I’ve Been to Manila Series

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) was once called Fort McKinley when the United States government first acquired it in 1902. Three years after the Philippines gained independence from the United States, Fort McKinley was turned over to the Philippine government. In 1957, it was renamed Fort Bonifacio after Andres Bonifacio—the Father of Philippine Revolution. In 2003, Ayala Land, Inc. and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. partnered with Bases Conversion and Development Authority to help shape and develop Bonifacio Global City—turning an area once synonymous with war and aggression into the world-class business and residential center it is today.

BGC is a destination you can’t get enough of. You go here to dine in the finest restaurants of Manila, or to shop in the high-end botiques in Serendra and Bonifacio High Street. You go here to have a morning run, to attend social events like concerts of internationally acclaimed bands or local artists. You go here to appreciate art and architecture, or to see the latest exhibits in the Mind Museum. It’s one wide place where they’ve put everything in place to enjoy good life in the metro.

Why do you go to BGC?


ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.