Which is the Philippines' best-planned city?

Mar 11, 2014 Full story: ABS-CBN News 59

MANILA In an effort to encourage sustainable and equitable city planning in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development will sponsor building the best-planned city in the country.

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crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#1 Mar 11, 2014
They should build at the Scarborough Shoal area so they could be closer to China. Why not.
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#2 Mar 11, 2014
There is already a well-planned city now undergoing a massive construction frenzy in the towns of Sta. Maria and Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines!!! It is none other than the "Ciudad Victoria" or "City of Victory"!!! It is owned by the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo)!!!

It will have the World's Biggest Roofed Dome and the Discovery Channel, after due observation on the construction site, has called the superstructure as an "Epic Man-made Marvel"!!!

The Iglesia Ni Cristo is currently constructing the 16 floor high Philippine Arena that will accommodate no less than 55,000 viewers for its upcoming centennial celebration.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#3 Mar 11, 2014
Seven months before its completion and use, Discovery Channel has released a segment titled PHILIPPINE ARENA: Quake Proof, highlighting the outstanding breakthrough and technologies that is currently being used to ensure the stability and functionality of the arena which is currently dubbed as the world’s largest of its kind.- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/discovery-channel-fe...

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#4 Mar 11, 2014
crystal wrote:
They should build at the Scarborough Shoal area so they could be closer to China. Why not.
Crystal,

How are you??? I never realized that you are here!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#5 Mar 11, 2014
July 2011 marks another historic date for the Philippines as it ground breaks to commence the construction of the World’s Largest Dome – the Philippine Arena.- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#6 Mar 11, 2014
Here are the trivial facts that you should know about this “momentous project”.

1. This project is one of the massive projects that the Iglesia Ni Cristo is currently undertaking in preparation for its centennial celebration on July 27, 2014.

Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is an indigenous religion from the Philippines and is present in almost 110 countries and territories around the world. It’s current central office is located in Quezon City, Philippines.

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

2. The World’s Largest Dome is currently being constructed in a 75-hectare lot located at Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.

Among it’s numerous infrastructures in the expansive complex, Philippine Arena is its center piece.

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

3. The Philippine Arena’s architecture is designed by world-acclaimed architecture designers from Populous.


This architecture firm that started in Kansas City is also the architect group behind the following major projects: 02 World Arena, Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa), Wimbley Stadium (London, United Kingdom), Yankee Stadium (New York, USA), The 02 Arena (Greenwich, United Kingdom), Queensland Tennis Center (Australia), Incheon Stadium (Korean), Equestrian Center (Malaysia), Nanjing Sports Park (China) and MCG Redevelopment (Australia). You can visit their website at www.populous.com for a comprehensive list of world-class projects they are currently managing.

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

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#7 Mar 11, 2014
INM trying to make it's own Vatican City. lol.
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#8 Mar 11, 2014
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4. Structural Engineering of the Philippine Arena is managed by the London Based Buro Happold.

They are best remembered as the structural implementors of HongKong Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Hong Kong Passenger Clearance Building, Guangzhou-Shenzen Express Rail Link, Arsenal Emirates Arena (London, United Kingdom), Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Ireland), Riverside Museum (United Kingdom), Transbay Transit Center (San Francisco, USA) and Exeter University (United Kingdom).

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

5. Philippine Arena is twice the size of the largest arena’s in the US and in Europe.
Madison Square Garden (New York) has a seating capacity of 20,000. Staples Center (Los Angeles) can seat 21,000 spectators at the same time, 02 Arena (London) seating capacity is 20,000. While the Philippine Arena is 50,000 seating. See the comparison below:

World's Popular Domes and Indoor Arenas----------SeatingCapacit y

1. Staples Center (Los Angeles, Ca., USA)--------- 20,000
2. Madison Square Garden (N. Y.City, N.Y., USA)-------25,000
3. O2 Arena (London, U.K.)--------20,000
4. Philippine Arena (Islands of the Sea Philippines)-------50,000
Worlds Popular Dones and Indoor Arena in comparison with The Philippine Arena.

