HomeIloilo21-Storey Condo Building by INJAP Land to Rise along Diversion RoadINJAP Land recently revealed plans for a 21-storey commercial and residential building to be constructed in front of SM City Iloilo Mall. It will be the first high-rise building in Iloilo once completed and will feature commercial units, multi-level pa By Marcos Detourista on February 5, 2011INJAP Land recently revealed plans for a 21-storey commercial and residential building to be constructed in front of SM City Iloilo Mall. It will be the first high-rise building in Iloilo once completed and will feature commercial units, multi-level parking, and residential condominium units on the upper levels. INJAP Land is expected to reveal the master plan for their newest development on the second quarter of 2011.Location wise, the proposed 21-storey commercial and residential building sits on a prime property being at close proximity to most of the city’s major establishments and excellent access to an array of transportation options right at its doorstep.INJAP Land, owned by Mang Inasal founder – Edgar Sia II, is an Iloilo-based real estate company, which has pioneered residential condominium developments in the city. INJAP Land’s first condo project called “People’s Condominium,” is already under construction at the KAPIDECO Complex, San Rafael, Mandurriao. All residential units of People’s Condominium are reported to be “sold out” prompting the company to explore further growth opportunities in Iloilo City.Location Map of the 21-Storey Condo Building by INJAP Land [gmap]Don’t leave yet. There’s more!Comments capizeno saysSeptember 3, 2011 at 8:58 pmproud to be an ilonggo capizeno..idol ko si injap, tani maging successful man ko nga businessman sa ulihi parehas sa imo..kudos to injap, from your kababayan here in roxas city! kitkit saysJune 30, 2011 at 3:29 pmmay hiring pa ang injap??….electrical kg mechanical?…quality control en quantity surveyor??…. mur2s saysJune 28, 2011 at 2:52 amy u dont hav a net book or lap top? or a 4g? c u bud. 4 now il dominate d airwave. Douglas A. saysJune 26, 2011 at 12:15 pmI hope it will not cause friction when people from abroad make purchases in this 21-storey Diversion Rd. condo project (whom, I suspect, will be the main purchasers)? My wife and I look forward to purchasing a condo in Iloilo and this Diversion Rd site would probably suit us well. My wife is originally from Iloilo and we already own real estate in the city, but as we look forward to and near retirement, the condo life for us becomes more appealing. Yes, we can afford it even in the millions, but that is only good news for the developer, on the other hand, we will be buying groceries and vehicles and electronics and helping bring foreign currency into the economy. jerry saysMay 5, 2011 at 5:12 amI hope this beautifully designed building will be the bench mark of more buildings coming soon in the city, It will define the new skyline in the city. By the way, how about the wealthy Lopez family whose roots came from Iloilo, aren’t they at all putting up something that would be a new landmark in the city? Vic saysMay 5, 2011 at 10:29 am@ jerry…. if you think Lopez People will have to consider development on iloilo… you are wrong…. with all the amassing wealth of Lopez.. never they did in my entire life to put any philantropic works here, or contribute to any development or landmark, leisure, they have no plans whatsoever…. could you name any single building built by Lopez here in iloilo?… could you point any single moment Lopez talked with Iloilo Politicians to discuss the place improvement? the fact is , it’s none of thier business…. they have million dollar grossing business in Manila and that’s enough…all the improvement of the city is the industry of ilongo themselves… working day by day and constribute to the tax fund of the city that help city to continue to light every night, that enable the city continue to pave its roads, that enables the city to thrive and gradually morphed into competitive city… at least within Philippines if not…. to the whole world…. we can make it right :) killer bee bacolod social saysApril 15, 2011 at 5:57 pmmaski ano pa ina kahumok sang duta…they can build 55-stories….,like in cebu…,the GAISANO GROUP OF COMPANIES build a 55-storey vertical condominium in cebu city….that area is swamp area…at this time under construction….the reason nga humok ang duta…thats not the real reason… Karay-a saysMay 