Duty Free Philippines is eyeing to soon open in Iloilo City.
Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said Friday that representatives of the Duty Free Phils confirmed their expansion here during a recent visit at the office of the city’s chief executive.
He noted the company is considering three sites: inside Iloilo Airport, at the Central Business District (CBD) in downtown Calle Real, or at the CBD in Mandurriao district and their plans are expected to be finalized in three-month time.
“The Duty Free opening will create convenience for travelers. It will also put Iloilo City stronger in a position to become a premier city by 2015,” Mabilog stressed.
“They (officials of Duty Free Philippines) were surprised to see Iloilo a progressive city in this part of the country,” the mayor said.
The Iloilo Airport now serving direct flights to and from Hong Kong and Singapore has prompted Duty Free Philippines to put up shop here which attracts balikbayans, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and tourists. Source: PNA.