Its “business as usual” in Mindanao: biz leader

A shop attendant arranges handmade gnome dolls at the holiday bazaar in SM Lanang, Davao City on Wednesday (6 December 2023). MindaNews photo
A shop attendant arranges handmade gnome dolls at the holiday bazaar in SM Lanang, Davao City on Wednesday (6 December 2023). MindaNews photo

Arturo Milan, area vice-president for Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI-Mindanao) reaffirmed the business sector’s support for Mindanao’s safety and investment climate.

“As the voice of business in Mindanao, we should allay the fears of those not in Mindanao that we are on “business as usual”,” he said.

He issued the statement in the wake of the bombing incident at Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City, which is about 8 hours away from Davao City.

The “terroristic” attack killed four people and injured dozens.

“Though the areas are on heightened alert, this is just to ensure that peace and security is maintained and business can operate normally,” Milan said.

In a statement of solidarity, PCCI-Mindanao expressed confidence in the overall safety and peace in Mindanao and observed the general impression of the normal activities of work, school, business, and commerce.

The chamber also recognizes the efforts of the national government and the LGUs that guarantee safety and order all over Mindanao, making sure that the incidents are confined to limited areas.

“Thus, Mindanao, as a whole, remains stable, orderly, and secure,” it said.

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