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Tacloban now hosts big investors

By Ronald Reyes | May. 05, 2013 at 12:02am
Tacloban City — Tacloban is doing good economically particularly when it became the first and only  highly-urbanized city in Eastern visayas region to date, said city administrator Atty. Tecson John Lim.

“It has been a very good year for Tacloban in general. Over the years, from being number 22 in position among 33 HUCs and independent cities in the country, we are now on number 6 in terms of local government performance system. In the entire region, we are also on the number 1,” Atty. Lim told Manila Standard Today in an interview.

CHINA GUEST Consul General Zhang Wei Guo of the People’s Republic of China (left) with Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez and City Administrator Tecson John Lim during  Guo’s visit in Tacloban. Guo was in the city to induct the officials of the Tacloban Filipino Chinese Amity Club Incorporated. Guo and Romualdez discussed the possibility of a sister city pact and improving relationship with Fil-Chinese businessmen. PHOTO COURTESY OF TECSON JOHN LIM


Lim added that since the city was transformed from a component city of the Leyte province to HUC  in 2008, Tacloban mayor  Alfred Romualdez  has been leading in the  “re-engineering” of the city government itself which, according to him, brought awards and recognitions to the city in terms of  good  governance and economic opportunities.

“The recent national recognitions we received brought great help to our city in attracting investors,” Atty. Lim said.

The city was awarded the DILG-Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award for 2012,  Outstanding City Cooperative Development and Livelihood Assistance office,  National Literacy Award, PNP Service Award for Best LGU,  Seal of Good House Keeping and Revenue Efficiency Collection awards, among others.

He stressed that with the awards big businessmen in the country are showing confidence in Tacloban, which can be traced with the presence of all major banks in the country apart from the opening of at least 9 major car dealers, the recent of which are Toyota Motors, Hino Cars and Foton Philippines.

Aside from car dealers, big mall companies like Robinson’s Land Corporation, SM and Gaisano are already locating their business in the city, also with the forthcoming entry of Ayala and SM Prime Holdings.

Also about five airline companies are serving Tacloban with about 17 daily flights (Manila-Tacloban-Manila).

On daytime, Tacloban has already reached 1 million population, making it a strong come-on for investors.
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