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Leyte is Most Business-friendly Province in Philippines

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Capitol building of Leyte province

President Benigno S. Aquino III awarded Leyte as the most business-friendly LGU (local government unit) or province in the Philippines during an award ceremony held at the Manila Hotel Thursday evening. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) also awarded the province a Hall of Fame award for consistently winning the award for the third time.

Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla personally accepted the award. He was accompanied by Vice Governor Mimyet Bagulaya and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte, and several department heads, in a display of unity and force.

PCCI cited the Leyte’s effort to prepare the province as an IT destination through Leyte ICT Park and the launching of the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) that provides initial assistance to starting entrepreneurs in the IT field. The ICT Park has been recognized by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

Read more at Philippine Information Agency

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PEZA Investments Up Last May

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The total investments made in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locations increase by 18% this month compared to the same period last year, with almost 50 projects approved by PEZA compared to 34 last year. This would generate thousands of new jobs, more than 100% compared to last year’s numbers. Most of these new jobs belong to the I.T. sector, including call centers and BPO.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

June 4, 2009 at 8:30 pm