Isko Mayor Isko Moreno commends permits bureau chief Levi Facundo after Manila was awarded Best Business-Friendly City. With them is Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Manila named ‘2021 Most Business-Friendly’ LGU

November 19, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 294 views

The city of Manila received another award, this time as the “2021 Most Business-Friendly” local government unit, by no less than the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) which bestowed the recognition on November 18.

Manila Mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet Isko Moreno thanked the officials of PCCI and assured them and the public that the city will continue to create programs and projects that will benefit the business sector.

“Maraming salamat po at na-appreciate niyo po yung aming small effort na maging mabuting pamahalaan sa mga namumuhunan upang sa ganoon ay magkaroon ng pagkakataon na magkapaghanap-buhay ang ating mga kababayan. Umasa po kayo na patuloy naming pagbubutihin na maging business friendly ang ating lungsod, ang kapitolyo ng bansa, and Lungsod ng Maynila,” Moreno said.

A general tax amnesty program was also declared in the nation’s capital to alleviate the hardships to business owners brought by the pandemic.

“Magiging kaagapay niyo ang pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila na itaguyod ang inyong negosyo at ang negosyo niyo naman, kapag ito ay nagtagumpay, mapagtatagumpayan namin ang pangarap namin sa mga kababayan namin na makapagtrabaho,” he added.

Meanwhile, Lacuna and the Manila Health Department headed by Dr. Poks Pangan started giving COVID-19 booster shots yesterday for the more than 1,200 fully-vaccinated health workers in the city.

Lacuna said the vaccination sites are the Universidad de Manila and the Aurora Elementary School.

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