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Old November 23rd, 2012, 04:35 AM   #81
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As I See It THESE PEOPLE ARE ANTI-PROGRESS supported by IS/Communist/Activist/etc. !!!

Business district in North Triangle a bad idea
By Neal H. Cruz | Philippine Daily Inquirer | Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 | 10:10 pm

Here is the latest chapter in the fight over the nurseries of Manila Seedling Bank Foundation (MSBF) on Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

Background: During the Marcos administration, a 7-hectare property owned by the National Housing Authority (NHA) was granted in usufruct to MSBF, so that the latter could grow seedlings for the government reforestation projects, with some to be sold to home gardeners. In December 2005, the Quezon City government sold the property at public auction—allegedly for MSBF’s failure to pay real estate taxes—wherein the QC government was the highest bidder. MSBF filed a case in court contesting the sale.

On Oct. 6, 2009, the QC Regional Trial Court nullified the sale for lack of due process. Early this year, City Hall tried again to grab the property, this time sending a contingent of city workers aided by 100 QC policemen. They padlocked the gates to prevent anyone from entering or leaving, claimed ownership of the property, and forced the gardener-tenants to pay rent to City Hall.

MSBF filed antigraft cases at the Office of the Ombudsman against city and police officials for the raid, and against the NHA manager for not taking sufficient steps to stop the City Hall takeover in spite of the fact that NHA, as owner, is by law exempt from the payment of real estate taxes.

In their reply, officials led by Mayor Herbert Bautista and City Administrator Victor Endriga said that they acted in good faith, that their actions had the “presumption of regularity,” and that they had sent MSBF notices of delinquency before the takeover. For his part, NHA manager Chito Cruz said he had sent City Hall letters stating that NHA is exempt by law from paying real estate taxes and that the sale of the 7-hectare property is illegal.

MSBF issued a reply-affidavit noting that NHA merely stopped there and “no longer sought other available legal remedies, such as … appropriate court action.” This “abstention … enabled [City Hall] to freely proceed with [its] illegal act,” it said.

MSBF also said City Hall’s notice of delinquency to the foundation, without a notice of assessment, did not fulfill the requirements of due process as enunciated by the Supreme Court.

The RTC agreed with this view and declared that the takeover was illegal and null and void.

In its decision, the RTC declared: “Inasmuch as no prior notice of assessment was served, there is no basis to collect any tax liability, no obligation arose on the part of the Plaintiff to pay the amount of real property taxes sought to be collected. Consequently, Plaintiff never became delinquent in the payment of said taxes to defendant Quezon City, and the latter never acquired any right to sell the subject property in a public auction.”

In spite of this decision, City Hall continues to exercise control over MSBF’s usufruct property and to force the tenant-gardeners to pay rent to it and not to the foundation.

But why is City Hall salivating over the property, to the extent of resorting to “unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional measures”?

It is because of its obsession to have the property absorbed by the P22-billion joint venture of NHA and Ayala Land Inc. to develop the 29-hectare property in North Triangle into a Central Business District where, according to Mayor Bautista’s chief of staff Aldrin Duna, “a high-rise convention center will be put up in the area facing EDSA.” (As I said in an earlier column, Ayala Land should be ashamed of its role in this illegal action.)

A newspaper report quoted Administrator Endriga as saying that “Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corp. wanted to buy the 7-hectare property for P100,000 per square meter to put up the second tallest tower in the world, next to Tokyo’s 634-meter Sky Tree.”

The greed is so strong that City Hall even wants to grab the Veterans Memorial Medical Center compound and the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Center to make them a part of this Central Business District. QC officials are obviously envious of the cities of Makati and Taguig, which have high-rise commercial and residential buildings in their commercial districts.

Regarding this ambition of having a Central Business District in the North Triangle area, I strongly urge our officials to give it a second hard look, and for the residents in and around the area to strongly oppose it.

First, do you realize what will happen if this area is filled up with tall commercial buildings? The traffic will be terrible. It is terrible now because of the presence of three giant shopping malls there—Trinoma, SM North Edsa and The Block—but it will be many times more terrible if a business district is built there. It will be much, much worse than Edsa during rush hours. Imagine the tens of thousands of vehicles clogging Elliptical Road, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Avenue, North, South, East, and West Avenues, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Avenues, and all the other peripheral streets. Residents of Philamlife, Project 6, Tierra Pura, Miranila and other neighboring villages will find it difficult to drive to and from their homes because of the traffic.

And think of the water requirements of that Central Business District. Much of the water supply of neighboring villages will be sucked up by the district’s buildings.

Also think of the air quality in the area. The tens of thousands of vehicles and the hundreds of thousands of people doing business there will all pollute the air. Right now, the air there is clean because of the open spaces and greenery. That will change once the Central Business District—which Quezon City does not need—becomes a reality.

Junk that crazy idea.

