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Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies and most reputable developers of mixed-use properties, office buildings, residential condominiums, as well as land and estate developments, including socialized housing projects located in key cities and urban areas nationwide. RLC also leads in the development and operation of life style shopping malls and hotels.
RLC incorporated on June 4, 1980, serves as the real estate arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGS), one of the country’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests in branded consumer foods, agro-industrial and commodity food products, telecommunications, petrochemicals, air transportation and financial services.
RLC is a true Philippine company with a wide geographical reach as north as Illocos and as south as South Cotabato. Most of its developments are integrated in mixed-use properties strategically located in key cities and other urban areas nationwide.
Each and every project of Robinsons Land Corporation has led to the rise of thriving, harmonious communities, in line with JG Summit’s vision to make life better for the Filipino nation.
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Robinsons Malls Intensifies Its Commitment to Carbon Reduction with Renewable Energy
by ROBINSONS LAND AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
As the country’s energy sector transitions toward greater sustainability and a low-carbon future, Robinsons Malls demonstrates its environmental, social, and governance commitment by growing its solar energy portfolio to just over 30 megawatts, further cementing its position as the country’s largest mall operator powered by solar energy.
This year, the mall operator installed solar rooftop projects in Robinsons Place Santiago in Isabela and in Robinsons Place Butuan in Agusan del Norte, its 22nd and 23rd malls, respectively, to harness solar power.
Robinsons Place Santiago’s solar project helps lessen the mall’s dependence on the distribution system of the Isabela-I Electric Cooperative Inc. (ISELCO I), which can be used to power up other establishments.
The mall’s solar project is composed of 5,598 solar panels and 37 solar inverters with an installed capacity of 2,091 kilowatts-peak (kWp).
Since its solar power operations began in April, Robinsons Place Santiago has generated a total of 519,871 kWh of clean power, equivalent to 368 metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions or the amount of greenhouse gases sequestered through the planting of 6,092 trees.
Meanwhile, Robinsons Place Butuan has an installed total capacity of 1,296.00 kWp. The mall is in Butuan City, the center of commerce and trade of the CARAGA Region, and serves the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur in northeastern Mindanao.
Since the start of operations in June, the Butuan solar project has generated 317,536 kWh, equivalent to 225 metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions, or the planting of 3,721 trees.
Robinsons Malls embarked on its journey to shift to clean energy in 2015, aiming to reduce its energy consumption and lower its dependence on the grid. By generating its own electricity through the solar rooftop projects, the mall operator can lower its carbon footprint and generate efficiencies for the company in the future.
The mall operator’s efforts to move into clean, renewable energy are also helping the country realize its potential to become a leader in sustainability across Southeast Asia.
Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Robinsons Malls never wavered in its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to wider government efforts to shift to clean energy.
In 2020, Robinsons Malls pressed on with the installation of solar projects in eight malls, namely in Jaro, Pavia, Ormoc, Antique, Tacloban, Naga, General Santos, and Iligan.
To date, Robinsons Malls has installed solar power projects in 23 of its malls with a total capacity of 31 megawatts. From 2015 to 2020, these solar power installations allowed the mall operator to generate 92,084,091 kW-hr of clean energy for its own use — equivalent to the energy usage of 7,859 homes for one year, 14,193 passenger vehicles driven for one year, or 7,938,399,108 smartphones charged.
According to its latest sustainability update, Robinsons Land Corporation was able to generate more than P200 million in savings from its growing solar power portfolio last year.
Robinsons Malls’ increasing reliance on solar energy demonstrates the property firm’s commitment to protect the environment from the adverse effects of carbon emissions and become an industry leader in efficient energy use.
RL Commercial REIT Set to Become the Country’s Largest Real Estate Investment Trust
Ph’s Largest REIT could raise as much as Php23.5 Billion
by ROBINSONS LAND AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
RL Commercial REIT, Inc. (RCR), a real estate investment trust backed by the Gokongwei Group’s Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), has set its initial public offering price at Php6.45 per share. RCR’s ongoing offer period runs until September 3, 2021, while its listing date on the Philippine Stock Exchange is tentatively set for September 14, 2021.
RCR’s IPO consists of 3.34 billion common shares with an overallotment option of up to 305 million common shares to be sold by Robinsons Land. Proceeds from the offer, which stands to raise up to Php23.5 billion, will be received by RLC as the selling shareholder, and will be reinvested according to the REIT’s Reinvestment Plan, viewable here.
Largest Market Capitalization
At the set offer price, RCR will have the largest market capitalization among the country’s listed REIT companies. “With the attractive IPO price of Php 6.45 per share, we will be starting with a market capitalization of Php 64.2 billion — the largest market capitalization among all REIT IPOs existing and upcoming so far,” said RCR President and CEO Jericho Go. At an IPO price of Php6.45 per share, RCR’s implied 2022 dividend yield is 5.96%.
