Filipino resilience lives on. Despite the pandemic, Megaworld Corporation ceremonially lighted up parols at the swanky Forbes Hill. They now shine brightly at night along the Airport Access Road like twinkling stars from afar. It was an auspicious move, as parols are symbols of hope during Christmas for Filipinos. Moreover, this Christmas project blessed locals in a different way, as the handmade lanterns were sourced from the livelihood project of BJMP inmates.
Lighted Up Parols and Other Holiday Surprises Are Happening at Northill Gateway
There’s so much to keep Bacolodnons excited about the Christmas Season. The Northill Gateway, Megaworld’s 53-hectare township located right at the boundary of Bacolod and Talisay will be sharing so many firsts for the holidays.
From a dazzling Christmas spectacle to another much-awaited ‘first,’ this Megaworld township never runs out of surprises to keep everyone smiling.
The 15-hectare Forbes Hill, Bacolod City’s premier residential village located inside Northill Gateway, marks the merriest time of the year with a spectacle of lights, Christmas trees, and lighted parols.
The parols are actually handcrafted by inmates from the city’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). The Christmas icons were made part of the attraction to support the inmates’ livelihood program.
The attraction, which is located at The Clubhouse in Forbes Hill, officially marks the start of a fun-filled month on this side of the city.
Aside from happenings at the Northill Gateway, there’s bound to be more surprises to come for the City of Smiles. Last weekend, Harold Brian Geronimo, Senior Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Media Affairs of Megaworld announced that the Andrew Tan Group of Companies will handle the Christmas decorations both of the Bacolod Public Plaza and Government Center. This is something that Bacolodnons can look forward to.
Forbes Hill Developments
At present, houses are being built inside Forbes Hill after residential lots, ranging from 449 square meters up to 861 square meters, were recently sold out. The village only hosts less than 200 lots and offers fantastic and refreshing views of the Negros mountains and the surrounding sugarcane plantations.
Future residents will be welcomed by wide, open spaces, and roads that are soon to be lined by trees. Overall, these design elements will evoke an uncanny resemblance to Europe’s stunning courtyards and neighborhoods. There’s also an iconic giant fountain surrounded by a garden just outside the village’s gates. It is reminiscent of the water fountains found in many centuries-old Negros mansions owned by sugar barons.
Bacolod’s First-Ever McDonald’s NXTGen Store Opening Soon
Megaworld will soon unravel another much-anticipated ‘first’ at Northill Gateway.
The property giant recently announced the exciting news that the first-ever McDonald’s NXTGen store in Negros Occidental will be coming soon to Northill Gateway. The first-of-its-kind store will be located a mere few steps away from the main gate of Forbes Hill and just beside the iconic Las Vegas-inspired Bacolod City Welcome Marker, which is another first in the Philippines.
“We are excited to have our own unique and first-in-the-province McDonald’s NXTGen store right in front of our Forbes Hill residential village. This will really make the entire township even more promising as this heralds the start of our vibrant commercial developments within Northill Gateway. Our plan is to open this Megaworld-owned store just in time for Christmas,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Visayas.
The store, which is just less than 20 minutes away from the Bacolod-Silay Airport, will also have a green wall, an expansive alfresco dining area, its own McCafe, as well as the city’s first-ever ‘Bike and Dine’ facility. It will also offer Delivery Services.
The free-standing McDonald’s NXTGen in Northhill Gateway will offer fantastic and refreshing views of the surrounding sugarcane plantations and the Negros mountain ranges, especially on a clear day. Featuring a modern industrial design, the store will showcase innovations, such as Self-Ordering Kiosks and Drive-Thru Services with Hand-held Order Taking System.