26, 2011 at 3:28 ambaw grabe nagd no?bsan humok tindog mangod no?daw kanami lang..daw nalipay man kami nga taga Uma..makita ang tag-as nga building.. killer bee bacolod social saysApril 15, 2011 at 5:53 pmfor example the 30 hectare of SM complex in SRP cebu city…a reclaimed land… SM build a 16 30-storey HIGH RISE BUILDINGS… each….,So subong nga time anything is possible…interms of engineering aspects… Jonathan saysMarch 10, 2011 at 11:20 pmWhat your doing for Iloilo with this website is inspiring. I used some of the facts and content you have for my economics local development study paper and I’m probably going to feature your site on my blog once I get it established.mayo gid ni gina ubra mo para sa Iloilo kag para may updates man mga Ilonggo kung ano na gali ang gakalatabo sa city nila.GO ILOILO! mspl&frank saysMarch 10, 2011 at 4:53 pmdiin na ang comment ni apo ni marikudo…di makita metal jacket saysMarch 8, 2011 at 5:51 pmyears ago wala gid man sang tag-as nga building sa iloilo, kay ngaa? ang iloilo isa sa may pina ka mataas nga presyo sang koryente o electricity charges sa pungsod kay naga kuha man lang kita sang supply sang koryente sa napocor halin sa palinpinon geothermal power plant sa negros oriental tabok sa dagat thru submarine cable. kun ang isa ka building owner magpatindog 5 stories and above kinhanglan na ang elevator sa mobility sang mga tawo sa sina nga building, which has a very high electricity consumption. Pero subong ara na ang bag-o nga coal fired power plant sa ingore, lapaz wherein sufficient na ang supply sang koryente sa iloilo kag medyo mag reduce na ang rate.nothing more to say GO! GO! ILOILO… Grace saysMarch 8, 2011 at 12:03 pmThe name of this 21-storey building is INJAP TOWER Condotel arnie saysMarch 7, 2011 at 4:18 pmAng wala kakadto dubai lantaw nyo nalang sa you tube ang tanan nga mga imposible pati dagat ginpangtampukan para patindugan sang tag as nga mga buildings ato to ara ina sa mga engineers kag kapitalista sang proyekto..kag indi ina imposible ang mga naga pati nga ang iloilo indi mapatindugan sang tag as nga building indi ina matuod wala lang dri dako nga negosyante magsugod sina subong may ara na ang injap…hulata nya kay pagtapus na nila pati na kamo tanan nga matuod gali ang fron gani sang manila bay dra sa pasay nayo puro man tampok subong damo tag as naga tilindug dra… Karay-a saysMay 26, 2011 at 3:24 amTuod manami sa dubai?Abaw daw nami man daad ang iloilo daw dubai no?kaso hadlok tanda patindog. kag daw ga pa aram2 lang mga opisyal sa iloilo. kuno abi aram..gali indi man ka isrot…nami tsura ka injap no?taas2 pa.. Helen saysMarch 7, 2011 at 1:58 pmAbnormal na ya si “Simon Choi” taga tabok ina sya? Hadlok lang ina sya tuod nawigit na gid ang iya lugar ha ha ha ha..Alangan mapatindug ka nga wala studies daw pang kontra lang ang iya nga mga openion ha ha ha ha pagpang-us dra tuod tubo nalang…ok b@colod-non saysSeptember 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm@helen..baby i came in peace,yeah you are right!!and maybe you’r wrong,ang proyekto subong sang injap nga 21 storey tower was supported by all ilonngos wherever they are,thats right!you are wrong baby!kay man nd kumo taga bacolod kami or in any point of negros island pang os tubo lang ang nahibal an,thats a big no no sweathheart,(smile)i salute sir edgar sia for his huge project(injap tower,peoples condo,maybe more..!!)from here in the city of smiles!! peace yo! Arnold saysMarch 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm@ Simon Choi, daw gina ubserbahan ko lang bala ang iya nga mga commentar daw indi sya ya magsugot nga magtindug ang 21 stories ng project una tagadiin ini sya man basi sa pihak ni sya nga lugar kay nahadlok sya kag indi ya mabatun nga ang Iloilo advance gid man katama kisa sa ila lugar.Simon hambalon taka wala impossible magpatidug sang mataas maski diin nga lugar ukon maski sa tunga sang dagat ukon sa kumunoy pa basta may engineer ka nga maayo kag basta may kapital ka ukon kuarta nga maggastus sina nga proyekto. Ikaduha daw gina under iestimate mo ang mga taga iloilo nga wala kuarta sa iloilo mas damo kuarta kisa dra sa inyo,kay dri ang tawo balansi damo gani naga bakal sang condominium sa iban nga lugar lalo pa sa ila mismo nga lugar. Ang tuod nga mga taga Iloilo ya indi mabal an ang imul kag mangaranon dri ya kay damo kuarta ang mga taga iloilo sa inyo lugar ya,bal anun ang mangaranon kag imol dra kalayo gid sang deperensya. kag damo kami dri banko