• City of Manila

    the Manila Financial Center…at the reclaimed Manila Bay?

    A few months ago, I wrote about the plan of the Manila City Government to convert the Manila South Port area into  a business district and aired my opinion about it. Then recently, I came across this news item in the Manila Bulletin, which talked about some changes in the plan for the “Manila Financial Center” Quoted from the news item: “The Manila City Council has given Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim the green-light to seek permission from the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) to reclaim a portion of Manila Bay and transform the body of water into a sprawling financial district of the city…The newly passed ordinance was signed by (Manila…

  • City of Manila

    Coming soon: a Manila Financial Center?

    I came across this website recently: http://manilafinancialcenter.com/. Nothing much to be seen there right now, save for some videos and a mediocre design for a website. But the premise of a business district in the City of Manila itself is intriguing idea at the very least. But Manila’s present administration is bent on pursuing that dream. In fact they have identified the area where this planned financial center will rise: right at the Manila South Harbor area, just across the Walled City of Intramuros. The area in dark blue shows the area to be used for this planned for this planned redevelopment. If becoming a reality, the old buildings and…

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