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BGC: The Definition of Youth, Passion, and Progress

In recent years, Bonifacio Global City has become a common ground for people from different walks of life, from passionate artists and aspiring musicians to expats and businessmen who want to change the game. BGC has evolved drastically over the years, going from a multi-hectare landmass dedicated to military operations, to the premier business district in the Philippines for both recognized multinationals and innovative startups .

Early History of BGC

Bonifacio Global City used to be a part of a large military reserve that the United States government acquired in 1902. The military base was called Fort McKinley, named after then-president William McKinley. This area served as the headquarters of multiple organizations, such as the Philippine Scouts and the Philippine Division of the U.S. Army.

Fort McKinley acted as a major stronghold for the Philippine Army during WWII. The USAFFE headquarters (United States Army Forces in the Far East) and a large portion of the Philippine Division were stationed at Fort McKinley. In addition, the National Defense Act of 1935 which created an independent Philippine Army also paved the way for specialized artillery training to be conducted in the fort.

To this day, Fort Bonifacio remains the home of the Philippine Army. The Philippine Navy would later call the fort their home as well.

 

Early History of BGC

Bonifacio Global City used to be a part of a large military reserve that the United States government acquired in 1902. The military base was called Fort McKinley, named after then-president William McKinley. This area served as the headquarters of multiple organizations, such as the Philippine Scouts and the Philippine Division of the U.S. Army.

Fort McKinley acted as a major stronghold for the Philippine Army during WWII. The USAFFE headquarters (United States Army Forces in the Far East) and a large portion of the Philippine Division were stationed at Fort McKinley. In addition, the National Defense Act of 1935 which created an independent Philippine Army also paved the way for specialized artillery training to be conducted in the fort.

To this day, Fort Bonifacio remains the home of the Philippine Army. The Philippine Navy would later call the fort their home as well.

 

IMPORTANT EVENTS ACROSS BGC'S HISTORY

1940s-1960s

On July 4, 1946, the United States relinquished full control of many Philippine territories back to the Republic of the Philippines except for their military bases. Nearly three years later on May 14, 1949, the Philippine government received full jurisdiction and possession of Fort McKinley and renamed the area Fort Bonifacio.

1970s-1990s

Former Pateros Mayor Nestor Ponce filed an objection letter on June 23, 1978 after a cadastral mapping of Metro Manila showed that Fort Bonifacio was not part of Pateros. In 1986, former President Ferdinand Marcos issued Proclamation No. 2475 which says that Fort Bonifacio is in Makati and it's open for dispute. In February 7, 1995, the Bonifacio Land Development Corporation (BLDC) became the Bases Conversion and Development Authority's (BCDA) development partner.

 

2000s-2010s

In 2003, Ayala Land, Inc. and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. purchased a controlling stake in BLDC. Today, the two companies along with the BCDA control the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, the organization that manages the master planning of Bonifacio Global City. Today, the area boasts multiple developments, such as Bonifacio High Street, Forbes Town Center, Uptown Bonifacio, and other high-end projects. 

Present Day Development

Bonifacio Global City is experiencing continuous growth due to the many additional projects in development within the area. One of these projects is McKinley West, a 34.5-hectare township located in Taguig and is just a five minute drive outside of BGC. McKinley West is home to several office buildings, including Robinsons Cyber Sigma, which houses the country's largest flexible workspace.

If you require a private office or coworking space in BGC, KMC can provide you with an extensive list of managed facilities in the district. We have the largest network of serviced offices in the Philippines, and each office space can be customized to meet the demands of companies of any size and in any industry.

Contact us today if you're looking for an instant office solution in BGC.

 

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Present Day Development

Bonifacio Global City is experiencing continuous growth due to the many additional projects in development within the area. One of these projects is McKinley West, a 34.5-hectare township located in Taguig and is just a five minute drive outside of BGC. McKinley West is home to several office buildings, including Robinsons Cyber Sigma, which houses the country's largest flexible workspace.

If you require a private office or coworking space in BGC, KMC can provide you with an extensive list of managed facilities in the district. We have the largest network of serviced offices in the Philippines, and each office space can be customized to meet the demands of companies of any size and in any industry.

Contact us today if you're looking for an instant office solution in BGC.

 

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