pero ang taga Iloilo wala lang galing naga sugid indi pareho dra sa pihak damo dri ya siguro consumer ang Iloilo kag pati taga guimaras ,capiz, aklan,kag antique pati kamo dra sa tabok kag taga mindanao nga mga Ilonggo dri ga eskwela kag nagapamakal kag ang kamatuoran ulihi na gid kamo dra kag tagai pa oras ang iloilo kag mabuylo niya liwat sa dako nga progreso. b@colod-non saysSeptember 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm@arnold,brod,saludo ako sa imo brod,wala na sang imposible sa teknolohiya subong,waay lang ta gani guro kabalo maybe beneath the earth may structure na nga gina istaran sang tawo(maybe)the palm island in dubai is a great success of technology and engineering,here in bacolod there are so many plans plans plans in the reclaimed area,sabagay nkatindog naman di gani ang sm,pope tower,horizon tower,and soon the sm hotel,..lets cheer up lang bala sang mga projects nga ginapatindog sang gobyerno ukon sang pribado,k..peace yo! Rod saysMarch 7, 2011 at 1:31 pmPara sa akon kadamo sang tag as nga mga building pati dagat ginatampukan lang gani sa Dubai waay impossible magpatindug sang maski 100 stries sa dagat ara naya sa mga engineers kag capitalista nga may kuarta. Mga haka haka naya nga istorya nga ang iloilo indi mapatindugan sang tag as kadto kamo dubai kay ang dagat gani ginapatindugan tag as nga buildings. Time na kag dapat gid nga ang Iloilo may high rise na gid man kag umpisa na ina. Dapat gani sang una pa eh galing wala lang capitalista nga magpatindug. kirbs saysMarch 6, 2011 at 5:21 pmara na ang render sa ila webpage. Otherwise visit Skyscrapercity Forum – ILOILO.Here’s the link:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1333243&page=13 dudut saysMarch 8, 2011 at 8:24 pmNice! Taga_iloilo_ako saysMarch 5, 2011 at 12:43 amMayo na kay big improvement for our beloved city. I think and hopefully they are very aware of the stability of the land. Go Injap! Apo_ni_Marikudo saysMarch 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm@Simon Choi allow me to take your points one by one: ….Too many millions for purchase one unit of this high building in future [sic], — True, it will be expensive, but what condo isn’t? We are talking about condos here, not tenements. Also, just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean Ilonggos can’t afford it. Unlike some people I know of by reputation, Ilonggos don’t need to stroke their egos by flaunting their wealth to the whole world. Besides, Iloilo City is second only to Switzerland in terms of number of banks per square kilometer. Think about that. ….Too small fire engines to fight fire at 21 storey building, [sic] — Iloilo City may not have the equipment yet because there is no reason to. The highest buildings currently in the city are the Medicus Bldg. and IBH in Diversion Rd. and the building where GSIS is right now. But when this building is finished, then there is a reason to upgrade the equipment. ….Too danger to build high building on suspected unstable soil.[sic] — This has already been answered above. No need to reiterate their points. ….Too expensive management fee and maintainance fee, [sic] — Those fees will be covered by the monthly association dues of the tenants. If they can afford to buy a condo unit or two or three, they can darn well afford to pay the dues. ….Too danger to use a 21 storey building elevator/lift and suffering from sudden electricity off. [sic] — Ever heard of UPS? Uninterruptible Power Supply? You now, that gadget where you plug in your PC that keeps it running for some time in case you lose power? Well guess what? You can also use similar, up-sized versions on elevators. Also, have you heard of generators? You know, that motorized thingamajig that gives you power while your neighbors suffer in the dark and heat? I bet that condo project will also have that too. Simon Choi saysMarch 8, 2011 at 10:09 amIf you are investor, will you purchase one or more units of this condo. What price of one 3 bed room unit or peso per square meter of this condo is reasonable? Will it cause price of nearby condo. rising up? What do know about traffic facility for this condo.? ronnie saysMarch 9, 2011 at 2:08 amwhatever you say…once this 21-storey building is built, i am confident that….this will be flocked by ilonggo buyers – here and abroad! Apo_ni_Marikudo saysMarch 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm…If you are investor, will you purchase one or more units of this condo.