Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dagduseth Ganapati Temple, Pune

Dagduseth Halwai Ganesh Tempe is an important landmark in Pune (State: Maharashtra). Established in 1893 it is one of the oldest Ganapati temples in the city. The temple is located at a short distance from the historical fort of Peshwas, Shaniwar Wada.

The construction of this temple is attributed to the sweet-maker of the city who lost his son in a plague outbreak.

The temple construction is very unique and has a beautiful stepped tower. It is painted in white and golden color and looks great against the blue sky.

The idol is 4 feet wide and 7.5 feet tall and mesmerizes everyone by its beauty. The devotees can catch a glimpse of the Ganesh idol even from outside the temple.



Tikkels & Munten

One thing that is both good and bad with being on a Dutch island (ok half Dutch, half French), is that there's loads of different salty liquorice, very similar to the Swedish and Finish stuff, to find in the stores. That's great because I haven't had any since we had friends visiting us back in February or when I flew home to Finland a couple of days after that. But it's also really, really bad because I can't hold myself from eating too much of it when I get it, I mean too much when you can't eat your lunch or dinner because you're already full from the two bags of salty coins and pastels you just treated your poor stomach with. I certainly have no self control whatsoever when it comes to this shit. Shall we move over to the French side, please?

Marinduque, Romblon and Tablas: what do they have in common?

In the light of so much finger-pointing and disinformation campaigns that, again, as expected, happens every time so-called Marinduque energy summits are organized for the consumption of the much abused seemingly powerless people of Marinduque, they who must jolt the seats of power with their complaints, it would be necessary to start at the very beginning if we must be fair to those maliciously maligned continuously.



Following is an item from IFC and the sequence of events covering October 2004 to July 2009, on the involvement of a new power provider in Marinduque that failed to deliver the power supply promised.



"Coastal Power Consortium Wins Competitive Bid To Privatize Electricity Supply in Marinduque, Romblon and Tablas"



In Manila:

Karen Villalobos



Manila, September 9, 2005 — The Philippine Department of Energy and the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, today announced that a consortium comprising of Coastal Power Development Corporation and Applied Research Technologies Philippines won a competitive bid to supply power to the Philippine islands of Marinduque, Romblon, and Tablas. The winning bidder proposed a hybrid diesel-wind energy solution that will improve standards and bring the generation into compliance with Philippines environmental standards.



Private sector participation was structured through a concession-type contract between the winning bidder and local electric cooperatives that take the power on these islands. The framework of this concession does not require the private supplier to buy existing generation assets of the National Power Corporation, allowing those assets to be deployed to unserved areas in the Philippines.



The winning bidder’s price will lead to a reduction of about 40% from the current cost (13.8 pesos per kilowatt hour) of generating power in the islands. The Coastal Power Consortium agreed to provide power without interruption all year long, compared with the current average interruption of 196 hours, or eight days, per month. The group bid to provide 25 megawatts of combined electric capacity to the three islands not connected to the national power grid.



IFC was charged with developing the agreements and a regulatory framework to attract private sector capital and expertise to power generation in remote islands. IFC was retained in 2004 by the Philippine government through the Department of Energy, National Power Corporation, and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation to act as transaction advisor.



The Coastal Power consortium will take responsibility for power supply from the Small Power Utilities Group, which is part of the National Power Corporation. SPUG has maintained responsibility for supplying power to 74 remote offgrid islands. The annual subsidy requirement for all these islands amounts to 2.1 billion pesos. Only about 60 percent of that cost is covered by a universal service charge assessed to ongrid customers. The remaining 40 percent is passed on to the national deficit through NPC.



The Private Investor will be able to supply electricity to the 3 islands at a lower cost than the current government-managed operation and thus reduce the annual subsidy for electricity from 458 million pesos to 168 million pesos.



“IFC strategy includes support for power sector reform in the Philippines through increased private sector participation that promotes competition. The interest in this transaction provides tangible results for the ongoing power reform agenda in the Philippines,” said IFC Country Manager Vipul Bhagat.



“This model public-private partnership structure, wherein the investor achieves full cost recovery and profits from the electric cooperatives and partially through government subsidy, can be replicated for other infrastructure transactions in the Philippines and elsewhere,” said IFC Director of Advisory Services Bernie Sheahan.



