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SM GenSan widens San Miguel Street

GenSan News Online Mag is releasing the latest photos Bariles took of the ongoing construction of the multi-million SM City GenSan project.

Work on the mall started late last year but at the rate that the construction company has been at it 24/7, we might be able to see the opening of the newest mall of GenSan moved earlier to the last quarter of 2011.

At any rate, the widening of the San Miguel Street (which locals now refer to to SM Avenue) traversing Santiago Boulevard and J. Catolico Avenue is almost finished after SOCOTECO turned over the portion of their property at the corner of Jose Catolico Avenue which is now part of the road.

 

"TRICYCLES PASS BY SM GENSAN ALONG SAN MIGUEL STREET WHICH IS NOW BEING DEVELOPED INTO A 4-LANE AVENUE COMPLETE WITH AN ISLAND AT THE CENTER."

 

Once it is finished, the 4-lane road will also have its own center island which SM GenSan will landscape and maintain.

 

"THE WIDENED PORTION OF SAN MIGUEL STREET AND THE ISLAND AT THE CENTER"

Now here are the other latest photos of the SM GenSan construction…

"THE LEFT WING OF SM GENSAN GOING UP, UP, UP....."

The last SM GenSan photo below was shot from the 3rd story of a building right across San Miguel Street.

 

"THE LEFT PORTION OF THE SM GENSAN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, AS SHOT FROM THE 3RD FLOOR OF A BUILDING ACROSS SAN MIGUEL STREET."

We will be sharing more photos and interesting tidbits about SM GenSan soon.

Watch out for it!

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  1. Kennethroots says:

    @Fahdingding: Pila pod ka storeys ilang hotel ? Unta more than 6 or 7. HEHE πŸ˜€

  2. fahdingding says:

    @Whiteknight: 88K GFA is really BIG…. Imagine, Robinsons Place Gensan only has a Gross floor Area (GFA) of 32K, KCC 70K more or less and Gaisano with 45K more or less….

    We should really thank SM for giving us GENERALS not just an ordinary SM mall… πŸ™‚

  3. White Knight says:

    @fahdingding: yeah dako na sya that is 8.8 hectares to be precise. Anyway we will know the final facts once it open. May mga revisions pa yan sigurado.

    @toinks, hehe di pa rin tayo tapos diyan sa issue ng airport natin. Have you seen my paste tread before in Davao, Iloilo & Bacolod airport terminals? Sana may ganun na tayo later on…

  4. junx0071984 says:

    @toinks:

    sa pgkakaalam ko hindi 17Million kundi 40Million! un ang sinabi ng mga tao! ang laki talga heheh!! just correct me if im wrong sa nadungog nako na balita na 40M gipalit sa taga SM ang villa Fur.

  5. checkmate101 says:

    kaswerte nga ng mga owners ng villa funeral . . . . with bankable SM sino ang di aayaw sa mga figures offerred ?????????? In business. . . money speaks and rolls out and thats how SM’s Henry Sy do his investment together with think tank force.

    When everything is done makita nyo ang mga investment ng SM dito sa Gensan. . . it will be profitable as they are.

  6. Toinks says:

    @junx0071984: Mao ba? axctually dili pud ko xure kaayu if it is indeed Php 17M or Php 70M…hehehe baka kasi nabingi lang ako. Anyway, whatever cost it is ay mabuti yon for both parties that is for sure.

    Iniisip ko lang na malamang magtatayo ang Shoemart dyan ng isang hotel. Sana lang high rise ito at 5-star. hehehe

  7. Toinks says:

    @White Knight: Oo nga eh…alam mo, parang gusto ko na ngang mahiya sa pinangangalandakan nating “Global GenSan” slogan churvah. Mga pasilidad natin napaka 3rd class!…ew! ew!

