BAYBAY CITY- A branch of Metro Gaisano is soon to open this city expected to provide employment to the locals and income for the city government. A memorandum of agreement was signed earlier between the city government of Baybay thru Mayor Carmen Cari and the officials of the Metro Retail Stores Group at the City Hall. The singing of the MOA sealed the long awaited investment of the company in Baybay. “This will not only give income to the city but will also address unemployment problem in Baybay because this will generate jobs,” Cari said. The company had made an advance payment for the land rental of P12 million and paid security payment of P600,000 at the city treasurer’s office. Mayor Cari added that the company also assured them that most of the employees that they will hire are from the city. “The company will start hiring of their employees because they still need to undergo training especially those who does not have experience,” Cari said. Now that the MOA had been signed, the company can now start the construction of their building that will occupy one hectare area of the reclamation project facing the Camotes Sea. The reclamation project of Baybay started in 2013 with an area of 9.5 hectares located adjacent to the Baybay City Public Market. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)