I have heard reports from some insiders of SM City that their branch here in General Santos will not open in time for the Kalilangan Festival in February 2012.  Nor will it open on April 2012 too.

The latest news is that the unveiling of SM’s biggest mall in Mindanao is on June 2012, which is still almost six months away from today on reasons that only the developers know.

Not a few of my friends were disappointed upon hearing this piece of info.  Most of them are very excited at setting foot inside what is one of the most modern malls to be built in these parts of the Philippines and couldn’t wait for its eventual opening.

Personally, I don’t mind if SM GenSan opens up much, much later.  This gives owner Mr. Henry Sy along with his son, Hans, and their people more time to ensure that the mall is structurally sound, secure and safe for the people of the region.

And when they really open their doors to the expectant Soccsksargenians, the whole mall will be very much ready to serve their needs along with their tenants which hopefully will fill up 90% of the building’s rentable spaces by then.

Good luck SM City General Santos!