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Isko says tourism, SME revival top priority

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If elected as commander-in-chief of the country, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is looking to prioritize event-based, sustainable tourism and tourism infrastructure. He will also be focusing on small-scale businesses being revived.


His “Bilis Kilos” 10-point agenda for governance also includes tourism circuits meant to link tourism sites with common denominators like heritage and food. It also has projections of the Philippine tourism industry thriving by 2028.


Moreno shared this during a visit to Moalboal, Cebu, which is a tourist destination. WHile there, he praised the efforts of the provincial government to revive small and medium-sized businesses as well as the tourism industry.


He also proposed that LGUs (local government units) use the Mandanas ruling’s additional Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) endowment through creative financial engineering, much like what he did in Manila.


For him, the extra money would be ideal for building more housing hospitals, more modern public schools, and similar structures that provide livelihood during the pandemic.


Moreno was welcomed by Cebu 3rd District Representative Pablo John Garcia. In turn, Moreno praised the Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia who is the congressman’s sister. Moreno was all praises for the Sugbo Negosyo program of the governor that was able to assist small businesses “via a direct infusion of capital.”


Gov. Garcia’s idea, he added, was brilliant and doable.


Moreno, whose full name is Francisco Moreno Domagoso, is running for President during next year’s national elections under the Aksyon Demokratiko party.


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