Excerpt from the remarks by chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez at the Rockwell Land Corporation annual stockholders’ meeting held at the Power Plant Mall Cinema on May 31, 2017.
I am proud to report Rockwell Land’s growth in 2016. It was a result of the many disciplines developed by the Rockwell team over the years: planning carefully and innovating constantly, listening to the market and responding appropriately, learning from mistakes and adhering to quality, and anticipating and managing risk. These are the solid disciplines with which we have approached and evaluated every one of our projects.
We look forward to delivering the Rockwell touch to many more of our developments. We are specifically excited about further establishing our presence in hotel and leisure. Our very first Aruga Hotel in Rockwell Center will open with around 200 rooms in two years’ time. We also plan to expand this segment geographically as Rockwell sets foot in Mactan, Cebu with its first beachfront resort development.
After more than two decades of creating living and lifestyle spaces, we will continue to work on providing the members of the Rockwell community positive memorable experiences. We remain greatly inspired by our new vision statement—“To create admired communities beyond ordinary.” To attract our customers and keep them satisfied, expect your Rockwell team to put in the extraordinary work necessary to bring all our communities—our residents, tenants and, perhaps, even our neighbors—beyond ordinary.
After having served in Japan as the country’s ambassador for 5 1/2 years, I returned last July 2016. It was a privilege and honor to have represented the Philippines in one of our most important diplomatic missions.
Now that I am back, I am really happy to join the Rockwell family on a more active basis. I wish to thank the board of directors, officers, the men and women of Rockwell Land for making the company what it is today.