Ever since GenSan’s pride and World Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao became famous, two of the most requested and must-see venues in the city among Lakbay-Aral groups from other areas are his Pacman Convenience Store along Santiago Boulevard (which has since closed shop) and his house (referred to by local residents as the “Pacquiao Mansion“) at the NLSA Road in Barangay Lagao.
Now, there’s another up and coming landmark courtesy of Pacman and this time, it’s a two-storey commercial building which is nearing completion at the corner of South Osmeña and Sampaguita Streets.
Located at a lot formerly owned by a certain Dr. Romero, it reportedly set back Manny about P12million. He then invested another P20million++ in the construction of the mixed-use building which has a total floor space of 1,345 sq.meters. It’s designer is Architect Rex Acdal, one of the most sought after architects in Soccsksargen. In fact, my brother’s house is one of his very first projects here. 😉
Other Rex Acdal‘s works are Plaza Nova (Santiago Blvd.), Chicken House (Magsaysay Avenue), Socsargen Hospital Expansion, Dumaran Shell Station (Mabuhay Road), Johnston Building (Magsaysay Avenue), Emily’s Pension House (Surallah, SoCot), Galaxy Galleria (Koronadal), and Patio Eloisa (Hicban Subdivision), among others.
Anyway, back to the champ, this new business venture of the Champ will be housing his convenience store, a restaurant, and offices including his own (about time).
Located right at the heart of the city, I am most certain that this will again turn out to be another famous TOURIST LANDMARK of Gen. Santos.
Now, I would like to post a question to everyone:
If you were to help Manny decide on what to do with his building, what do you think should it be?
Three commenters/responders with the best suggestions will each receive a BARILES REPUBLIC MUG. Deadline of entries will be on August 31, 2008.
GO FOR IT GUYS! 🙂
Architect din ako pero hindi maganda ang design nasa corner pa naman.very poor planning.parang design lang ng civil engineer.
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Please help me.. do u know the email address or contact no. of mrs. Jinkee??
I just want to send a proposal for the Website ng mga business nya..
mas maganda para ma view natin ung mga products and services ng business nila..
Hope you’ll help me…
ask ko lng. 5 years na me hindi nakauwi s gensan eh. ung building ba is osmena-sampaguita or laurel-sampaguita?
kasi ung osmena is dun s tatay pepes and sampaguita hindi umabot dun. hanggang lapu-lapu lng. tnx
@Montano, thanks for pointing that out. Actually, the building is at the corner of South Osmena and Champaca Streets. Sorry for the error. 🙂
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In fairness to Rex Acdal he’s one of the most creative mind i’ve known. I’ve known him long ago before i left for New York during our time in Cagayan de Oro City.
His influences are out of this world and tend to sway against the natural course of things and that separates him from the rest.
Congratulations to Manny and Jinky on their new building..
[…] Multi-million Pacquiao Building in GenSan nearing completion – 81 comments. This post has got to be the most controversial with the type of comments it received from readers who either loved or hated the design of Manny’s commercial building at the South Osmena. The threaded comments got so heated up that the architect of the building had to write his own defense. […]
@Rue, si Rex Acdal lang, the one and only. 🙂
unta butangan unta na ni idol og bar og bilyaran para inbetahon dayun nya n ag mga astig na banda na mo tog2x sa ilaha og unta butangan pud nya na og convienes store dra…..og unta dli lng na iyang ipatukod MALL pud unta Pwedi ako ang magpangalan sa iyang Mall………………..Peoples Champ Mall para naa siya Trademark bahg……………..
In my opinion as an architect, the building is hideous. It’s not manny’s fault. It doesn’t reflect anything about the culture of the place, or even the owner. I wished manny should have at least asked for a design competition and picked the best design. I really couldn’t get myself to appreciate it even if the color gets changed a hundred times. And forget starbucks, they always pick their classy place, and I’m sure they won’t tarnish their image by attaching their logo on this structure. I’m sorry for being direct, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this way.
i agree to bernie allen’s comment, as in super baduy color combination….and its not worth the 20 million…hahahaha
ABSOLUTELY! I DONT LIKE THE DESIGN….ITS TO OVERACTING,LOLZ!
@bariles- sige..sige.. Bariles guy.. kaw nalang magpatayo ng jazz bar.. dagdagan mo na din ng blues on the side.. alot of yuppies with a good taste in music will surely line up to check the place up..
Hahaha! Let’s look for a capitalist first. 🙂
i agree to this.. really want to have a music bar here in Gensan.. know that music lovers, like me, would really love it.. Jazz Bar is so good..