Largest in Portfolio Valuation and Asset Size
As of June 30, 2021, RCR’s portfolio boasts a total gross leasable area of 425,315 square meters, with an aggregate appraised value of Php 73.9B. This represents a record-high portfolio size by GLA and appraised value among the country’s publicly listed REITs.
Widest Geographical Coverage
Consisting of 14 commercial real estate assets, RCR properties can be found in the major central business districts of Metro Manila, such as Bonifacio Global City, Makati, and Ortigas, with significant holdings also in Mandaluyong and Quezon City. RCR has also established a foothold in key cities and urban areas outside Metro Manila such as in Naga, Tarlac, Cebu, and Davao, making it the REIT with the widest geographical coverage in the Philippines.
“The bigger the size, the greater the opportunity to generate income and improve yield,” shared Go.
REITs are defined as companies that own, operate, or finance income-producing real estate ventures. In the case of publicly traded REITs, which is the aim of RCR’s IPO, they offer investors a means to invest in the real estate market, without having to buy actual property themselves. Go also noted that in the Philippines, REITs are considered income-generating instruments that are mandated to distribute at least 90% of their earnings as cash dividends to shareholders.
In relation to the group’s highly varied and well-distributed land holdings, Go says, “The diversification model of RCR is truly unmatched. A wide geographical coverage is the answer to concentration risk. If something happens to one location or city, good or bad, you don’t miss out on the good and when things go bad only portions of the portfolio, which are within that locality will be affected.”
Strong Backing from Robinsons Land Corporation
RCR enjoys the full support of Robinsons Land and has access to the real estate firm’s high-quality expansion pipeline. RLC has existing office assets and business process outsourcing spaces located within its various commercial centers, as well as projects that are in various stages of construction. As a starting point, RLC and RCR entered into a memorandum of understanding for the potential acquisition of 40,000 to 100,000 square meters of gross leasable area within the next 18 months.
Projects in the RLC pipeline provide RCR with the potential to acquire approximately 422,000 square meters in gross leasable area. “This addresses the inorganic growth opportunity for the company,” said Go. He added, “There is a clear path towards growth and profitability. The very high occupancy level of all 14 assets in RCR ensures a steady income stream. The built-in annual escalation of 3 to 5 percent on rentals, as incorporated into the contracts, allow for organic growth.”
Longest Land Lease Tenure
To further demonstrate its strong support to the REIT, RLC extended long-term land leases — some as long as 99 years — to RCR, making it the REIT with the longest land lease tenure among Philippine REITs to date. With an average lease span of 89 years across all properties, RCR is poised to enjoy long-term sustainability and predictability.
By excelling in four key areas – market capitalization, portfolio size, geographical coverage, and land lease tenure – RCR appears all set to have a successful stock market debut. According to Go, “It is not surprising, therefore, that with RCR’s pole position in many categories for REIT listings, that it is poised to become the bellwether of office REITs in the Philippines.”
For more information, visit rlcommercialreit.com.ph
RLC receives BCI Asia Top Developer Award
Robinsons Land Corporation is once again recognized as one of the country’s Top 10 Developers at the recently concluded 16th BCI Asia Awards. Robinsons Land Corporation has been a consistent winner of this highly coveted award for almost a decade, and this recent achievement marks its 9th win. BCI Asia Awards continuously acknowledge the company’s efforts in “Sustainability and Green Building ratings,” as seen on its projects and properties all over the country.
Robinsons Land Foundation Inc. (RLFI) Donates Bottled Water to Philippine General Hospital
In response to the call for donation of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) after the fire hit their operating room’s supply area, Robinsons Land Foundation Inc (RLFI) through its RLove Program and Robinsons Place Manila donated over 16,000 bottles of water to supply the immediate needs of over 300 patients.
Water is one of the basic needs of the patients and the donation is expected to provide them enough supply for the next few weeks.
Present during the turnover were (from L-R): PGH Chief Dietitian Emmie O. Lavilla, PGH Director Dr. Gap D. Legaspi Robinsons Place Manila Mall Operations Manager Malou Rhom, PGH Deputy Director for Health Operation Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose, PGH Deputy Director for Administration Dr. Maria Teresa Julieta U. Benedicto, PGH Head for Covid Control Crisis Committee Dr. Orlando Ocampo and Robinsons Place Regional Operations Manager Mark Sta. Ana.
Robinsons Land Corporation Annual Stockholders’ Meeting Set
In light of current conditions and in support of the Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Robinsons Land Corporation will be held via remote communication on May 13, 2021.
Attend the meeting by viewing the livestream at this link: http://bit.ly/RLC_2021ASM.
Robinsons Malls now serves as Vaccination Hub in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Robinsons Malls is on track with its vaccination drive and efforts to assist local governments to curb the spread of COVID-19. To date, thousands of frontliners, medical health workers, Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Health Emergency Response teams, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, and Senior Citizens have been inoculated.
