Rockwell Center Bacolod’s Bel-Air: Blueprint of Negrenses’ refined taste, Rockwell’s signature lifestyle

It has been an excellent fit even from the start.

With their shared affinity for the finer things, the culture-rich, progressive City of Bacolod has naturally found a common ground with Rockwell Land, which has sought to bring its signature lifestyle closer to the Negrenses.

It was thus unsurprising that Rockwell’s initial foray in the City of Smiles already made a mark this early. After all, the 11-ha Nara Residences presents a lifestyle that integrates the Negrenses’ refined tastes and Bacolod’s rich cultural heritage in a modern, sophisticated setting made more premium by the distinct Rockwell flair for affluence.

Besides offering lots and condominiums to a discerning market, this up and coming community along GM Cordova Avenue also places a premium on the quality of life as it provides wide, landscaped open spaces, fresh air, and modern indulgences to ensure the comfort and convenience of future residents.

New opportunities

Following that warm, successful reception of Nara Residences, Rockwell has opened up new opportunities for the Negrenses to experience that much sought lifestyle through Rockwell Center Bacolod—a community that will bring a level of elegance, style and convenience that Bacolodnons deserve.

Almost twice the size of Rockwell’s flagship development in Makati City, Rockwell Center Bacolod is a masterplanned, mixed-use development nestled on a 30-ha terrain along the Circumferential Road.

This promising mixed-use development will thus place future residents and guests right at the heart of the city—just a few minutes from major thoroughfares including Lacson St., which conveniently brings them to the New Bacolod-Silay International Airport and even the Bacolod Government Center. Surrounding Rockwell Center Bacolod are key establishments, institutions and commercial centers offering services and activities for the locals.

A new city centerRockwell Center Bacolod will no doubt bring to life the vision of the developer to create a new city center replete with all the components that would set the benchmark for upscale living in the city—similar to what it did to its project in Makati.

Rising within Rockwell Center Bacolod are residential developments, a Power Plant Mall, retail concepts, premium grade offices and a business park for commercial spaces, academic institutions, and interactive open spaces that are poised to cater to the different emerging lifestyles in this Western Visayas city.

The business park here, in particular, is rising to become the next thriving central business hub of the province. Its 21 commercial lots, with sizes ranging from 1,381 sqm to 1,992 sqm, would allow investors to tap the opportunities offered by a business-friendly environment, a strategic location, and a fast-growing city.

Complementing this park are Rockwell’s offices, touting innovative systems, sophisticated designs, and conveniences that ensure a premium work style experience, and a professional school that can cater to those who strive for continuous learning.

Investors can thus build their own businesses within premium spaces lined with seven-meter wide linear parks, and create opportunities for Bacolodnons, who will thrive in a self-sustaining community where all components will complement one another. Here, future investors will benefit from a safe, sustainable community that has an orderly circulation system, practical, efficient and future-proof design, as well as green infrastructure.

Rockwell promiseDelivering the same promise seen in other Rockwell communities, Rockwell Center Bacolod is well-positioned to deliver excellence and great customer service.

The entire development has been thoughtfully designed to ensure that it is safe, secure, sustainable and eco-friendly. Lush open spaces and linear parks here will not only support the active lifestyles of the residents, but will also seamlessly integrate the commercial hub with Bacolod City’s natural beauty.

Its streets and driveways meanwhile are designed to ensure ease of flow. With roads up to 30 meters wide, Rockwell ensures minimal traffic congestion and safer driving conditions.

And as Rockwell places a premium on convenience, it has also planned to include a Power Plant Mall—the iconic establishment that first rose in Makati City. Bacolodnons will be treated to an unrivaled, premium shopping experience only seen thus far at the Power Plant Mall in Makati.

Enhanced lifestylesA presence at Rockwell Center Bacolod will no doubt allow its investors to capitalize on its robust business ecosystem while riding the wave of growth of Bacolod City. But besides the business prospects, Rockwell Center Bacolod is also opening up opportunities for the Negrenses to enjoy a lifestyle steeped in opulence and sophistication.

Rockwell is bringing its distinct mark of safety, exclusivity and quality through Bel-Air at Rockwell Center Bacolod—the only high-end residential community in the city that is located within a business district.

