Good governance attracts investors to Iloilo City, according to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

“It is very pleasing to note that your hope of bringing up business here manifests the city’s growing reputation as an ideal investment haven. As a matter of fact, that’s very true; because of good governance, we continue to attract a lot of investments, and many businesses place their investments in the city,” said Mabilog in his message in the opening of Filinvest’s Futura Home office in Panay, July 23, 2017 at One Spatial Iloilo located at R. Mapa St., Tabucan, Mandurriao.

“The city government really welcomes you with utmost sincerity. We assure you that as far as City Hall is concerned, we are here to support you, and make things easy for you, especially in the processing of your documents and business and other permits, and other things that you would need from the city government,” Mabilog told Filinvest executives.

He assured that doing business in the city is easy. To cut the bureaucracy and to eliminate Red Tape, the City Hall streamlined the Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) and implemented schemes for faster payment transactions using the Internet.

With Iloilo City’s limited area for horizontal development, vertical buildings are the answer, he said.

“These (condominiums) are the things that we need right now because Iloilo City has a very limited space of 78 square kilometers – meaning, we cannot expand (horizontally) but we can expand vertically,” he said.

Mabilog assured that the city government will continue to strengthen its partnerships with the investors and the Ilonggos to attain the city’s goal of becoming one of the most liveable cities in the country.

He stressed that with this partnership is the responsibility to help the poor, “that they’d be given opportunity to work and do business to help their families.”

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