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Gokongwei to build GenSan mall
Business World Online
26 June 2008


GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Construction of a P2-billion Robinsons Mall here has finally gained ground after years of delay.

"This is one of the biggest investments in the tuna capital of the Philippines in recent years. Its construction has just started," Avel O. Manansala, city hall media chief, said on Tuesday.

Located in an 8.5-hectare property acquired by the Gokong-weis years ago along J. Catolico St. in Lagao district, the mall is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2009.

To be called Robinsons General Santos, it will be within walking distance from the two other biggest shopping malls in the city, the KCC Mall and Gaisano Mall.

Land clearing for the project, which is under Robinsons Land Corp., a firm under JG Summit Holdings, Inc., recently started following a series of meetings between company officials and the local government.

The mall operator was about to start building the mall years ago before a series of bombings rocked the city.

The local government unit said Robinsons would enjoy tax incentives since mall operation has been listed as one of the investment priority areas under the city’s new Investment Code.

The entry of Robinsons will augur well for the local economy and shows investor confidence in General Santos, local government officials said.

The modern, two-story mall will house the company’s flagship stores Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman Do It Center and at least four Robinsons cinemas, Mr. Manansala said.

There will also be amusement and bingo centers and leasable spaces for retail shops, boutiques and dining establishments, he added.

Construction of the mall is expected to generate jobs for 500 skilled workers.

Once operational, the company will be employing 700 workers.

Once completed, the Robinsons Mall will be its third and reportedly the biggest in Mindanao.

Robinsons has an outlet in Cagayan de Oro City. Construction is likewise ongoing for its Davao City mall.

Mr. Manansala said 80% of the Gokongwei-owned mall’s work force will come from the local manpower pool.

General Santos has been adjudged twice as the most competitive city by the Asian Institute of Management. — Romer S. Sarmiento


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...forumers from GenSan...congrats! post away guys!


...malapit din ang GenSan sa puso ko..charing...my 1st cousin who's a doctor and my niece and nephew are now based in the Tuna City...
 

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^^ i think ang difference is the look..

Robinson's Cybergate - looks like a regular building/tower with spaces on the ground floor area intended for restos and shops while the upper floor for BPO offices etc.

Robinson's Place - typical mall with the usual department store, supermarket, shops etc. but some Robinson's mall, may call center din
 

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Regarding your question, Robinsons Cybergate is a Robinsons mall with sit-down restos and other retail outlets plus a call center. :)
the term Cybergate means the building's main focus is the BPO; the shops below simply support the BPO spaces in the upper floors.
 

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...forumers from GenSan...congrats! post away guys!


...malapit din ang GenSan sa puso ko..charing...my 1st cousin who's a doctor and my niece and nephew are now based in the Tuna City...


lol whether malapit ang puso natin sa GenSan, Davao, Iloilo, Cebu or what, fact is this is still part of the Philippines and proves only one thing -- that our country is progressing..

So we should be happy in developments happening throughout our country wherever it is..
 

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Any renderings on this project?
 

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Gokongwei to build GenSan mall
Business World Online
26 June 2008


GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Construction of a P2-billion Robinsons Mall here has finally gained ground after years of delay.

"This is one of the biggest investments in the tuna capital of the Philippines in recent years. Its construction has just started," Avel O. Manansala, city hall media chief, said on Tuesday.

Located in an 8.5-hectare property acquired by the Gokong-weis years ago along J. Catolico St. in Lagao district, the mall is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2009.

To be called Robinsons General Santos, it will be within walking distance from the two other biggest shopping malls in the city, the KCC Mall and Gaisano Mall.

Land clearing for the project, which is under Robinsons Land Corp., a firm under JG Summit Holdings, Inc., recently started following a series of meetings between company officials and the local government.

The mall operator was about to start building the mall years ago before a series of bombings rocked the city.

The local government unit said Robinsons would enjoy tax incentives since mall operation has been listed as one of the investment priority areas under the city’s new Investment Code.

The entry of Robinsons will augur well for the local economy and shows investor confidence in General Santos, local government officials said.

The modern, two-story mall will house the company’s flagship stores Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman Do It Center and at least four Robinsons cinemas, Mr. Manansala said.

There will also be amusement and bingo centers and leasable spaces for retail shops, boutiques and dining establishments, he added.

Construction of the mall is expected to generate jobs for 500 skilled workers.

Once operational, the company will be employing 700 workers.

Once completed, the Robinsons Mall will be its third and reportedly the biggest in Mindanao.

Robinsons has an outlet in Cagayan de Oro City. Construction is likewise ongoing for its Davao City mall.

Mr. Manansala said 80% of the Gokongwei-owned mall’s work force will come from the local manpower pool.

General Santos has been adjudged twice as the most competitive city by the Asian Institute of Management. — Romer S. Sarmiento
2 Billion worth of mall? Wow sobrang laki, 4 times kalaki ng SM Cagayan de Oro if my guess is right? Given that he project cost of SM CDO of 500M. :applause::applause::applause:
 

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No Davao mall project plan from Robinson’s, says exec

BY JUDY QUIROS

Robinson’s Land Corporation (RLC) has not yet proposed the development of a mall project in Davao City, the chief of the Davao City and Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) said yesterday.

Roberto Teo made the statement when asked to comment on speculations that RLC has already identified an area that will be developed into a mall in Davao City.

Teo told the Mirror that a one-hectare property owned by RLC in Lanang near the Davao City Water District (DCWD) is currently being developed not into a mall but into a supermarket with an investment capital of over P300 million.

He said DCIPC approved the project last month and construction of the project is ongoing.

The proposed supermarket and a call center project at Doña Luisa Building along Jacinto Street fronting Central Bank are the two projects with a total investment value of about P400 million which DCIPC has approved for tax incentives privilege this year, Teo said.

He said DCIPC is currently working on the approval of certain investment tax incentive applications. He declined to divulge the names of the applicants/business firms pending approval of their applications.

DCIPC is targeting to approve P1 billion worth of investment tax incentive applications this year, Teo said.


http://www.dailymirror.ph/June/business06272008&01.html
 

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full blast na pala ang construction...baka pwede nyo lagyan ng u/c ito...
congrats gensan, when all is said and done, makalapig lang ang KCC, Gaisano, Rob and SM.
 
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