True to its goal of bringing the iconic Rockwell Center to the City of Bacolod, Bel-Air will soon become a highly coveted premium neighborhood where future residents will get to enjoy conveniences and accessibility, while basking in unparalleled quality, design and taste.

A total of 188 lots will be on offer, spread across a 9.6-ha expanse. Sizes of the lots will range from 280 sqm to 400 sqm, providing a spacious area for future residents to create their own enclaves upon turnover in 2026.

Ensuring healthy spaces for the residents, Bel-Air will have underground utilities, signature linear park, pocket parks and playgrounds, which offer points of convergence for the entire community, kids and adults alike. Here, they can enjoy the lush greenery, wide open spaces, and fresh air in the company of friends and loved ones.

A well-designed central amenity hub will meanwhile provide opportunities for residents to ensure their health and wellness as they will get to enjoy a swimming pool, function rooms, a roof deck and a gym. Residents will also have that unparalleled convenience of being close to the future Power Plant Mall in Bacolod.

There’s indeed a lot to delight and look forward to in Rockwell Center Bacolod, where premium residential lots, exciting retail destinations, and a business-friendly community await Negrenses.

Riding along the potential growth of the Visayas property market

The Visayas property market is brimming with potential for future growth. With business hubs already built in key provinces, a growing residential market and its potential to tap the tourism sector with its natural attractions, the region has the right ingredients for it to ride along the recovery of the economy.

Data from the PSA showed that the Visayas region’s economy rebounded in 2021 as its gross regional domestic product increased 5.7 percent in 2021 to P2.5 trillion from P2.395 trillion in the year before.

The major island group is set for even more growth in the future with upcoming and newly-opened infrastructure projects.

One of the recently opened infrastructure projects is the 8.9 kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), a modern expressway which connects mainland Cebu to Cordova town in Mactan Island.

Upon completion, it reduces travel time from Cebu City to Mactan–Cebu International Airport by approximately 40 minutes

Other big-ticket transport infrastructure developments in the region currently in the pipeline are the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System and the Metro Cebu Expressway.

Apart from Cebu, Bacolod is also another key province seen to benefit from upcoming infrastructure projects particularly the Bacolod–Silay Airport Access Road widening and Bacolod Economic Highway.

As these Visayan provinces see the completion of more infrastructure projects, property values in the region are likely to rise due to the increased accessibility in the area.

Major developers expand to the Visayas

Seeing the potential of key Visayan provinces for growth, the country’s top property developers have already expanded their footprint to the region, giving opportunities for end-users as well as property investors to take advantage of the expected economic growth of the region.

One of these developers is Rockwell Land, who ventured into the Visayas region with projects in Cebu and Bacolod as it aims to expand its reach across the country and create properties that elevate one’s everyday living experience.

Visayas property 32 Sanson Sillion32 Sanson in Lahug, Cebu

The company made its foray into the Visayas market with 32 Sanson, an intimate garden community nestled in Lahug, Cebu City, which is near prominent neighborhoods and business centers.

Since it was first launched in 2013, the property has grown to house five mid-rise residential buildings: Buri, Raffia, Gmelina, Solihiya, and soon Sillion. It features lifestyle amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pools, well-ventilated gym, and jogging path complementing the scenic atmosphere of lush greenery that abounds within the community.

Given its strategic location, residents of 32 Sanson are offered the convenience of city-living as well as the tranquility of residing in the peaceful suburbs.

Banking on the tropical lifestyle

Hailed as one of Asia’s best island destinations, Mactan in Cebu has always been known for its beautiful beaches and has made it a popular for both domestic and international tourists. The island is likewise a growing economic hub, with rising business centers and developing infrastructures that make it easier to access.

Rockwell offers an exclusive opportunity to own a home in this urban paradise with Aruga Resort and Residences — Mactan, its first residential resort development. The project sets itself apart in this popular sailing and snorkelling site with an expansive 270-meter stretch of white beach exclusive to the property.

Apart from a range of one- to four-bedroom units, a limited number of private enclaves belong to The Villas at Aruga, which offer two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own pool deck and is justa few steps away from the beachfront, where one can relax and unwind in their luxurious tropical abode.

