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Travel Back in time to Fort Bonifacio


The Fort Bonicaio that we all know today is not what it is way back in the history. If you will visit the place, all you can see are the high rise condominiums, shopping malls, residential buildings, restaurants, museum, and parks. But let us travel back in time to see how this fort was transformed through the course of history.

Back Then
Fort Mckinley
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The photograph above shows the former shape and condition of the Fort Bonifacio during 1902. The land was comprised of 25.78 square km property and  was an acquired military base of the United States of America, known as the Fort McKinley, named after the U.S President William Mckinley. The base was built in 1930 as a military camp and prison. After the Philippines gained its political independence from the U.S., on July 4, 1946, the management of all the territories was bestowed in the country, except for the military bases. Fort McKinley was only turned over to the Philippine government in 1949.

After the turnover, it was then renamed to Fort Andress Bonifacio, in respect to the hero, Andres Bonifacio, who lead the revolution against the Spaniards during the Spanish Colonialism. The military base served as the permanent base of the Philippine Army in 1957.

And Now
Bonifacio Global City
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In 1995, a major development was started by the BLDC (Bonifacio Land Development Corporation) in partnership with the BCDA (Bases Conversion Development Ahority). The two other companies that oversees its  planning and development were Ayala Land Inc, and the Evergreen Holdings Inc, which were formerly controlled by Metro Pacific not later than 2003. Today, the previously known military base has become a financial district wherein more skyscrapers and modern town homes are well developed such as North Bonifacio, Forbes Town Center, Uptown Bonifacio, and McKinley Hill. A lot more was being developed, as recently, the Venice Piaza was opened this 2016.

If you want to explore the Bonifacio Global City, you can visit their website. It provides specific information on the establishments, restaurants, shopping malls, educational institutions, hospital, and directions on how to get there.
Travel Back in time to Fort Bonifacio Reviewed by Keith Allen on 7:01 PM Rating: 5

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