The day that practically most of Soccsksargen have been waiting for is here – the Grand Opening of the region’s newest and most anticipated mall – the Robinsons Place General Santos City!
Slated to open tomorrow October 5, 2009 (Monday) to showcase its flagship stores, the Robinsons Department Store, the Robinsons Supermarket, the Handyman and Robinsons Appliance Center, the management of taipan Gokongwei’s biggest investment in Mindanao has made sure that it will be their most star-studded inauguration ever!
Tasked to host the 11am Grand Opening Ceremony tomorrow at the Activity Area is former MTV VJ and current host of the ABS-CBN morning show, “Umagang Kay Ganda“, Donita Rose.
Donita’s job will be tough because not only will the “generals” be there to witness how she handles this much-awaited event but also dignitaries from Manila.
The entourage could include the owners Robina Gokongwei-Pe and her brother Lance Gokongwei. Bariles is not certain though if their old man will be there. Ms. Robina (to whom this chain of malls were named after) was here last year during the baptism of Manny Pacquiao’s daughter Queenie and Bariles was even able to chat with her. (Read the Post by Clicking here.)
Together with Ms. Donita Rose and to serenade the who’s who of GenSan invited to the Grand Opening Ceremony is balladeer Christian Bautista who just released an album of Jose Mari Chan’s songs.
Later on, at 3pm fans will have a chance to MEET and GREET Ms. Dawn Zulueta at the Robinsons Department Store.
An hour later at 4pm, Kapuso star Yasmien Kurdi will also delight shoppers at the Robinsons Supermarket.
But that is not all, generals!
Next weekend, we will all have our hands full ogling at the presence of Derek Ramsay on October 10 at 4pm and Ms. Iza Calzado on October 11 at 4pm.
Wow! Bariles can’t wait for these events to happen at Robinsons Place GenSan and he is pretty damn sure that you too are much excited as he is.
In fact, he is betting his two balls that he will see you there!!!!
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high fives white knight and bravo!
@ white knight and cristina: Amen to that! i think i’m vindicated of being an antagonist..
i agree with you bravo. kaya kng sino man yong mga negosyante dyan mag invest naman kayo something different naman something entertaining gaya ng zip line in Digos City.dinadayo ng karamihan yan di ba? pang -masa. suggestion lang. tnx.
@BrAvO SiX & Toinks.,,, Exactly, as of now we could not expect exclusive shops for high-end/elegant/top brands to come in. We could not force people to patronize it when they could not afford in the first place. So businessmen would really see to it that their product is affordable to many, rather few individuals. So let’s not too expectant of what we wanted to see in rob these days. I’m pretty sure, it will just come at the right time…
we are not creating antipathy here…we are just pointing out the reality. yup, there are few who can afford to buy these kind of brands in Gensan but there numbers shares only few percentage of the total populace of Gensan. and to think this few percentage can cope up the market expenses of these products against their purchases? nah! i don’t think so. do you think middle class and low income populace will buy (just to mention a few) a Lacoste polo shirt worth a $100 or so? a Diesel jeans worth $300 or so? or a Vuitton bag worth a grand or more in green bucks? ponder on this..
sa mga antagonists: never under estimate the buying power of the people of socsksargen area. maraming expats ang naka base dyan. those expats working in multi national companies. these companies are having their operations base in the region. the market doesnt only cover the metropolitan dadiangas area but the immediate surrounding provinces as well. 🙂
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oh yes i agree with you.di talaga kaya ng karamihan ang bumili ng ganong brands. isang taong buong sweldo ay kulang pa para sa isang vuitton na bag. so choose the best shop na lang. what gensan needs? eco park. stop taking massive land in gensan and turning it into concrete.
let’s face it…it’s no t feasible to put exclusive shops for high-end/elegant/top brands in Gensan like Hugo, Burberry, Lacoste, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Natali Cole, Salvatore Ferragamo, etc. am not degrading the capabilities of these malls in Gensan to put that kind of shops, yes they can do it, but considering the market? i doubt if it will last. these brands are not cheap…the aim of these malls are for the masses.. they market products that is affordable, indigenous, and right for the community.
exclusive shops are for rich and famous…and that’s the fact..!
sa totoo lang talaga namang cheap yong mga karamihan na display sa mga mall natin. very tacky. masyado na yatang nilalamon ng mga kapitalista ang gensan ah. sana magsurvive ang pa rin ang businesses owned by locals gaya ng maliliit na tindahan.
Mall? di naman attractive sa mga tourist yan. di nakakaenganyo.
grabeh talaga magsalita c arami. hez degrading our place..
aRami!!! go back 2 mars!!!!
alien kah ata ehh….jajajaja
kaw lang naiiba!!!!!
wahahahaha!!! nakakahiya ka!!!!!
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heheheheheheh….nnanananananan…dami mo kaaway arami ah… wawa ka naman.. puli to sa bukid nu… gagaling talga nang mga tulad ni arami… instead na mag appreciate…inggit ang nasa utak… maybe afford nia burberry. lacoste,, ysl. prada..etc… kahit wala nang makain…;lol
To Arami, do you know what are you talking about? if you have nothing to talk sense about this blog, will you please shot your mouth!
inggit? the fardest thing on my mind, of what …duh! as if!
no further coment na ..people here are so kitid just seeing things inside a tiny box,,,eewww!