Creating quality communities in the City of Smiles

Rockwell Land has further expanded its presence in the Visayas with its foray into Bacolod City through Nara Residences, a sprawling community with mid-rise condominium units and residential lots.

Visayas property Nara Residences and LotsNara Residences in Bacolod City

The high-end condominium development located along GM Cordova Avenue features a diverse set of unit cuts and a selection of lifestyle amenities like a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness gym, multi-purpose court, and function room, and is set to be complemented by retail areas.

The community also presents the only pre-selling high-end lots with a Bacolod City address through Nara lots, which offers cuts ranging from 250 square meters to as big as 400 square meters that maintain the terrain’s natural smooth gradual slopes. Here one is offered  privacy and exclusivity with only a limited number of premium lots within the development.

Bringing the signature Rockwell Center to Bacolod

Bacolod’s property market has been growing in recent years, with more residential and office developments rising, as a result of the increased economic activity in the city. It is among the most progressive cities in the Visayan region, attracting various businesses to locate in the area, especially those in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. The city was even named among the centers of excellence of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).

Rockwell is expected to fuel even more growth in the city as it brings in its signature commercial center with the Rockwell Center Bacolod.

Visayas property BACOLOD PERSPECTIVERockwell Center Bacolod

The 30-hectare Rockwell Center Bacolod is double the size of Rockwell Center Makati and is set to be replete with residential, commercial, office, retail, and leisure components, which will epitomize the brand’s signature offerings and create a well-balanced lifestyle within its safe community.

Aligned with the strategic location offered by Rockwell Land developments, the Rockwell Center Bacolod, located along Circumferential Road, is accessible to major thoroughfares such as Lacson Street and Circumferential Road as well vital infrastructure projects like the Bacolod-Silay International Airport and the Bacolod Port. The commercial center is also in proximity to necessary establishments such as the Bacolod Government Center, hospitals, schools and even a number of major retail establishments.

Through Rockwell Center Bacolod, the brand is not just growing its presence in the region but also creating more opportunities for investors and job seekers through the next mixed-use business district in Western Visayas. The commercial center is looking to usher in more economic activity in the city and increase property values in the area, which bode well for investors and businesses.

To commence this flagship project, Rockwell Center Bacolod is offering 21 premium commercial lots ranging from 1500 to 2000 square meters at the Rockwell Business Park.

Only a limited number of lots are available, and each one is lined by seven-meter wide linear parks that likewise create interactive open spaces within the community. Opportunities to reside within the mixed-used development will also soon arise.

With its distinct quality and strategically located offerings in the Visayas region, it is expected that Rockwell Land’s projects in the Visayas will grow along with the development of the region.

For more information on Rockwell Land’s Visayan projects, please visit e-rockwell.com/rockwellinvisayas.


Rockwell in Visayas further expands; Nara Residences tops off One Nara Tower, new Bacolod and Cebu projects soon to launch

Nara Residences by Rockwell held on April 19, 2022 the ceremonial topping-off of its first residential tower, One Nara. Present during the ceremony were Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Anne Tongoy, partners from the Juan D. Nepomuceno Realty Group, and members of the Rockwell Bacolod team. This succeeds the concrete pouring ceremony held for Two Nara last February, which was led by Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez and attended by his distinguished guests.

Nara Residences is Rockwell’s first development in Bacolod, and offers a range of studio to three-bedroom condominium units and residential lots. Residents will also enjoy its mix of lifestyle amenities, retail areas, and 80%  of open spaces. The finishing of its first residential tower’s structure brings it closer to completion, with turnover of One Nara set for 2023.

To further bring the brand’s signature experience to the region, Rockwell will soon be launching Rockwell Center Bacolod. The project is set to be replete with residential, commercial, office, retail, and leisure components, spanning 30-hectares—nearly twice the size of Rockwell’s flagship development in Makati City. Marking its beginnings will be the Rockwell Business Park, with its first phase offering commercial lots for sale.