6. World-class Hanwa Construction of South Korea leads the construction of this megastructure.

Hanwha E & C Corp (South Korea) is leading the construction of the Philippine Arena. This world-class firm is best recognized for its construction of Ansan Sports Complex (Ansan, Korea), Suwon Complex (Suwon, Korea), Haeundae Hanwha Resort (Busan, Korea), IT Complex (Seoul, Korea) and KINTEX 2nd Exhibition Center (Goyang, Korea).

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

Worlds Popular Dones and Indoor Arena in comparison with The Philippine Arena.
- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

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Real Elias Ibarra
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#9 Mar 11, 2014
Philippine arena not being built or designed by INC members. Those incompetent boobs couldn't do the job themselves.
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#10 Mar 11, 2014
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7. Populous' Andrew James regards this project as “ambitious” and “unusual” since no one has done this before. No one has ever designed a 50,000 seater in a half bowl design.
Andrew James shares:
“The building’s capacity pushes the boundary of Arena design and will eventually establish itself as the world’s largest indoor arena. The form uses simple geometry to create an elegant appearance, while also giving the venue a powerful presence within its setting.””
- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...
8. The total floor area can cater to different games played at the same time: tennnis, basketball, gymnastics, and boxing.
Check the comparison of its floor area compared to other leading Philippine arenas:
Philippine Arena---
Floor Area----------99,000 sq. m.
Seats----------50,364
Dome----------243m X 193m
Mall of Asia Arena---
Floor Area----------64,085m
Seats----------20,000
Smart Araneta Coliseum---
Floor Area----------40,000 sq. m.
Seats----------22,000
Dome----------108m X 108m
- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...
9. The Philippine Arena is the best venue candidate for Southeast Asian Games or Asian Games. James anticipates that after completion the Philippine Arena will be a major sports facility.
James in an interview shares,“If the Philippines chooses to bid for a Southeast Asian game or any Asian games, this building can be one of the key features of the bid for that game. It may be used for an opening or closing ceremony as well.”
According to INC Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo, the Philippine Arena can be used not only by the Church but by the public in general whether for local or international events.
- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

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ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#11 Mar 11, 2014
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10. The Philippine Arena is Earthquake Proof. Aside from being acknowledged as “The largest building of its kind” it is also built to withstand earthquakes.

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

11. The initial design concept of the Philippine arena is the Narra Tree and the Philippines Bahay Kubo thatched roof design.

According to Wikipedia, the Philippine Arena’s initial design is inspired by the Philippine national tree – Narra tree, the mother tree of the Philippines, and the root of Banyan tree. On the other hand, Populous shares that the thatched roof of a hut inspires part of the design of the Philippine Arena roof.
- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

12. While the Philippine Arena is being built, other infrastructures are also built in Ciudad de Victoria just in time for the Iglesia Ni Cristo Centennial Celebration.

It is expected that the following buildings will also be finished by July 2014: Eraño G. Manalo (EGM) Medical Center, New Era University, the Philippine Stadium, and the Philippine Sports Center.

- See more at: http://www.inewmedia.org/12-facts-might-know-...

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#12 Mar 11, 2014
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ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#13 Mar 11, 2014
The owner of "Ciudad de Victoria" is also the owner of six Guinness Book World Records:

FILIPINO CHURCH BROKEN SINGAPORE & CANADA's GUINNESS RECORDS

By Jet777 | Posted February 16, 2014 | KUWAIT CITY

"CNN PRODUCER NOTE Jojo Diones participated in Iglesia Ni Cristo's, an indigenous church that originated in the Philippines, charity walk to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. With 519,521 participants in 29 countries, the church broke the Guinness world record for the largest charity walk done in 24 hours from various locations. "Iglesia Ni Cristo membership comprises 114 nationalities. It maintains 5,545 congregations and missions grouped into 114 ecclesiastical districts in the Philippines and 102 other countries and territories in the six inhabited continents of the world," he said. The church also broke the Guinness world record for the largest walk organized in a single venue, with 17,509 participants from the congregation in Kuwait alone.
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