[sic] – My answer is, Hell Yeah! In fact, I’m coming home next month to do just that. I’m pretty sure they’re already pre-selling.…What price of one 3 bed room unit or peso per square meter of this condo is reasonable?[sic] – That is relative. What may be reasonable or a bargain for some might not be for others.…Will it cause price of nearby condo. rising up?[sic] – Don’t know, don’t care.What do know about traffic facility for this condo.?[sic] – I don’t fully understand your question, dude. Care to elaborate? Also, if you have a hard time expressing yourself in English, try Hiligaynon. Apo_ni_Marikudo saysMarch 3, 2011 at 5:41 pmAll I can say is: It’s about time!I’m away from the city for years at a time. What strikes me most every time I come back is that the city remains almost the same as the last time I was home. Development projects are almost non-existent; you see the same old buildings, the same old roads, the same old potholes…In some cases, this means stability and reliability, but when you apply this to a city, it means stagnancy, negligible progress, and questionable economy.I hope this project will revitalize Iloilo City and encourage and convince other investors that Iloilo City is the next big thing. sanny saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 5:26 pmwel nice gd eh dw manila na ang iloilo ahaha compare sa iban nga city….excited na gd ko tne madayun gd ah….ang hawaii island mana gne y s it nga tag as man mga building noh….. ariane saysFebruary 22, 2011 at 11:55 amBolilao, Madurriao pa na sa dra. not San Rafael mspl&frank saysFebruary 22, 2011 at 4:42 pmYap the new 21-storey will be built in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Its not mention here its the people’s condominium that will be in San Rafael….for Calos..thanks…gusto ko syle mo..pang-os tubo…mayo pa gid kon tubo(pipe) G.I or PVC. calos saysFebruary 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm@mspl&frank the floodway was now open the last October the huge flood water was already carried by floodway. and it was so sad to the student of CPU kay wala na rason nga ma suspend ang klase tungod nga wala na sang perennial flood sa ila school.the construction was on-going as i saw on the project site. ga butang cla sang cement blocks sa slope sang artificial river (floodway) mspl & frank saysFebruary 21, 2011 at 6:10 pmINJAP land can clarify all your speculation, doubts and uncertainties. For me this development is most welcome.Sorry for this is not related to this post.To All…please if you can find time and think which is more priority to go along with this development…please think and contribute for the updates of Iloilo Flood Control Project.. Know the construction and completion…When?This is more vital and stragically relevant to our present time…present development…and for the future of Iloilo City and the whole province.Nadula na ang “think green, think ILOILO. No_way saysFebruary 21, 2011 at 12:32 pmSimon Choi is not happy to see this project because definitely he is not from Iloilo, This person might be from somewhere else. Simon Choi saysFebruary 20, 2011 at 1:55 pmI am not so happy to see this project for following reason: ….Too many millions for purchase one unit of this high building in future, ….Too small fire engines to fight fire at 21 storey building, ….Too danger to build high building on suspected unstable soil. ….Too expensive management fee and maintainance fee, ….Too danger to use a 21 storey building elevator/lift and suffering from sudden electricity off. Parayan saysFebruary 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm…”Too many millions” – It’s not your money, anyway. Those who (want to) buy have that amount;…”Too small fire engines” – May sprinkler ina for sure. Hight tech na kaya tayo. So in case of fire, automatic ina. Fire inspections and fire drills are annually done, too.…”Too danger(lol) to build high building on unstable soil” – Soil tests and other geo tests are done before constructing a building.