SEQUENCE OF EVENTS RE: 3I POWERGEN ISSUE





PSA with 3i Powergen, Inc. was not MARELCO’s own initiative, but the government’s program of the NPC-SPUG’s privatization of assets by virtue of Republic Act No. 9136 or the EPIRA Law. Pursuant to Rule 13 of the IRR of RA 9136, Department of Energy (DOE) Circular 2004-01-001 prescribed the Rules and Procedures for Private Sector Participation. Marinduque, together with Tablas and Romblon, was selected to be a pilot project for privatization among the so called 14 WAVES ECs under the NPC-SPUG areas.



October 24, 2004 - Marelco signed a Memorandum of Agreement hiring the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as its official Transaction Advisor.



September 9, 2005 - The Competitive Selection Process was launched

and the Coastal Consortium (Incorporated as 3i Powergen, Inc.) was declared winner having offered the lowest TCGR of P7.171/kwh and will supply the power requirements of Marinduque up to 12.480 Kw for a period of fifteen (15)years.



September 27, 2005 - The Power Supply Agreement was signed at the

WESM office in Pasig City. On that same occasion, a Subsidy Agreement with 3i Powergen and NPC was executed.



January 27, 2006 - Effective Date ( four months from the date of the PSA).This was not attained as some Conditions Precedent was not complied with by 3i Powergen, such that the parties agreed to a Joint Declaration of the Realization of the Effective Date following the waiver to secure Government Consents thru the 1st Supplemental Agreement.



March 9, 2006 - 1st Supplemental Agreement was signed by both parties wherein the period to obtain the ECC and other government consents was waived.



March 2007 - The original Target Commercial Operation Date (16 months after the Effective Date –January 2006.



March 14, 2007- 3i Powergen requested for extension for six months of Target Commercial Operation Date on the ground that the PSA has not yet been approved by ERC. In effect Target Commercial Operation was moved to July 7, 2007.



March 23, 2007 - Public Hearing for the approval of Application for Power Supply Agreement (PSA) and NPP TCGR held at Marelco MCIL, Ihatub, Boac, Marinduque.



(Marelco employees submitted a Petition for Further Review of the PSA and consideration of the recommendations thereof prior to approval of the application by the ERC)



June 27, 2007 - The Second Supplemental Agreement to the PSA was

signed regarding Extension of Commercial Operation Period to 12 months or July 7, 2008.



July 2007 - Assumption into office of newly elected Congressman (Carmencita Reyes) and newly elected Governor (Jose Antonio Carrion).



August 17, 2007 - The Board passed Resolution No. 2007-044- Approving to Recall the 2nd Supplemental Agreement to the Power Supply Agreement regarding Extension of Commercial Operation Date due to following reasons:



1. The deployment of generating unit at an aggregate capacity of not less than 12 MW including transformers and necessary accessories to NPC compounds has not been concurred by NPC because of some provisions in the Agreement that are not acceptable to NPC.



2. 3i Powergen has violated Condition No. 2.1a3 of the Agreement because construction of Power Plant at Balogo Sta. Cruz has ceased and therefore Condition 2.1a4 shall now apply regarding denial to grant Extension of the Commencement of the Commercial Operation Period.



This rendered the 12 months extension invalid thereby reverting the Target Commercial Operation Date to its Original date July 7, 2007. Said turn of events gave rise to “SUPPLIER DELAY.” Based on PSA Section 4.4.2 MARELCO may already invoke the right to impose appropriate penalty to be taken from the Performance Bond.



October 3, 2007 - The Board passed Resolution No. 2007-049 - A Resolution Notifying 3i Powergen, New Power Provider for Marinduque of its Delay for the Commercial Operation Date and Approving to Claim Against its Performance Bond.



May 2008 - The Board passed Resolution No. 2008-020 - A Resolution Requiring 3i Powergen to Immediately Submit a Written Progress Report on the Status of Project in Marinduque.



July 7, 2008 - Target Commercial Operation Date:



The Target Commercial Operation Date was not attained due to the following reasons:



1. 3i Powergen was still waiting for the release of funds from their investors before they could start procurement of capital equipment



2. 3i Powergen was waiting for ERC’s approval of the PSA and TCGR in order to protect the interest of their investor.



