Tacloban named Biz Friendly City Finalist
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – The Highly Urbanized City (HUC) of Tacloban was named finalist in the the “Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) Awards” by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez said that the recognition is very important especially during this time when the city government is on the process of inviting more investors to invest in the City.
Tacloban was judged based on the five criteria which are trade, investments, and tourism promotions; public-private sector partnership; micro, small and medium enterprises [MSME] development; quality management system, innovations, and human resources development; and inter-local government relations. The period for judging was from January, 2016 to June, 2017.
Mayor Romualdez was represented by City Administrator Atty. Irene Chiu during the conferment of the Special Citation last October 11, 2017 at the PCCI Office in Fort Bonifacio In Taguig City, which was one of the highlights 43rd Business Conference and Expo.
The Chief Executive said that the citation highlighted the outstanding efforts of the lone HUC in Region 8 in coming up with good governance reforms to promote trade and investments, employment, transparency, accountability and efficiency in delivering business services that help spur growth in the City.
Before the citation was conferred, the City Government has presented in the final judging its innovative revenue generation initiatives, as well its programs benefiting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); which helped the Local Government recover from the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
Also presented was the upward trend of revenue collection of the local government unit, from a quarter of a Billion, before Super Typhoon Yolanda, to a Billion pesos at present because of the influx of more trade and investments.
The PCCI citation is the latest of a number of recognition received by Tacloban City for this year; just last August it was cited Most Improved HUC by the National Competitiveness Council.–Henry James G. Roca, Photo by Tim Canes/CMO