…”Too expensive management fee and maintainance fee” – Kaw ba ang magbabayad? Di naman, dba? Peace.:-)…”Too danger to use a 21 storey building elevator/lift and suffering from sudden electricity off” – May generator naman dba?Si injap indi ina mgpasugot nga sa pagpamisok lang sang mata ya, madula ina tanan tunogd sa… soft soil, etc. feasibility studies were conducted before this project was revealed. let’s just watch out coz so far, wala pa man ta gin “bigo” ni injap. Ginatuman ya man iya hambal. ronnie saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 1:51 am– “too many millions”…there are a throng of millionaires in Iloilo nowadays. It’s their prerogative to purchase one or not… – “too small fire engines to fight fire at 21 storey bldg”…All modern high rise buildings are equipped with sprinkler in case fire arises.. – “too danger (lol, maybe you meant dangerous) to build high rise building on suspected unstable soil”…with modern technology, anything like this is possible nowadays. – “too expensive management fee and maintenance fee”…why do you already have an idea how much? – “too danger (lol, maybe you meant dangerous)to use a 21 storey building elevator/lift in case there is brown out”… it is unlikely for such a high rise building not to have generator… should there be any power outage.I totally agree with parayan. It is now time that Iloilo will shine again like it’s glorious past! Grace saysMarch 8, 2011 at 11:26 am@ Ms. Alma Pila baligya mo sang imo nga house? Alma saysFebruary 18, 2011 at 1:23 pmI’m glad to hear that finally “High” rise city na rin ang Iloilo. Good news ito sa mga Ilongo, it produce more work. Sagad kamo binaisay sang 21-storey building stability, para wala kulba nga marumpag ang high rise building, ara ang akon one story house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (100% newly remodeled last year) and for sale. Same street of Jalandoni, lapit sa Lopez Jaena st( walking distance from Jolibee). Sa kabilang dulo kami nang Jalandoni st (opposite of 21 story building). Grace saysMarch 8, 2011 at 11:29 amPila baligya mo sang house? james saysFebruary 18, 2011 at 12:10 amposible tanan… basta uala lng corrupt ang mayor, congresman, and governor tanan nga projects dasig and makita mo guid.. mmmm my salig ko now xa ky trenas kag mabilog ah.. anfoldlee saysFebruary 17, 2011 at 3:26 pmits not a problem anymor today..technology is the answer for that..just remember that we need to adjust regarding developments and tech…kag ang importante it is beneficial to the city most spec. sa mga ilonggo. calos saysFebruary 17, 2011 at 6:45 amhapos lng na relocate ang loading area sang PUJ. corner lot ni bla sya. nami ang building kung ara sa corner. Rico saysFebruary 16, 2011 at 9:08 pmAH.. lapit s bhaws. Amo man ni nga site kung s diin gin.force evacuate ang nag.squat s area last year. In my opinion, daw kalaw.ay man ang site nila kay dira guid ang loading and unloading area sng leganes nga jeep. Mas ma.ayo tni if s may langford ayon nga area kay daw matawhay. Vic saysFebruary 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm@ James… tani eh… pero its a big investment from any investors… it should be funded by loan… kung may ara tani, pwedi katama ang bridge between iloilo and Guimaras….. for the fact abd guimaras is highly potential for beaches….. and another thing is to revived the railway system of panay then…. our economy will boost like what had happened in USA in 1900’s… because of railway,,, nag progressive sila Simon Choi saysFebruary 20, 2011 at 1:46 pmHey. Do you know any news of development of railway or high rise train or railway train at iloilo city? I want to learn about it. Vic saysFebruary 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm@kit………. what?…… 2nd mall?…. there are 5 SM’s in iloilo … get a clue kit saysFebruary 18, 2011 at 12:58 pmyup Vic i know! but there was a news article published by business world that sm is planning to put up another sm mall here in the city. so, kng ma madayon 6 na sm diri. gets? metal jacket saysFebruary 16, 2011 at 5:29 amall constructions both medium and highrise buildings had undergone geotechnical study before it implemented. the result of soil testing as part of foundation investigation will be the main data for the foundation structure of every building to be constructed.Whatever the soil formation of the proposed building site based on the geotechnical/geological tests, there is a corresponding structural design to be done by the civil engineering group.all skyscraper rises because of technology. ILOILO has no limit for hiserise structures… technology wise! liam saysFebruary 15, 2011 at 4:00 pmsagad kamu palibog pabay-i nyo lang ang developer sang project nga ni ang mapalibog. kung marumpag gid man ti wala na kita da ya indi man na atun kwarta kag beware lang kamu kung magstart na ang construction palayo lang kamu para di kamu