A Filipino Christian Church known as the Iglesia Ni Cristo or INC, broken and smashing Singapore & Canada's World Guinness Records for organizing the largest charity walk in single & multiple sites within 24 hrs in an effort to raise funds for the victim and survivors of last year’s super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda,

According to Guinness official adjudicator Kirsty Bennet, 175,509 members of the Iglesia ni Cristo or INC took part in Saturday’s record-setting walk along a scenic Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The previous record was set in Singapore in 2000 when 77,500 people walked to promote healthy living. and in Canada where 231,635 people took part in a charity walk at various sites in 2007.

Iglesia ni Cristo also held their charity walk last Saturday in 28 other countries with 135 sites around the world reaching 519,221 number of participants worldwide.

In a press conference held in Manila, Mr. Edwin Zabala, the INC event spokesperson said “We’re concerned that donor fatigue may set in.“If we abandon them now, many can’t still stand back fully on their own.”

Mr. Zabala, distinctly laid the detais of the INC organized walk. The event is to raise funds to be used in constructing homes and providing livelihoods to thousands of homeless Typhoon Haiyan survivors and still millions of them living in tents and makeshift homes more than three months after the worst disaster of the century.

Meanwhile in Kuwait, thousand of Filipino overseas workers or OFW, and some of them with their families living abroad also participates in this largest charity walk in the world, sponsored by the INC in the Philippines. The occurrence, stage at the city famous tower and tagged as Worldwide walk for those affected by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.- By: Jojo S. Diones/Kuwait - See More (5 photos)

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ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#14 Mar 11, 2014
INC's Ecija relief distribution sets another world record
The Philippine Star
Posted at 02/24/2014 9:26 AM | Updated as of 02/24/2014 9:26 AM

MANILA - A week after setting two world records for its Worldwide Walk for Typhoon Yolanda survivors, the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has set another world record, this time for the most number of hunger relief packs distributed within eight hours for its Lingap sa Mamamayan or Aid to Humanity conducted in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija last Saturday.

It was the sixth Guinness World Record for the INC since July 2012, and the third for them this year, considered as its centennial year. The INC will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 27.

Guinness World Record adjudicator Seyda Subasi Gemici thanked the INC for its “well-done, organized and professionally done record attempt,” which she said followed all the strict guidelines of Guinness.

“I have the pleasure to announce the world record attempt for the most number of hunger relief packages distributed in eight hours, single venue, with an achieved number of 302,311 hunger relief packs. Mabuhay ang Iglesia ni Cristo and you are all officially amazing!” said Gemici Saturday night amid cheers of the people who witnessed the announcement in Barrio Maligaya, where the INC conducted its relief distribution.

INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr., also the president of the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation Inc., the INC’s charitable arm, said this was “all for God’s glory.”

The relief distribution was conducted upon the instruction of INC executive minister Bro. Eduardo Manalo in observance of the 49th anniversary of Barrio Maligaya, a self-sustaining INC community in Nueva Ecija initially set up for 145 INC families who were driven away from Hacienda Luisita for refusing to join a labor union.

The INC members left Hacienda Luisita to settle at their new home in Barrio Maligaya on Feb. 22, 1965.

Manalo officiated a special worship service in Barrio Maligaya early Saturday morning attended by about half a million INC delegates from different congregations around the province.

Huge tents with LED screens were set up in an 18-hectare open area especially for the worship service that day.

The worship service started at around 7 a.m. followed by the relief distribution at 9:18 a.m. It closed eight hours later at exactly 5:18 p.m.

The counting and validation of the wristbands given to those who received relief packs were completed before 7 p.m. The counting was closely monitored, validated and tabulated by representatives from SGV (Sycip Gorres Velayo and Co.) auditing firm.

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ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#15 Mar 11, 2014
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Santos said the new Guinness record of the INC was not just a victory for the church, but also for the country.

