By Jose Santino S. Bunachita
PIO Reporter

Mayor Rama. 📷 PIO/Allan Defensor

AYALA CENTER CEBU, Cebu City (Nov. 4, 2022)Mayor Mike Rama once again assured members of the business community in Cebu of his administration’s support.

Guided with the vision towards a Singapore-like Cebu City, he said the city government and all stakeholders, including the business community should be helping each other.

“Cebu City will never be far away. We will always be around because with the Cebu City Government, you and me, we can make greater things happen. And we can bring a Singapore-like Cebu City,” Rama said in a speech here today.

He delivered a special message in this morning’s opening of the GO Cebu Grand Expo and Exhibit, the climax of Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2022, flagship event of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CCCI).

CCCI IPP Felix Taguiam (center) has been collaborative with the City during the pandemic and with its vaccination drive when he led CCCI, a stance that his successor, Charles Kenneth Co (left) carried on. 📷 CCCI CBM 2022

The mayor also highlighted the vital role of the CCCI in the city’s convergence group, especially during the pandemic, wherein the city would consult stakeholders, including the business community, on policy directions.

During the program, held at the mall’s activity center, Mayor Rama also asked officials and attendees to formally pledge their support to his vision to becoming a Singapore-like Cebu City.

The 3-day Go Cebu Grand Expo and Exhibit will run until Sunday, Nov. 6. Some 50 businesses from different sectors have set up booths for people to visit.

“We want to showcase and highlight what the Cebu business community can offer to the world,” said CCCI president Charles Kenneth Co.

He explained that the expo and exhibit are intended to reignite local businesses towards global competitiveness, focusing on four thrusts: tourism, ICT/BPM, entrepreneurship, and the creative industry.

Mayor Rama joins CCCI leaders kick-off the Cebu GO Expo & Exhibit, from left: Kate Dychangco-Anzani, CBM 2022 chair Brigitte Carmel Lim, past president Dr. Efren S. Valiente, Ph.D. and travel leader Alice K. Queblatin. 📷 CCCI CBM 2022

CBM 2022 overall chairperson Brigitte Carmel Lim said the event will also feature presentations by various speakers and other interactive activities.

“If you want to promote and grow your business, you may explore our booths for potential collaborations,” she said.

Booths include goods, services, and “cutting edge technology” from numerous industries, she added. (PIO/JSantino Bunachita)

Mayor Rama engages everyoe to support his vision for a Singapore-like Cebu City. 📷 PIO/Allan Defensor