Source: http://opinion.inquirer.net/41331/bu...gle-a-bad-idea

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:02 AM   #82
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you know whats terrible..... slums, Poverty.....
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 10:07 AM   #83
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i think these "pro-poor" people are the ones dragging the society down. they want people to remain poor so they have something to fight for. their ideology is backward and a failure.

Why doesnt Mr. Neal Cruz try to go to Bonifacio GLobal City and dare say "oh look this is a wrong idea". I bet he will get a slap in the face from Mayor Cayetano. LOL poor people dont read Inquirer anyway so his propaganda will fall on deaf ears
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #84
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SO THEY ARE HAPPY WITH SLUMS RATHER THAN A BUSINESS DISTRICT THAT WILL MUCH BENEFIT THE FILIPINO PEOPLE? FOR OUR FUTURE PEOPLE? WHAT THE?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #85
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SO THEY ARE HAPPY WITH SLUMS RATHER THAN A BUSINESS DISTRICT THAT WILL MUCH BENEFIT THE FILIPINO PEOPLE? FOR OUR FUTURE PEOPLE? WHAT THE?
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Old June 26th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #86
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Philippine Diamond Tower [200F|612m|mix|pro]

QC to host half km-high tower
By Rio N. Araja | Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:01am
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/...-km-high-tower


QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista has given Mitsubishi Electric Corp. the go-signal to start putting up its 612-meter tower in a seven-hectare lot on the former site of the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation along Quezon Avenue.

At a media briefing, Dr. Victor Endriga, senior consultant, said the 200-floor facility will be called Philippine Diamond Tower to join Dubai’s 828-meter Burj Khalifa and Japan’s 634-meter Tokyo Skytree.

He said Megaworld Corp., Century Properties Group, SM Properties and Ayala Land Inc., wanted to buy the lot.

“The mayor gave us the go-signal to collaborate with Mitsubishi (for) groundbreaking on Oct. 12, the city’s 75th founding anniversary,” he told the Manila Standard.

Targeted for delivery in 2016, the tower will house an international convention center, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, a disaster-risk management center, a garden park and a telecommunications hub.

“A memorandum of agreement will be signed among the city government, the National Housing Authority and Mitsubishi while preparing for the terms of reference for the property development,” Endriga said.

Three media giants--GMA Network Inc. (Channels 7 and 11), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. (Channels 2 and 23) and Associated Broadcasting Corp. (Channel 5)--are willing to collaborate, he adds.

According to Endriga, the P15-billion project is covered by a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Official Development Assistance at 0.9 percent interest per annum payable in 40 years with a 10-year payment moratorium.

In July 2012, the Quezon City government took over the Manila Seedling compound belonging to NHA for failure of the foundation to pay P57.208 million in real estate taxes from 2001 to 2011.

“It is the Quezon City government’s wish that the Philippines will have a reliable durable facility for disaster risk communications. We also want the country to be better prepared for the shift from analog to digital technology, using Japan’s standard,” Bautista told the Manila Standard in a text message.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 07:31 PM   #87
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QC to host half km-high tower
By Rio N. Araja | Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:01am
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/...-km-high-tower


QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista has given Mitsubishi Electric Corp. the go-signal to start putting up its 612-meter tower in a seven-hectare lot on the former site of the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation along Quezon Avenue.

At a media briefing, Dr. Victor Endriga, senior consultant, said the 200-floor facility will be called Philippine Diamond Tower to join Dubai’s 828-meter Burj Khalifa and Japan’s 634-meter Tokyo Skytree.

He said Megaworld Corp., Century Properties Group, SM Properties and Ayala Land Inc., wanted to buy the lot.

“The mayor gave us the go-signal to collaborate with Mitsubishi (for) groundbreaking on Oct. 12, the city’s 75th founding anniversary,” he told the Manila Standard.

Targeted for delivery in 2016, the tower will house an international convention center, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, a disaster-risk management center, a garden park and a telecommunications hub.

“A memorandum of agreement will be signed among the city government, the National Housing Authority and Mitsubishi while preparing for the terms of reference for the property development,” Endriga said.

Three media giants--GMA Network Inc. (Channels 7 and 11), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. (Channels 2 and 23) and Associated Broadcasting Corp. (Channel 5)--are willing to collaborate, he adds.

According to Endriga, the P15-billion project is covered by a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Official Development Assistance at 0.9 percent interest per annum payable in 40 years with a 10-year payment moratorium.

In July 2012, the Quezon City government took over the Manila Seedling compound belonging to NHA for failure of the foundation to pay P57.208 million in real estate taxes from 2001 to 2011.

