Robinsons opens 7th mall in Mindanao

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Robinsons Land Corp., the property development arm of the Gokongwei group, is expanding its mall footprint in the southern part of the Philippines.

RLC president and chief executive officer Frederick Go said the company would open its first full service mall in Valencia City.

“Robinsons Place Valencia is our 51st mall nationwide and our 7th in Mindanao. We will continue to open more malls in areas that have strong underserved market demand and where we can be a catalyst for economic growth,” Go said.

The move is part of the company’s strategy to become the first major operator to venture into emerging economic hubs.

Robinsons Place Valencia comes on the heels of RLC’s successful opening of malls in other parts of Mindanao. These include Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Butuan, Tagum and Iligan cities.

“With the opening of Robinsons Place Valencia, people from Bukidnon need not travel to Cagayan de Oro or Davao for a complete shopping, entertainment and dining experience,” Go said.

Located in Barangay Bagontaas, the three-story Robinsons Place Valencia sits on an eight-hectare lot along the busy Sayre Highway.

The mall has a sprawling structure over three floors with a mix of national retailers, global brands and local business.

Affiliates Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, Daiso Japan, Robinsons Bank, and South Star Drug will be the anchor tenants.

Shoppers will have different choices among the mall’s fashion and sporting boutiques, Home and Lifestyle stores, as well as its IT and Gadgets Zone while there is a health and wellness center for pampering and amusement centers for kids.

The mall will also offer a wide array of dining options including fastfood and casual dining restaurants, coffee shops, a food gallery and novelty food shops.

“The mall is seen to also attract residents of nearby towns and cities throughout the province,” Go said.

Go said Valencia is attractive because of its booming economy.

Since attaining cityhood in 2001, Valencia City in Bukidnon is seeing rapid development matched by its solid economic growth. It is recognized as Bukidnon’s center of trade and commerce due to its strategic location right in the heart of Mindanao.


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