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My Walk to the Filipinos' Futuristic City – Bonifacio Global City of the Philippines

Filipinos are now becoming advanced in a lot of ways – transportation system, eCommerce technology, commercial devices, mobile apps, online facilities for government agencies, etc. But one of the things that caught my attention recently is the advancement in terms of city development. Guess what city in the Philippines is the talk of the town or should we say “talk of the world” today? It’s no other than the Bonifacio Global City, a.k.a. “BGC”.

Me Getting Ready to Walk in BGC

BGC at a Glance
Before I further elaborate that, here are some eye-catching photos of BGC that would somehow inspire you to be here in your own country in the near future. I take a walk, look around, and captured the modern beauty of the Philippines. Have a look.







I was lucky enough to be in this futuristic city in the Philippines. This is not my first time to blog this place, the first in fact is: Where in the Philippines is Bonifacio Global City – the Gateway to the First World Country?
To tell you honestly, all my visits here are just by chance. One day, my phone rings and here’s another person on the line saying they are inviting me to join their company which one of the office sites is located at BGC. To cut the story short, I went there and as I walk towards that office, I can’t resist to capture the wonderful towers, buildings, establishments, parks and vehicles.


A One-of-Kind City
Probably not the best city in the world, but for the 100 million plus Filipinos, this is a one-of-a-kind here in the country. BGC is located in Taguig City of the Metropolitan Manila. It is near Makati City, another city well-known as the financial capital of Manila. Global corporations first established their offices here. Worth mentioning as well is Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong City. I was once there to meet a client for one of my writing services. I’ve been to BGC, Ortigas Center and Makati City before, but this recent visit made me realized that the progress is real! It is happening in front of my eyes. I can witness what they call the “hustle and bustle” of the city life. And the environment as a whole, it is not just impressive in a sense, it is also unbelievable!

Here are some of the mostly visited spots in BGC.








Home to popular global companies like Citi, HSBC, Accenture, Google and Unilever, BGC is attracting not only thousands of jobseekers, but also thousands of investors and expats. This is where the exchange of talents, ideas, technologies, innovations, products and services happens. BGC is the country’s front runner is terms of economic development. World-class facilities are here. State-of-the-art building architectures, landscape designs, and street systems are in existence in BGC. You’ve got to see it for yourself!


Modern Building Architectures
BGC reminds me of my stay as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Singapore some years back. Singapore is truly a futuristic city. It has the skyscrapers, the well-maintained roads and highways, well-protected city forests and parks, and the talented workforces. BGC is nevertheless, closer to what the Singaporeans have – a city built with intelligence and ambition. Perhaps, the buildings made of glasses is still not that common in many cities all over the Philippines. In BGC, this is just becoming the trend in modern construction. Not only that, BGC is setting the new standards in building design and architecture.

Here's a showcase of BGC's most-attractive infrastructures.








The BGC city-system is a resemblance of that of Singapore, HongKong, Dubai, Sydney, London, Tokyo and other famous cities of the world. Here’s more to add to that.


World-class Standards
There are BGC buses that services the commuters going to and from the city of jobs. There are designated routes that greatly help workers. Using the “beep cards”, riding these buses is all about convenience. All you have to do is load your card and tap it in a card reading machine near the driver’s seat and you’re good to go. Alternatively, payment using cash is still accepted at a standard fare of just Php 13. Another thing that I observed is that most companies are using entry and exit points with badges or cards as the entry/exit key. Employees will just have to tap their badges and the doors will automatically open. Similar to MRT or LRT, using cards or badges simplify the everyday commuting of people in Manila. Most buildings are equipped with sophisticated security systems. CCTVs are installed almost everywhere. Guards are not just there to guard, but also to assist clients, guests and workers on their way up and down the building. Digital screens, air conditioning systems, and kiosks are just typical in many lobbies and reception halls.

The BGC Bus and its routes to guide you on your commute are here.





Amazing City Parks
BGC is known for many positive aspects as compared to other cities in the country. It promotes environmental protection, care for its citizens, and business transparency measures. Speaking of environment, here are what BGCs have for us!










For now, these are what I can share about BGC. I hope that the photos are shared are good enough to tell you something good about BGC, and the Philippines as a whole. Nonetheless, what I want to connect in this article is the call for a better and brighter mindset we Filipinos must have in terms of progress and development. Wake up dear Filipinos! We are no longer left behind. BGC is here. While you may not be able to land a job in this futuristic city today, what could be possible is that the next company that will hire you is inspired by the systems BGC companies have right now - a conducive, world-class work facility that helps build dreams.

Surely, in the near future, I could share you more about BGC, even the downsides of it. I am leaving it up to you now to imagine, dream and explore BGC or be there and work, live or play.



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