Record breaking na naman daw! Bacolod registers 17K businesses in January


Some 17,000 businesses were registered in Bacolod City in January 2019, the City Mayor’s office’s Permits and Licensing Division said.

If this trend continues, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Bacolod may have another record-breaking year in terms of business registration figures.

“This is very encouraging and we will pursue this to the hilt. We appeal to all concerned to help us achieve this,” he said.

Division head Stela Rose Rayos said that as of Feb. 25, 16,994 businesses were registered – 923 more than the 16,071 listed for the same period in 2018.

At end-2018, the annual business registrations in Bacolod totaled 23,187, about 5.33 percent higher than the 22,004 establishments registered in 2017.

On the other hand, the registrations in 2017 were 15.68 percent higher than the 19,021 in 2016.

Leonardia said his administration will continue to attract new investments.

“This is the core of our intensified campaign to establish Bacolod as one of the ‘most business-friendly cities in the country,’” he added.

The city government’s Business One-Stop-Shop runs from January to February. It aims to encourage more investors to register their businesses.

Business taxpayers who pay in full within the period can avail of a 10-percent discount.