3. Construction at the plant site has long been stopped.



4. 3i Powergen did not comply with the Government Consents.



July 17, 2009 - The Board passed Resolution No. 2009-039 – A Resolution for the

Board to Exercise its Rights Under Section 10.4 of the PSA Between Marelco and 3i Powergen Inc.



Commercial operations of 3i Powergen in the three NPC-SPUG areas of Marinduque, Romblon and Tablas in accordance with Power Supply Agreements with the relevant electric cooperatives all failed to materialize.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Davao Butterfly House





Entrance to the Davao Butterfly House

A wildlife sanctuary, the Davao Butterfly House is a safe shelter and haven for butterflies, flowers, plants, and other exotic animals such as fishes, crickets, tarantulas and scorpions. It is one of the many butterfly conservation facilities in the Philippines. Notable ones are the Boracay Butterfly Farm, Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center, and Jumalon Butterfly House in Cebu. 

The best time to observe butterflies in flight is in the morning with a good sunshine as many species undertake hatching, courtship and mating. During the heat of the day, butterflies take shelter under the leaves and this presents a good chance to observe them closely and take photographs. However, during cloudy days, or late in the afternoon, they usually hide. 





The Sanctuary




Inside the Sanctuary




Another look inside the Sanctuary




A safe haven for butterflies, plants, flowers and other exotic animals

Butterflies undergo four stages of transformation or metamorphosis from caterpillar to an adult butterfly: egg, larva, pupa and adult. 





Lifecycle of a Butterfly





Butterfly Eggs

Eggs

Butterfly eggs are hard-ridged outer layer of shell lined with a thin coating of wax which prevents the egg from drying out before the larva has had time to mature. Each egg contains tiny funnel-shaped openings at one end which allow sperm to enter and fertilize the egg. Butterfly and moth eggs vary in size between species, but are either spherical or ovate. 





Caterpillar

Caterpillar

The larvae, or caterpillars are multi-legged and eat plant leaves. While most caterpillars are herbivorous, a few species eat insects. 





Pupa

Pupa

The caterpillar transforms into a pupa where the wing starts to form a structure that is compressed from top to bottom and which rapidly unfolds to a full adult butterfly.





Adult Butterfly or the Imago

Adult or Imago

The adult stage of the butterfly is called the imago. An adult butterfly has six legs. After it emerges from the pupa, a butterfly cannot fly until the wings are unfolded. A newly-emerged butterfly needs to spend some time inflating its wings with blood and letting them dry. Some butterfly wings may take up to one to three hours to dry.





Butterfly Nursery

There is also a fruit nursery at the Davao Butterfly House where several varieties of fruit plants are available for sale such as the popular Dragon Fruit, Banana Tree, Dwarf Coconut Tree, Giant Balimbing Tree, Durian Tree, Atis Tree, Fig Tree, Abiu Tree, Lanzones Tree, and many others.

A childrens' playground can also be found just outside of the Davao Butterfly House where both adults and children alike can rest and enjoy after the tour.





Souvenir Shop

There is also a souvenir shop that sells a wide variety of souvenir items such as hats, bracelets, necklaces, shirts, umbrellas, etc.



How to get to the Davao Butterfly House

The Davao Butterfly House is located not far from the Davao Crocodile Park complex, Riverwalk Grill, and Tribu K’Mindanawon cultural village along the Diversion Highway of Ma-a, Davao City, and is easily accessible by public or private transportation. It is only a few minutes away from nearby tourist attractions such as the Recall Paintball, and the Musa Meristem Banana Culture.


Contact Information


Davao Butterfly House
River Front Drive, Corporate City
Diversion Hwy. Ma-a, Davao City
Tels (082) 301-5465, (082) 271-2626, and (082) 286-8883
Mobile 0923 658 6051
Website www.butterflyhouse.psdgroupph.com


Beach break




My beautiful silk kaftan is from this brand.
We're having a really good time here, in between all work.. Alex forced me to move my ass from the computer today to spend the afternoon at the beach instead and I must say it was a good move. Loving the vibe of this island. Should have less work to deal with and more time for island exploration after the weekend hopefully. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple sky

Caos lonely at the quay, one quiet night in Gustavia, St Barts. St Martin (SXM) in the background.

