TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — A Guam-based construction firm owner is counting on high demand for function rooms in the city to prop up his new found business.
For Rolando NewVillamor, Tacloban has been a favorite place for gatherings, especially after super typhoon Yolanda, which calls for more function rooms and accommodation facilities to meet the promising demand.
“The market has been very encouraging. I noticed that only 50 percent of the need for function rooms is being met by local hotels and restaurants. There were already request for reservations last year even if construction was still ongoing,” said NewVillamor, the owner of KEYS Construction based in Dededo, Guam.
Last Saturday, the engineer’s family formally opened Villa Amor, a 250-seater function hall with restobar, 20-room hotel, pool and ample parking space. It is located in a 3,600-square meter property at Picas, Sagkahan district, this city.
NewVillamor, a native of Jaro, Leyte has invested Php40 million through his earnings and loan from Metrobank.
“I want to invest here because I want to help Yolanda victims who are relatives of my friends and classmates,” he added.
His business initially hired 30 workers from Leyte. (PNA)