Tacloban’s mall aspiration
First I have to openly say this: I am not a maller; neither am I a shopaholic. But I can emphatize, however, with one of the aspirations most Taclobanon’s have had for ages – for the city to have even just one modern, decent shopping center. Or even just a small mall. It will definitely cut down on the inconvenience of having to go to Manila or Cebu just to do some serious shopping.
Some of you based in Tacloban may not have noticed it, but there has been some activity happening at the old Tabo-an Center in Marasbaras. So for everybody’s benefit, especially for Taclobanon’s now based in far-away places, here’s an update on one of the top current developments in Tacloban City:
Photos taken yesterday, February 15, 2008.
The sign says it all. For months a smaller billboard stood here but there was no sign of any development activity, thus making some quarters doubt about its credibility. But now, as the photos here seem to show, such skepticism may very well be put aside, even momentarily.
The proposed mall is located at the old Tabo-an Center in Marasbaras, Tacloban City near the rotunda at the Coca-Cola Plant, at the far end of the road in photo above.
The main Tabo-an Market building is now gone; currently being demolished are the remaining structures of the old offices of LTO and the Island Development Bank above.
If this is truly the proposed road leading to V&G, then a lot will surely benefit from it. 🙂
View latest update posted March 03, 2008