BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
For four years in a row, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has chosen Bacolod City as a national finalist in the 2020 Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) Awards, a press release from the City said.
The PCCI is the biggest organization of businessmen in the country. The awarding ceremony for the most business-friendly LGUs is usually held in October during the Philippine Business Conference and Expo, it said.
The PCCI, through LGUs Awards chair Jose Alejandro, informed Mayor Evelio Leonardia Tuesday that Bacolod is once again a finalist in this year’s search.
“We are inspired that we are being consistently recognized for our business-friendly environment by no less than the PCCI,”Leonardia said
“We know that this pandemic has derailed our economy and even our lives. We are aware that there is a disruption of our business activities but the PCCI recognition should remind us and reassure us that once we get over this crisis, Bacolod has the capacity to reclaim its old glory,” the mayor added.
The PCCI conducts the annual search to recognize the outstanding efforts and commendable practices of LGUs in the country to promote trade and investments, employment, transparency, accountability, and efficiency in delivering business services.
This year, the search will focus on “significant initiatives introduced by the LGU to address the major challenges currently faced in order to successfully restore and increase the business operations within the locality.*