Nov 252013

MANILA, Philippines – Officials from the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are set to arrive in Tacloban City this week to address concerns of business owners as they reopen their establishments weeks after typhoon Yolanda destroyed the city.

“(The traders’) primary concern is security and … soft loans and implication of the BIR,” Lim said on Monday at an inter-agency meeting.

He added that security options are also being studied by the business owners, and officials from major malls are also assessing when to open supermarkets.

Lim said the aim is to have the supermarkets open by the second week of December.

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