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Being one of the newest mall in the Metro, SM Aura seems to be a favorite place to go for many of us.

Despite of the controversial issue SM has encountered with BCDA, it was clear now that SM didn't violated the law. In fact it becomes not only a mall but a very interesting venue for the arts and culture.

On June 6-12, the Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop culmination was held here and was very well participated by famous artists and film enthusiasts.  

What makes SM Aura Interesting?

State-of-the-art

It is not just a new mall but a state-of-the-art civic center. SM Prime won the project bid by Taguig legally. The property is not only intended for a mall (SM Aura), but it will be a state-of-the-art civic center. BCDA cannot put restrictions on what Taguig / SM can do with the property.

Not purely a mall

It has cinemas and department store but more than going to this place there are many things to do inside because it has a church, convention center, park, and function halls

It’s a commuter friendly place

Just one ride away from Ayala, SM Aura Premier is a shopping mall located along McKinley Parkway and C5 Road cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, Philippines,

It is owned by SM Prime Holdings, the country's largest mall developer.

Being the 13th SM Supermall in Metro Manila and 47th SM Prime mall in the Philippines, the shopping center is situated near Market! Market mall.

The SM Aura name is derived from the two elements gold (which has the chemical symbol Au and radium. For many people the word aura is fit for this new mall in Taguig.

According to SM Prime putting them together defines “luxury and elegance that emanates from within the distinctive atmosphere

The dispute over the new SM Aura in Taguig City between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Taguig-SM is becoming clearer.

According to inquirer this is what happened:

The problem was started by the BCDA. The American Battle Monument Cemetery under the BCDA encroached on parcels of land owned by Taguig and intended for a civic center. The BCDA and Taguig City agreed to swap parcels of land. In exchange for the parcel encroached on by the cemetery, the BCDA gave several parcels of land in Fort Bonifacio to Taguig. The compromise was formalized in two memorandums of agreement (MOAs) signed on Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 11, 2004.

Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/54415/the-facts-on-the-bcda-sm-row-over-aura#ixzz37QhvJPpC
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