marumpagan. hahahaha :)God Bless Iloilo!!!! kit saysFebruary 15, 2011 at 1:13 pmgood news! may update na sa second mall of sm dri sa iloilo city? Jolly saysFebruary 14, 2011 at 3:50 amMore highrises to come!!! Kudos Iloilo City and Provice, and GOD bless :) james saysFebruary 11, 2011 at 8:18 amits nice pagid f my naka isis golden bridge look alike pa kadto xa guimaras… john saysFebruary 10, 2011 at 7:35 pmoh com’on, its a long myth that iloilo can only accommodate upto 10 story building because of soil issues!! MOA area in pasay is a reclaimed land yet ang daming on going high rise constrction don. then we dont really need special construction technology just to build a highrise building in iloilo, its the same/usual method of constrction for highrise buildings thats being used anywhere in the philippines will do. the main reason why iloilo for soo loong has not yet have a highrise building is because wala pang market/demand or simply walang budget ang developer. cant we just be glad that finally we have one very soon. Efrain saysFebruary 10, 2011 at 5:23 pmFilipino engineers were involve in biggest project in middle east, from inception to construction. only their knowlegde were not used here in the by country. The reason…. not to mention only. Any structure can be built on any type of soil stratification especially Iloilo. An proper geotechnical investigation of the site is necessary. The Marina Hotel in Roxas Blvd stands on reclaimed soil like SM City Cebu. It stands on reclaimed land by providing barrette pile in Cebu City in 1992 done by DM Consunji using the Bachy Soletanche technology. chizmuz saysFebruary 10, 2011 at 1:39 pmName ba damu alam nga gacomment. S kadamu nga gacomment basi inde na lang na madayon patindugon haha. Basta makwartahan lang a oks na na pra may pangabuhian kita… Carlito saysFebruary 10, 2011 at 4:10 amang mga engineers they studied for many years in that field.. they know what we dont know. amo gani gin eskwelahan na nila, sila na da mpalibog.. lalasapin o namnamin nalang natin ang prodokto sang ila kina alam. sisiw lang na sa ila. calos saysFebruary 9, 2011 at 4:59 pminsakto gid, ila na ina sang design team kung paano nla patindogon. isortoyahan naton lang ang maayo nga paalaboton sang cuidad nga pinalangga. No_way saysFebruary 9, 2011 at 3:47 pmHay amo guid pa bay-i niyo nalang mahuman, anhun ta na ka kay whether we like it or not, naga asenso na syudad ta kag ga gain momentum, I understand pati kapareho ta nga taga ILOILO hindi magpati, pero magpati na kamo, be confident lang bala. midnightclubPCL saysFebruary 9, 2011 at 3:25 pmbay e nyu nalang hasta matapos. Dudut saysFebruary 9, 2011 at 12:45 pmI’m no expert but from what I’ve read….As what you have been mentioning that the soil in the site is unstable and soft..It still think is possible to construct a 21-storey building. It will be up to three factors: The Engineers, The Investor, and The Technology.1) It will be up to the ENGINEERS to conduct a study on the soil and come up with a design for the building foundation to improve the load bearing capacity of the ground.2) Cost will be a factor, will the INVESTOR be willing to shoulder the cost of construction of the building if it will require an expensive foundation to make the 21-Storey building stand.3) Is the TECHNOLOGY available in Iloilo City? or Is there a constuction firm/contractor that is capable of doing the construction project in Iloilo City? The common thing I see in Iloilo is Pile DrivingIn my opinion..I think the building construction is possible with our technology, example would be the High Rise buildings in Dubai, w/c are built on unstable sand, reclaimed land(man-made islands). The Petronas towers in Kula Lumpur, w/c has a 120-m deep foundation due to the bedrock composition w/c would crumble when a heavy load stands on it. The foundation alone took 12 months to complete used massive concrete, and was very costly. The 21-storey building project may not be the same case but way smaller in scale.We haven’t seen the Master plan yet, I am Hoping the best for the city, I hope this project will push thru. elmer saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 9:47 pmWe are not against anything that could improved our beloved city. The thing is that we still find it hard to believe that something big like this could suddenly came up.It might be better if they have undergone some testing or can come up with something that can prove that the city