Iloilo traders hope BPO will remain priority industry

Business leaders in Iloilo City are hoping that the new government will keep tourism and business process outsourcing (BPO) among the priority industries. Iloilo Business Club Executive Director Lea E. Lara said traders in the city are hoping that presumptive president-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte will keep both sectors as priority industries because local businesses are benefiting from them. The club director also dismissed fears that a Duterte leadership will be bad for businesses. She expressed confidence that the new president will be able to do for the country what he has done for Davao in terms of good governance and business friendliness.