PLDT Enterprise and Pro-Friends Power Cavite’s first PEZA certified IT Park, Suntech iPark


Established in 1999, Property Company of Friends Inc. (Pro-Friends) has developed a strong reputation over the last 17 years of building homes and communities that transform lives.  Now, in partnership with PLDT Enterprise, Pro-Friends looks to reach greater heights with its flagship project, Lancaster New City, Imus, Cavite.

Lancaster New City is a 1,400 hectare mixed use development located in Imus, Cavite. Within Lancaster New City sits Suntech iPark, Cavite’s premiere BPO office development, offering four new BPO buildings by 2018 just in the project’s initial phase. Through this collaboration, Pro-Friends hopes to bring more than just more jobs to the area. The first campus style IT Park in Cavite, its infrastructure will also bring with it educational opportunities as it will boast multiple campuses with a BPO track as well as provide housing for over 17,500 BPO employees.

Suntech iPark is part of the 25-hectare development called Downtown Lancaster. When complete, it will consist of 10 buildings with a total leasable area of 113,331 square meters. Suntech aims to provide employment closer to homes.

The Square, Downtown Lancaster’s retail component brings 35,000 square meters of retail space that features restaurants, coffee shops, services and the like to complement the needs of the community. As a whole, Downtown Lancaster and Pro-Friends are committed to bringing real work-life balance to Cavite.

“In today’s digital world, technology has the power to bring communities together, enabling a sustainable future that will present growth for all sectors. This is the mandate that we in PLDT Enterprise all adhere to—that is to collaborate with valued partners such as Pro-Friends, and to empower them to achieve innovativeness and efficiencies in all aspects of their operations. This in turn will allow them to deliver differentiated products and services, and foster deeper and long lasting relationships with their own customers,” says PLDT Executive Vice President, ePLDT CEO and President, Eric Alberto.

Vice Chairman and President of Pro-Friends, Guillermo C. Choa, also expressed optimism for the partnership between PLDT Enterprise and Pro-Friends.

He said, “We are happy to bring new developments to the Lancaster New City with PLDT Enterprise. The advancements expected with Suntech iPark will aid in our mission to improve the lives of Filipinos. Together, we will usher in a new milestone for the Philippine economy as we present Suntech iPark.”

This undertaking brings to the fore PLDT Enterprise’s emphasis towards nation-building. As a leader in both telco and digital technologies, PLDT Inc. believes strongly in its position to influence progress and provide opportunity to all Filipinos, making this joint venture with Pro-Friends an easy choice. 

PLDT Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin emphasized, “This collaboration between the two organizations is committed to changing the lives of Filipinos. In line with the thrust of PLDT Enterprise and Pro-Friends to transform lives, we hope to bring a new frontier to Suntech iPark that will innovate the lifestyle of Filipinos with the support of our digital solutions. Through this partnership, we aim to bring a promising future to the residents of Cavite, and eventually enable more communities with the power of technology.”

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