‘World’s tallest’ Mother Mary statue erected in Philippines

MONTEMARIA is a pilgrimage center dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia. The development was conceived as a destination to attract devotees and pilgrims. It can be considered as a tourism and/or retirement village.

MONTEMARIA is strategically located at the southernmost tip of Batangas Bay in Batangas City. The site is 30 minutes away from the central district of Batangas City, and accessible by concrete road and by sea. It is situated on a plateau overlooking the Verde Island Passage and the entrance to Batangas Bay of almost all vessels coming from Southern Philippines and international vessels entering China Sea to use the Batangas International Port.

The 8-hectare World Destination project is nestled at the heart of the 130-hectare township in Montemaria, Batangas City, along the Verde Island Passage confirmed to be the Center of Marine Biodiversity of the World.

The centerpiece is the 322 feet (98.15 meters) Statue of Mary, MOTHER OF ALL ASIA, which is dedicated to Unity and Peace of the peoples and countries of this part of the world.

The Mother of All Asia TOWER of PEACE will be the icon and pilgrimage destination not only of the entire Philippines and eventually of all Asia and the World, as the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.

Approximately 22 hectares of land will be allocated for the development of 1,000 condotel rooms and 500 villas with average floor areas of 40 sqm and 300 sqm, respectively. These residential accommodation facilities will be available to pilgrims, devotees, tourists, retirees, and all others on a time-sharing basis or sale. The CLOISTERS @ MONTEMARIA are being constructed around the vicinity of the monument.

A component of the CLOISTERS project is the 500-room FLUVION HOTEL & RESIDENCES. The 8-storey condotel will feature a wide variety of amenities including in-room dining with a complete room service menu, complimentary parking, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, a business center, complimentary wireless internet access, and bell, valet and concierge services to assist guests during their visit.

In addition to this, there will also be 2 residential subdivisions with a total land area of 35 hectares. LA VIDA GRANDE, a low to medium density residential development, offers lots with sizes ranging from 240 sqm to 320 sqm. The other one is MONTEMARIA HEIGHTS, a high-end hillside residential village, which offers an average lot size of 300 sqm to 400 sqm.

A marina, amphitheater, club house, sports and recreation facilities, health and wellness center, and other amenities will likewise be built on a 5-hectare portion of the property to be known as the VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE (VIP) MARINE SANCTUARY. Lot and unit owners will be given priority in applying for membership in this non-profit organization to enjoy the exclusive privilege of using the facilities and amenities of the club.

Part of the self-sustaining community development is a 35-hectare commercial business district; a 17-hectare hotel, resort and tourism district; and an institutional zone with an aggregate area of 5 hectares devoted entirely for religious and spiritual activities.

Batangas’ strategic location makes it a natural gateway to the rest of the Philippines as well as the Asia Pacific Region. These factors enhance Batangas’ potential in industrial, residential and tourism development and extend business opportunities for those looking at Batangas as their prospective base of operations.

The project aims to create more than just a large tourism estate – the goal is to realize a unique business environment comprising a package of complementary attractions which, taken together, will secure a strong market niche for the development as a whole.

There are a number of reasons for incorporating a significant residential component into the land development program, with integrated leisure facilities:

The attraction of executive and professional staff to an enterprise location is a significant factor influencing locator decisions. While there are other residential opportunities within the sub-region, the attractiveness of the industrial product will be boosted if a suitable residential environment can be provided as a defined project component.

With the STAR in place, the project area is within commuting distance to Metro Manila thus strengthening its position in the residential real estate market.

The environment provides potential for the project area as a second home/short break destination.

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