Mayor Dadivas expects new mall to boost city’s economy, tourism

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Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said the presence of SM City will have a positive impact on the city’s local economy, tourism and trade.

The newest shopping destination officially opens today, April 8.

More or less a thousand Roxasnons including those from other towns in Capiz province, SM stores affiliates, locators, tenants down to janitors have the chance to be employed, said Dadivas. (

According to him, the presence of SM City Roxas will also benefit the underground economy, including boardinghouses and local small and medium enterprises.

The mayor, together with Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras, joined key SM officials during yesterday’s blessing and inauguration.

The two-level 41,000-square meter mall is located on Arnaldo Boulevard in Barangay Baybay.