Mayor Sagarbarria: Dumaguete’s economy growing

July 12, 2011 3:30 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 11 – The growing business industry in Dumaguete City is an indication for economic growth and increasing buying power of the people living in the city, said Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, as he noted that commercial establishments are sprouting everywhere.

The mayor said the food industry is one of the growing businesses in Dumaguete City because of the student population.

Sagarbarria led the inauguration during the weekend of the second branch of Mooon Café along Silliman Avenue near the famous Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City.

The franchise owners of the restaurant are businessmen in Dumaguete, to include Mae Angelique Larena, Rey Antonio Larena, Inaki Jose Yoldi and Manuel Rene Ortiz.

The mayor said he is happy that local businessmen from Dumaguete and Negros Oriental have put up their businesses that will also benefit the local economy and provide more jobs. The newly opened restaurant employs an initial 20 working staff.

He said the booming local economy can also help solve the unemployment problem in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Most of the business establishments in this capital city are encouraged to hire staff from Dumaguete and Negros Oriental.

He clarified that he has instructed the City Health Office, particularly the sanitation team, to conduct regular monitoring and inspection of restaurants and other establishments engaged in the food business for them to comply with proper waste disposal and sanitation.

The effort is part of protecting the consumers from contaminated food especially that majority of the consumers are students. (PNA) DCT/LAP/jfp/MA

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