To also encourage their constituents to get vaccinated, Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano, Antipolo City Mayor Andeng Ynares, and Vice Mayor Mike Rama as Cebu City vaccine czar, appointed by Mayor Edgardo Labella received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Robinsons Malls- Robinsons Place Tuguegarao, Robinsons Place Antipolo, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.
Robinsons Malls even made the inoculation more convenient when it partnered with the LGU of Imus City and hosted a drive-thru vaccination drive at the mall’s levels 3 and 4 parking area.
And now, Robinsons Place GenSan is a new mega-vaccination hub to provide residents with an accessible, safe, and convenient way to get vaccinated. Future sites in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao are in the pipeline.
Due to its strategic location in key cities, large and clean spaces, and accessibility, Robinsons Malls has become the preferred sites to launch each city’s vaccination drive. More Robinsons Malls branches will open up as vaccination sites as it remains dedicated to its commitment to fight the battle against COVID-19.
For more updates, visit www.robinsonsmalls.com or like Robinsons Malls on Facebook; follow @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.
Robinsons Malls participates in COVID-19 vaccination simulation
LGUs are now gearing up for the government’s roll out initiatives for COVID-19 Vaccination.
Two cities, the City of Imus and the City of Tuguegarao have partnered with Robinsons Malls to smoothly conduct these simulation activities.
The Imus City Government conducted a full simulation of its COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination process in partnership with Robinsons Malls at the Multi-level Parking Area of Robinsons Place Imus.
Imus City Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi conceptualized the idea of a drive-thru vaccination to provide the community a convenient yet safe location to get inoculated.
There will be four (4) steps to be followed for the vaccination; (1) Pre-registration using the UBE Express App; (2) Registration, counseling and consent, and screening; (3) Vaccination proper; and then (4) Monitoring.
RLC Acquires Prime Property in Pagadian City
Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the leading property developers in the Philippines, has acquired a property through public bidding in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.
RLC plans to construct a shopping mall to service the growing needs the City and its surrounding communities and barangays.
Pagadian City known as the “Little Hong Kong of the South” for its mountainous terrain, is the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Sur and the regional center of Zamboanga Peninsula.
RLC, represented by President and CEO Frederick D. Go, and the Local Government of Pagadian City, represented by Pagadian City Mayor Samuel S. Co, have recently signed the contract awarding the property to RLC held in Xin Tian Di, Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Robinsons Land nets Php5.26Bn in CY2020; 4th Quarter Earnings Improved by 20% QoQ
Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the leading diversified real estate companies in the Philippines, exhibited resilience and agility with recorded quarter-on-quarter improvements in key operating indicators across its business units. Net income in the 4th quarter of 2020 grew by 20% versus 3Q2020 to end at Php863 million.
RLC closed the full year of 2020 with EBITDA of Php13.68 billion and Net Income of Php5.26 billion. Consolidated revenues registered at Php25.40 billion, down 17%. The Company’s Development Portfolio, accounting for 49% of consolidated revenues, increased by 30% to Php12.26 billion to partially offset the decline from the Investment Portfolio which ended at Php13.15 billion, 38% lower versus the same period last year.
Despite significant reduction in revenues, cash generation remained strong with total cash and cash equivalents ending at Php13.78 billion. All business units generated positive EBITDA, displaying the healthy state of the Company’s diversified portfolio. Net gearing ratio remains low at 0.39x. Total assets stood robust at Php215.15 billion, and Shareholders’ Equity at Php102.85 billion.
“Amid the challenges of 2020, we adopted new ways of working and embraced a mindset of innovation to continue serving our customers. We capitalized on new opportunities for growth and accelerated our digital transformation initiatives to become more agile. As the business gradually recovers from the impact of community quarantines, we will continue to support our employees, business partners, and stakeholders.” RLC President and CEO, Mr. Frederick Go said.
Robinsons Malls Roll Out Bike Parking and Repair Station Nationwide
Robinsons Malls has unveiled another exciting benefit for its customers – and definitely another first in the country – the nationwide rollout of Robinsons Malls’ Bike Parking and Repair Station. Everyone can access this new amenity in all Robinsons Malls. What makes it even more special? It’s for free!
With the effort to provide a secure and convenient space for cyclist and bike commuters around the country, Robinsons Malls has setup this essential amenity for bikers. Each Bike Parking is well lighted, and can accommodate more than 60 bicycles. An important feature is a Repair Station furnished with tools such as screwdrivers, open wrenches, multi-function folding knife, t-socket head screw wrench, tire levers, allen wrench set and a manual air pump to ensure that every customer’s journey is safe. What’s more, Robinsons Malls’ Bike Parking and Repair Stations are easy to spot as these are whimsically designed and strategically located inside the mall’s parking area, some near the mall entrances and public road access.
Home is where the Heart is: RLC Residences launches stronger brand with Heart Evangelista
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Robinsons Land Corporation has always built a bright future for Filipinos. As we move into 2021, Robinsons proudly introduces RLC Residences, a brand that takes to heart many Filipino’s search for comfort at home. The new brand takes property development to the next level as it promises an elevated lifestyle experience, fittingly brought to life by its brand ambassador, luxury brand influencer, Heart Evangelista.
