Peaceful environment draws Fil-Chinese investors to Iloilo City

Iloilo City’s stable peace and order situation attracts Filipino-Chinese businessmen to invest in the metropolis.

Ramon Cua Locsin, president of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Panay, Inc., and the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Panay Chapter, said Iloilo is one of the most peaceful cities in the country.

“Businessmen would like to invest in Iloilo because it is peaceful,” he stressed.

According to Locsin, the Filipino-Chinese community in the city is continuously growing.

Based on latest data from the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), the number of crime incidents in the metropolis went by 21.92 percent.

From Jan. 25 to 31, 2019, ICPO recorded 57 crimes, lower compared to 73 in the same period last year.

Superintendent Jowel Saliba, ICPO operations chief, said the decline was mainly due to increased police visibility.

ICPO Director Senior Supt. Martin Defensor Jr. appealed to the public to continue trusting and cooperating with authories.IMT