Hey Randy, you forgot your cap!




Les Voiles de St Tropez
Did you know that the previous owner of this beauty of a boat that we're now busy preparing for a circumnavigation was D Randy West? Yes, the professional racing sailor, multihull captain and author of the famous Hurricane Book. Randy is very well known here in the West Indies, particularly on our favorite island St Barts where he lived for over 30 years, with Duende for some of them. Alex and I had the chance to meet this crazy entertaining man a couple of weeks ago and boy did he have some interesting stories to tell. Look out for more of them in his upcoming new book. I'd also like to suggest you to check out his very amusing first: The Hurricane Book, that's 18 stories from the 18 hurricanes he has survived, all told in a very humorous and informative way. 

D' Japanese Tunnel Family Resort





Entrance to D' Japanese Tunnel Family Resort with two statues of Japanese soldiers

Along the Diversion Road in Davao City, there is a Japanese tunnel that dates back during the World War II. The tunnel was carved out of the hilly section of Matina Balusong, west of the city by Davao Prisoners of War in 1942. The tunnel was used by the Japanese as a hide-out, and as a means of transporting their equipment and mobilizing their forces against the American liberating army. It was accidentally discovered by the owners of the land while constructing a hotel. They were excavating the area when they uncovered damp passageways and rooms underneath the land, and soon discovered that those were tunnels used by the Japanese soldiers during the war.

The owners decided then to name the place D’ Japanese Tunnel Family Resort, which is now a hotel, a restaurant, and has since become one of the major tourist attractions in Davao City.






Signage at the main entrance




Main Entrance




View of the Resort




Closer view of the Resort

The tunnel is about 300 meters deep, which ends at a blocked passageway, the other side of which is owned by a different owner. Inside the tunnel, visitors are met with several life-sized statues of Japanese soldiers, and Japanese women in traditional Kimono. One of the main attractions of the tunnel are what remained of the various vintage weaponry found during the discovery which are beautifully displayed inside the tunnel such as, machine guns, bombs, explosives, and several ammunition and bullets. Deeper into the tunnel are compartments of water bankers, and makeshift offices used by the Japanese soldiers, and a dungeon for the prisoners of war. There are several chapels as well, where replicas of a Golden Buddha and gold bars can be seen.  





Air conditioned rooms above the concrete inscription




The Tunnel




Several of these Japanese statues are found in different portions of the tunnel




Replica of a Japanese Golden Buddha




One of the chapels with a Golden Buddha




Japanese money during World War II




Outdoor Swimming Pool

The Resort is a three-storey hotel with a number of air-conditioned rooms suitable for families. It also has an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant that serves delectable Chinese, Filipino and Japanese dishes, including Western steaks. The menu offers a variety of these dishes that are reasonably priced. 





The Menu

There still remain quite a number of Japanese tunnels in Davao City, particularly in Ma-a and Mintal that are still intact today which used to run several kilometers and would crisscross and intersect at some points, but the inevitable rehabilitation of the city immediately after the war have destroyed much of these tunnels and were eventually lost in the pages of history. What remain of these tunnels became historical landmarks and a favorite destination of foreign and local tourists.


How to get to D' Japanese Tunnel Family Restaurant

Located near the end of the Diversion Road in Matina Balusong towards the junction of MacArthur Highway in Matina area, the Resort is easily accessible by public or private transportation,  and is only 20 minutes drive from downtown city proper.



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Galley friend

These miniature bottles of rum that people left here or I don't know from where we got them, comes very handy in the kitchen. Instead of opening the big bottles, I use these little bastards to add a few drops in the cakes that I bake, in my West-Indian chicken stew, in fruit-salads, over grilled vegetables and every thinkable concoction that could be in need of some sweet improvement. Very practical as there are only very few things in life that wouldn't taste better with some rum mixed with it.

Poetry in Stone - 7

This is seventh in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship.



Most of these temples have carvings of Lord Ganesh in various forms. Each of these sculptures are marvel stone in their own right.



The first two sculptures are beautifully carved on the external walls of the 12th century Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid in Karnataka.



Above are from the temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh on
their external walls. On the left is from Lakshmana Temple and the right one is from Vishwanath Temple. This is one of the World Heritage Site.



