Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is one of the newest cities in Metro Manila. BGC has numerous locators offering thousands of job opportunities. It is developed by BCDA, in partnership with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) (composed of the Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. of the Campos Group). Locate the Bonifacio Global City.
Serendra is a residential development with clusters of low, mid and high-rise condominium buildings. Serendra features suburban living with spacious gardens, while providing proximity to places of work, play and education. It is a Joint Development between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI).
Uptown Bonifacio is a Megaworld Corporation’s development in the heart of the Bonifacio Global City as The Urban Cosmopolitan Playground with new luxury residential condominiums, top-grade office sites, a world-class commercial center, and the country’s largest and most prestigious superclub. The 8.38-hectares portion of the total land area of Uptown Bonifacio development is a Joint Venture partnership of BCDA with Megaworld.
McKinley Hill (MKH) is Megaworld’s signature development, where various international institutions (Great Britain, Korea and United Arab Emirates Embassies; Chinese International School, Meridian International College and Enderun Colleges) are located. It features the Venice Grand Canal Mall, the Philippines’ first man-made grand canal with gondola rides, surrounded by a range of foreign cuisines. It is a Joint Venture partnership of BCDA with Megaworld for the development of 24-hectares of land which is also part of Fort Bonifacio.
McKinley West is Megaworld’s township in Fort Bonifaico. It is set to host a posh village and private residential estates complemented by a modern business district and leisure center-living up to the lifestyle of neighboring Forbes Park and the Manila Polo Club. It is another Joint Venture partnership of BCDA with Megaworld.
Newport City (NPC) the former Villamor Air Base, is now one of country’s world-class resort complex, featuring a strong I.T. component and airport-related businesses. Several world class hotels, a 18-hole golf course, and the NAIA Terminal 3 are all found within the area. It is a development by the Megaworld Corporation. Locate the Newport City.
ASSET DISPOSITION PROGRAM
Since 1992, BCDA has generated Php82.06 billion in disposition proceeds from the sale, lease and/or joint venture development of former Metro Manila camps and their transformation into new premier mix-use districts. The biggest two of which are Fort Bonifacio and Villamor Air Base, which are now known as Bonifacio Global City and Newport City, respectively. BCDA’s effective partnerships with the private sector assured revenues for the country, bringing in more business and employment opportunities.
Of the said amount, Php35.41 billion has been remitted to the National Treasury for the account of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), broken down into Php24.05 billion for the AFP modernization program and Php11.36 billion for military replication expenses. As mandated by R.A.7227 and amended by R.A. 7917, other beneficiaries are the contiguous municipalities of Taguig, Pateros and Makati, and 14 other government beneficiary agencies.
After BCDA remits the money to the Bureau of Treasury, the utilization and distribution of the remittances become the responsibilities of the Department of Budget and Management in accordance with the approved fiscal program of the government and shall release the share of the beneficiary agencies pursuant to the budget execution guidelines.
A distinct landmark in the Poro Point Freeport Zone is a lighthouse called the Poro Point Lighthouse. The apex of the lighthouse is the highest elevation of the peninsula thus allowing a 360-degree unobstructed view of the panoramic landscape of the PPFZ. Bounded on the west by the West Philippine Sea and on the east by the San Fernando Bay, one can experience the beautiful sunrises and sunsets La Union is known for. Atop the Poro Point Lighthouse, a tourist gets glimpse of the best that PPFZ can offer.
The Poro Point Lighthouse serves as a beacon for ships and boats plying the sea at night. The 6-hectare lighthouse is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Coast Guard.
The Poro Point Baywalk with Events Center is an infrastructure inside the PPFZ that will further enhance the competitiveness of the Zone in attracting more locators. The 1.3-kilometer baywalk has bicycle lane, parks and playground, gazebos and an open-type amphitheater which is open for various events.
The baywalk also has a Commercial Strip that is open for lease to all interested developers and to local business owners and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). A total of 44 cut lots with an area of 400 square meters per cut-lot are available for lease.
The Poro Point Freeport Zone offers the perfect blend for business and leisure. PPFZ is now a proud host to Thunderbird Resorts, a world-class integrated resort with hotel, golf, gaming, recreation components and residential development. The transformation of the 65.5 hectares tourism complex leased to Thunderbird Pilipinas Hotels and Resorts, Inc. has well positioned the PPFZ as a tourist destination in Northern Luzon.
Another Area for investment is the approximately 52-hectare Mixed-Use Area.
The new Master Development Plan of the Poro Point Freeport Zone envisions the Zone as the Poro Point Marine Headlands, a secure peninsula town offering innovation and education. The land uses of Poro Point Marine Headlands have been planned to create an economically and sustainably healthy mix of commercial, residential, office, retail, institutional, hospitality, recreational, and transportation activities for a new community in North Luzon.
A mixed land use program will ensure accessibility to uses and services within close proximity to each other and, thereby, helping to create a livable community in Poro Point Marine Headlands.
The San Fernando International Seaport is a 30-hectare seaport managed and operated by Poro Point Industrial Corporation. The seaport, which has three (3) pier structures, is ideal for many types of inbound and outbound bulk cargoes and can accommodate all types of vessels from Cruise Ships, Roll-On, Roll-Off (RORO) Vessels, Motor Tugboats, Passenger Vessels to Fishing Boats.
Another pier under the Seaport Authority of PPMC is the Soiltech Pier. The Soiltech Pier is a Private Commercial Pier operated and managed by Soiltech Integrated Port Terminal Services, Inc. It has one (1) pier structure and can cater to bulk cargoes.
The Poro Point Freeport Zone is home to the San Fernando Airport. Classified as a community airport, the 40.5 hectare San Fernando Airport brings the people closer to the pristine beaches of La Union, the scenic beauty of Baguio City, the cultural heritage of Ilocos and other world-class facilities in the North.
The San Fernando Airport has the following facilities:
Runway: 2120 x 45 meters, two (2) taxi-ways with a combined area of 4,443.20 sq. m.; Apron: 15,00 sq. m.; New Control Tower Building, Passenger Terminal Building, Fire Station Building, Water Receiving Station, Power and Communication System, Aeronautical Ground Lighting System, Automatic Weather Observation System and Air Traffic Control Console Equipment.
The San Fernando Airport has already positioned itself as a choice of destination for Aviation Training with at least sixteen (16) accredited aviation schools in the Philippines using the airport for long cross-country flight training.