In Cebu, the brand likewise expands its presence through a joint venture with International Pharmaceuticals Inc. with Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Nestor J. Padilla, and Rockwell Land SVP and Treasurer Mike L. Lopez present during the signing. The partnership is set to build a mixed-use property with residential, office, and retail components in what was formerly the site of the IPI headquarters along Pope John Paul II Avenue. This marks Rockwell’s third property in Cebu, and will cater to the central location’s diverse market.

Having created a solid foundation in Luzon, Rockwell strengthens its foothold in the Visayan region with more thoughtfully-curated communities. These developments are steadily taking shape, as a distinct Rockwell lifestyle in  Visayas comes to fruition.

For more information, please visit Rockwell in Visayas on e-rockwell.com

(L-R) Rockwell Bacolod Project Head for Sales Mars Lopez, Rockwell Bacolod Project Director Kendrick Ong, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Rockwell Bacolod Partner Anne Tongoy, AC Tajanlangit Construction President Allyna Tajanlangit

(L-R) Rockwell Bacolod Project Director Kendrick Ong, Wilkinson Construction President Wilkinson Ong, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Mr. Jojo Villaluz, Mrs. Maria Villareal, Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Mrs. Marites Lopez, AC Tajanlangit President Allyna Tajanlangit, Rockwell Land SVP Malou Pineda, Rockwell Bacolod Project Head for Construction Christiane Castillo

 Rockwell friends and partners from Negros Occidental, Dumaguete and Manila. 

(L-R) IPI Independent Director Vincent P. Ozaraga, Rockwell Land SVP for Business Development Davy Tan, IPI Board Member Leslie Anne C. Aliman, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, IPI President Pio B. Castillo Jr., IPI EVP and Treasurer Dennis B. Wong, IPI Board Member John F. Wong, and Rockwell Land SVP and Treasurer Mike L. Lopez. 

Rockwell Land first-half earnings of P1.08 B exceed 2020 net profit

Rockwell Land Corporation is launching more projects as it expects earnings in the first half of 2021 to already exceed net income for the entire 2020 of P1.08 billion on the back of a strong recovery in its residential business.

During the firm’s annual stockholders’ meeting, Rockwell Chairman Manuel Lopez said “We have seen Rockwell’s ability to endure with the support and dedication of our stakeholders.”


Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel L LopezRockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel L Lopez

“With our constant pursuit to build the very best, we are now very excited to move onwards and upwards as we continue on the legacy that we started in Rockwell Center, Makati, with new flagship projects,” he added.

Rockwell President Nestor Padilla said “We will always stick to our vision of creating beyond ordinary communities amidst any situation. We remain optimistic to launch several projects, especially with the continued trust our clients have given our brand after seeing how well we handled the crisis.”


Rockwell President Nestor J Padilla

Rockwell President Nestor J Padilla

In the first semester, Rockwell launched Sillion, the fifth tower in 32 Sanson by Rockwell in Cebu, The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan Phase 2, and Terreno South Phase 3 in Lipa, Batangas.

For the second half of this year, the firm will launch Arton East, the third and final tower of The Arton by Rockwell in Katipunan, Quezon City. In Makati, it will launch 1 Proscenium with premium work spaces available for sale within the Proscenium complex.


The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan

The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan

“At the heart of Rockwell Center will be The Balmori Suites, this is directly connected to the Power Plant Mall, assuring its residents of a great Rockwell lifestyle experience. This prime development will have a hotel-like lobby, premium finishes and thoughtfully designed private amenities,” Padilla said.

After the launch of its first condominium units in Bacolod City last December 2019, Rockwell will soon be offering residential lots within the 11-hectare Nara Residences.

Rockwell Center Bacolod

Rockwell Center Bacolod


“We are committed to rebound sooner rather than later by growing our presence in emerging cities. This year, we are set to launch two new Rockwell Centers: Rockwell Center Nepo, Angeles and Rockwell Center Bacolod.

Nepo is a 3.6-hectare joint venture with the Nepomuceno family which will feature mid-rise residential buildings and a Power Plant Mall.

Rockwell Center Bacolod will be twice the size of the first Rockwell Center in Makati and will be a 30-hectare master-planned development with the vision of becoming Bacolod’s top choice for a holistic community with a commercial center, residential spaces and lifestyle and leisure areas.




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