3 years after “Yolanda”
TACLOBAN CITY- More investors are expected to come and do business in the city, three years after it was devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
Among the newest big-ticket investment in the city was the opening of a new wing of the Robinsons Place-Tacloban on December 8.
The new extension of the Robinsons Place-Tacloban has 80 available spaces wherein 85 percent are already occupied by the tenants.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez and Leyte Rep. Yedda Romualdez and Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla led in the opening of the new wing, dubbed as “The Atrium.”
The city mayor said that the coming in of new investors to Tacloban is an indication that the city is now in the roads towards full economic recovery providing additional employment to the people from the city and those coming from other areas of the region.
Aside from the “expanded” Robinsons Place-Tacloban, expected to open are its 380-rooms Imperial Hotel and another shopping located at the Abucay bus terminal.
When Tacloban was hit by Yolanda on November 8, 2013, almost all of its business establishments, among others, were destroyed and were heavily looted.
Among the latest establishments to open business in Tacloban were branches of Puregold, Savers Depot with several hotels making their renovations and expansion in an anticipation of tourist’s influx.
Also, a regional warehouse intended for relief goods during a disaster situation was inaugurated in Tacloban funded by the New Zealand government and turned over to the Philippine Red Cross. (GAY B. GASPAY,TISAT/KANHURAW MEDIA TEAM