CEBU CITY – Philam Life remains committed to its participation in nation building as it strengthens its presence in the Visayas region on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.
The company recently inaugurated the Philam Life Center Cebu, located along Cardinal Rosales Avenue, right at the heart of Cebu’s Central Business District. It is the first Prime Building in Cebu that is pre-certified LEED Silver and is expected to set a new standard in quality. Its construction is the benchmark of international best practices such as high floor loading capacity, high wind load capacity (250kph), high elevator handling capacity, high clear ceiling height (3 meters) and energy efficient design.
The building is a pioneer in technology, given its high efficiency and back-up system; built to cater to the requirements of modern offices in today’s economy. It is expected to attract top tier traditional offices and multinational tenants who are looking to situate their offices in city landmarks that are prime, safe and sustainable.
To date, it has already earned several accolades from the Property Guru Philippines Property Awards, including winning the Best Office Landscape Architectural Design and being highly commended for Best Green Development, Best Office Development and Best BPO Office Development.
Cebu’s growth and economic development has captured the interest of Philam Life to invest in the area. Dr Mark Konyn, AIA Group’s Chief Investment Officer said, “Philam Life is part of the AIA Group and at AIA, we share a vision that promotes sustainable economic development across all of the 18 economies where we operate in Asia-Pacific. From an investment perspective, this is illustrated by our commitment to support the local capital markets, to invest in infrastructure, and to direct domestic savings into productive investments that create growth opportunities for people locally.”
“Philam Life has recognized the region’s viability as early as the 1950s when we built our first building, Philam Life Cebu, along Jones Avenue, now called Osmeña Boulevard,” said Aibee Cantos, Philam Life’s chief executive officer. “As we look forward to our next 70 years and beyond, we remain committed to be part of spurring the economic momentum the region has achieved.”