For the unaware, Newport City is the one being built by Global Alliance near Fort Bonifacio. It will feature Vegas-type hotels (one of which will be Maxims Hotel), entertainment offerings, other commercial centers and of course, high-end residences.
Anyway, they recently invited bloggers to help spread buzz. They treated us to dinner, gave us an orientation and tour, and also taught us to play casino games (because Casino will feature greatly in their development plans).
Some of the movers and shakers of the professional blogging world were there. Hehe.
Anyway, I'm not really a fan of high-end, exclusive anything that only caters to the rich and famous. But from what I heard, i think they're also planning to have zoos and other stuff that middle income families may be able to afford. Still, they are creating jobs for the Filipinos. And they are using mostly Philippine-made products which means more income opportunties for our countrymen.
And just maybe, in the next five years or so, Star Cruises clients can board here directly instead of going to some other Asian country. It's about time we really put the country in the tourism map, maybe then our government will be forced to really deal with our security issues.
But of course, I hope progress will not mean a bad compromise at our end (like more garbage or prostitution, etc).