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SM City GenSan breaks ground before year-end

SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the country’s largest mall operator, is finally pushing through with the ground breaking of its much-vaunted and much speculated multi-million peso investment in General Santos City –  their first mall in South Central Mindanao by the third or fourth quarter of 2010.

To be called SM City GenSan, the mall according to Bariles’ reliable source, is purported to fill up all of 90,000 square meters of a three-story structure inside the 6-hectare property of the Salazar Family straddling the corner of Santiago Boulevard and San Miguel Street, which they have leased for 50 years. Please note that SM City Davao covers only 50,000 square meters of floor space.

See the GenSan MAP of the location by clicking here.

It is scheduled to open after eleven months of construction, in August-Seprember 2011.

Last week, the Human Resource Manager of SM City Davao, Ms. Rosemarie Beltran and three other managers paid a courtesy call on new GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio.  They discussed with her and City Administrator Atty. Jong Gonzales their company’s intention to seek for tax incentives for their upcoming investment in the city.

According to Mayor Custodio, the tax breaks or incentives would be granted in exchange for the mall’s assurance that 80% of their job vacancies would go to the city’s residents, among other things.

For their part, the SM City Davao people will be conducting a JOBS FAIR for their GenSan Mall sometime in October 2010, in coordination with the PESO (Public Employent Services Office).  This is on top of the regular job vacancy announcements they have been running for job seekers all over the Internet.

By the end of this month of July, it will be the turn of another group of SM managers, this time from Manila to visit Mayor Darlene Custodio.  Where that meeting will again lead to, we could only speculate of wonderful things for the future of General Santos City.

What do you think, dear readers?  Are you ready for SM City GenSan?

About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. checkmate101 says:

    oi mga folks alam ba nyo history ng gensan lalo na dyan sa national highway from 1960″s to present? hehehehe

    sige litanya kayo dito ng development makita nyo how gensan improve for the welfare of the people

  2. arib says:

    This indeed is a good news for all the generals & the neighboring towns & provinces coz this would mean a lot of job opportunities. The only thing pissing here is Gensan is, it’s still a tricycle-controlled city. I just hope the Ms Mayor would provide solution & have power over regulating the flow of tricycles along main roads & highways, because honestly they hobbled the traffic. (no offense meant though) 🙂

    I also agree with what Toinks said, there is really a need for a pedestrian overpass.

    Go Gensan!

  3. coli says:

    Regarding the feasibility of SM in Gensan, I think malaki kasi it has a population of more than 500 Thusand people excluding its nearby places compared to SM In Naga City wherin they have only 160 thousand plus na population pero grabe ang foot traffic ng SM Naga-parang KCC foot traffic

  4. coli says:

    Id just like to commend Robinsons Gensan for their spacious cinema-like no other. Hindi mo na kailangan itaas ang paa mo kung my daraan. Sana Ganito SM Gensan

  5. alvin says:


    iba na pud ka karon rAvi ha…
    bloggers to The maX…
    BtW, thx sa info…. :)))))

  6. […] design team of the upcoming SM City GenSan composed of representatives from Monolith Construction Dev. Corp, general contractor; Jose Siao […]

  7. janirick says:

    .nakz naman. sana tuloy2 na ang pag-unald ng city natin. love it!
    proud to be generals! 🙂

  8. ralph says:

    Unta naa silay skate park draa sa SM para sa mga skater ahehhehehe

    Dapat unta naay under pass parasa mga tao para iwas accidents

    X-cited nako yahoo! unta naay DC shop draa aehhehe

  9. marskey says:

    dapat may chess tournament na open para dadami rin ang pinoy na world grand master

  10. Adrian says:

    wow! ilove GENSAN! may SM na! hnde na kailangan pumunta nang davao para mag pa sm! weeeeeeee! ksi malapit lng ang Marbel sa gensan! go GENSAN go SOCSARGEN!

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