  8. junx0071984 says:

    pgkahuman ani SM-Gensan~! whats next na daun? hope naa tay nindot na! masuroyan same ning Zipline sa my Olympog! promote2x nato ni hahaha! para dli boring ang gensan buh!! d buh!! daghan!!

    unta makita pud sa taga cityhall ang problema sa my banda Palengke! kay pg abot og alas 4:30 onwards na oras! ang 2 lanes na dalan ginabuhat og 1 lane mg traffic tungod ang naga pamaligya naa na sa dalan og ang mga driver! harangan ang pedestrian lane kanang atbang sa my SAFI!!.. pra mo kuha og pasahero!! hehehe

  9. White Knight says:

    @junx0071984. Very nice point. Dugay na sya na problema sa atong siyudad ug unta dili mo undang ang atong city to find solutions on that perinial problem. Services, hapsay sa atong dalan, safety during nightime are very essentials on a growing city like ours. Kay basig kadugay mapareha ta sa Cagayan de Oro na murag sa akong tan-aw ang traffic nag ka worsen naman nuon (along cogon, going to ketkai). Motorists wala nay disiplina ug mga sidewalk vendors are no longer disciplined. We hope that dili mahitabo sa atong city later on.

    Also, sana ang main public market nato will be renovated into a friendly p.market by providing better services such as: water faucet along fish section (to those who want to wash their hands from smelly fish-just like in agdao market ); better stairs to avoid accidents in transferring along phase A to phase B; better sidewalk spaces & wider parking areas in all four corners of the market, etc.

    By the way speaking of SM, they have another project in Cebu which is also huge, pls click below:

    http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/314641/sm-seaside-city-set-change-cebu-landscape

  10. fahdingding says:

    SM is not the first nor will be the last for our city… In fact, SM will definitely serve as the catalyst that will spark more… BIG, BIGGER investments for our Magandang GENSAN…. parang nakikita ko ang GENSAN as another CDeO in the making….

    After the establishment of LLK (LimKetKai) Complex, sunod2x na ang pasok ng investment sa kanilang syudad…Parang ganun din ang SM for GENSAN. Let’s just hope and pray maging ganun din trajectory ng economic development natin… May GOD bless our city GENSAN! πŸ™‚

  11. Toinks says:

    The last time I visited Metro Cebu, I was able to visit ang ilang ginatawag nga SRP kon South Reclamation Property or Park. Its is a reclaimed business park which is poised to become Cebu’s future elite address. Bongga jud kay paadto didto is you will pass by a tunnel which is similar to what is in Hong Kong nga mulahos sa ilawm sa dagat. I think its the first ever sea tunnel built in the country. Ibang level na talaga ang Cebu bah…mao jud nang tinuoray nga “Global” nga ginatawag…unya, kita diri sa ‘diangas, ga dream ta to go global unya ang airport og pantalan haskang na-iwit sa panahon…very barriotic pa kaayu. hehehe sa tinuoray ra nga storya…Wake UP GENSAN!

  12. fahdingding says:

    IMHO, our public market should be converted into a modern public mall type with for better environment and services for the customers…

    EYESORE na jud ato PM…

  13. rhomer says:

    KCC MALL might start constructing their new annex building just accross their present mall (currently safi building, park area & safi arcade) in 2012 .. if so, then i think KCC MALL will have a bigger floor area compared to SM CITY .. but then you’ll never know what will happen next.

    not to mention the confirmed expansion of KCC MARBEL .. a proposed 4 storey building at the back of its current mall in Koronadal City .. and a rumored plan to construct a KCC MALL in zamboanga (lot already bought) .. grabe expansion project nila .. whew !

    abangan ang susunod na kabanata ng MALL WARS in socsargen !

  14. White Knight says:

    #63. Toinks, precisely your 100% right, hehe. And add as well our bus terminal na hastang pangita jud sa tinuod lang (sorry for being frank). I just wonder if other small cities like Tagum, Digos & Kidapawan could built good projects, they have a very good bus terminal there & also the Tagum newly built city hall which is futuristic ang design, then why could we here in Gensan don’t have those such facilities that we could be proud of? We now belong to a Billionaire’s club (as what BIR tells) already when it comes to earnings, but it seems hindi ito nakikita sa mga facilities natin specifically in our Airport, Seaport & Bus terminals which the basic component of services. Kaya maybe is there something wrong with our local leaders that they are not giving their best?

  15. Toinks says:

    Kung kaya nahihirapan tayo dito sa General Santos City makagawa ng disenteng infrastructure ay dahil nakikihati pa ang lungsod sa 1st congressional district ng South Cotabato! Susmaryosep!…HAYNAKU!…kailan pa kaya aaksiyunan ni Rep. Pedro Acharon ang ISYU na ito?

