LOVING YOU MAKATI

Makati City Metro Manila is known to be the Central business district where most decent professionals work wearing corporate attires rushing with the rhythm of the traffic jam. You’ll find the tallest buildings or towers and most likely you would also spot the building(s) where I worked as call center associate for over 2 years now. 😀 Ayala avenue of Makati is the busiest street I’ve known so far since this is where all public vehicles including jeepneys, buses or cabs pass by heading EDSA. I observed that  most people here are disciplined. This is the place that I appreciated most. Cases of snatching and stealing is very rare in this area, which is why my parents would still prefer me to work here considering that opportunities here are just around the corner. The busy streets makes me think of how busy people are towards career. Every individual are really rushing for work which signifies success for professionals driven to make it to the top.

Overview of Ayala Avenue from the 4th floor of Metrobank Card Anz Ayala.

Ayala Avenue was named after the Zóbel de Ayala clan. They have created the Ayala corporation, a holding company who pioneered Philippine real estate development, banking and insurance. Ayalas control the businesses such as the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Ayala Land Inc., the Manila Water Company, and Globe Telecom, one of the largest mobile phone networks in the Philippines. Ayala has also played a big part in the development of the large areas of Makati City into residential subdivisions between  1940s and 1960s. These subdivisions include Forbes Park, Dasmariñas Village, Bel-Air Village, San Lorenzo Village, Urdaneta Village, San Antonio Village, and Magallanes Village. They also developed Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas & Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue which now comprises of the horizon of the Makati Area.

Ayala Avenue.

PBCOM Tower is known to be the tallest building in the entire Philippines soaring at 52 storeys high and an 8-level radio tower. It’s peerless architecture and prime location at the very vein of Makati City is every global business man’s dream which opens new door for success of every professionals driving it to the top. PBCOM Tower is prominent and redefined which is a portrait of a great distinction of premium value among other towers here in Manila. Furthermore, it shares a history derived from the Philippine Bank of Communications, which holds a 6 decade-long reputation of the time-tested strength, stability and innovation.

PBCom Tower at it’s highest.

Glorieta Malls was used to be a park which has refreshing space to sit and rest in between bar, restaurants and cinemas around the perimeter. It is known that QUAD is the only big building near Glorieta untill in 1990’s, Ayala Land Corporation decided to renovate QUAD and Glorietta park untill from time to time Glorieta 1 to 4 was built. Glorieta 5 was built separately accross Rustan’s and the Manila Intercon.

Glorieta 4 at night.

Glorieta Malls was used to be a park which has refreshing space to sit and rest in between bar, restaurants and cinemas around the perimeter. It is known that QUAD is the only big building near Glorieta untill in 1990’s, Ayala Land Corporation decided to renovate QUAD and Glorietta park untill from time to time Glorieta 1 to 4 was built. Glorieta 5 was built separately accross Rustan’s and the Manila Intercon.

Yuchengco museum.

Yuchengco museum was named after Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco highlighting his contribution in fostering arts in terms of international, cultural, or design exhibits and programs. Located in Makati besides RCBC PLaza in Ayala Makati, was developed for public back in September of 2005 caters not only arts but also for education purposes.

Makati Medical Center.

Makati Medical Center started their operations back in May 31, 1961 when the Ayala conglomerate was still implementing their initial plans of transforming Makati City into a premier business district. Makati Medical Center is the leading healthcare facility in the Philippines, which provides satisfaction to their clients aiming to provide quality services exceeding beyond expectations. This hospital is where prominent public figures choose to be hospitalized because of their satisfactory service. One example is the comedy king Dolphy who stayed here for  medication for over a month until he waved good-bye to the world.

Ninoy Aquino Shrine along the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue.
The attractive Peninsula Hotel fountain.

 

Peninsula has been operating for over 30 decades now having been the forefront of Manila’s five-star luxury accommodations. One of the most admired hotels in Makati city, it’s being patronized by business travelers all over the world

Nevertheless, I am not saying that I have to stop appreciating from here. I have a lot more to say and I am writing about  this as a preliminary task for my blog. By just seeing Makati alone, I suppose Philippines is a progressive country. Sad to say, we are still struggling as a third world country. As a Filipino, I wish something has to change and I wish to contribute out of it. But how do you think can I do that?

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Author: Jules Domingo

I love writing and photo shooting. I'm also a diary addict.

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