Bariles had the good fortune of entering the 8-hectare property of the Gokongwei’s along the Lagao National Highway two weeks ago when the group of Engineer Mark Reyes from the City Engineer’s Office conducted a meeting with the contractors inside their makeshift office to discuss matters pertaining to the construction of the upcoming GenSan Mall, Robinsons Place General Santos.


OIC City Engineer Mark Reyes (in red) in a meeting with the engineers of Robinsons Land Corporation to discuss drainage and other concerns.  Together with him are his staff Engrs. Ronel Cartojano, and Mylene Gecosala, Chief of Staff of the City Mayor’s Office Ernie Quisay and Engr. Marilou Tan.

From that meeting, I learned that barring any unforeseen circumstance beyond control, the Robinsons Place GenSan has been scheduled to open September 2009,  which is less than four months away.    I almost fell off my seat upon learning that, so excited at the prospect of watching movies in a whole new setting and doing window shopping in a completely different surrounding.

The main activity area

And judging from their 24/7 non-stop work on the mall, they will surely open on schedule.

Here are the photos of ongoing construction of the Robinsons Place General Santos, for your viewing pleasure….