As an empowered brand, RLC Residences will be catering primarily to the home and property investment needs of young urban professionals and modern Filipino families, with a strong brand proposition encapsulated into its tagline ‘Raise, Live, Connect’.
Robinsons Malls Hosts Twenty Sites for PRC’s Saliva Drive Thru Testing
With the endeavor to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 virus and mitigate its impact, Robinsons Land Corporation and Philippine Red Cross (PCR) enter into a partnership agreement to setup twenty (20) Saliva Drive-Thru Collection Sites for RT-PCR Testing in various Robinsons Malls branches nationwide.
By taking advantage of Robinsons Malls’ strategic locations in key cities, PRC’s Drive-Thru Saliva Collection Sites will now be more accessible to the public, servicing thousands of Filipinos. These are located in the following Robinsons Malls in Luzon: Robinsons Place Malolos, Robinsons Starmills, Robinsons Luisita, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Place Santiago, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Otis, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Town Mall Malabon, Robinsons Novaliches, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Robinsons Place Imus, and Robinsons Place Gen. Trias; In Visayas: Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Place Bacolod, and Robinsons Place Pavia; and in Mindanao: Robinsons Place Butuan, Robinsons Place Valencia and Robinsons Place Iligan. Simply secure an appointment in PCR’s website and choose to visit the nearest Robinsons Mall. Operation schedule may differ per mall.
Change up your commute with Robinsons Place Manila’s ETRIKES sa Kamaynilaan
To cater the needs of its shoppers and the commuting public, Robinsons Place Manila in partnership with the Local Government of Manila City recently launched its “ETRIKES sa Kamaynilaan” services that the general public can use as an additional mode of transportation.
There will be ten (10) e-trikes deployed daily in the following location of the mall’s vicinity to cover adjacent routes like Adriatico, Sta. Monica, and Midtown Driveway Area from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Other routes covered by these e-trikes are any point in Manila like the busy districts of Ermita, Malate, Binondo, Tondo, Divisoria, Otis, Paco, Sta. Ana, San Andres, Sta. Mesa, Vito Cruz, and other nearby locations as long as it is within the boundary of the city. And as a safety measure, wearing of face shields and face masks, and physical distancing are strictly being observed.
Robinsons Place Manila is the only private company accommodated and considered by the city government to have these services available whereas this initiative is also aligned with the mall’s chosen beneficiary last Christmas season, the displaced jeepney drivers. Since most of our trusted jeepney drivers were greatly affected by the pandemic, they are now deployed and currently plying the roads of Manila as e-trike drivers.
This partnership will benefit not just the commuters but also the transportation sector that has been affected by the current health crisis. Most notably, this is also a big step towards having a more environment-friendly mode of transport.
For more information, just visit www.robinsonsmalls.com or like RobPlaceManila on Facebook; follow @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.
Viridescent and opulent: Luxury living in Forbes Estates Lipa
As the first luxury subdivision of Robinsons Land Corporation, Forbes Estates is crafted with an attention to both design and function: located in the bustling city of Lipa, Batangas, the 21-hectare enclave is the perfect address for those looking for privacy but don’t want to eschew the conveniences of city living.
Each lot, ranging from 500 square meters and above, provides enough space for those who want to live their lives near nature as the manicured and landscaped roads and spaces provide fresh air and room for movement.
Ten lots occupy every hectare of the development, suitable for those who want a quieter life but not complete isolation. The architecture is designed by Arch Haus Asia, interiors designed by Chat Fores known for her elegant, artistic, playful, and unconventional design philosophy. Meanwhile, the property’s lush and viridescent landscaping is done by Crearis.
At the center of the enclave sits The Forbes Club, a one-hectare amenity area–a size equal to two football fields placed side-by-side–that serves as the heart of the property. Such was the focus on creating an oasis in the middle of the busy city that 12% of the total selling area is dedicated to amenities.
Future homeowners can satisfy their active lifestyle with jogging paths, a children’s play area, a tennis court, a covered basketball court, and a lap and children’s swimming pool. Those who want to enjoy more of the nature Forbes Estate has to offer can do so with an open lawn perfect for families who want open space for movement or leisurely picnics, a dog park for pawrents who want space for their pets to move around, a mini orchard and greenhouse, and tree-lined walkways.
And because Forbes Estates is located in Lipa City, Batangas, conveniences such as hospitals, malls, and even Metro Manila is within reach. Robinsons Place Lipa, a full-service shopping mall with numerous shopping options, Robinsons anchor merchants (Department Store, Supermarket, etc.), and 3D cinemas are minutes away from the residences (4.7 km from the development). And soon, a Community Lifestyle Center will rise in the property itself: The Veranda Lipa. Future homeowners may look forward to having cafes, casual dining, and stores such as The Marketplace, Robinsons Appliances, and Pet Lovers Centre right at their doorstep.
