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  • Roxas: Dito sa Club Filipino ko unang sinabing “Bayan, bago ang sarili.” 19 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Ang magtutuloy sa atin sa Daang Matuwid, ang paniwala ko po, walang iba ang taong ito kundi si Mar Roxas.” 19 hours ago |
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  • Pres. Aquino: “All of us have the obligation to choose the right President.” 19 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino recalls Fmr. Sen. Joker Arroyo used to compare his group as a gathering of people who could fit into a Volkswagen Beetle. 20 hours ago |
  • Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado at Club Filipino praises the peace that Aquino gov’t has put in place in his town. 20 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas enter Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino. 20 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino includes testimonials from Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program’s beneficiaries. 20 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino’s convoy arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan. 20 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a residential area in Laong Laan, Sampaloc, Manila. 20 hours ago |
  • Road in front of Club Filipino in San Juan currently closed to motorists. 20 hours ago |
  • Liberal Party calls the jam-packed event at Club Filipino ‘A Gathering of Friends.’ 20 hours ago |
  • LP Senators Frank Drilon, Ralph Recto, Bam Aquino & TG Guingona as well as DBM Sec. Butch Abad among those present at Club Filipino. 21 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino where LP’s event is being held is also where Cory Aquino had taken her oath as PH President. 21 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino is where Roxas had announced that he was giving way to Aquino for 2010 polls. 21 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan with wife Korina Sanchez. 21 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino in San Juan for Pres. Aquino’s endorsement of Mar Roxas’ presidential candidacy begins at 10:30 am Friday. 21 hours ago |
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Ayala, Robinsons eye Apollo towers

By Jenniffer B. Austria | Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:01am
Property developers Ayala Land Inc. and Robinsons Land Corp. are both interested in acquiring a controlling stake in five office buildings in Bonifacio Global City owned by Apollo Global Real Estate of billionaire Leon Black.

Apollo Global Real Estate, which has about $9 billion of assets, is the property investment arm of New York-based Apollo Global Management LLC, a global alternative investment manager with $113 billion in assets run by Black,  a co-founder of the company.

RLC president Frederick Go said in an interview the company was negotiating with Apollo to acquire the stake in the five office buildings with a gross leasable area of 147,000 square meters.

“Yes we are in talks,” Go said.

Ayala Land group head for residential, office and shopping center Bernard Vincent Dy said in a separate interview the company was also interested in making a bid for the office towers. “If it is project as big as that, then we will be interested,” Dy said.

The towers were built by The Net Group of businessman Carlos Rufino, who was reportedly interested in keeping the company’s stake in the five towers.

Rufino declined to comment on the planned sale of Apollo’s stake in the office buildings, but said the Net group would continue with its planned expansion projects.

The towers on sale include the Net Plaza, Net Quad, Net Cube, Net Square and Net One Center which are fully leased, the document showed. Tenants include Accenture Plc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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