Top officials of Negros Occidental led the groundbreaking of the first theme park outside Luzon yesterday afternoon, April 2, at Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said “the Magic Island will be a big boost to the tourism program of the province.”
Congressman Alfredo Benitez (3rd District) said the project cost is estimated at P600 million.
Lowering of time capsule and groundbreaking ceremony of the Magic Island in Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City yesterday, April 2: Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez (3rd left), 3rd District of Negros Occ.; Reynaldo P. Bantug, President of Aton Land & Leisure Inc.; Cesar Mario O. Mamon, Founding President, Philippine Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions; Ken Quintal of DQA, Inc. Master Plan; Vice-Governor Eugenio Lacson (right) and Silay City Mayor Mark J. Golez (2nd left).*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)