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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:06 PM   #41
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i don't think it will be named the manila eye..
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:09 PM   #42
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i don't think it will be named the manila eye..
It shouldn't be...
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:32 PM   #43
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When will they release the final renders, and other details about the project?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:15 PM   #44
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i don't think it will be named the manila eye..
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Old July 27th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #45
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Manila Sky Diver! Hahaha!
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Old July 27th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #46
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I think they're dredging the canals in the reclaimed area already.. we saw some big trucks with cranes last friday when we were in the Mall of Asia..

It seems that they are doing something in that part of the reclaimed land.... Nice. Are they preparing the land for the investors to put up their projects? This will be an early bird that tells us that this project is not among those other projects that are filled with promises......
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Old July 27th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #47
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I don't like the idea of the Manila Eye... It's like we are copying the London Eye...
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i don't think it will be named the manila eye..
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Manila Sky Diver! Hahaha!

Err.... If we have to compare ourselves to others, we have to name it as it is.....

Manila Eye is not even trying to compare itself to its foreign counterpart, but it creates a sense of diversity that we, as the Filipino people are the reflection of the world.....

The Manila Eye, The PAGCOR Tower, The Manila Bay Tourism City.........

What other names do you have in your mind?
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Old July 27th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #48
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Manila skyline is so awesome. Is the pagcor tower speciallised to withstand tyhoon winds every year?
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Old September 26th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #49
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From the BNP-MBTC Thread 2. Thanks to Zukichiro!

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Old September 26th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #50
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Also... I didn't know the birds nest stadium was to symbolize green olympics.. now I appreciate it much more.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #51
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Where's the connection?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #52
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posters first post, haha. im sure he didnt even know where he is.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #53
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Once in a rare while, we get people into appointive posts who are capable of weaving grand dreams from where they stand.

Early next year, ground- breaking ceremonies will be held for what will aspire to be Asia’s entertainment capital. On 40 hectares land reclaimed from Manila Bay, massive construction work will begin on a project that will overshadow what Macau has. That project will be financed with $6 to $8 billion in committed direct foreign investment.

Over the 10-year period that the project is required to complete, up to $15 billion in foreign investments will be poured into new hotels, shopping areas, additional office space, amusement parks, convention centers, museums and leisure facilities. It will be the country’s window to the world.

The project is officially known as Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Manila Bay Entertainment City. I am sure, at some point, we will find a more convenient name for this enterprise other than that cumbersome bureaucratic nomenclature.

Let’s just call it Entertainment City in the meantime. That is at least better than calling it Pagcor City.

Calling it Pagcor City calls up images of high stakes gaming — something that gets the bishops unduly excited. Actually the project forecasts only a quarter of its potential revenues from gaming and related activities. The rest will come from family-oriented entertainment facilities similar to what we now see in Las Vegas.

It will be a state-of-the-art facility gathered around what could be one of the tallest towers in the world. The old Nayong Pilipino — a truly miniature garden showcasing our country’s sights and culture — will be resurrected in a grander, more 21st-century scale.

This project will be of such scale that it is expected to be the major magnet for a much larger tourism inflow. Manila is ideally situated as the hub of air traffic for the East Asian region — the fastest growing, most densely populated region of the world. China alone now has a tourism-inclined middle class of 80 million.

The massive tourist inflow into this Entertainment City should spill over throughout the entire archipelago. This is the reason why the League of Provinces of the Philippines recently commended the project’s realization and the man behind this grand idea: Pagcor Chairman Efraim Genuino.

When Genuino assumed the chair of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, he brought big ideas to his new post. Under his imaginative leadership, the corporation was not only rescued from the financial doldrums. Its earnings for 2007 were double what it was in 2001. For his exemplary work for the gaming industry, the Pagcor chair has been awarded honorary citizen of Las Vegas.

Over and above doing what Pagcor usually does, making that corporation the top Philippine taxpayer, Genuino imagined something even bigger. He saw a thoroughly modern Asian city rising above Manila Bay.

It was a vision that was always at the top of his mind. He found the right area for it, had architects and urban planners conceptualize this new city, conferred with potential investors from all over the world. He just pushed and pushed and pushed. The grand vision was fully thought through, every detail refined and every business consideration attended to.

Genuino was simply tireless. He was obsessed. A grand thing like this one, a bold idea that decidedly steps out of the box, requires complete obsession. The man had it.

