PCCI supports Alert Level 2 – Manila Bulletin
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest trade organization, expresses support for the proposal to upgrade the National Capital Region to Alert Level 2 within the next 14 days and to the gradual increase in passenger capacity in public transport. by 70% at full capacity from November 4.
“Relaxing the restriction to Alert Level 2, which will allow most businesses to operate, and restaurants to increase the capacity of authorized diners is a good move, especially now that we enter the Christmas season. and that there is an increase in consumer spending “, PCCI President, Amb. Benedicto Yujuico said in a statement.
“Increasing the capacity of public transport will also support the revitalization of businesses and the economy,” Yujuico added.
Yujuico pointed out that businesses have lost so much money and opportunities over the past two years that it is essential that the economy be fully open as soon as possible to allow businesses to recover and recoup their losses. Health and safety protocols, he stressed, will continue to be applied.
As the infection rate has declined, Yujuico urged ramping up vaccination across the country to help MSMEs in regions, many of which are in service industries.
Yujuico noted that other ASEAN countries like Thailand and Singapore have opened up their economies, including hotels, travel and tourism, which the Philippines should consider doing to slowly recover and rebuild the economy.
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