Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014, Around Bacolod and Negros Occidental

Bacolod City 2014!!!

Bacolod City, being the largest highly urbanized city in Western Visayas is gearing up for many things yet to unveil within its borders. Construction here and there, its like the LGU and the Private Corporations are in a hurry to outdo each other.

We will start with Mall Expansions. Sounds like a lot of Negrense demands for more. This time their requests are very well heard.

SM City Bacolod Expansion: WHOA!!! not only Henry Sy himself said it will double in size after the current expansion, it looks like they would not just stop from there. It is the Prime Holdings' 29th 69,337 sqm SuperMall and serves customers in this dynamic hub of trade, education, and government services in Negros Occidental. SM Prime Holdings' will spend roughly P1.4 Billion for this expansion divided into different phases that will add more space and make the mall a whooping 171,380 sqm, making it the largest SM mall in Western Visayas. 

Phase 1 is The Store. 

Phase 2 is The Atrium.

This is how it would look like when it is done.
Apart from this. SM ventured to build Savemore Stores in Talisay City and a Hypermart in Cadiz City.

888 Mall Expansion: 888 Bacolod China Town Square is a 10,000 sqm mall. Designed to cater Negrense from all walks of life. This mall is going to expand. They will call it - 888 Bacolod China Town Square Premier. It occupied the old Provincial Jail Lot, it will be linked via Bridge to the existing Mall.

Photo By: Efren Pomperada
Lopues East Center Expansion: Lopues Malls are Local Players of Mall Operators in Bacolod City. Lopues East is ever Expanding and became a mover of activities in Bacolod East Area.

Photo by: Negros Patriot of SSC Bacolod
Ayala Capitol Civic Center: Ayala is going to build its Commercial Complex in Bacolod City, this is going to be very big as it will have a Convention Center, Hotel, Mall, and Condominiums. This development will definitely encourage many things.

The District North Point: The First AYALA Mall in Western Visayas!!! This mall speaks for itself. Located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Now We are done with the Malls. We will proceed with other developments around the city.

Bacolod has been declared as the Center of Excellence in IT-BPM by Department of Science and Technology. Making it the fourth in Philippines to be named so (Together With Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Clark) and the Only one in Western Visayas.

This is also the reason why it was Upgraded by Tholons in the List of 100 Top Outsourcing Cities in the World at 93rd Spot.

Negros First Cyber Center: Negros Occidental is going entrepreneurial. Finding ways to venture into business that matters. This building is going to house many IT Offices that will bring an estimated of 7,000 jobs.

Photos by: Taz08 of SSC Bacolod