  16. miggy says:

    actually guys, nilalakad na ni Acharon yan, di naman siguro ganun kadali yun diba? isa pa mag 1 taon pa lang simula nung naging rep siya… Me punto din si Toinks, di lang naman para sa GenSan ang budget sa ngayon; ang pangit naman kung an dami nating projects dito sa GenSan at yung kahati natin wala di ba?

    easy lang kayo…

  17. Toinks says:

    @miggy: Kaya nga po ay kailangang kailangan na ng GenSan bumukod sa Lalawigan ng South Cotabato dahil mas malaki ang pangangailangan nito in terms of infrastructures and social services. Sa kasalukuyan kasi ay tila inaagawan pa natin ng budget ang mga maliliit nating karatig bayan ng probinsya ng South Cotabato. Kung kaya tuloy napapag-iwanan tayo nang husto when it comes to infrastructure projects at iba pang serbisyo na nararapat lamang sa isang Highly Urbanized City. Naku, Rep. Acharon please lang paki speedy gonzales lang po ng panukalang iyan. Im sure di po kayo mahihirapan sa pag prove nito sa kamara dahil obvious naman diba at kita naman ang mga ebidensya in terms of income and population…dapat nga dalawang congressional districts na ang lungsod natin eh. Talagang super duper under-represented talaga ang General Santos City sa kamara. Its about time na gyud. Speed UP!

  18. rhod says:

    I agree with toinks… I guess nasa list na ng mga urgent bills ni Acharon ang pagkakaroroon ng sariling congrssional district ng GenSan (overdue na to maxado). Parang hinihintay pa kasi lumabas ang 2010 census para sa updated na stats (population, demographics, etc.). Kelangan kasi to for the grouping of baranggays sa 2 districts na gagawin for GenSan. Moreover, as of 2007 census kasi di pa lumampas sa 250 thousand ang population ng Polomolok, Tupi and Tampakan. A seperate congressional district daw ang plan for the three municipalities as Polomolok will also bid to be a city.

  19. miggy says:

    whatever, kaw na lang maging representative… lol

  20. Kennethroots says:

    Nakss . Kung noon pa sana to nagawa eh siguro may mga flyovers, footbridges and more traffic lights na sana tayo ngayon .. πŸ™

  21. Toinks says:

    @miggy: Sige na nga, tatakbo na akong pagka-congresista. kulit mo kasi eh.. Iboto moko hah…bantay ka lang. HAHAHAHAH ;-)))

  22. Toinks says:

    @Kennethroots : Sinabi mo pa! Ever wonder why Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao and Baguio all have fly0vers? its because they are well represented sa congreso. Ang davao nga may underpass pa eh and cebu has got a tunnel! Eh ang Dadiangas? nasan na ang Dadiangas ngayon? jusko, 2011 na kaya…LOL

  23. fahdingding says:

    @toinks: AGREE!

  24. fahdingding says:

    Another HOTEL is set to open in GENSAN by the name SOLEA HOTEL beside Imperial Appliance Plaza in Santiago Blvd.

    Hala… Kuyaw jud epekto sa SM kay construction boom dayon along the area…

  25. checkmate101 says:

    SM vs KCC vs Robinson vs Gaisano ………….. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    kulelat ang underdog na Gaisano in terms of infra design and structures. Malinis ang CR ng Robinson, KCC. yung one and only CR ng Gaisano siguro need kalampagin ang DOH at City Health

    bwisit ang sama ng amoy ng CR ng Gaisano . . hirap magpunta doon kaya in KCC and Robinson na lang maglaag . . .

    Pag complete na ang SM wow mga pare and mare. . 2 days in KCC, 2 days in Robinson, 2 days in SM ang laagan natin

    hehehehehehee

    1. Dennis Calgo says:

      huwag naman sanang ikumpara ang luma sa bago. Ang Gaisano matanda na yan eh.. pasalamat tayo nag karoon tayo ng mga malls..Ang Sm modern structure yan

  26. Kennethroots says:

    @Checkmate101: Sa lapad ng Gaisano ay isa lang ang CR at pagdating mo sa CR Entrance ay aakyat kana naman papunta sa kanilang magandang CR, diba sauna ang CR naay bayad ? Naa lang ba jpon karon ? πŸ™‚

  27. white knight says:

    @checkmate101. And the Winner is?…Well hintayin pa natin ang Ayala, NCCC & Kimball Plaza so we can have fair judgment, haha joke.