Robinsons Malls’ First Indoor Pet Park Opens at Robinsons Magnolia
The indoor park lets you enjoy playtime with your pets, rain or shine.
by ROBINSONS LAND AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
For pet owners, one pleasant development brought about by the extended quarantine period was being able to be with their four-legged friends 24/7. Now that quarantine measures have been eased and things are almost back to normal, Robinsons Malls welcomes back all pet lovers with a new amenity: Robinsons Malls Pet Park.
A project of Robinsons Malls’ Happy Pets Club program in partnership with Top Breed, the first branch of Robinson Malls Pet Park opened recently at Robinsons Magnolia, Level 2. The colorful and spacious indoor pet park is equipped with obstacle modules designed for healthy pet exercises, a paw-friendly grass carpet, and a wide assortment of pet toys. A photo wall is also provided as playtime with your pet isn’t complete without a snap or two. Should your dogs need to take a break, pet poop bins and a water fountain are nearby.
The pet park can accommodate small to medium-sized dogs (up to 50 lbs.) and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. And because it is housed indoors, dogs and their owners can enjoy many hours of fun, rain or shine.
To stay updated on the latest news and trends related to owning pets, join the Robinsons Malls Happy Pets Club, a fast-growing community of animal lovers and responsible pet owners. Visit a Robinsons Mall near you, fill out the Happy Pets Club registration form, and submit an updated vaccination record together with a 1×1 photo of your pet.
For more information on Robinsons Malls, visit www.robinsonsmalls.com
Shop & Win Big This Christmas at Robinsons Malls
Big discounts, exciting raffle prizes, and more await shoppers at Robinsons Malls
by Robinsons Land And JG Summit Teams
Robinsons Malls is spreading the holiday cheer amongst all mallgoers with enchanting decor, exciting activities, big sales, and sensational promotions throughout the Christmas season.
To get the festive season off to a good start, shoppers can enjoy up to 70% off at participating merchants during Robinsons Malls’ Holiday Sale, ongoing until December 20. They can also indulge in some healthy shopping and buying for a good cause at the Locally Sourced Fair, which takes place at various Robinsons Malls nationwide this month. Here, shoppers can select from a wide assortment of plants and fresh food products such as fruits, vegetables, and seafood from local farmers at low and affordable prices.
Adding to the excitement of Christmas shopping is the chance to win one of the following prizes: 8th Generation iPads, 32” Smart TVs, realme handsets, and Smart Bro Pocket WiFi devices. To join, simply do your holiday shopping at Robinsons Malls until January 31, 2021.
Shoppers have a chance of winning one out of 200 awesome gadgets with a single-receipt purchase of at least Php2,000 from Robinsons Supermarket or as low as Php500 from other participating Robinsons Malls stores.
To submit your e-raffle entry, scan the QR code provided in the promo materials or visit robinsonsmallspromo.com to register and upload the official receipt in the raffle entry form. Make sure that the receipt number, date of purchase, and purchase amount are clear and readable, and that the store is qualified to participate.
For those active on social media, share the Christmas vibe with your friends and family and get a chance to win a realme gift set that includes the Buds Classic earphones, an Adventurer Backpack, and a realme watch by taking a photo at the Christmas installations in Robinsons Malls until December 20 and uploading it to your Facebook page. Make sure to like and follow the official Facebook and Instagram accounts of the participating Robinsons Malls pages, set your settings to public, tag @realmephilippines and at least two friends, and use the hashtags #SmilesOfChristmas and #RMallsrealme. The post with the most reactions and shares will win one Smiles of Christmas set.
To learn more about the ongoing holiday promos and activities, follow Robinsons Malls on Facebook, @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on twitter.
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The Medical City and Robinsons Hotels & Resorts Partner to Provide Healthcare & Hospitality
by Robinsons Land And JG Summit Teams
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many hotels around the world have been made to function far beyond their original intention, that of providing all aspects of hospitality to their guests. Today, hotels have become a safe haven, providing shelter and refuge in this time of crisis. From sheltering healthcare workers to providing additional beds for overwhelmed hospitals, hotels also serve as a “home away from home” not just for returning OFWs, but also to those who are medically considered as Persons Under Investigation and Persons Under Monitoring.
Here in the Philippines, local governments have been working with hotels to transform their buildings into makeshift care facilities or quarantine centers, while some hospitals have elevated the quality of care they offer by accommodating clients/patients awaiting lab test results in select hotels.
One such medical institution, The Medical City in Ortigas, has partnered with Robinsons Hotels and Resorts to provide a seamless and convenient healthcare experience for every Filipino with its Hotel and Travel Care Packages.
WATCH: Maja Salvador & G-force dance in this Holiday video by Robinsons Malls
As Christmas season nears, with no foreseeable end to this pandemic, Filipinos are still hopeful that things will get better in the end. Not even the crisis can stop Filipinos from sharing meaningful experiences with families and friends to celebrate the holiday season.
