Iloilo Business Park leads call for Ilonggos to help revive Iloilo economy

Iloilo Business Park (IBP) is joining hands with the local government of Iloilo City and other sectors to boost the city’s fight against COVID-19 and jumpstart economic recovery.

Various leaders from the government, business, and medical sectors are calling on Ilonggos to shop, dine, and patronize local businesses to help them get back on their feet.

“We need the Ilonggos' cooperation to follow and observe safety protocols to help the city recover from this pandemic. Iloilo has been enjoying an economic boom in the past years, and the only way for us to sustain that is to support our entrepreneurs and their businesses. There’s no need to fear going out and do what we want to do, as long as we continue to adhere to all the safety measures and educate others to help curb the spread of the virus in the city,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Iloilo Business Park (IBP).

Iloilo Business Park is demonstrating its staunch commitment to highlight safety in the city above all by presenting the iconic Gen. Martin Delgado’s statue wearing a giant Hablon facemask crafted by Ilonggo fashion designer Jeff Ticao. The initiative was made to remind Ilonggos to do their part in adhering to minimum health standards to prevent the spread of the virus.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas (center) walks inside Festive Walk Mall in Iloilo Business Park after the wreathlaying ceremony at the General Martin Delgado statue to mark the unveiling of the ‘hablon’ facemask worn by the Ilonggo hero as a symbol of the city’s continuing fight against the spread of Covid-19. Joining Mayor Treñas were Ford Tan, general manager of Festive Walk Iloilo (left) and Dr. Felix Ray Villa, CEO, The Medical City (right).

“IBP remains safe for Ilonggos. Every component of this township—from the hotels, residential condominiums, even the mall and its tenants—strictly implements and complies with the government’s safety and health standards. This is how we remain one with city’s Bato Iloilo (Fight Iloilo) campaign,” shares Palmares-Fong.

Also coinciding with the unveiling of the statue is the ceremonial turnover of the training manual on safety and sanitation developed exclusively by The Medical City (TMC) for Festive Walk Iloilo. Festive Walk Iloilo has teamed up with the premier medical network to boost its sanitation and infection control measures and enhance the capabilities of its own sanitation teams. 

“We are committed to working closely with the city government in the fight against COVID-19. We have enhanced our safety and sanitation capabilities through our partnership with Safeguard and The Medical City and we are more than ready to provide Ilonggos with the safest shopping environment possible, where they can enjoy and at the same time help local businesses thrive even during these challenging times,” says Ford Tan, general manager, Festive Walk Iloilo. 

Among the safety measures being implemented at the mall and other establishments in the township include foot baths in all entrances, mandatory temperature checks, provision of alcohol and hand sanitizers at building and store entrances and comfort rooms, establishment of hand washing stations, and educational signage and safety reminders in all visible areas. 

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