Gemici said the Guinness records set by the INC were all done for charity purposes. The latest record had to exceed the required minimum by Guinness of 300,000 relief packages in order to set a new world record.

Each pack should have at least two non-perishable items, which in this case were noodles and sardines. Each relief pack has three kilos of rice, three noodle packs and three cans of sardines.

INC volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and paramedics conducted a medical and dental mission in the area.

The relief distribution in Palayan City coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the INC’s resettlement site at the nearby Barangay Bagong Buhay, where at least 300 families affected by Mount Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991 were relocated.

Both the Maligaya and Bagong Buhay resettlement sites were established during the time of the late INC executive minister Eraño Manalo.

INC spokesperson for the latest relief distribution activity, Edwil Zabala, said the Guinness record highlighted what the church had been doing all along, which is to help people in need, especially during calamities and disasters.

Zabala said most of the beneficiaries of the INC’s relief distribution in Palayan City were villagers affected by Typhoon Santi, which struck Central Luzon in October 2013.

The INC also sent help and relief packs to areas affected by Santi and Yolanda last year.

On Feb. 15, INC’s “Worldwide Walk” for Yolanda survivors broke the Guinness record for the largest charity walk in a single venue (Manila with 175,509 participants).

It set a new world record for the largest charity walk done within 24 hours in multiple venues (135 sites around the world with 519,221 participants).

The INC also made the Guinness records on July 7, 2012, during the INC International Aid to Humanity held at Parola compound in Tondo, Manila where INC volunteers conducted a whole day medical-dental and relief mission for poor residents as part of the observance of the church’s 98th year.

The INC broke three Guinness world record that day – largest dental health check, the biggest number of blood pressure readings taken in eight hours, and most number of blood glucose level tests.

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#16 Mar 12, 2014
Iglesia_Ni_Dinuguan wrote:
INM trying to make it's own Vatican City. lol.
Iglesia Kato Na, Liko Pa,

You are wrong!!! Vatican City stinks with the condoms of priests and nuns!!! Nuns used by priests in their sexual forays just throw it everywhere!!!

Ours according to the EcoWaste Coalition is ultra-clean in everything!!! It will be a model city with Epic Man-made Marvels in it!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#17 Mar 24, 2014
The City of Victory (Ciudad de Victoria) is slowly but surely a-forming!!! There can be no failure since the Iglesia ni Cristo is well-known in this fact that when She plans something, it will have fruition!!! No religion on earth can equal the true Church of Christ in Her glorious stature!!! And to the dismay of the gossipmongers from the false religions of Catholicism and Protestantism!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#18 Mar 24, 2014
Only the Iglesia ni Cristo has the ability to build hundreds of beautiful and grandiose chapels in a year!!! There is no second to Her for She has no equal although others are trying very hard to advertise bogus claims of victory!!!

The true Church of Christ soars in stature while others have crumbled in their very own grandstanding and fabricatioin through the years!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
slums

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#19 Apr 11, 2014
all of the cities in ph are slums LOOOLLL
ELIAS IBARRA

Tamuning, Guam

#20 Apr 14, 2014
slums wrote:
all of the cities in ph are slums LOOOLLL
Slum Dweller,

Catholics and Protestants built those because of this:

“In contemporary history one is reminded again of the scandals in the center of Roman Catholicism. Bank scandals, counterfeiting, laundering of Mafia money from illegal business (Narcotics, prostitution, kidnapping, etc.) name it if you have it, kickbacks, hidden wealth connections with the Mafia, the CIA, Communists, and subtle hypocritical connections with the P2 (Propaganda Due-a secret and powerful Masonic Group headed by Licio Gilli).

“The graft and corruption involves billions of dollars. All these eventually leads to the untimely and tragic death of Pope John 1 (Albino Cardinal Luciani) who occupied the papacy for only 33 days ending on September 28, 1978. Research and formal investigations show evidences to murder!”

Reference: Fajardo, Reynaldo T., Bulletin Today, April 16, 1986, p.8.

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