"...Ongpin says his plans for retirement have been put on hold because of the “new challenges” placed before him. “It will take a lot more punches before they knock me out of business,” Bobby said, as he recently launched the upscale Alpha Residences and the much-anticipated “The City Club” occupying about two hectares of floor space within three stories at the Alphaland Makati Place along Malugay Street, right in the heart of the financial district. Set to open in 2012, The City Club will have a gym, a boxing ring, six studios (for yoga, Pilates, dancing, martial arts, etc.), three swimming pools, badminton and tennis courts, a basketball court plus conference rooms and a business center, among others. In short, it will have “everything one can find at the Manila Polo Club except the horses,” RVO’s right hand man and Alphaland president Mario “Babes” Oreta told us..."