TACLOBAN CITY — The re-elected Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez vowed to generate more employment opportunities for the residents as he announced the continues influx of big business players in this highly-urbanized city.
Romualdez emphasized that due to the rapid growth of the city in terms of development and business, more employment will be available soon at the Kanhuraw Business Center, City Public Employment and Service Office and the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
He said that leading companies in the country showed interest in putting up their branches in the city which would mean more employment opportunities and economic growth in this city – the primary gateway to Eastern Visayas.
In fact, the Robinson’s Place located in Marasbaras district will also put up a one-hectare bus terminal out of its plan to acquire a three-hectare lot, the city chief executive said.
The Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), which operates the Robinson’s shopping malls, has also acquired another 24,352 square meter lot at the Tacloban New Bus Terminal for its second shopping mall in the city.
“This will gain tremendous benefits to the city in terms of income,” Romualdez told Manila Channel in an earlier interview.
“(And) once this supermall starts to operate, some 2,000 jobless people could land jobs, not to mention the domino effects it will bring to the city such as in the transport sector, more income and taxes in favor of the city government,” the mayor said.
The mayor attributed all these developments to the good peace and order situation, good governance and transparency under his administration. Prior to its conversion into a highly urbanized city in 1998, as shepherded by mayor Romualdez into a competitive city in the country today, Tacloban was an independent component city.