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Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City (PAGCOR City) 2012 Updates

(Updated: July 2012) Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City Manila, also called Bagong Nayong Pilipino Manila Bay Tourism City or simply PAGCOR City, is a Las Vegas-like, multi-billion dollar entertainment development at the 100-hectare reclaimed land in Parañaque City, an area south of Mall of Asia. The master plan was shown to the public early 2007 which was initiated by the former PAGCOR Chairman Efraim Geniuno.

The US$20B project initially includes a 665-m (2,182-ft) tall PAGCOR Observatory Tower, believed to become the second tallest structure is the world after Burj Khalifa; a breathtaking Manila Eye, Philippine version of London Eye; a high-speed monorail transit, which will connect the main hub to the airport; PAGCOR Arena; residential complexes; integrated shopping complex; commercial and financial centers; deluxe hotels; casinos and resorts.

Aseana City

Aseana City Artist Rendition [credit to: http://www.aseanacity.com/]

Since the government doesn’t have enough money to make this dream development a reality, the help of investors are much needed. Philippines’ SM Investment Corp., Bloombury Investments Holdings, Inc. and Alliance Global Group Inc., Japan’s Aruze Corporation (now known as Universal Entertainment Corp.) and Malaysia’s Genting Berhad (through Hongkong Genting which tied with Alliance Global to form Travellers International Hotel Group) are few of the prominent names in real estate and community development field that fill the list of stakeholders.

List below show the updates of the project. The Development name is linked to the latest news regarding the updates of the project.

Under Development Phase

Belle Grande Manila Bay Belle Corp. Casino/Resort Under Construction
Resorts World Bayshore Travellers International Hotel Group Hotel/Resort Proposed
(Construction to Start this year)
Solaire Manila Bloombury Investments Holdings, Inc. Hotel/Casino Openning in 2013
Mall of Asia Arena SM Investments Corporation Sports Complex Openning in May 2012
Mandara Waterfront Residences Landmark Communities Residential Near Completion
Aseana City  Philippine Reclamation Authority and Private Corporations Business Center Some Phase are completed
Manila Bay Resorts Universal Entertainment Corp. (Aruze Corporation) Hotel/Resort/Casino Broke Grounds on early February
NAIA Expressway Phase II DPWH though PPP Road/Expressway To Start on the last quarter of 2012

Rumors/Original Plans

PAGCOR Tower None Observatory Scrapped
Manila Observatory Dome None Observatory Scrapped/
On Hold
Manila Eye None Observatory Looking for investors
Bagong nayong Pilipino Theme Park  Unknown  Theme Park  Part of original plan/design
Manila Monorail
(Makati-Taguig-Pasay Monorail Alignment)
None Transit/Transportation On talk with potential investors
West Marina Bay  Unknown Residential/Resort (Floating)  Rumor
SM The WorldCenter SM Investment Corp. Shopping Complex  Part of original plan/design
SM Shop@Bay SM Investment Corp. Shopping Complex  Part of original plan/design
Philippine Cultural Arts and Science Center  Unknown  Theme Park  Part of original plan/design
Crown Casino  Unknown  Hotel/Casino  Part of original plan/design
Casino Royale Dome Complex  Unknown  Hotel/Resort/  Part of original plan/design
Planet Hollywood Philippines  Unknown  Hotel/Resort/Theme Park  Rumor
Eagles Crown Stadium  Unknown  Sports Center  Part of original plan/design
Manila Aquatic Center  Unknown  Theme Park  Part of original plan/design
Manila Olympic Park  Unknown  Theme Park  Part of original plan/design
Mandalay Bay Asia Hotel and Casino  Unknown  Hotel/Casino  Part of original plan/design
Pagcor Financial Center  Unknown  Office Tower  Part of original plan/design
TV5 Main Studios  No Official Plan  Studio  Part of original plan/design
ABS-CBN Satellite Office  No Official Plan  Office Tower  Part of original plan/design
SkyTower  Unknown  Office Tower  Part of original plan/design
SM Corporate Twin Tower  No Official Plan  Office Tower  Part of original plan/design

Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertaiment City Launch

Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertaiment City Luncheon (foreground: Model of Universal Entertainment Complex)

Please help me constantly update this list. If you see errors or change of the project status, leave your comments with your source and well definitely update the information herewith.

Latest Update: NAIA Expressway Phase II.


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Hope the goverment will pushed for the contruction of a museum within the Bay City or Pagcor City. It could be a priceless investment too.


what the hell why the PAGCOR Tower was scrapped, politics scrapped it, those assholes in the government should be the one to be scrapped. PAGCOR TOWER WILL PUT AS IN THE MAP as it symbolizes that we have a strong economy and self sustain country

The major reason why it was scrapped was due to some height restrictions/limitations (the site is close to the airport and the height of the structures within the area are regulated by CAAP). Secondly, there are no investors who’ll push the construction of the tower.

