia to build schools and hospitals not Megaworld.

    • Manuel C. Diaz

      Without waste water treatment plant Mactan Channel will be a dead sea.Most of the establishment located in Mactan have these obsolete septic tank system to treat domestic waste.

  • Lapu Lapu

    Development is good but they should improve the infrastructure of Mactan, Mandaue and cebu city. 

    Mactan roads are very narrow, most of the roads are poorly maintained (many holes) there is no proper drainage. Traffic is worse near the two bridges, Basak, Buwaya, Maribago and most areas of the Island.

    They need to widen all the roads of Mactan and build flyovers and proper drainage immediately to address the worsening situation. 

    Put a moratorium to all new projects until the above concerns are properly addressed.

    • Rey


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