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Old May 1st, 2008, 05:24 AM   #261
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yeah honestly where. we don't have GMA here in America anymore so don't say 4 Oras.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #262
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hmmmmm the design is pretty Las-Vegas style decent
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Old May 12th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #263
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Old June 4th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #264
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Going beyond gaming to sustain economic growth



Efraim C. Genuino, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., or PAGCOR, (second from right) shows the resort-type Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Manila Bay Integrated City to foreign guests.

Over the past five years, the Philippine economy has grown primarily due to increasing remittances sent by overseas Filipino workers. Even based on the most conservative estimates, these inflows account for 25 percent of the country’s GDP.

While income from overseas workers buoys the economy, the downside of foreign currency remittances points to the so-called brain drain of skilled Filipino professionals in search of high wages abroad.

According to Efraim C. Genuino, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corp., or PAGCOR, Filipino workers must be given opportunities to practice their trade at competitive salaries domestically if the growth of the Philippine economy is to be sustainable.

‘‘The Philippines can be the next dragon in Asia. If our infrastructure and brain drain challenges can be addressed, I think this country can be great again. We are a rich country pretending to be poor. We have the natural resources and the labor to succeed. Within PAGCOR, we would like to do our part by paying our employees competitive dollar-denominated salaries. After all, if Filipinos receive their salaries in dollars, there is no need for us to go abroad,’’ he says.

In line with those objectives, PAGCOR hopes to generate that new kind of employment through its largest and ambitious project — the Bagong Nayong Pilipino (New Filipino City) — a multiphase project initially being constructed on 85 hectares of reclaimed land by Manila Bay this year.

Phase II of the project has a grander scope. It entails the construction of several ‘‘retirement cities’’ within a 700-hectare reclaimed territory. These themed cities are aimed at three nationalities, including Koreans and Japanese.

‘‘Our vision is to help the Japanese by putting up a Japanese city where Japanese retirees can stay and be treated by Japanese doctors. Although Japan is the second-largest economy in the world, it has had to accept that it can no longer service the needs of its baby boomer retirees. A $2,000 pension per month is not enough for these retirees to live in Japan. If they use that money here in the Philippines, however, it is more than enough to live a comfortable life,’’ explains Genuino.


PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Efraim C. Genuino is named one of the ‘‘People of the Year’’ by People Asia Magazine in 2006.

‘‘The Bagong Nayong Pilipino Japanese city addresses the needs and problems of the Japanese government on how to sustain the 3 million nationals over the age of 90 and the 35 percent or so of its population over the age of 60. In Japan, medical facilities are too limited to service all retirees while there are too few foreign nurses and caregivers due to the restrictions placed on them,’’ he says.

Bagong Nayong Pilipino addresses the needs of retirees who want readily available medical care. In Bagong Nayong Pilipino, Japanese doctors can practice assisted by capable Filipino doctors and nurses. Finally, it addresses the needs of the Philippine government to generate more local employment for our healthcare workers, many of whom are trying to go overseas. So it is a win-win situation for all,’’ he adds.

Phase II of the Bagong Nayong Pilipino will be the first time an Asian country has aimed at attracting a specific retiree community without a bilateral agreement. Although the initiative can be viewed as an act of diplomacy itself.

‘‘As Japan is an important stabilizer in Asia, the stability of Japan is very important to the Philippines. Since the Philippines has the manpower, resources and investment to offer a creative solution to Japan’s retiree problem, I hope the Japanese government realizes the urgency of this situation and extends us a welcoming hand,’’ states Genuino.

The plans for Bagong Nayong Pilipino are part of Genuino’s larger vision to transform PAGCOR into an internationally visible brand.

‘‘We envision making PAGCOR one of the leading contributors of the Philippine government in terms of employment and poverty alleviation. What I tell my people every day is to visualize PAGCOR as a global corporation with a global mind-set and a Filipino heart, and it will come true,’’ says Genuino.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #265
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looking forward to the next tallest tower in the world!!!! GO MANILA!!
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Old June 7th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #266
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There are hundreds of high-rises in Metro Manila. All we need is at least one in the supertall category.

Edit: By the way. If NAIA will still be open when DMIA is complete, and possibly the opening of a Sangley Point International Airport, how will this affect the air traffic?

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Old June 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #267
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Go Go Go My MANILA!

If this tower would be built, envy will run all over the world except for Middle East!
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Old June 8th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #268
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This will never get built...Even if foreign investors back this up (which won't happen) just the threat of earthquakes and typhoons in the Philippines will have the engineers not approve building it...
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Old June 8th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #269
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they also build Taipe 101 in an earthquake zone
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Old June 9th, 2008, 05:25 AM   #270
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Yes everything has a solution. If the Philippines has overcome nature's forces and has successfully built this, then it will be a greater achievement for the Philippines.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #271
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This will never get built...Even if foreign investors back this up (which won't happen) just the threat of earthquakes and typhoons in the Philippines will have the engineers not approve building it...


Ummm, take a look at downtown New Orleans after hurricane Katrina - All of the high-rises were mostly undamaged except for broken windows here and there. I have a picture of some Texas hi-rises that took a direct hit by a tornado. The Tornado funnel (an F4 with 200mph plus winds), actually collided into the buildings - that ripped the glass cladding off to a big degree, but the structures held up fine in each of these cases - one of them was being remodeled and sold for high-rise condos. And might I further add that these were regular high-rise 20-35 story towers that were not designed for any extremes - They were just put together well. Did you know that the World Trade Center was able to withstand a category 5 hurricane (actually it was rated to withstand 250mph winds)? These huge structures that look like they would be more prone, are actually quite stout. Then you consider something like the Empire State Building - There is so much steel and stone on that structure, that it was estimated it would take a 1200 mph wind gust to take it down! Thats not a typo. That is why they are happily building towers in Miami (Florida), as long as they are built with windows to withstand winds of 165mph. You could watch all kinds of shit blowing by from your high-rise apt, and know that your building wont collapse - just sway

I can tell you that in Los Angeles, the high rises in downtown were not seriously damaged from our recent quakes (damage being limited to broken windows), because of the way they were built. A super tall, that was designed and had extensive engineering for this sort of thing, is safer than a 5 story building that didnt have this kind of thought put into it.. We have the US Bank Tower here which was constructed to handle the giant quake we are expecting (8.0 to 8.5 range, 2 to 7 minutes long) and that is OVER 300 meters.. The structures on these large buildings actually absorb some of the shock from the quake, and others employ dampeners or struts to further address the issue.

A hurricane (or Cyclone), or earthquakes are just things that have to be planned for, but modern engineering can easily address these issues...
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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #272
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #273
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runway is so near.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #274
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runway is so near.
oo nga, cguro itatayo nla ang Pagcor Tower if ever bago matapos and Diosdado Macapagap International Airport para Masarado na nila ang NAIA to be the next business District...hu hu hu

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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #275
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thats why i think theres a small chance of this getting built, and if it does get built it will be reduced down to less then 600m. btw they need a redesign this thing is ugly
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Old June 11th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #276
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nothing spectacular about the form
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 02:22 PM   #277
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Here's a video showing a flythrough of Pagcor City.

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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:10 PM   #278
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:41 PM   #279
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 07:33 PM   #280
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build them!

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