Duros Land marks 10th year with new outlook for developments

Marlen Limpag By

Published on October 15, 2021
Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino and President Fe Barino at Liloan Golf, an international golf course their company is completing in Liloan.
Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino and President Fe Barino at Liloan Golf, an international golf course their company is completing in Liloan.

On its 10th anniversary under a challenging pandemic year, Duros Land Properties reflects on the lessons of the past and envisions a future that will see a combination of high-end residences and leisure facilities for its vast landholdings in fast-growing Liloan.

Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino said the best comparison for what the company plans to achieve within the next 10 years will be Macau.

“In Macau, you can ride any bus and be transported to any hotel, destination for free. We want to duplicate that but it will not really be identical,” he added. The company’s vision jibes with its new outlook of “Shaping vibrant cities of the future.”

Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino and President Fe Barino at Liloan Golf, an international golf course their company is completing in Liloan.
Duros Group Chairman of the Board Rafaelito Barino and President Fe Barino at Liloan Golf, an international golf course their company is completing in Liloan.

Duros Land, which is a subsidiary of the Duros Group of Companies, has completed a vertical residential project and is on track to finish another one while preparing to open three more premium developments in the town’s highland barangays. It also topped off early this year the first of several high-rise buildings in northern Metro Cebu.

Ideal community

Barino said they plan to add more leisure facilities to the central amenity for Duros Land’s premium developments that is the world-class par 72 18-hole course Liloan Golf. With only three holes left, the goal is to finish the golf course by December 2021.

Duros Land is a homegrown company founded by Barino and his wife Fe in Cebu’s town of Liloan, which is now on the verge of becoming a city.

It intends to create ideal communities with world-class amenities incorporating the lessons of the pandemic for more open spaces and nature breaks, offering residents a home to live, work, play, and grow and providing visitors a much-needed respite from the daily grind.

PRESS CON. Duros Land company officials talk with reporters and bloggers at the Liloan Golf to present the company’s milestones and plans as it marked its 10th year.
PRESSCON. Duros Land company officials talk with reporters and bloggers at the Liloan Golf to present the company’s milestones and plans as it marked its 10th year.

Its premium residences and leisure facilities will be linked by a fully concreted provincial standard road with an electric shuttle service that will ply the route from a terminal hub right by the North Road entrance in Barangay Yati all the way to Barangay San Roque, passing through Barangays San Vicente, Sta. Cruz, and Lataban. This will serve residents of the subdivision projects of Duros Land.

Residential projects

Soon to launch within the company’s Yati enclave is Woodlands Prime, a premium addition to the Woodland Park Residences offering a limited number of single-detached houses within a wooded locale.

Within the same neighborhood is the high-rise One Tectona, which will house residential units, a 101-room four-star hotel set to open in mid 2022, and a business center with office spaces for small- to medium-sized enterprises. It will feature an international restaurant, coffee shop, swimming pool, game room, meditation garden, and sports bar, among many other amenities.

Another ongoing development located a few minutes away in Barangay Sta. Cruz is Bay-Ang Ridge, a mid-range residential subdivision with its own set of amenities and commercial components.

LILOAN GOLF. The international golf course will be completed later this year and launched next year.
LILOAN GOLF. The international golf course will be completed later this year and launched next year.

Other upcoming residential developments include Golfers Village in Barangay San Roque and Lataban Estates in Barangay Lataban. The Golfers Village is a residential subdivision that surrounds the golf course and caters to golfing enthusiasts while Lataban Estates is 80 hectares of master planned and fully integrated lot only development with a dedicated bike lane and jogging path integrated in its road network.

Among Lataban’s stunning and unique amenities are a Sakura Park, Orchard Forest, Fishing Lagoon, Clubhouse and Swimming Pool, Viewing Deck and Prayer Pavilion, pocket parks, exercise area, and many others.

10TH YEAR. Duros Land Properties, Inc. Sales Director Allan Ballesteros talks about the company’s milestones as it marks its 10th year.
10TH YEAR. Duros Land Properties, Inc. Sales Director Allan Ballesteros talks about the company’s milestones as it marks its 10th year.

Complete facilities

Duros Land has a landbank of more than 300 hectares and is poised to establish multiple developments spread in six barangays in Liloan. It is an offspring of Duros Development Corporation, a Triple-A, ISO-certified construction company with over 30 years of experience in big ticket infrastructure projects.

With its top technical expertise and engineering capabilities, the group has the foundation to transform and develop vibrant cities of the future.

In line with its goal to create complete and sustainable communities, it is equipping the neighborhood with the necessary infrastructure and facilities. Aside from the Liloan Golf and Leisure Estate with its world-class course and soon to be completed clubhouse with jacuzzi, sauna, spa, and a swimming pool, the company has put up a Bikers Haven and Playground that serves as biking pit stop and a place where kids can interact with farm animals like horses, carabaos, cows, rabbits, and peacocks.

LEARNING GOLF. Woodlands Golf Academy offers lessons for newbies as well as those upgrading their skills in the sport.
LEARNING GOLF. Woodlands Golf Academy offers lessons for newbies as well as those upgrading their skills in the sport.

The company also operates the Divine Life Institute of Cebu, a private secondary school in Yati offering preschool to senior high classes as well as technical and vocational courses, and Woodlands Golf Academy, which is the first golf school in Cebu to offer different lessons for newbies as well as those upgrading their skills in the sport.

It will be putting up the St. Raphael Healthcare and Wellness Center, a health facility intended to provide medical consultation, advanced laboratory tests, x-ray, dialysis center, and other medical imaging and services. Also in the works is a residential farm project in Barangays San Roque and Tabla.

Marlen Limpag

By Marlen Limpag

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.