Palace finding ways to further improve services, investment climate –Lacierda

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 18 (PNA) — Following news that the country’s investment climate ranks second in a survey, a Malacanang official said on Saturday that although it is a gratifying feat, there is still room for improvement.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a radio interview, welcomed reports that the Philippines ranks No. 2 in improved investment climate in the survey by the Economist Corporate Network (ECN).

“That’s certainly welcome news for us,” Laierda said. “We’ve engendered to create a culture for investment to be welcomed.”

“We hope to become the first and we are doing a number of steps moving toward that,” he added.

“We started with open data, we’re finding ways on how to improve our services to the public and improve the investment climate,” he stressed.

Lacierda also noted that Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo will do road show presentations in other countries to promote trade and investment for the Philippines.

He said that this week, Domingo is going to Davos, Switzerland to represent the Philippines in the World Economic Forum. (PNA)