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City’s adopted son to help Bacolod become a dragon city

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BACOLOD CITY – Chinese taipan Andrew Tan vowed to help this city reach dragon status by building townships and putting up other businesses here.

ADOPTED SON. Dr. Andrew Tan, chairman of the Alliance Global Group that consolidates Megaworld Corp. and various business interests, received the SP resolution declaring him as the “Adopted Son of Bacolod City,” handed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia. */CITY PIO
ADOPTED SON. Dr. Andrew Tan, chairman of the Alliance Global Group that consolidates Megaworld Corp. and various business interests, received the SP resolution declaring him as the “Adopted Son of Bacolod City,” handed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia. */CITY PIO

Tan, who was guest speaker during the BacoLaodiat Festival’s Spring Gala night, praised Leonardia for the BacoLaodiat, which celebrates “unity amid cultural diversity,” and called it a landmark festival in the country.

The honorary mayor and adopted son said tourism programs such as the Bacolaodiat “allow us to celebrate our culture and know the locality.”

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Tan chairs Alliance Global that reported consolidated revenues of P156.8 billion and a net income of P23.7 billion in 2018.

Among AG’s subsidiaries are Emperador Brandy, Megaworld, The Bar, McDonald’s, Travellers International, Resorts World, and Global Estate.

Tan said among their projects in the city include the two townships – Upper East and Northill Gateway – sprawled over 87 hectares.

Megaworld also plans to build a P1.2 billion Upper East Mall that it says will be “Bacolod’s new architectural landmark” that will showcase a blend of “neo-classical and art deco architecture.”

Tan added they are still planning to build a modern McDonald’s store at the city welcome marker at the Bacolod-Silay airport access road.

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They will also open a North Hill town center in front of Forbes Hill that will become the first commercial town center hotel. Art museum.

“Bacolod has become a major tourist destination; we will help shape it into a dragon city.”

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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