This season, Robinsons Malls will bring JOY as they recently launched their Holiday Musical with her MAJAsty – Maja Salvador.
In this holiday video, the story starts from the point of view of Robinsons Malls’ dedicated mall employees. The video highlights the employees’ gratefulness to be able to safely come to work and the joy the holiday season brings them. They express this by preparing the mall for the mall goers, ready to spread the holiday cheer. They anticipate customers to come and complete the spirit of Christmas after long months of quarantine.
Maja leads the way inside the mall and break into a dance routine, while practicing social distancing and safety protocols. Mall-goers and Maja are seen as they shop, dine and go through each part of the mall and follow the beat of the music, while G-Force dancers join in on the fun and dance along with them.
Robinsons Malls will bring everything that brings Joy about this season—the warmth, the energy, and the positivity—all seen as well as it is felt.
Because when spending the #HolidaysAtRobinsons Malls, feeling Joyous is all about experiences that tell what we love the most about Christmas.
Condo Living Just Got Better, Thanks to the myRLC Portal
RLC Residences’ web-based homeowners’ portal gives residents greater convenience
by THE JG SUMMIT TEAM
RLC Residences, a residential division brand of Robinsons Land Corporation, recently launched a homeowners’ web-based portal called myRLC that aims to address condominium residents’ daily concerns.
The project is part of the company’s digital transformation program to improve the customer experience of its clients. As it was already in development before the Covid-19 pandemic, myRLC was released in the early days of the lockdown, a timely move that was highly appreciated by RLC Residences condominium dwellers.
Before the release of myRLC, homeowners and renters had to manually accomplish the tasks normally associated with condominium living. Raising inquiries or concerns would require a call or visit to the administration office, while paying bills might entail a trip to the bank.
Through the myRLC homeowner’s portal, residents can now process and accomplish their inquiries—and so much more—from the comfort of their home or office. Using their myRLC account, residents can access billing statements and pay their dues with just a few clicks. They can also easily file forms for gate passes or work permits digitally.
Due to the strict health and safety guidelines implemented in the lockdown, handling home repairs and maintenance can be difficult. That’s why myRLC users have been provided access to Ring Rob Concierge, an online digital concierge, to book professional services, order water refills, and even schedule laundry pick-ups online.
The current pandemic has also underscored the importance of receiving timely news and announcements. myRLC supports this by providing a venue to disseminate community updates and information, bringing the RLC community close together. The portal also features a marketplace that allows enterprising residents to sell or buy items from residents within their community.
myRLC Homeowner’s Portal is currently available to 14 of RLC’s residential properties and is progressively expanding to other developments with the goal of creating better customer experiences and building stronger community connections among RLC residents.
Its launch is part of a grand plan which seeks to benefit all RLC residents in the near future. “We strive to continuously elevate the services we provide in the residential developments. myRLC surely takes us another step towards that very path,” says Henry L. Yap, Business Unit General Manager of RLC Residences. “We are very proud to be able to introduce this especially during a time when staying indoors and avoiding physical contact are very important to our overall health and safety.”
For more information on RLC Residences, visit rlcresidences.com
LAMP OF FRIENDSHIP
LAMP OF FRIENDSHIP – Sunita Lakhanpal, VP & Head of APAC and Global Life Sciences of Cognizant Digital Operations, presents the Lamp of Indian-Filipino Friendship to Frederick D. Go, President and CEO of Robinsons Land Corporation, in celebration of Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights. Also in attendance is Joey A. Marquez, AVP and Philippines Center Head of Cognizant Digital Operations.
Cognizant, one of the fastest growing business and technology services company, expanded its presence in the Philippines and is a key locator within the growing RLC Bridgetowne Estate community.
Remembering Mr. John
by The JG Summit Team
A look back on the exceptional life of JG Summit founder John Gokongwei, Jr.
John L. Gokongwei, Jr. (11 August 1926—9 November 2019) devoted much of his 93 extraordinary years in this world to making the lives of all Filipinos better.
Despite his humble entrepreneurial beginnings—he got his start in business at the tender age of 13 by selling peanuts cooked in garlic—he went on to build a diversified business empire composed of companies that boldly challenged the status quo and became major players in their respective fields.
Today, JG Summit holds significant interests in air transportation, banking, food, power, property and hospitality, and petrochemicals. Despite the scope of his empire, his business philosophy, at its heart, was simple: provide consumers with wider choices at a fair price, and always with great service.
RLC and The Gokonwei Brothers Foundation(GBF)- Aiding the fight against COVID-19
The Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF), in collaboration with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), donated computers to the City Government of Pasig to aid the city’s fight versus COVID-19. The computer donation, consisting of 50 desktops and 10 laptops, will be used in the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Facility which is being built within the City Hall. GBF Executive Director Grace Colet and RLC President & CEO Frederick D. Go led the turn over of the computer donation to Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in simple ceremonies held at the Mayor’s Office witnessed by City Administrator Atty. Jeronimo U. Manzanero. Mayor Vico said the computers will be of great help in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the city by effectively tracing all individuals who were in contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient.
