Davao City eyed as Asian retirement hub

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 Oct) — Davao has a natural edge to become a
retirement destination for both Filipino and foreign retirees, City
Administrator Wendel Avisado told reporters Today.

He said they are now poised to sell Davao City not just as a tourist
destination but as a “haven for retirees.”

Avisado, who just came out in a meeting with the Philippine Retirees,
Inc., a group of private subdivision developers, said they have eyed
an 80-hectare private property in Catigan, Toril, and Davao City as an
initial phase of the project.

He said the property, dubbed as Villa de Mercedes, has complete
amenities for retirees.

He said Davao is perfect for retirees because of the conducive
predictable climate that is outside the typhoon belt. Avisado said
humidity is also moderate, which is ideal for aging investors.

Avisado cited the city’s proximate medical and hospital facilities,
shopping and leisure destinations, diversity of tourist attractions
like islands or highlands. Read story here.

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