Local biz sector lauds free public transport in Bacolod

Posted by watchmen
September 16, 2020

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is lauding the city government of Bacolod for providing free public transport in the city for frontliners.

MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon, said the free transportation will allow some of the business establishments to continue operating despite the city’s return to a modified enhanced community quarantine which aims to control the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Last Friday, the local business community submitted a position paper to Inter-Agency Task Force-Visayas deputy chief Melquiades Feliciano, which included the limited return of public transportation.

The position paper also included Carbon’s earlier proposal to have granular lockdowns instead, in order for businesses to continue normally.

Carbon pointed out the local government should also be sensitive to the situation of the city’s business sector.

A meeting was also held yesterday afternoon between the local business sector and the Inter-Agency Task Force-Visayas.

Carbon added they had to talk openly, otherwise they cannot move forward if they cannot help one another./DGB, WDJ

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