Megaworld opens regional office in Toronto
March 21, 2014, a most auspicious day as it’s the first day of spring. Megaworld Corporation, the leading property developer in the Philippines known for its townships or “Live-Play-Learn-Shop” concept officially opened its doors in downtown Toronto.
Philippine Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Consul General Junever Mahilum-West formally cut the ceremonial ribbon of the Megaworld contemporary designed regional office at the Filipino Centre Toronto assisted by Marissa Corpus, Megaworld International Vice President for Sales for North America-East Coast. Among the guests were FCT President Linda Javier and FCT Board Members Mercy Maliglig, Wendy Arena, Evelyn Birondo, Maria de Villa, Frank Cruzet and Theresa Lumanlan. Father Ben Ebcas blessed the plush office which included a 24-seater conference room, VP office and 3 closing rooms, washroom, kitchen and storeroom.
VP Marissa Corpus expounded to the guests on the Megaworld Townships showing the scale model of McKinley Hill as an example. She also announced that the Regional office conference room is available to community organizations and religious groups for their use during meetings free of charge. She encouraged everyone to participate in the forthcoming events The Megaworld Voice and the World Icons contests.
Other guests were Iremit Manager Simon Sarte, TFC store owner Etchin Sumagang, media representatives Joey Baking of LA Confidential, Philippine Press Club of Ontario President Hermie Garcia, Mila Garcia of Philippine Reporter, Eddie and Marita Lee of Atin Ito. Also present were former PPCO and UPAA president Rose Tijam and Joe Zagala.
To lend support, Megaworld New York based Sales Director Flor Miguel and Marketing Manager Gemma Ramos of Virginia Beach flew in to celebrate the office opening. Among the Megaworld Marketing Partners and investors who attended were Vic Rivera, Ricky Timbol, Asela Tagum, Rae Gaela, Nestor Lubay, Minda and Nilo Talion, Loida and Michael Ching, Belle Reano, Rolly Mangante, Pamela Corpus, Mia Mandzy, Faye Ramirez, Inez and George Montibon, Carla Corpus, Joseph Magallanes and Robert Dizon.
Megaworld Country Managers Sheikan Baasis and Larry Bercasio and Regional Administrative Officer Chari Diose were busy entertaining the guests.
The office was tastefully decorated in a Philippine fiesta mode complete with banderitas and the food was catered by well known Chef Romy Escandor. Award winning cake decorator Nelia Tonido baked the ube cake complete with the Megaworld International logo.