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Cebu politiko eyes Chinatown in Cebu City

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Cebu City Councillor Jerry Guardo is seeking to create a Chinatown in the Queen City of the South.

The Cebu politiko, in his proposed measure, wants to convert the entire downtown area into a Chinatown.

Guardo said the creation of a Chinatown aims to honor the contributions of Cebu’s Filipino-Chinese community in the city’s economic growth.

“The whole downtown area of Cebu City, the prime commercial district of the city, is languishing at the business cellar and needs to be afforded attention and concern by the city government as it was once the proud business center of our Tsinoy brothers and would be future tourist destination for the city,” he explained.

The proposed measure also seeks to create the Cebu City Chinatown Development Council (CCCDC) to develop the Chinatown area.