2013, October 24
SN is PH’s most business-friendly LGU anew
MANILA—Proving that its earlier recognition as the most business friendly municipality in the country was no fluke, the San Nicolas municipal government again stamped its class as it was again adjudged as the most business friendly local government unit for 2013.
The award was given to San Nicolas official during the 39th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held October 24, 2013 at the Manila Hotel. The award is the second for the local government unit under the Municipal Category Level I.
San Nicolas Mayor Melanie Grace Valdez and Vice Mayor Alfredo P. Valdez Jr. personally received the plaque and a certification for the free construction of a school building.
The mayor thanked all the people behind the award for their trust and confidence and for investors who continue to pour investment to the municipality.
She also emphasized that this award is still an accomplishment of the past administration of the former mayor, now the vice mayor.
She explained that San Nicolas’ main investment thrust has been to streamline procedures in opening a business in line with the Anti-Red Tape Act. She added that her programs for employment has been boosted with the arrival of various investors putting up their business in the municipality.
The Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) Awards is the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (PCCI) initiative to complement the efforts of the government to streamline procedures in compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act or RA 9485.
The award also seeks to recognize and promote models of governance of municipalities, cities and provinces that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investment; ensure accountability; transparency and efficiency; and further competitiveness of LGU’s.