    @fahdingding. Is Solea Hotel a two or three star Hotel? Manila base ba na hotel ito? Its really heartening to know that a courageous firm took the risk of investing in our city after it was idle for a years since Tierra Verde left this building.

    We just hope that total renovation was completely done at par to the standards of todays hotel amenities. Their hotel location is very strategic indeed.

  28. checkmate101 says:

    hehehehehe. . . . cool lang baka umusok ang bumbunan ni Mr. Te ng Gaisano
    Kung sino man ang architect and designer ng Gaisano. dapat siguro bumalk uli sa college para matuto ng eksaktong pag design. Karamihan ng mga malls sa manila daming CR malinis at alagang alaga

    ganyan ang gawa ng KCC at Robinson .. . kasi alam nyo naman. . . unang tinitingnan ng shppers kalinisan ng mga CR ng malls.

    Same goes when men visiting their inspirations . . . pag akyat ligaw sa CR unang tutok ng men. . . pati kusina tutukan din. .

    kasi alam nyo pag aakyat ng ligaw ang mga men. . . at marumi ang CR at marumi ang kitchen. . MEANING ME KATAMARAN MAGLINIS ANG GIRL

    SO kahit maganda at love ni boy si inday . . babay na. . ,
    hehehehehe

  29. fahdingding says:

    @White Knight: We’ll see if tapos na ang SOLEA….

    With the coming SM… let us expect more investments coming into our city like HOTELS and other MALLS…

    MICROTEL INN AND SUITES will soon invade our city… Plus, baka magising na ang ROYALE Hotel and finally, they will pursue at last their planned expansion…

    Another hotel rumored to rise near STI… πŸ™‚

  30. Mr. Tilapia says:

    @Checkmate101: Ung minsan na kumain ako sa Gaisano Gensan, pag kuha ko ng kanilang spoon, nakita ko agad ung kanin na nakadikit pa sa mismong steel.. ( Kutsara palang, may kanin na! ) OWN EXPERIENCE pero dugay naman to siya . πŸ™‚

  31. fahdingding says:

    Speaking of SM, here is the rendering of SM Lanang (Exterior and Interior), the soon to be the largest mall in Mindanao:

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1349817&page=17

    Masasabi ko: GGGGGAAAAANNNNNDDDDDAAAAA!
    Karapat – dapat talagang ICLAP! CLAP!

  32. kibra says:

    wow nice..

  33. jose tan says:

    GREEN LEAF HOTEL ANG NAME NA ITATAYO SA LIKOD NG STI OWNED BY DOMINGO TENG OF KIMBALL PLAZA.IT LOOK LIKE MAY K PARTNER NA OTHER INVESTOR FROM MANILA.WAT I’D HEARD,8S A FIVE STOREY HOTEL WITH ONLY 26 ROOMS.THE CONSTRUCTION WILL START DIS JUNE AND IT WILL BE FINISHED B4 THE OPENING OF SM MALL.PARANG DYAN MATUTULOG ANG MGA BISITA NG SY FAMILY.

    1. bariles says:

      @Jose Tan, wow! Inunahan mo ako ng balita ha? Thanks for sharing it first here! And dami talagang ginagawang hotel ngayon sa Tuna Capital… panghanda sa mga ico-conduct na mga national conventions dito. Lumelevel-up na talaga tayo! Magandang GenSan! πŸ™‚

  34. Toinks says:

    A five-storey hotel with only 26 rooms? WOW! I bet all its rooms are all suite rooms.

  35. Toinks says:

    @fahdingding: its my first time to see an SM supermall to have a black exterior cladding. hmmmm…isang mapangahas na rebranding it seems…i wonder how it would go about its air conditioning systems…heat absorbing kaya ang color black….

  36. nj_than says:

    hmmmp ang kunti naman nag rooms.. 26 lang sa 5 storey building.. paraang liit naman ata nun…

    sir avel gawa nakanaman ng blog nito (GREEN LEAF HOTEL ) salamat

  37. fahdingding says:

    @Jose Tan: Thank you sir for the GOOD NEWS… So, its a 5 – storey (26 room hotel)… pero kung titingnan, napakakonti naman ng ROOMS??? If I am not mistaken, based sa press release dati 100 room “GREEN” Hotel daw eh… Anyway, it is still a GOOD NEWS…

    But I surmise, the QUALITY OF ROOMS will compensate with the lack of QUANTITY.