I agree. We don’t have an honest to goodness jazz bar in the city yet. Ako na lang kaya magpatayo? hehehe. 🙂
@bernie Allen – Of course their new house is way way better than the old one.pero masikip ang hagdan paakyat sa kwarto ni ser orms.I pitty the pacquiaos bcoz they were like hit by a tsunami with that building.what a waste of money.they should’ve hired more experienced and mas kilala na architect from manila.my god,that building is a scrap!kung madalas kang pumunta sa mga magagandang building sa manila o davao maliit man o malaki alam mo na ang building ni pacquiao is class D.be honest and dont fool yourself,people!sabihn nyo kung ano ang nakikita nyo!
nindot man ang design kay modern man sya nga style. mao na man na karon ang mga style sa building. kanang uban diha igo ra mangnaway sa design kung sila bitaw pabuhaton murag kaya pod nila. kung ako pd sa lugar ni architect mucomment pod ko oi. giskwelahan gud nako akong propesyon daun naa na koy pangalan unya mangnaway mo nga wala moy ginabasehan mura pod moy naay alam sa architecture. dili man gani mo maka-appreciate sa design. sa makatuod wala jud moy alam. kay por que blog ni free na mo magcomment og mga rubbish.. pakig atubang mo kay architect unya didto na ihapak sa iyang nawong inyong mga comment tingala man kog kaya ninyo na masulti. hangtod ra mog comment daghan ra mog reklamo. pasosyal effect…
@hannsg – @hannsg – A copycat? Oh no. no no.
pahabol na comment,just my own opinion so either the architect can take notice or ignore them I’ll try to give 2 sides para also fair
– nice color palette but typical of jollibee like bldgs.
– high ceiling and lots of spaces
– seems built with durable materials
– nice touch with focal point (sashimi holder) so its unique
– green color was off the color scheme (the hue not even match)
– no unifying structural shape and design. Lines and shape was all
over the place its better than a squared boxed bldg but it could
have been better if the shapes have a unifying theme like a box
with an arch or box with a cylindrical accent
– for its look. P20M might be too much..
I’ve travelled all over so I do have a appreciation of what looks good or not. I dont think you have to study architecture to get a feel of the current styles and designs. thats just a lame excuse and if get to hear from people about my design I’ll probably just go back to my drawing board and see how I can tweak the design. maybe a simple color change will do.
Dubai bldgs now ranks as the trendiest spot for architecture. So maybe somehow we can copy those great works or art.. we filipinos are the best copycats anyway.
Hello guys,its only now that i was able 2 read some of ur comments regarding d new pacquiao bldg.ur comments amused me(sori,i wasnt able 2 read d others).i hope d author cud update u w/ d latest picture wherein ur concern about d parking will b answered(we have parking slots n front of d bldg). I cant put here n detail d rationale behind d design,it wil take me until morning 2 do so.but i promise,every detail has meaning & purpose.every mass,every plain & curve has intentions.d “sashimi plate” was inspired by d hull of fishing boats.those “trellised” balconies & sunshades were designed to minimise d effect of d radiant heat.the color scheme?…well,green goes well w/ earth tones…and is d favorite color of my client.how wud u feel i u see a mountain,all clay w/o a tree?…dry,monotonous,lifeless.we filipinos love color,we are hapi pipol. Watch out guys,BLUGRE CAFE is coming to town…syempre sa bldg ni pacman. Architecture is the mother of ol arts `coz its 3 dimensional & u can feel d space.it is also more art than science.for me,that bldg of pacman is ARThitecture.i hope some of u cud get inside it and feel the space. Some may not like it(they are entitled to their opinion & i respect it),but im proud to have created it…IM PROUD TO HAVE CREATED SOMETHING NEW,SOMETHING DIFFERENT!….why follow when u can be a step ahead?..GUDNYT GUYS!THANKS!
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taga gensan ho ba kayo? pwede po bang nakuha ag cp no. nyo at balak kung magpatrabaho sa inyo ng interior.
ang pag design naman kasin nasa owner yan, kung d nya nagustohan ginawa nyo dapat pinabago nya.
habang nagbabayangan tayo ng kanya-kanyang kuro-kuro, isa sa bigger spaces sa second floor ng pacman building ay ni-rent na ng isang malaking negosyante. o laban kayo?
ormans last blog post..no caption
hello po! Tama nga naman, sinong nanalo ng mugs? ajejeje
ano daw un..
people didn’t know what is art..
that’s the architects own idea about the building..
kakaiba nga xa ei
hnd common ung design..
alangan nmn mang gaya xa ng ibang design..
it shows that gensan is not yet a highly urbanized city..
bcuz it reflects on how people reacts to the design.. (“manol”)
hope that pacquiao will invest more in his own city..
we should be thankful n naga invest xa d2 s gensan…
tAMA SI jUN d. IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL GOOD CRITICISM AND FEEDBACK IS WELCOME FOR ONES IMPROVEMENT. WAG MASYADO MAYABANG SA GAWA MO PSALAMAT KA PA NGA PARANG SHOWBIZ PROJECT MO PINAGUUSAPAN DITO.KEEP COOL MAN HALA KA WALA NAY MUKUHA SA IMONG GIPAKITA NGA ATTITUDE.
Guapo dha sa pwesto ni Manny ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY KATONG BANDA NYA SA baywalk nga all female band patok gyud to dre sa gensan. Sa totoo lang iba nting bisita punta pa ng davao pag gabi if good music and banda ang gusto nila, good food ok rin dyan SOUNDS NA MAGALING GAWANG BOSE PARE. WIDE SCREEN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. KITA MO PAG GABI ANDYAN ANG HANGOUT NG MGA LITELIFEGORES.
open na diay ang building ni PACMAN!!!
any news on the winners of the limited edition Bariles Republic mugs?