is indeed capable of building higher buildings.;) John saysMarch 6, 2011 at 9:31 pmYes, it’s possible to build high rise in iloilo, CCP Complex in Pasay is once part of Manila Bay, they reclaimed it and have built several high rise buildings there. The New Hong Kong Airport(Currently the World’s Biggest Airport) is once under water. calos saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 6:12 pmvery like @no-way. sometimes people don’t want our city to step on higher ground. all study had been undertaken by the technical team of investor why they come up a such plan.indi man na cla “UGOK” nga mapatindog building tapos ma RUMPAG lang No_way saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 4:53 pmRemember, Dubai have MAN MADE ISLANDS that have high rises, This building can be done with the latest technology in civil engineering. What it needs are enough funds. If the investor have it, then it shall be done. It is time for ILOILO to shine, having mid-rises and upcoming high-rise condos. We can’t deny the fact, that it is the product of the Ilonggo’s hard work. It is not impossible for our city to have these developments. Ilonggos had made ILOILO CITY a queen city in the past. The bloodline of those Ilonggos are still present today, and still Ilonggos can win back it’s former glory. Efrain saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 4:23 pmGeotechnical investigation can be done by Filipino Engineers who have expertise on soil. Either it is on a mat foundation (solid thick concrete mat foundation), or using concrete piles. crOokedjErk saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 7:56 amGood point with the geographical thing! I think, they should double check and do further studies on the safety of constructing such a tall building in that site, the place used to be swampy and was a salt farm before, if I am not mistaken(or i should double check on my research as well). Safety First guys! Great project though! Good Luck! CHOI MAN KI saysFebruary 8, 2011 at 2:29 amI have visited Iloilo city for twice and noticed that it is looked at sea level , without rocks and mountain, surrounding by rivers and sea. I suspect that the building site is not standing on hard rock layer , it may stand on small rock layer or soft soil layer or surrounding by underground water table or have big holes at rock layer under the site.Recommendation: Construction company should disclose its site investigation report by famous engineer of independant company. karmoy saysFebruary 10, 2011 at 12:32 pmWhat about Manila? do you think those building are standing in hard rocks? before they construct those buildings they already have a study. calos saysFebruary 7, 2011 at 12:53 pmby the way take note sir @vic those houses as you told some of them worth millions even there houses identified as Informal settler. calos saysFebruary 7, 2011 at 12:51 pmby take note sir @vic those houses as you told some them worth millions even there houses identified as Informal settler. Vic saysFebruary 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm@calos….. i get what you mean…. while there’s a plenty of people who are middle class in slums and can afford to build nice homes which has million in market valuation… i mean— slums with shabby houses, made of plastics, others have no walls, no kitchen, and other have stagnant water inside their houses and it constitute majority of houses in slums…. if you had ever walk in the midst of them or penetrate into inner pathways……. Vic saysFebruary 6, 2011 at 8:38 pmWe need good Housing Program for the Urban Poor. We still have slums in Calumpang, Tanza , and City Proper. they need decent homes at affordable price. These condo units are for upper middle class alone…Majority of people are living in these shanty houses and Government must address these issues Efrain saysFebruary 6, 2011 at 6:55 pmNice project. Henry saysFebruary 6, 2011 at 3:16 pmnothing is impossible in technology… Medicus and Iloilo Business Hotel are just examples of more than 10 storey here in Iloilo City… Parayan saysFebruary 6, 2011 at 7:37 pmIloilo Business Hotel and Medicus Condo Clinic have 8 floors. elmer saysFebruary 5, 2011 at 11:26 pmHow is this 21-storey building possible here in Iloilo City? I thought we are below sea-level here and we could not even attempt to at least build a 10-storey building?thanks! kenshin saysFebruary 5, 2011 at 10:36 am….new skyline for iloilo… and more to comes….