This Mall Helps Make Commuting Safer & Greener in Mandaluyong
by Robinsons Land And JG Summit Teams | Sep 4, 2020
Going out—whether to buy necessities, to eat out with friends or loved ones, or simply to get to work—hasn’t been as easy or convenient as it once was since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
To help bring a sense of normalcy back into people’s daily lives, Robinsons Malls has partnered with the Mandaluyong Transport Service Cooperative to address the needs of its shoppers and the commuting public. For those clamoring for better transportation options, a modernized e-jeepney terminal at Forum Robinsons has been set up to serve those commuting along the Forum Robinsons Complex-Kalentong/JRC route in Mandaluyong.
Trips are scheduled at 30- to 40-minute intervals with operations throughout the week, from Monday to Sunday. Practicing the recommended physical distancing, each e-jeep can accommodate a maximum of 13 passengers. As a safety measure required by the local government, the transport group installed plastic barriers between passengers and requires all passengers to sign their safety manifest for proper contact tracing.
The e-jeeps can pick-up passengers along the way, but drop-offs can only be made at designated jeepney stops to minimize delays and help maintain the smooth flow of traffic.
While commuters stand to benefit greatly from the Robinsons Malls and MTSC partnership, it will also provide a boost to jeepney sector that has been affected by the current health crisis. Notably, the e-jeeps also are a big step forward in promoting a more environment-friendly mode of transport, doing their part to minimize pollution on Metro Manila’s roads.
Robinsons Land ARTABLADO Announces First National Painting Competition Winners
The pandemic has forced everyone into a state of reflection due to isolating and being an artist it’s not the worst place to be since this is where they usually create work. And with Robinsons Land ARTablado’s first ever National Painting Competition, staying in and getting lost in making art is such pure bliss.
The list of inspiration is endless as the theme of the competition is “Create” which is defined as “to bring something to existence”. It serves as the first step in Robinsons Land Corporation’s (RLC) campaign to illustrate the beauty of the Philippines, showcase the future of arts, share Filipino culture and festivities, and create awareness and open the eyes of the Filipinos on environmental changes.
Robinsons Land ARTablado received a total of 94 entries for both Representational and Non-Representational category made by the young and young-at-heart around the country. From there, the Top 25 finalists for each category were selected and among it were the Top 3 winners. Surely, the panel of judges based their scores on beauty, skill, inherent meaning, uniqueness, and fulfilled intent.
Here are the official winners for both categories and their prizes: 1st Prize, Kanlungan ng Lahi by Ambrocio Mallari and The Soul of Happiness by Romer Kagayutan – both of them will be given a solo exhibition at ARTablado, Robinsons Galleria and receive P60,000 cash, an overnight stay in Summit Ridge Tagaytay, and a plaque; 2nd Prize, Inang Kalikasan Ibigin at Pagkaingatan by Froilan Galpo and Imbak sa Bulaklak by Elbert Caballero – they will receive P40,000 cash, overnight stay in Summit Chimes Greenhills, and a plaque; For the 3rd Prize, Usbong at Silakbo ng Kalikasan by Nino Cris Odosis and Isang Libo Apatnaraan at Apatnapung Pagasa by Dante Bon Verano – each of them will receive P20,000 cash, an overnight stay at Summit Magnolia, and a plaque. On the other hand, the remaining 44 finalists will receive P4,000 cash each.
Let’s get to know the judges: First is Mr. Nemesio “Nemi” Miranda, known as the “Father of Imaginative Figurism”, owns the Nemiranda Art House Family Museum to promote art in his hometown. Second, Mr. Carlos “Totong” Francisco II, the grandson of renowned muralist and National Artist, Carlos “Botong” Francisco and a full-time artist since 1996. Third, Ms. Maryrose Gisbert-Domingo, an Awardee for Ulirang Magdaleno for Arts and Culture awarded by the Mayor of Mandaluyong City, a member of Saturday Group of Artists, the Mandaluyong Artists League, the Art Association of the Philippines, and an instructor for Creative Hands Art Workshop. Fourth, Mr. Felix Dan S. Lopez, a seasoned Human Resources Executive in the Philippines and currently the Vice President for Human Resources of Cebu Pacific Air. Last but not the least, Ms. Roselle Allado, an art collector of contemporary pieces with more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets.
All entries definitely has meaning beyond being an image, it will bring you tears, make you laugh, or remind you of something you’d almost forgotten, it also stands out in the crowd and dares to be different. Art is incredibly powerful as it keeps the people going. Since our lives have changed dramatically and it can feel a little overwhelming at times, through this competition, Robinsons Land has found a way to bring hope, happiness, and encouragement to help them keep going during the difficult times.
