Pagadian City inaugurates P900-M shopping mall-A A +A
Friday, September 23, 2011
THE Pagadian City Government inaugurated Friday a P900-million shopping mall that would house commercial establishments and regional government offices at the heart of the city.
The shopping mall, which is a five-storey building known as City Commercial Center or C3, is the first government-owned mall in Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, as well as in the entire Mindanao.
Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co said the C3, which was originally named "Pagadian Shopping Mall", is equipped with escalators, elevators and centralized air-conditioning system.
The mall, which has a total floor area of 28,600 square meters, stands in the City Government-owned 6,266-square-meter lot that used to be Pagadian City's old public market, Co said.
The City Government's plan showed that commercial establishments, to include banks, restaurants, shops and boutiques, will occupy the ground floor up to the third floor while the regional government offices will occupy the fourth and fifth floors.
Among the confirmed tenants of C3 are the Robinsons department store and supermarket and eight major food chains like Jollibee, Greenwich, Mang Inasal, Max's, Burger King, Red ribbon, Goldilocks, and Bo's Coffee Club.
The C3 was the venue of the 20th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) held from September 7 to 9 with US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. as the guest of honor.
The C3 was also the venue of the three-day League of Cities of the Philippines' (LCP) 47th National Executive Board (NEB) meeting that started Wednesday and ended Friday.
Co, who is the LCP vice-president for Mindanao, said at least 50 city mayors arrived for the 4th NEB meeting. They toured on Thursday the Pagadian City's neighboring cities of Ozamis and Tangub to foster unity among the city mayors in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. (Bong Garcia)