    @Kuya AVEL: LOL, naunahan ka tuloy kuya… bawi ka kuya, BLOG mo na for our eyes and entertainment… hehe

  38. White Knight says:

    Maliit nga for a five storey hotel. Hindi pa naman siguro final yan or ang bldg is not solely for hotel purpose, baka boutique hotel ang dating or ala Sun City Suites archade sya.

    Whatever, kung tutuo man itong balita its worth seeing. Any improvements/structures/buildings along this SM Avenue aside from the giant mall is very much welcome among us Generals, this im pretty sure.

  39. fahdingding says:

    Here’s another potential BIG NEWS for Gensan:

    (Excerpt)

    “The pound-for-pound king is also planning to build a mall, to be christened MP Mall, in General Santos City, a multi-million project which will not only employ hundreds of people from its construction to its operation, but is also expected to earn more profit to the new power couple.”

    Source: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideSports.htm?f=2011/may/10/sports1.isx&d=2011/may/10

  40. white knight says:

    I think this news about Manny’s plan to put up a Mall & Hotel was first heard last year over this blog of Mr. Bariles, if im not mistaken.

    It’s good that he’s pursuing it. Its a good a decision to invest with this kind of business. Sana makakuha siya ng magandang location here in GenSan inorder to compete with other existing giant malls. In that news of Manila Standard, he plan to purchase a house & lot in Makati at a whooping amount of P300K? Parang maliit na mall na rin ang katumbas nyan or depende sa gusto mong kalalabasan. Iba talaga pag may pera. If I were Manny I would rather invest in an income generating properties kesa sa house since ang dami nya ng bahay. But since its his hard earned money, he has all the rights to do whatever he wants. Just a piece of unsolicited advise, hehe.

  41. fahdingding says:

    I haven’t seen the blog of Sir Avel specifically pertaining to Manny’s planned Mall and Hotel. Nabalitaan ko na plano nila Manny at Jinkee magtayo ng HOTEL dito sa Gensan doon sa YES Magazine kung saan na feature si JINKEE… Siguro possible location ng Hotel nila (siguro lang) doon sa dating site ng CONLU ECO – PARK na nabalitaan ko rin na nabili na ng mga Pacquiaos.

    Sa Mall naman, I think magandang location ang Calumpang. Doon, magiging malakas talaga yang MP Mall kasi wala silang kalaban doon na part and then the market is very huge considering the fact Calumpang is the most populous barangay in the city and is bounded by Labangal and Fatima, 2 of the most populous barangays (Fatima ranked 2nd behind Calumpang, Labangal ranked 3rd). MP Mall will be alright as long as it is far far away from the GIANT MALL not unless MP MALL wants to compete with them TOE TO TOE just like Manny’s trademark in the ring…

    Let’s hope and pray na itong mga big projects ni Manny ay marealize soonee or later… INSHAALLAH!

    God Bless Manny and Jinkee! God Bless GENSAN!

  42. fahdingding says:

    @Bariles: Kuya confirmed na talaga magtatayo ng GREEN LEAF HOTEL dito sa Gensan kasi gagawan ko po sana ng thread sa SSC…

    Thanks po… πŸ˜‰

    1. bariles says:

      @Fahdz, a bigwig of STI, the building behind the area of the proposed Bay Leaf also confirmed that. However the owners of Bayleaf (the Teng Family of Kimball fame) will have to change their initial design of the hotel because they just bought the property behind CASA LUISA which means, they have a wider lot on where to construct it. O di ba? Thanks.

  43. White Knight says:

    Wow! I could not add more but Hipe, Yeepe, Yehey. To the max nato, level up Gensan!

  44. fahdingding says:

    @Bariles: Thank you po Kuya for the info…
    Ginawan ko na po ng thread itong GREEN LEAF HOTEL para mapagusapan ng mga Gensan forumers at makita ng mga ibang forumers from other cities… Malay natin meron silang ma ishare na inside info about this project…

    MAGALING AT MAGANDANG GENSAN!

  45. jay-ar says:

    GUd day! may alam ba kayong site o link ng job hiring ng SM GenSan?

    thanks!

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