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ano ba talaga? under construction or scraped? ANYBODY! ANSWER ME CORRECTLY!

It’s scrapped due to height restrictions of structures closed to the airport

Ok, now it says it’s under going construction on wiki. first it was a proposal, than it was scrapped, then it says it’s under going construction……..-.-* (annoyed)

ginagawa pa po ba yan nayon

eto ang new project jan sa pagcor city

-Ritz Carlton Hotel
-another Hilton hotel (proposal)
-resorts world bayshore condo…ready on pre selling na

Chua said besides the investments, Genting Hong Kong has also decided to relocate its regional operating headquarters from Kuala Lumpur to Manila. He said Genting has also set up a training academy and a call center which services not only Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Linea, Genting Hong Kong but sister companies such as Resorts World Sentosa.

RWB mall 3x bigger sa newport mall of RWM
3000 sitting capacity ballroom theater…

Wiki says Universal Studios is opening in 2020 at Pagcor, but they probably didn’t start it yet.


but I’m guessing you don’t want to add it because it’s 8 years from now.

Fernando, the source of that Wikipedia article is a blog. No official announcement made

panu yan edit ko na yun nsa wiki..hehehe

dapat sa Luneta Park na lang itayo ang Pagcor Tower malayo sa airport

Bawal po maglagay ng kahit anong tall structure along luneta. Respeto lang po sa Bantayog ni Gat Jose Rizal. keep luneta as it is.

Hi! I’m researching about the whole Pagcor Entertainment City Project and I was bumped into this site. As of now, Pagcor Tower is at a proposal stage again ( visit the Wikipedia Article of Pagcor Tower Page for source). Remember, the project was scrapped because it subject for being too high or too close at the airport.

yun sa wikipedia pwede i-edit kahit sino pag open lang yun security edit…parang ganito ilagay ko yun disney land or harry potter theme park dun sa pagcor city maniniwala ka ba agad?

Bayshore Residential Resort – new project
11 new residential areas
In the tourism segment, Megaworld is expanding its Marriot Hotel with an additional 200 room.Megaworld is also constructing what is said to be the “biggest” ballroom in the Philippines, Marriot Grand Ballroom, set for opening by 2014.

Construction of the 704-unit Bayshore Residential Resort is expected to start in the first quarter of 2013.

dapat natuloi yun observatory na building……yun sana ang magdala sa project na yan..

Bit Micro, an information technology company set-up by a Filipino-American, is planning to put a school for specialized design in Aseana City. He also said Tune Hotels is looking to open a budget hotel in Aseana City.

Marina Yacht Club
opening: 4th quarter of 2013 – sa alphaland bay city yan

Does anyone have an update on the Bagong nayong Pilipino Theme Park ?

yun ABS-CBN my proposal for theme park…abangan nalang natin kung my theme park nga resorts world bayshore

PAGCOR TOWER is already in the “proposal” status, hindi na po sya na scrapped. Still waiting for the investors

Hi Dolor, do you have any source of this info?

source mo dolor? lagi kasi ako nagaabang sa upcoming project sa pagcor city check latest sa wikimapia.org level 5 po lagi ko yun update…scrap na yun pagcor tower baka yun sinasabo mong tower yun Mitsubishi tower sa manila seedling bank propose ipatayo yun

tska di pwede yun pagcor tower pala because of height restriction near sa NAIA…kaya tama yun sabi ng iba rito

filipinos choose to be pessimistic rather than supporting our govt’s efforts. no wonder, mabagal ang pag unlad natin dahil ugaling pinoy talaga ang manira..

It’s a crazy proposed Building how can you build a tall building near airport. There is a height restriction near airport, better use your Brain…

ang alam ko hindi pwede itayo ang pagcor tower dahil sobrang taas nya delikado ito para sa mga eroplano na magte- take off at magla landing sa NAIA. masyado daw malapit sa airport pwede sa ibang lugar…..well yun ang nabasa ko sa balita.

sayang ..ipatayo nyo na ang pagcor tower para malaman naman nang boung mundo na umuunlad na ang pilipinas


my bagong project ang DOTC sa pagcor city yun ang SOUTH INTERMODAL TERMINAL sa likod ng Uniwide Mall

I heard about intermodal terminal before but no news about its Progress.

