By Jennifer P. Rendon
Talking about outdoing oneself.
From last year’s over 1 million lights, Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park outshined itself this year after it put up over 1.5M lights to illuminate the main buildings, landmarks and thoroughfares of the 72-hectare township.
On Saturday, Iloilo Business Park welcomed the merriest season of the year with the simultaneous township-wide lighting ceremony dubbed as “Kasanag, A Holiday Celebration at Festive Walk Iloilo.”
Taking inspiration from the word Kasanag, which means brightness and sun in Hiligaynon, Iloilo’s bustling business district and lifestyle destination is all set to wow visitors with its dazzling Christmas lights displays all over the township.
Among these include Iloilo’s most beautiful mall, Festive Walk Mall, the 1.1-km Festive Walk Parade, the iconic Casa Emperador, the Iloilo Business Park Showroom, residential buildings including One Madison Place, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, office buildings such as One Techno Place, Two Techno Place, Three Techno Place, One Fintech Place and Two Fintech Place, and the entire stretch of Megaworld Boulevard.
At the center of this year’s Christmas festivities is Festive Walk Mall. Aside from hosting Kasadyahan sa Festive Walk Iloilo, the official lighting ceremony, the lifestyle mall is also featuring three new main attractions.
These include Dagway sang Paglaum: The Face of Hope or the Cradle of Bloom, which are lifesized flower installations that symbolize Ilonggos’ resilience amid challenges and can be found in all mall entrances.
The Cathedral of Candles or Saad: The Vow, located at the mall’s third floor bridgelink, takes inspiration from the Jaro Cathedral and signifies devotion and thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, the Bugana: Northern Abundance Exhibit, located at the mall atrium, will celebrate abundance and highlight products incorporated with Visayan wild animals such Singgarong or Civet Cat, Wild Warty Pigs and various fish species as symbols of abundance
“As the city’s most happening place and premier business district, Iloilo Business Park is the best place to experience the most dazzling Christmas in Iloilo. With the over 1.5 million lights we are lighting up, we also hope to uplift the spirits and spark optimism among the Ilonggos,” Graham Coates, Head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, said.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Palmares-Fong, Megaworld Visayas’ vice president for sales and marketing, said that IBP will be jampacked with activities especially tailored for families and friends to enjoy.
“And we at Iloilo Business Park aims nothing but to give the best experience to all our residents, visitors, tenants and clients. Our township concept live work play and learn enables us to give holistic experience to everyone and empowers us to live in synergy with our thriving community,” she said.
Palmares-Fong cited that the existence of multiple institutions that provide supports to residents and community such as our BPOs, hotels, malls and various departments in Megaworld make the township an ideal location to live.