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Monday, July 20, 2009


Another landmark is about to be carved in the annals of history in Tagum when more or less Half a Billion Pesos Four-Storey state of the art building will rise in the 15 hectare lot along Barangay Apokon of the city.

A groundbreaking and laying of time capsule was held last February 14, 2008 of which political and church personalities graced the occasion especially the agro-industrialist Atty. Jesus V. Ayala, who once operated the Hijo Plantation - the first

banana plantation in the province and the first to export bananas to Japan, who also donated the said property to the city.

The Development Bank of the Philippines is the funding agency of the four storey City Hall of which it was conceptualized by Sol Flores an Australian-based Architectural Company known as Greendale Development Group. This mega project has a total land area of 80,000 and a floor area of 9,840 square meters while the atrium has a floor area of 2,160 square meters. The total floor plan of the new city hall will be 12,000 square meters.

The structure of the said mega project is mostly in glass, tiles and steel and will be surrounded with parks and playgrounds and will be considered as one of the most modern city hall in the Philippines. According to some people, the new city hall of Tagum will be in contrast to the traditional city halls in other places whose design is mostly inspired by Greco-Roman architecture.

The place will absolutely become a tourist attraction because of its unconventional four storey state of the art building with modern day and elegant design that is at par with the architectural designs of the first world countries.

Within the first quarter of next year the building will be 100% complete and will be occupied by the Executive and Legislative Branch of the city, including major offices of the local government unit. This landmark will be one of the legacy of Mayor Rey Uy in the making - something that TagumeƱos can be proud of.
(Photocourtesy: Ibex, CIO)

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