Eewww! so you are lecturing me, but look what comes off your mouth f*****? the f word omg! watch your language dear!
colonial daw oh! hahaha im just stating facts of what I saw sa rob so colonial na pala you are so funny you sounded as iif aatekihin sa puso hahaha..
well different strokes for different folks…but i just cant stop laughing at your coment dear!
may i reiterate? watch your language dear …
hai naku arami,,
inggit kah lang… atleast were not baduy at carry magsuot ng damit… duh,,,
aanhin ang branded if di naman bagay. di gaya ng iba jan na pretenderz…
hai nku,, ewan koh.. graveh.. heavy traffic super!!!!
kainiz especially sa students na my claz.. ewan koh if nakakatulong bah talaga yung paglalagay ng traffic light..
im not impressed!!!!!!
sorry… free from typhoons……. and also,,, pala … arami.. fucked off….. lol..
arami… ur one of the typical filipino talga.. colonial and crab mentality..kaya di tuloy umaasenso ang bansa natin dahil sa mga taong tulad mo… ay nku.. nga pinoy nga naman….sana after ondoy matuto na tau…. and , thanks god… Gensan have been safe from all that visited our country….for those years…..God bls.. Socsargen….and the whle country..
yeah di pa nga talaga ready ang mga tigaa gensan sa mga highe end brands like topshops, diesel, replay, marlboro, Hugo, ck, burberry at GAP to name a few lang baga…eh nagsara nga ang lacoste shop sa kcc..
the fact that people in gensan loves ebs shows speaks, ukay ukay, lee at levis lang ata kilalang brand…so bukid …
@arami: iha, puli tos bukid nyo lihog lang. 😉 hehe
@jojo: Anu be? sinong mesabi hindi pa ready? Anu tingin nyo sa mga generals mga purita mirasol? hehehe 😉 jokes
Good deal that Robinsons gensan already in the business….
arami hinay hinay…. darating din tau diyan… and besides before they will put up a shop…. they conduct f.s.,, if the market is really ready…think di pa ready ang gensan market for burberry,, prada, LV, etc…
Cheers for Robinson Gensan…!
robinsons daw naturingan eh ang mga shop sus super kabokya, ang CHEAP anu klase yun walang mango? zara? topshops? burberry, ck? etc pwede ba? sana meron ng mga shop na yan sa pagbukas ng SM….how low and so bukid …
at saka super hype kam,o na kesyo so very big kuno eh susme ang liit malaki pa yata ang KCC mall pag natapos na nag ginagawa nila…yeah aminin ko maluwag ang mga ailes pero isang ikod mo lang yun na? HELLO!!!
siya magpakasaya na kayo robinsons na yan…you peplehavent seen what a MALL should really looked like…
Just imagine the competition if may SM na! WHOA!
love robinson place in gensan..yuhu..biggest robinsons place in whole mindanao..super love it
He he. Nangngamoy gas na naman! Gas in short for gastos! Sigurado Gasgas naman ang Credit Cards nyo,guys! Anyway, kung ayaw nyong papigil ay sana pagkatapos nyong “manyaping” and tsumibug sa Robinsons ay mag exercise naman kayo para masunog yang mga bilbil dyan by using your Mountain Bikes and join the BAYK 4 LIFE project of the OLPGV Parish (Mama Mary Fiesta Celebration) and GS MORBA Bike group coming Oct 11, 2009 sa Oval plaza grand stand ang Registration Area. 8 am. Sa halagang P300 registration fee ay libre na ang 1 cycling shirt at may lunch pack pa at nakatulong ka pa sa health mo at sa Environment plus may raffle ticket ka pa to win cycling items. Proceeds will be spent to projects na may environmental impact. SUPPORT TO BAYK 4 LAYF IS A SUPPORT TO OUR MOTHER EARTH!
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Pero madami pa rin tao sa KCC kahapon pero medyo mahina ang GAISANO kahapon… how much more mag open na lahat stores sa ROB ngayon (except sa MOVIEWORLD)…
Fierce COMPETITION talaga ‘to!
Soon! meron na ring SM and possibly NCCC later! BONGGA Ever na talaga ang GENSAN… Not only that, marami pang papasok na investments dito sa GENSAN with the opening of ROB! GO GO GO!
Magandang GENSAN na talaga!
Wow magandang gensan sa lahat!
3 malls in Gensan… magkakaroon ng fierce competition nito..
hehehehehe… let’s see who will attract more customers and survive..
brace yourselves generals.. ..lalamokin tayo ng mga gimiks nila..
My Impression: Sa labas pa lang ng mall parang wala ka sa GENSAN… Parang nasa Harrison Manila ka…. Upon entering the mall, ayos yung standing metal detector nila… Napakalaki ng atrium pwede lagyan ng ferris wheel… Medyo maliit lang ang ROB sa loob pero BONGGA… Nakakagutom lang dahil kahit saan ka pumunta, puro pagkain at nangangamoy pagkain!hehehehe!
Kulang lang ng PARKING Space ang ROB! 1 floor lang pala mostly ang rob except the Department Store… but still… GANDA SO MUCH EVER….
Gonna be there 4 sure! Nakapunta na rin ako sa wakas sa ROB kanina! hehehe!
Wow, good luck for tom!
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Bongga! unsa pa man atong ginapangita tara na! manglaag na ta. Ayaw kalimut kaon sa ICE CROPS infront ng Supermarket. Lami ang mga food didto ug barato pa.
haha.lolx. i am sure betting..! lol
see yah, guys~.~
wow amazing. :))
grabe ha. bongga na gyud kaayo ang Gensan. waaahh. sayang di jud nko mawitness. hmf. hehe. cge lang, im happy for gensan. wee 😀
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wow im sooo excited
gonna be there. diri ta sa gensan! nindot among lugar.
I think this will be fun..whew. If only i could be there.
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punta muna ako sa robinsons bago ako mag celebrate ng b-day ko sa bahay namin.hehe