The City Government of Balanga expects a remarkable increase in applicants for new businesses in 2023.
Joselito Evangelista, city treasurer of Balanga, said at the moment his office has yet to release the list of new applicants for business permit.
“But I’m sure there would be a sharp increase in applicants more particularly from the food sector because many businessmen in Balanga are inclined to put up restaurants,” said Evangelista.
Noriel Dacion, Jr., officer-in-charge of business permit and licensing office in Balanga City, said: “For this year, definitely we expect an increase in business registration specially with the anticipated opening of SM in Balanga City.”
At the moment, Dacion could not estimate the percentage of increase in number of new applicants until February.
Business registration is still on going until end of January.
Tess Magtanong of Department of Trade and Industry said she was still gathering details from different Negosyo Centers throughout the province to come up with the total number of new business establishments in Bataan.