This one again from World Heritage Site Hampi in Karnataka. This 8 feet idol is known as Sasivekalu Ganesha.



Above is 16th century sculpture of Lord Ganesha at ASI Museum, Shimoga. It is front and back of the same sculpture which has been damaged. Uniqueness of this idol is the hair style at the back which is commonly done by ladies in India.



Above one is the angry form of the Lord. This is a very rare form of sculpture and is at Boganandishwar Temple near Bangalore.



We're home

So we are back in St Martin again. With our new baby, Duende. We're slowly getting used to this new island which will be our new home for the following four weeks at least. Looking forward to spend an extended time around here. It's always kind of exciting to get to know a new place/new country for real, and not just by passing by for a day or two. Particularly appealing is it here in the Caribbean, where a number of countries with many different cultures, people, lives and societies are located so close to one another, just a few hours of sail in between them. There's definitely an island for everyone and for every taste here in these crystal clear waters of the West Indies.

How To Get To The Buildings Along Gil Puyat From MRT Buendia 2

This is the second part of our topic on how to commute to the buildings located along Gil Puyat Avenue from EDSA where MRT Buendia Station is located to Chino Roces Avenue. Gil Puyat Avenue is formerly known as Buendia Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue is formerly known as Pasong Tamo. In this article, the buildings to the left side of Gil Puyat are our subjects. The buildings to the right are given directions in the first part of this topic, you can get direction to the location of those buildings in the first article, go to How To Get To The Buildings Along Gil Puyat From MRT Buendia.




From left: Pacific Star, BPI Buendia Center and Petron Mega Plaza

Check if your building destination is listed below then patiently read this direction guide to locate the building and get the commuting direction from MRT Buendia Staion. For complete guide please refer to the building maps at the bottom of this article. Some buildings have photos which you can also view below this post.




ACT Tower
Aegis People Support
Bank of Commerce Buendia Pasong Tamo Branch
BPI Buendia Center
Burgundy Corporate Tower
Country Space 1
DBP Building
Elizabeth Place
Exportbank Plaza
GF & Partners Building
Grand Soho Makati
Le Metropole
Le Triomphe
McDonalds Gil Puyat Chino Roces
Medicard Lifestyle Center
Mercury Drug Branch

Metrobank Plaza
Mondragon House
One Central
One Pacific Place Show Room
Pacific Star
Petron Mega Plaza
Planters Bank
RCBC Plaza
Salcedo Park Twin Towers
STI College
Telecom Plaza
The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints
The World Centre
Trident Gil Puyat
Tropical Hut Humberger Gil Puyat
West of Ayala

How to get to a building along the left side of Gil Puyat Avenue from MRT Buendia Station?

From the MRT turnstile (exit machine), go left and then go right to take the footbridge and stairs that goes to Gil Puyat Avenue. Walk across Gil Puyat Avenue under Gil Puyat-EDSA flyover. There's a terminal of jeepney with "Bel-Air Washington Buendia MRT" wordings in both sides of the body and "Washington" sign in its front near the entrance of McDonald's branch located at the ground floor of SM CyberTwo, the first office building from EDSA next to Shell Gasoline Station. Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay Minimum.




Two men crossing Gil Puyat from Metrobank Plaza to CybertOne
Get off the jeep at Paseo de Roxas, the first intersection with traffic lights from EDSA if your destination is Medicard Lifestyle Center and Metrobank Plaza. Walk across Gil Puyat to get to the other corner where Medicard Lifestyle Center is located at the left corner of Gil Puyat and Paseo de Roxas. Metrobank Plaza is located at the middle of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue, the next main intersection (with traffic lights). It's just a little bit walk from Medicard Lifestyle Center. If you are a typical Filipino who doesn't follow traffic law, you can get off the jeep at SM CyberOne, the building to the right opposite Metrobank Plaza, then like the two men in this photo, take the risk of crossing Gil Puyat and tread on the well-landscaped center island.

Next main intersection is Makati Avenue. Buildings near the corner are: DBP or Development Bank of the Philippines, located at the first left corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenue. Pacific Star, located at the second left corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenue. BPI Buendia Center, next to Pacific Star. Petron Mega Plaza, third building from Pacific Star. The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, next to Petron Mega Plaza. Get off the jeep at Makati Avenue and just walk towards those buildings. They're just stone's throw away from where you would alight.