“It is the Quezon City government’s wish that the Philippines will have a reliable durable facility for disaster risk communications. We also want the country to be better prepared for the shift from analog to digital technology, using Japan’s standard,” Bautista told the Manila Standard in a text message.
And it's a go! And this also signals the dismantling of the Big 3 media conglomerates' radio and TV transmitter towers as they will move to this tower. Hope that the QC government will also invite other media companies like Manila Broadcasting Corp, Tiger22 Media Corp, Eagle Broadcasting, Solar Entertainment and PTV-4 to set up their respective broadcasting facilities in this tower. This will enable these media companies to broadcast digital signals and transmit HD Radio signals
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Old June 26th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #88
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Japanese to build world’s 2nd highest tower in QC

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JAPAN’s Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is said to be interested in buying Manila Seedling Bank Foundation Inc.’s seven-hectare property on Edsa and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City for P100,000 a square meter to put up the second tallest tower in the world.

City administrator Victor Endriga says Mitsubishi’s representatives met with him and Mayor Herbert Bautista to discuss their plan to build the tower that will house telecommunications companies, radio and television networks , commercial establishments and restaurants.

“If things get going, the tower offer will be the world’s second tallest next to Tokyo’s [634-meter] Sky Tree,” Endriga told the Manila Standard.

He said Mitsubishi showed Bautista a blueprint of its plan to transform the Manila Seedling Bank property into an eco-tourism hub under a public-private partnership.

“The mayor was overwhelmed,” Endriga said. Apart from theP7 billion in projected income from the sale of Manila Seedling Bank, Endriga said, the city was anticipating a bigger business tax collection once the telecommunications tower started operations.

“We will not spend a single centavo,” he said.

City officials were surprised when the Mitsubishi executives arranged an appointment with them, Endriga said.

“It came to their knowledge that the nursery and seedling bank was auctioned off to the city in 2010 and on July 6, 2011,” he said.

“Manila Seedling owed the city government P42 million in real-property taxes,” he said.

“We believe it does not have the money to pay us until July 6.” Rio N. Araja
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/i.../2012/March/10
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Old June 26th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #89
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Old June 26th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #90
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Wow! I never thought na mapupush to agad agad... sana di lang press release.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 04:03 AM   #91
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Im glad pero dont ge me wrong what's with he name? Ang baduy ata. Tokyo Sky
Tree catchy. Singapore's SuperTrees. Couldnt the QC government propose a better sounding name like PhilippineCanopy or simply the tower known the world over as TheCanopy?
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mejo nga, kailangan talaga may Philippine? pero wala din nmn akong suggestion
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saan banda yung Manila seeding lot??? beside Vertis north ba yun?????????????
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is there an existing render for the Philippine Diamond Tower ?

Diamond Tower is overused....meron ng Diamond Tower condominium sa mandaluyong, Waterfront Diamond Tower in bangkok etc
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Old June 27th, 2014, 04:47 AM   #95
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bakit di na lang HB tower or SB tower hahaha ........... tutal naman pag nasa QC ka puro initial nalang ng mga pulitiko ang makikita mo .... mula sa school building hangang sa poste ng ilaw
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QC to host half km-high tower
By Rio N. Araja | Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:01am
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Targeted for delivery in 2016, the tower will house an international convention center, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, a disaster-risk management center, a garden park and a telecommunications hub.


Kahit 2nd highest tower in QC alone nga lang di aabot ng 2016 to eh
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Kahit 2nd highest tower in QC alone nga lang di aabot ng 2016 to eh


aabot yan bakit ang tokyo sky tree
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Old June 27th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #98
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may harmful radiation kaya yan? I wonder.
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Here's another article in Filipino. (Caveat lector)

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ITATAYONG TOWER SA KYUSI, MAGIGING BROADCAST CENTER NG BANSA
http://tuklasin.com/2014/itatayong-t...nter-ng-bansa/

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Magkatuwang naman ang Department of Science and Technology (DOST), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) at Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) sa pagbuo ng gagawing ‘broadcast hub’, transmitter center na aabot hanggang lalawigan ng Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City ng Zambales, Polillio Island ng Quezon at Batangas.
Ang halos 15 Bilyong Pisong pautang ng Japan International Cooperation Agency sa pamamagitan ng Official Development Assistance (ODA) ay huhulugan ng apat na pung taon (40 years) na may 1% interest kada taon, ngunit sisimulang bayaran pagkalipas ng sampung taon (10 years).

Nagpahayag naman ng pagpayag ang tatlong malalaking TV network na kinabibilangan ng GMA Network Inc. (Channels 7 and 11), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. (Channels 2 and 23) and Associated Broadcasting Corp. (Channel 5).
Kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng ika-75 taon ng pagkakalikha ng nasabing lungsod ay magsasagawa ng “groundbreaking ceremony” ng itatayong Philippine Diamond Tower sa darating na Oktubre 12 na matatagpuan sa kanto ng Quezon Avenue at Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue.

Ang nasabing Philippine Diamond Tower ay inaasahang matapos sa taong 2016 na magsisilbing Broadcasting Center, Wireless Telecommunication Center (telecom backbone), Network Operations Center, Emergency Wireless Transmission, at Disaster Alert Broadcasts.

Ang ibang palapag ng tower ay gagawing observation deck, revolving restaurant, souvenir shops, viewing areas at exhibition spaces upang humimok ng mga turista at investor sa bansa.
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