Megaworld Building Town Center in Bacolod


Source: Inside Retail Philippines | November 23, 2016


With the strong tourism potential in the province, property giant Megaworld Corporation plans to build a 7.5 ha commercial town center in its upcoming Bacolod project.

Megaworld’s Northill Town Center will be part of its 53 ha Northill Gateway township in Negros Occidental, and feature dining, retail, leisure and tourism amenities.

It says the horizontal commercial development will mainly comprise stand-alone two-storey structures of retail shops and dining establishments, surrounded by landscaped parks and open spaces.

“The town center, which will be accessible along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, will also have a central plaza, an events venue, ‘pasalubong’ centers featuring Negrense delicacies, a supermarket, and wellness and sports facilities,” says the developer.

“The Northill Town Center will certainly become a destination not just for tourists and visitors to the province, but also for Negrenses who want to unwind and relax,” says Megaworld Lifestyle Malls senior VP Kevin Tan.

About a third of the commercial development will be devoted to green and open spaces and feature a central plaza with special water elements.

“An iconic chapel will also be built to serve as a major landmark for the township,” says Megaworld, with construction of the center to start early next year and completion slated for early 2018.

Northill Gateway is a joint development of Megaworld and its wholly owned subsidiary Suntrust Properties in partnership with the Lacson family. It is also building an upscale 15 ha residential village within the township, to be called Forbes Hill. Meanwhile, Suntrust is building Fountain Grove, another themed residential community inside the Bacolod township.

Andrew Tan acquires RP McDonald’s


Rising  tycoon: Megaworld’s Tan now heads RP McDonald’s Group

(Source:  GMANews Online)

Andrew Tan, who heads Megaworld, has been elected chairman of Alliance Global which oversees the local operations of McDonald’s, raising hopes that his business acumen may help the fast food giant improve its local sales.

Alliance Global’s unit Golden Arches Development Corp. operates the McDonald’s brand in the Philippines under a franchise agreement with USA’s McDonald’s.

McDonald’s, the world’s number one hamburger chain, only ranks second to homegrown Jollibee Foods Inc. in the Philippines.

Dina Inting, Alliance Global first vice president for finance, told GMANews.TV that Chinese-Filipino businessman George Yang – famous for bringing the McDonald’s chain to the Philippines – has passed the torch to Tan, a former vice-chairman at Alliance.

Yang now sits as vice-chairman at Alliance Global.

“This is the first time that Mr. Tan is taking on the chairmanship of Alliance Global since it became publicly-listed in 1999,” Inting said. “He has investments in the company in his personal capacity.”

Alliance Global is a holdings firm with interests in glass manufacturing, food and beverage trading, fastfood operation, and property development.

Rising tycoon
Tan, 57, has built Megaworld as one of the country’s leading property firms, with an extensive project pipeline comprising six township projects in Metro Manila.

Its flagship project is Eastwood City, a business and retail enclave in Quezon City, which counts Citibank, IBM, and anti-virus firm Trend Micro as among its major tenants.

Eastwood City is the country’s first information and technology business park specifically targeting business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.

It is currently developing McKinley Hills, a high-end township project in Fort Bonifacio, a former military camp. The residential project is 82 percent sold. – GMANews.TV –

FedEx to deliver online purchases to Hong Kong 7-11 Stores


FedEx to deliver online purchases to Hong Kong 7-11 Stores

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | November 24, 2016)
FedEx Express will start delivering online purchases to Hong Kong 7-Eleven stores for self-collection.

There will be no charge for the FedEx Hong Kong 7-Eleven Stores Self-Collection Service, offering online shoppers greater flexibility and convenience.  The can pick up their purchases at the 7-Eleven store of their choice at any time.

“Increasingly customers are asking for more flexibility from the way they ship to the way they receive packages,” says FedEx Express Hong Kong/Macau MD Anthony Leung. “The new self-collection service will bring significant value to the fast growing e-commerce sector as online shoppers no longer have to worry about missing their deliveries.”


7-Eleven Hong Kong/Macau sales and marketing director Rose Yeung says the new services is another step forward in expanding its service portfolio which includes bill payment, ticketing, self-pick-up and donations.

Established in Hong Kong for 35 years, 7-Eleven has more than 900 stores.

Solar Solutions Launching

The Sun Shines brighter at CSI with SolarSolutions

The earth and sun aligned with CSI with the launching of SolarSolutions Incorporated (SSI) last October 24, 2016.

The sun shines brighter with the formal announcement of SSI as the newest addition to the Tan brother and sister enterprise and this time around, it focuses on renewable energy solutions.

Teaser ads were placed in all offices of Circuit Solutions, Inc. and the launch was well-attended by the members of both CSI and SSI families.  Everybody shared a sumptuous Chinese buffet while viewing an AVP presentation about CSI employees’ bonding moments and milestones for the past years. CSI is a tech solutions company that has been in existence for 20 years specializing on surveillance and security system (CCTVs), structured cabling, access control, multimedia queuing system, nurse call and paging system and parking system management.

Circuit Solutions, Inc. was represented by ROEL S. TAN, president, RONA TAN CHAN, chief operating officer and RAMON ‘BONG’ USON, deputy operating officer.  SolarSolutions, Inc., on the other hand, was represented by ATTY. AISON GARCIA, chief executive officer, XAVIER C. ALPASA managing director, RAFFY CONCEPCION, head of sales and marketing, and REY GUERRERO, general manager.



Who is SolarSolutions Inc.?

SolarSolutions is an SEC-registered corporation social enterprise that goes the extra mile to empower communities and individuals through renewable energy. We focus on delivering products and services that deliver great value and produce highly positive social impacts for our customers through a profitable, sustainable, and innovative social enterprise. The company also provides research and development services and technical consultation on the design and deployment of renewable energy products.

Our portfolio includes projects in disaster response and preparedness, small to medium-scale barangay lighting and electrification, installation of solar energy systems in rural and urban households and commercial establishments, technical consultation, and operations for community-based projects that offer solar-powered applications. For the last 5 years, we have deployed at least 200 systems across 20 provinces in the Philippines with an estimate impact on 9600 households.

The team is composed of individuals with highly technical expertise and advanced degrees across the following fields: solar technologies, physics, math, law, electronics and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, finance, economics and development.

Why Solar?

Solar Energy is clean, free fuel, renewable.  Solar power is scalable, modular, fast deployment and generate what you need especially in case of emergency.  Productive uses of energy in the Enterprise Development have proven lighting for work places, improved agriculture, food production and storage, food processing and even provide clean drinking water through solar water pump.  Our Solar Energy Solutions have actually provided lighting for birthing clinics and vaccine and medicine refrigeration in many remote areas.

Strengthen CSR Programs

SolarSolutions’ expertise has been proven in helping big manufacturing companies design their Electric Power Supply Master Plan and Management.  SSI also plays a major role in strengthening various CSR Programs in partnership with varios NGOs such as World Wildlife Fund, Zuellig Foundation, Corazon S. Atayde Memorial Foundation, Tanging Yaman Foundation,  to name a few. Through our Solar Sari Sari Store we can provide your adopted community with basic services such as lighting, clean water, energy for communications and refrigeration to low-income communities (rural and urban) with limited or no access to a consistent source of electrical energy.