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SM holds groundbreaking for Puerto Princesa mall PDF Print E-mail

October 1, 2014

Palawan Vice Governor Victorino Socrates and Puetro Princesa Mayor Lucilo Byron recently led the groundbreaking ceremonies of SM City Puerto Princesa together with SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia and SM Prime Vice President for Vismin Marissa Fernan.

Also joining them were Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III and Barangay Captain Margil Avancena as well as SM Land’s Ron Tumao and SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Jon Jon Agustin.  

This leads the way for construction of SM’s first mall in Palawan, which is scheduled to open in 2016. Located on a five-hectare property along Malvar Road, the mall will bring SM’s shopping, leisure, and entertainment excitement to this tropical paradise with a bustling business center. It will have the SM Store and Supermarket as anchors, as well as mainstays like Ace Hardware and SM Appliance Center, retail stores, restaurants, and four SM Cinemas.

In his welcome remarks, Mayor Bayron said that with the groundbreaking, “SM is finally here and we are excited about this project because this will generate income for Puerto Princesa and will give employment to many people especially when construction starts.”

He also mentioned that SM City Puerto Princesa will be an attraction in the city along with tourist spots like the Underground River, lush rain forests, and white sand beaches.

SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia, on the other hand, said that SM “was looking forward to bringing the SM brand of service to Puerto Princesa and to Palawan.” She added that SM was happy to “carry out our various initiatives for the community” through employment, business opportunities, and working with the local government.

The highlight of the program was the capsule-laying ceremony, in which a national and local daily of that day, the mall’s floor plan, and the photos of the site were imbedded for future generations.































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