I don’t see any parking area. I suggest Pacman considers building a fairly spacious parking area to attract more customers. Customers who find difficulty looking for a parking slot usually are not inclined to return. A good looking commercial center like Pacman’s should offer comfortable parking facilities to customers.
well, well it seems that many’s building has been getting a lot of attention… i think it’s pretty bold for the architect to do this, its just that art is relative -what may be considered art for one person, may totally be a kid’s graffiti for another, in the same way that vincent van gogh’s paintings were not so widely accepted back in his time…
so much for the flashback, let’s fast forward to the 21st century! it does look, kinda err…colorful??
okay… let’s just wait for it to finish, maybe it’s gonna look all better when its done and furnished (with the lights and all that)…
by the way, everybody wanted starbucks placed on that building, i firmly believe that coffee bean and figaro are better options, starbucks is sooo commercialized, and here in ortigas its just like 711 (meaning there’s one in almost every street!)
ja mata ne!
THANKS for the reminder. We’re too emotionally carried we go off course. Only shows we’re mere humans after all.
i think wala na tayo sa purpose ng article na ‘to… ang kelangan lng naman eh suggestion kung ano magandang ilagay sa building.. tama ba? hehehe
cool lang kayo… 🙂
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Nag enjoy baya ko pagbasa sa mga komentaryo. Basahon unta nako tanang gisulat hangtod gyud sa ubos. Pero pag abot na nako sa tubag ni Architect Acdal nakuraton ko!!!!
Naghuna huna ko pag-yo. Tama ba ang mga negatibo nga komentaryo o dili?
Kay di man ko kasabot sa gibati sa usa ka architekto .. mao nga di lang unta ko magkomentar pero pagkabasa nako sa iyang tubag… kuratan ko uy! Usa ka architekto motubag sa mga negatibong reaksyon sa iyang proyekto pina-agi sa pag sulat morag text message. Morag di man propesyonal.
Cellphone ba diay ning blog korner nga mosulat ka ug ingon ana!!!
Pobre lang tawon di ko ka afford mopatindog bisag gamay’ng building ug di ko ka afford mo hire ug architekto pero kung mao na klase sa architekto ang mo communicate sa ako… Di na ko mag ambisyon mag kita pa mi uy!
Pasensiya lang gyud mo binisaya lang ning akoa di ko kamao mo sulat liwat style ni architect. Mabasa na sa mga batang nag eskuela sa elementarya basig maka ingon sila mao nay saktong english sa mga architect. Simba ko! Morag tudloan man nato atong mga anak maging bobo pagsulat ug english ug sige ta makabasa (maglisod pa gani ko ug basa) sa sinulatan ni architect.
Hinaut ko nga daghan makasabot aning akong gisulat kaysa gisulat ni architect.
Para kang Manny,
Maut man o guapo ng imong building,unsa may komentaryo sa uban sabton lang unta nila nga dili man ka graduate sa Management School. Ngano man diay ug nabuhat na imong building nga wa pa kay plano unsay gamitan??? Ug ako sad modatu ing-ana ka paspas liwat nimo ngano maghuna huna pa ko ana uy! Ug di sila magkasinabot unsay ibutang diha? Butangi nag bilyaran ug mag dula dula ka diha…kay hilig man nimo. mo enjoy pa ko bisita bisita diha. Ang uban building diha sa Gensan bisag unsa ra man sad mahuna hunaan ibutang wa man naga komentar pag ayo?? Sa imoha lang kay sikat man gud ka! basta kami Idol ka namo…
Sa mga nagsulat sad…Nag enjoy pud baya mi basa basa sa inyohang mga gisulat. Pinaagi sa inyong writing style maka deduce man ta unsa inyong mga personality..
Salamat ug hinaut naa mo tanan sa maayong panglawas ug panghuna huna!
Hello Bro, Congrats for the accolades this site are getting! We do enjoy browsing this site. Keeps us updated on what’s happening in Gensan – makes us feel closer to home.
Glad to let you know that one of your batchmates in Notre Dame – I’m sure you remember Arnold de Guzman recently joined our company.
There are now five of us from Gensan working in this company. We believe the company is satisfied with our performance they will be
taking one more Engineer to join us come third week of this month.
Warm regards and God Bless!
no comment… i just want the bariles mug!
@anonymouse 🙂 – Actually maganda sigurong maging business ang parking space…hehehe.. especially jan sa may pioneer avenue or san busy 2x dito sa Gensan… or malapit sa malls.. diba parang rent a space..hehe..patok un..
Nate Marxs last blog post..Mentalidad III Cancelled.
good luck kay PACMAN sa fight niya with GOLDEN BOY!!!
walang pikunan, this is a public blog. pero sa totoo lang ok yung building, siguro yung colors lang and di nagmatch
daves last blog post..Chat 2
walang pikunan, this is a public blog.
daves last blog post..Chat 2
Ano baaaaaa yaaaaaan! may global warming na, parking space pa rin ang main concern nyo? O nagyayabang lang kayo (with subtlety kunohay) na may mga kotse kayo? Ajejeje
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