Eventually, the bold idea gained critical mass. Enough investors were drawn to support it. Domestic political support for the enterprise was overwhelming. The economics of the whole thing made more and more sense to all who looked at it closely and fairly.

Enough of attempting to pull our economy up by its bootstraps, building an irrigation system here and experimenting with hybrid rice there. If we remain within the old economic framework, we will be the Sick Man of Asia for the rest of this young century.

Our best bet for a dynamic future involves unleashing our service industries to the max. Our geography, our culture, our inclinations and, yes, our topographic limitations dictate that.

We will never be Asia’s agricultural superpower nor the region’s industrial base. But we can be its cosmopolitan core. Its center of leisure. Its cultural hub in the new century. We have the world-wise manpower for that.

Genuino understood all these. Even as the grand enterprise might have seemed a quixotic windmill at the onset, the man was not deterred.

A project of this scale, of this degree of boldness, required a leader of great passion. Genuino had it.

Something as imaginative as this one would surely attract resistance from the timid, from the parochial and from the small-minded. Genuino had the patience to do the intricate public diplomacy required to break down resistance to a revolutionary economic leap.

The billions that will go into the construction frenzy next year will come from private investors, and it will come at a time when our economy needs infra spending the most in order to offset the effects of a crisis-ridden global economy. Tens of thousands of high-grade jobs will be created because of this.

When ground is finally broken a few months from now, Genuino should wield a genuine gold shovel. He and the project he so stubbornly worked to realized deserve it.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #54
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Construction of Philippines' Las Vegas version to start by 2009

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After several hurdles--ranging from regulatory to moral issues--the construction of Entertainment City, touted as the Philippines' Las Vegas version, is finally set to start by early next year.

The local government of Paranaque recently gave its official endorsement for the project's tourism ecozone status, the last in its long list of pre-construction requirements. The city hall resolution provides tax incentives and real property tax postponement to investors

"We expect to begin construction of the project by first quarter of next year. The project will then take about five years to complete," Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) President Rafael Francisco said. Government-run PAGCOR is bankrolling the project.

The Entertainment City, which is expected to pull in total investments of around $15 billion, lies on a 150-hectare reclaimed property near the SM Mall of Asia. It is envisioned to have about 6 to 8 hotels, theme parks, shopping malls and other recreational establishments.

Francisco said three big companies have already expressed interest to invest in the project, namely Japan's Aruze Corp., Alliance Global, and the SM Group of Companies.

"This project will result in about 400,000 jobs, including the multiplier effect it will have on contractors, cement producers, and other establishments to be built around the Entertainment city," Francisco said

The local government of Paranaque expects to earn from the project revenues of about P500 million in revenues every year.

Communities around the area initially balked at the project due to concerns on prostitution.

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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #55
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Manila skyline is so awesome. Is the pagcor tower speciallised to withstand tyhoon winds every year?
Like all the high rises in Manila. I think it would be a disaster if it wasnt. Manila is right smack the middle of the typhoon highway and Marikina, a few miles from Manila sits in the middle of an earthquake fault line.

Buildings in the Philippines are built to resist these conditions. If it werent we'd be all over the news world wide each year for a collapsing building...
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #56
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exactly my thoughts. too bad we are not in the spotlight.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #57
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exactly my thoughts. too bad we are not in the spotlight.
Indeed. Qouting my own words from a different thread.

"Metro Manila/The Philippines is probably one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented city/country in world."

As far as the rest of the world see it, Manila is a shanty town full of garbage pickin' people and the entire Philippines a big garbage dump. Very sad...

Hopefully, once this project is finished, it will help remove some of these misconceptions about the "inang bayan"...
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We are always being discriminated by the international media.

I remember my aunt telling me these witty yet funny deeds of Imelda Marcos.

She was interviewed by a journalist, that was telling about the bad things the Philippines has.

But she was defensive. She insisted that our country is one of the most beautiful countries and that you destroy its reputation.

I hope our fellow Pinoys in the overseas boast about what's good about our country and surely, in near time, we will be glorious again and we will shine again in the spotlight.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #59
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Agreed! Every pinoy working abroad should or should I say, is a diplomat of his the Philippines.

Everything OFWs do or how they act is a reflection on the country and the people, it's fact. The more they excel, the more the help change the perception of the world about us and the country...
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Old October 10th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #60
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don't you just hate it when people express their shock when they hear you speaking straight english? "you speak english down there?!"
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