Before sa Taguig nila itatayo ang South Intermodal terminal na yan…kung itutuloy yan sa may Uniwide mall, then mapupuno rin ng buses (that take SLEX) and gagawing NAIA Expressway II.

proposal lang pala yun…pero nasa PPP project sya. Looking muna sa popondo ng project…cloverleaf entrance na NAIA expressway sa liko ng uniwide coastal mall

What a Ripoff.
Sayang yung lupa na nireclaim. The project was supposed to be something new and interesting for the whole world but then things got back to the usual “residential/shopping city”

Not even close enough.

Anyway, goodluck nalang talaga sa Pilipinas. It’s more fun in the Philippines, afterall.

..yes sir! such high structure is not allowed..due to some height restricted.. 


Are you sure the plan of creating the Pagcor tower was removed from plans?

hi there! ask ko lng if there is any kind of Museum na kasama sa list of structures to be built within the entertainment city? tnx :)


ayon sa ibang treads na nabasa ko walang museum na ipapatayo…halos hotel,casino,covention area, resorts, condos, office bldg lang ang ipapatayo sa ngayon…alam nyo na ang mga investor ngayon gusto nila yun ipapatayo nila kikita

Alexander Gonzales

Thank you, for the info about The Entertainment city…keep us always updated… many thanks…

from: ALGo


my plano din sila gumawa ng skyway from NAIA to pagcor city…funded daw by mr.kazuo okada owner of manila bay resorts

wheres the tower????? yun ung inaabangan ko…. un din yata sana ang pang highlight… brhhhhh kainis bitin lahat… dapat ipatayo ung tower hinde para maging 2nd tallest tower kundi tallest tlaga sa buong mundo… kung mangarap nman tayo todohin na natin mga filipino… now na para umunlad, tagal pa ng 2050,, mtanda na ako non… ngayon na!!!!! 2016 MARCOS.


naku wala na talaga yun scrap project na yun coz walang interesadong investor at nabago na lahat ng plan sa pagcor city ng manalo si pnoy at napalitan ang admin ng pagcor

tama k dyan… The iconic structure of PAGCOR CITY is the pagcor tower… at magiging iconic structure din ng bansa. lalago ang turismo once na maipatayo ang tower dahil ito ang magiging pinakataas sa asya at mgiging simbolo ng pag unlad ng bansa.


 wala na ata ung tower.

What about PAGCOR Tower wala na ba talagang pagasa yun at mae-Scrap na talaga? Sayang naman maganda sanang tourist attraction yun kung matutuloy…

Malapit daw po kxe sa Airport, bawal yung ganung heights

mukang kulang po sa research ang belle grande manila bay ay hindi po proposed underconstruction po sya and it will be finish by second quarter of 2013..solaire manila will be finish by 4th quarter of this year..nag start narin ang construction ng manila bay resorts…ang resorts world bayshore will unvail na yun plan before magpasko nadaan nako sa sight ng pagcor city RW bayshore nalang ang hindi nagstart ng construction

Thanks for the info Tim but we need reliable sources in writing to update this. I believe, Belle has two resorts, one is under construction (but is not indicated because I couldn’t find any source while the other is under proposal).
Also, as stated, Solaire Manila is under construction.


my friend who work in resorts world said RW plan to have the ground breaking ceremony of RW bayshore by june or july 2012

nag grounbreaking na ba ang resorts world bayshore, kc malapit na matapos ang july.

sir tim do you have info regarding the pagcor tower?

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So sad, im looking forward for the Tower, but it was scrapped… I hope they would push through for The Manila Eye and Planet Hollywood Philippines. When are they going to build Manila Disneyland??

 A Disneyland is not part of the original plan and is unlikely to be built due to the close proximity of HonKong's

but the tokyo disneyland i think is much closer???how bout that?

That will depend on your country of origin. But in reference to the Philippines, Hongkong is closer. Also, going to Tokyo requires a pesky visa application unlike HongKong which can give you a tourist pass upon arrival.

ang alam ko may isang government official ang sumulat sa presidente/official ng DISNEYLAND na hikayatin magtayo ng disneyland sa clark pampanga. wala pa ako balita kung ano reply ng management ng disneyland.

well, that’s long way to go

Belle Grande of SM/Belle is already underconstruction and will be completed either this year or in 2013. Manila Bay Resorts of Universal Entertainment already broke ground and will start construction this year. Manila Eye was supposed to be part of Manila Bay Resorts but was scrapped or put on hold

Thank you Sir. I'll look for sources for that but I appreciate if you could provide links and/or photos.

mosaic tile
I was looking for this info about click here for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.


may update pa ba tungkol sa pagcor city at kailan ba ang completion ng buong project

eto nga yun “marina yacht club” na underconstruction na sa 2014 ang opening

cloverleaf or entrance exit start at the back of uniwide coastal mall

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