Why do you wish so hard for unbridled commercialism to come to Dumaguete? you think it will make it a better place to live, with more pollution, more traffic, and no plan to handle any of that? The very long time it is taking is indicative of the poor planning from the very beginning, you wantn these kind of people determining the quality of life in Dumaguete? Funny and ironic, I happened to be in Noreco to pay an electric bill yesterday. I was waiting, looking around and I spotted an electrical outlet hanging by the wires with duct tape around it. Now this is not unusual in the Philippines, but in the office of the electric company? these folks will have to upgrade the infrastructure to supply any mall with consistant service, how they going to do that when they can't safely wire their own house. Two days ago trhere were several explosions near our house, wires shorting, sparks and flames from several locations. Noreco came with 5 guys and a bamboo ladder to fix it...Pulled the wires apart added more duct tape and left. For foxy: So pray tell what are the demographics of the target market for Dumaguete, and what distance do you plan to draw shoppers? Breakdown by income, gross, and disposable. What percentage of tourists and or expat residents?