HomeIloiloIloilo CityMandurriaoUpdates: Startek, Bike Festival, Iloilo Business Park & more! 473 sharesAnother wave of developments has hit Iloilo as construction and business activities at the Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld’s 72-hectare master-planned township at the old Iloilo Airport site, continue its advancing momentum. Just last month, Megaworld By Marcos Detourista on October 27, 2014Another wave of developments has hit Iloilo as construction and business activities at the Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld’s 72-hectare master-planned township at the old Iloilo Airport site, continue its advancing momentum.Just last month, Megaworld surprised us with news of its latest residential project — The Palladium, a 22-storey luxury condominium poised to become the region’s tallest residential high rise. This week, new and exciting developments have yet again unfolded at the Iloilo Business Park.Here are some updates on the recent developments in Iloilo including the inauguration of STARTEK, the first call center company to start operations at the Iloilo Business Park , Megaworld’s partnership with the Iloilo City Government to host the Bike Festival until 2024, and photos of various major constructions and projects at the Iloilo Business Park.STARTEK opens new branch at Iloilo Business ParkSTARTEK, a leading provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) services opened their new center in Iloilo City with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local business leaders, Iloilo City Government Officials, and Startek management and employees. The Iloilo-branch is the company’s fourth site in the Philippines and is estimated to house 1,500 employees.Startek held their grand inauguration at the newly completed Two Global Center, one of ten state-of-the-art office buildings to be built at the Iloilo Business Park. They company occupies 30,000 square feet of production space in all 4-levels of the building.Startek is currently hiring for their Iloilo site, you may visit their website or Facebook page for more information.Dinagyang tribe dancers perform at the inauguration of Startek’s new site at Two Global Center in Iloilo Business Park.You may notice other ongoing construction in the background including two additional BPO Office Buildings (One and Two Techno Place), the Courtyard Hotel Iloilo by Marriott, and the Iloilo Convention Center.Startek Management and Employees strike a pose with colorful Dinagyang tribe dancers.Iloilo Business Park becomes official home of the Bike Festival until 2024Megaworld and the Iloilo City Government formally inked their partnership to host the annual Bike Festival until 2024 and affirm the Iloilo Business Park as the official home of the event.The partnership, signed by Megaworld Senior Vice President Jericho P. Go, and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, road-sharing as bike lanes emerge, and public safety practices in Iloilo.“The partnership solidifies the very purpose of this festival, which is to gather the Ilonggo community and show its commitment to healthy and sustainable living. We fully support Iloilo’s bid to become the bike capital of the Philippines as we also build our own bike lanes in Iloilo Business Park,” says Go.Jericho P. Go, Megaworld Senior Vice President, and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to formalize their partnership to hose the Bike Festival in Iloilo until 2024.Megaworld Top Execs, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and members of the Iloilo City Council during the MOA signing for the Bike Festival partnership.New Construction Photo UpdatesWith the start of Startek’s operations at Two Global Center at the Iloilo Business Park, we may also expect faster development of commercial spaces in the area.At the ground floor of Two Global Center, the only other tenant that has confirmed opening at the building is Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). In addition, one of the soon-to-open shops had put up a “teaser” signage on their storefront, which reads “Satisfy that hunger with a big bite soon!”Enjoy these photo updates of ongoing construction activities at the Iloilo Business Park:4-storey Two Global Center, Startek’s new home in Iloilo.Closer view of Startek’s logo signage at Two Global CenterGrand entrance of Startek’s Iloilo-branch at Two Global Center.A “teaser” of one of the soon-to-open commercial establishments at Two Global Center. It was previously hinted that a convenient store and “one of our favorite coffee places” will open up shop at Iloilo Business Park. The “Big Bite” in the teaser is most likely a reference to 7 Eleven’s Big Bite Hotdog Sandwhich.(L-R): 12-storey all-glass clad Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and Two Global Center.Another view of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and Startek from Megaworld Boulevard, the main street traversing the entire Iloilo Business Park.Richmonde Hotel Iloilo set for completion early in 2015.Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s all blue glass exteriors blending beautifully with a vibrant blue sky.(L-R): Courtyard Hotel Iloilo by Marriott, Iloilo Convention Center, and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo.View of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo from the upper floors of Two Global Center.(L-R): Ongoing groundworks and construction of One and Two Techno Place, Marriott’s Courtyard Hotel, and Iloilo Convention Center.Marriott Courtyard Hotel and the Iloilo Convention Center underconstruction.Construction of the 15-storey Marriott Courtyard Hotel had reached its 9th and 10th floors. Meanwhile exterior works on the artistic Paraw sail inspired design of the Iloilo Convention Center is ongoing.Marriott Courtyard Hotel and Iloilo Convention CenterOngoing construction of the 4-level Megaworld Center Mall. They are now setting up the tower crane.View of construction activities at (L-R) One Madison Place and Festive Walk from the second level of the stand alone McDonald’s store, the first establishment to open at the Iloilo Business Park.Construction activities at (L-R) One Madison Place and Festive Walk viewed at ground level along Megaworld Boulevard.Extensive construction movement at the site of One Madison Place began this month. The 10-storey condominium cluster is due for turn over of residential units in 2017.Construction of Phase 1 of the 1.1 kilometer Festive Walk. You may notice that they are now setting up the tower crane and have fenced up the entire site.Closer view of the Festive Walk construction.New Palladium PhotosMegaworld had also released new artist’s perspectives of the interiors of their upcoming Palladium condominium project, which introduces many first-of-its-kind amenities in Iloilo including four sky gardens in various floors, spacious loft units, and an infinity pool on the 3rd level amenities deck.Main Lobby at The Palladium.Executive 3 Bedroom Loft Unit Living and Dining Area at The PalladiumExecutive 3 Bedroom Loft Unit Master’s Bedroom at The Palladium2 Bedroom Unit Living and Dining Area at The Palladium.2 Bedroom Unit Master’s Bedroom at The Palladium.Executive Studio Unit at the Palladium.Studio with Balcony Unit at The Palladium.Full view of 22-storey The Palladium project at Iloilo Business Park.Find more photos and information on the Palladium.Don’t leave yet. 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