Next to The Church of Christ is a vacant lot and next to it is Salcedo Park Twin Towers, but it's more nearer to the next intersection which is Nicanor Garcia. There's a lot of pedestrians getting off the jeep infront of Ajinomoto Building, the building located to the right of Gil Puyat exactly opposite Salcedo Park Twin Towers, and they just cross the road right there as if it's legal to do it. Can't blame them, the center island don't have any barrier at all and it's quite fast to just walk across in that part of the road. It's your call, but if it's you're first time here, just follow the law and use pedestrian crossing.

Get off the jeep at Nicanor Garcia Street. And follow this guide. Use the pedestrian crossing to get to the left side of Gil Puyat Avenue. Grand Soho Makati is just a few meters from pedestrian crossing. It's next to vacant lot that followed Salcedo Park Twin Towers. Next to Grand Soho is Country Space and as you step the sidewalk of left side of Gil Puyat from corner of Nicanor Garcia, ACT Tower is in the front, facing you.

Next to ACT Tower is a parking lot. GF & Partners is next to the parking area, and a vacant lot followed it.

Next corner is Malugay Street. Get off the jeepney at Malugay Street. Walk across the road to get to the other corner. Road name opposite Malugay Street left of Gil Puyat is different, it is called Tordesillas Street. So Tordesillas is the one to the left of Gil Puyat while Malugay is to the right. Go left as soon as you crossed from Malugay. The World Centre is the tall building next to the parking lot that followed GF Partners. Next to The World Centre is Show Room of One Pacific Place, then Elizabeth Place and at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Tordesillas Street is an under construction building.

Located at the second left corner of Tordesillas and Gil Puyat is Le Metropole, followed by Mondragon House. Third building from the second corner of Tordesillas and Gil Puyat is Le Triomphe and next to it is Telecom Plaza also known as Eastern Telecom Plaza. The building to the right of Gil Puyat Avenue opposite Telecom Plaza is PAG-IBIG Fund. The barriers or metal fence in front of these two building have openings, and I noticed lots of pedestrians crossing this part of Gil Puyat Avenue from one side to another. Next to Eastern Telecom is Plantersbank, followed by Trident. Under construction One Central is next to Trident. Located at the first left corner of Ayala Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue is RCBC Plaza. By law, you are requred to get off the jeep near Ayala Avenue, if you're going to Plantersbank, Trident, One Central. But if you're like those people who keep on crossing streets in wrong places, then you can get off at PAG-IBIG and cross the road right there. Eastern Telecom is nearer to Malugay than Ayala Avenue.

Located opposite RCBC Plaza, at the second left corner of Ayala Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue is Aegis People Support. Just get off the jeep near corner Ayala Avenue and walk across the road to get to this building, there's a large sign that read Aegis People Support above the building. You also must get off the jeep at Ayala Avenue if you're going to the Mercury Drug and Tropical Hut branches located next to Aegis People Support, respectively.

Last intersection along Gil Puyat Avenue is Chino Roces Avenue formerly known as Pasong Tamo. The buildings you can walk to from the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue are the following: Burgundy Corporate Tower, West of Ayala, STI College, Bank of Commerce, McDonald's Gil Puyat Roces and Export Bank Plaza. These buildings lined up after Tropical Hut in that order. But an under construction building owned by Greenfield Development Corporation comes first before Burgundy Corporate Tower. Walk across Gil Puyat Avenue to get to the other corner of Chino Roces. Go left to proceed to Burgundy and West of Ayala. They are tall buildings with building names on their facades. McDonald's is just across the corner. Bank of Commerce is next to West of Ayala and Export Bank Plaza is the skyscrpaer located at the second left corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue.




DBP Building




BPI Buendia Center




Petron Mega Plaza




Salcedo Park




ACT Tower




Gil Puyat Avenue with its metal fence




Pedestrians wrongfully crossing Gil Puyat Avenue

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Building Map from Paseo de Roxas to Makati Avenue. Click the red pin to see building name.




Building Map from Makati Avenue to Ayala Avenue. Click each marker or red pin to see building name.




Building Map from Ayala Avenue to Chino Roces aka Pasong Tamo. Click each marker or pin to see building name.