PCCI Airs Request Over License Fees for Small Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
LICENSE FEES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is urging the government to waive it amid the COVID-19 pandemic now.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought different kinds of challenges to the people. It has even changed the lifestyle of most people. Unfortunately, amid the threat on health, many individuals lost their source of income.
A lot of breadwinners lost their job amid the crisis. Many of them are parents and breadwinners of their families thus, after losing their job, the struggle to put food on the table was doubled. Several businesses also closed amid the crisis.
Many companies were not able to withstand the demands of the pandemic. Philippines is the nation with the longest lockdown due to the pandemic.
Amid the crisis in the Philippines now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial struggles in many households, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is calling the government to waive license fees for small businesses.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, PCCI chairman Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. stressed that there are a lot of business owners who are struggling now. He calls on the local and national governments to waive or reduce the license fees for small businesses.
“Sana mapag-isipan ng gobyerno, mga LGU na talagang hirap ang mga negosyante… Makatutulong ‘yun lalo sa mga maliliit na kalahati nagsara na,” Luis said.
Furthermore, based on the report, the PCCI Chairman stressed that if the small industries will not be assisted, the recovery might take long. Currently, the economy of the Philippines is greatly suffering from the pandemic.
The whole National Capital Region (NCR) now and four (4) of its nearby provinces such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan are under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). There are several restrictions and not all businesses are allowed to operate in a full capacity level.
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