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Mamuhunan na! Joy Belmonte eyes QC as preferred biz hub for investors

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Mayor Joy Belmonte has vowed to initiate several changes to make Quezon City the preferred destination for businessmen.

During a presentation of her 14-point executive agenda, Belmonte committed to ease the process of registering and establishing new businesses and automate the process of acquiring permits and payments of fees and taxes.

She also vowed to promote transparency by publishing the city’s tax rates and making the process of assessments transparent.

“Our businesses will understand exactly how we compute their fees and taxes. They will no longer fear hidden charges and arbitrary exactions,” Belmonte said.

The mayor also laid out her plans to introduce incentives for under-developed business sectors, such as tourism and arts and culture to create more jobs.

In particular, Belmonte said agri-tourism, eco-tourism, heritage tourism, culinary tourism and medical tourism may generate additional employment for Quezon City residents.

“From the La Mesa dam area, a thriving eco-tourist zone could emerge. We will stimulate and sustain the growth of these hubs. We will bring prosperity to more people,” she said.