To see the complete list of Robinsons Land ARTablado finalists and their entries, visit their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ARTablado/
Robinsons Land lists over Php13 billion 3-Year & 5-Year fixed-Rate Bond on PDEx
(July 17, 2020) – Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) listed its P13.2-billion, 3-year and 5-year fixed-rate bonds due 2023 and 2025 with a coupon rate of 3.6830% and 3.8000% per annum on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation (PDEx) virtually held listing ceremony this morning, 17 July 2020.
The bond was strongly received enabling RLC to increase the issue size from Php10 billion to a total of Php13.2 billion.
“We are very grateful of the market’s positive reception of our bond offer resulting to it being oversubscribed. It underscores the investors’ continued vote of confidence in the company’s strength and growth prospects”, said Robinsons Land Corp President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go.
“This is a result of our unwavering commitment to ensure that we will be able to consistently deliver value to our stakeholders. Amid the community quarantine, temporary business closure and other challenges that were brought upon by the pandemic, Robinsons Land remained resilient and agile, and emerged a stronger company”, he added during the ceremony.
Joint Lead Underwriters and Bookrunners were BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, BPI Capital Corporation, China Bank Capital Corporation, First Metro Investment Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank.
Robinsons Hotels & Resorts’ New Offerings for Guests’ Evolving Needs
by ROBINSONS HOTELS & RESORTS AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruption not only to the world’s economy but in the way people go about their daily lives. For people living and working in the city, they’ve had to adjust to situations such as having to work remotely or if they need to physically report to the office, contend with the worsening traffic or the unpredictability of the public transportation system.
To help address these situations, Robinsons Land Corporation’s hotel properties under its subsidiary Robinsons Hotels & Resorts have developed innovative products designed for the evolving needs of consumers in the “New Normal.”
These days, working remotely has proven to be a practical and convenient way for employees to get work done while they are away from their offices. The work-from-home set up has allowed many businesses to continue their operations while keeping employees safe and sound in the comfort of their own homes. At the Go Hotels and Summit Hotels chains, guests can enjoy the convenience afforded by the remote work arrangement through Robinsons Hotels & Resorts’ Working-On-the-Go Private Offices.
Robinsons Land Net Income Expands by 82% to PHP3.34bn in 1QCY2020
(May 7, 2020) – Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies, posted an 82% in net income growth to PHP3.34 billion from PHP1.8 billion in 1Q 2019.
Going Online: Robinsons Land Innovates the Home-Buying Experience
RLC makes finding your next home easy & convenient, especially in the new normal.
by ROBINSONS LAND AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
Through digital catalogs and virtual tours, now available for viewing at www.robinsonsproperties.com, RLC offers an interactive way to showcase the company’s prime residential developments. Should a client express further interest in a property, these virtual tours can be complemented by an online meeting with a Robinsons Land property specialist for a more personalized experience. Unit reservations can be done from home by simply sending scanned copies of the required documents, a valid government ID, and proof of online payment of the reservation fee.
For more information, email RobinsonsResidences.Marketing@robinsonsland.com, check out RLC’s official social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.robinsonsproperties.com
Bringing Robinsons Malls to Your Doorstep
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being felt in our cities, Robinsons Malls has made it much easier to buy essential items and food, especially for loyal mall goers who may be understandably wary of leaving the sanctuary of their homes. With their customers’ health, security, and utmost convenience in mind, Robinsons Malls introduces the RPersonal Shopper and RDelivery Programs.
Frontliners: Modern Day Heroes
Frontliner is often associated with soldiers during war but today, the word is used to identify workers who are still performing their duties during community quarantines and lockdowns across the globe. After all, these frontliners are also waging war against the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
In the Philippines, when the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed by the government in the whole Luzon island, most of the labor force were ordered to work from home. But for others, this was not an option. Today’s frontliners are composed of medical and healthcare workers, police officers, security guards, cashiers, warehouse staff, maintenance personnel, and others who continue to go to work and clock in despite the danger of the virus.
RLC Breaks Ground of Campus One Office Building in Bridgetowne
The new campus is located in the Pasig City side of the development will be leased by FinAsia Land Development and Construction Corporation (FinAsia). The seat leasing company will occupy the three-story building with a total leasable space of 19,578 square meters (sqm). Robinsons Land Corporation and FinAsia executives attended the groundbreaking ceremony to officially signal the start the construction of Campus One. The office building is expected to be completed within the 3rd quarter of 2020.
“We are delighted to contribute to the continued growth of Pasig City as a commercial district by building Campus One in Bridgetowne East. This will be the first of many exciting developments you can expect from our premier destination estate” said Jericho P. Go, General Manager for Office Buildings Division of RLC.
“FinAsia selected Campus One for its expansion into Pasig City because of Robinsons Land Corporation’s excellent track record of delivering quality office projects” said Manuel E. Pangilinan, President, CEO, and founder of FinAsia.