On November 20, 2018, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) held the signin

g of Partnership Agreements for the registration of three (3) new Tourism Enterprises, namely: Lazuli, a new beach resort located inside the San Vicente Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ) in Palawan; Kabote Beach Resort, also located in the San Vicente Flagship TEZ; and Signature Suites, located in Boracay, Aklan.

Lazuli is a new accommodation establishment located at the beachfront area of Brgy. Alimanguan within the San Vicente Flagship TEZ. Set to open before the year ends, the resort has 12 rooms, a restaurant, and a swimming pool. This newly-registered tourism enterprise is operated by the Lazuli Resort Corporation. Also located in the San Vicente Flaghship TEZ but in New Agutaya, is the three-storey Kabote Beach Resort, another accommodation establishment that offers 27 rooms, a bar and restaurant, and a swimming pool. It is operated by the resort’s sole proprietor Ms. Metelynn Howie.  The Signature Suites is the exclusive wing of the Discovery Shores Resort in Boracay Island, operated by Discovery World Corporation (DWC) that features 11 high-ceilinged luxurious suites.

The newly registered Tourism Enterprises (RTEs) will provide more grounds for tourism development through the investment opportunities offered and the generation of employment especially to the locals in the area. The RTEs will further represent and promote the beauty of the Philippines through the incorporation of the Philippine culture in architectural design and products. Kabote Beach, for example, aims to promote the culture of San Vicente by prioritizing the hiring of locals and natives of the area as well retaining the cultural aspects through building partnership with local farmers and fishermen, and participation of cultural related activities through the promotion of local cuisines and local products. Lazuli will also feature native architecture and local harbor to promote the natural beauty of the Philippines. These will not only introduce the strong foundation of Philippine culture in different aspects to foreign tourists, but will ultimately strengthen and bring the community together.

(From left to right) TIEZA Assistant COO Atty. Joy Bulauitan, TIEZA Chief
Officer Pocholo Paragas,Kabote Beach Resort Proprietor Ms. Metelyn
Howie and Kabote Beach Resort CEO Mr. Peter James Howie
with the Certificate of
Registration for Kabote Beach Resort RTE.

(From left to right) TIEZA ACOO Atty. Joy Bulauitan, TIEZA COO Pocholo Paragas,
Lazuli Resort Corporation President Mr. Antonio Habana, and Director/Corporate Secretary
Atty. Gabriel Tomas Habana with the Certificate of Registration for Lazuli RTE.

(From left to right) TIEZA ACOO Atty. Joy Bulauitan, TIEZA COO Pocholo Paragas,
Discovery World Corporation President Mr. Jose Parreño, and Finance Manager
Mr. Charlie Guy Ledesma
with the Certificate of Registration for Signature Suites

(From left to right) TIEZA: Atty. Niño Ruperto Aquino, Atty. Karen Mae Sarinas-
Baydo, Mr. Jethro Lozada,
Atty. Joy Bulauitan, Kabote Beach Resort: Ms. Metelyn
Howie, Mr. Peter James Howie, Discovery World Corporation:
Mr. Jose Parreño,
Mr. Charlie Guy Ledesma , Lazuli: Mr. Antonio Habana, Atty. Gabriel Tomas
TIEZA: Mr. Pocholo Paragas, and Mr. Donald Maldonado.

To date, TIEZA has already designated and registered five (5) Flagship TEZs, namely: San Vicente in Palawan, Rizal Park Complex in Manila, Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor in Bataan, Panglao Bay Premiere in Bohol, and Bucas Grande in Surigao Del Norte; seven (7) Private TEZs, namely: Ciudad de Victoria in Bulacan, Queen’s Castle Golf and Resort in Cebu, Bravo Golf in Negros Oriental, Hijo Resources in Davao del Norte, Kingdom Global City in Davao, Aton Land & Leisure Zone in Negros Occidental, and Amorita Resort in Bohol; and three (3) Tourism Enterprises, namely: Philippine Arena, Kingdome Stadium inside Kingdom Global City, and Magikland inside Aton Land & Leisure Zone.

Interested investors may contact the TEZ Management Secretariat at (02) 249-5900 loc. 727 or email us at tez.secretariat@gmail.com and tez.secretatiat@tieza.gov.ph. For more information about TEZs, you may visit our website, www.tieza.gov.ph, or visit us at the 7th Floor of Tower 1, Double Dragon Plaza, Double Dragon Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA Extension Bay Area, Pasay City.