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Ex-MMDA chair Bayani Fernando says "egg structure" across NAIA was built for ₱50 million, not ₱390 million
For the record, it’s called "Layag Islas" or "Islands in Flight."
Published on: Aug 30, 2013 - 10:00am


GMA News Online reports that former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman has denied that the "egg structure" in the rotunda across Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was built for P390 million, contrary to the claim made in a blog entry circulating on Facebook.


Fernando explained that the structure, called “Layag Islas,” was the award-winning architectural design by a group of architects, who joined the NAIA Terminal 3 Landmark Rotundas Design Competition. It was built in 2010. The entire area encompassed by the structure is called Circulo del Mundo.


"A two-year old blog post of design consultant and entrepreneur Ito Kish has resurfaced. The blog entry, entitled 'The 390 million peso Egg of Naia 3,' has been circulating on Facebook, while a photo of the structure from Anonymous Incorporated alleging its P390 million price tag has been shared more than 2,000 times on the social networking site," the report said.


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  • pinoyaco
    itlog ni bayani ang dapat itawag jan.
    Sep 13 2013 @ 09:54am     Reply  
  • all right
    It is truly one of the ugliest works of architecture we have produced yet. And that is saying something. Not only that, the road used to be straight. Instead we made a rotunda that's not round. It's a 90 degree right turn with an amoeba shaped island that fouls up traffic and pinches into too few lanes. 2010 and the government can't figure out a) how to build a "circle" and b) that a 90 degree right turn might create uh...traffic?
    Sep 11 2013 @ 05:18pm     Reply  
  • Lady Macbeth
    it's still one of the ugliest structure i've ever seen. they could have just made that a proper intersection so traffic in that area could move a little more freely. grabe how it takes up so much of the road.
    Sep 01 2013 @ 08:42pm     Reply  
  • Djames
    That thing has a name?
    Aug 31 2013 @ 09:10pm     Reply  
  • eleanor
    whatever the cost, this is still a f*gly structure.
    Aug 31 2013 @ 02:41pm     Reply  
  • libra925
    looks like a humongous piece of garbage. award winning structure, my eye.
    Aug 31 2013 @ 10:50am     Reply  
  • minemetalika
    May nag banggit sa comments section dun sa blog ni Ito Kish tungkol sa BF Metal (na pag-aari daw ni BF) - baka kumita rin daw ito dahil sa sandamakmak na metal frames na ginamit dito.
    Nung una kong nakita itong itlog na ito akala ko may lumang building na dinemolish...
    Aug 31 2013 @ 09:59am     Reply  
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