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The Philippine Star : MSMEs key to economic recovery – BBM

News & Interviews
20 October 2021

By Ralph Edwin Villanueva | The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Allowing small businesses to resume operations would help the country bounce back from the economic repercussions dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic, former senator Bongbong Marcos said yesterday.

In a statement, Marcos said businesses that were closed down due to quarantine restrictions should be allowed to resume operations.

Doing so would jumpstart the economy, he added.

“There must be someone who will buy and avail of services because it has a multiplier effect that can help in the recovery of the economy, he said.

Workers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should also be allowed to return to work.

“As long as they are vaccinated, let’s allow them to go out and work. Let’s give them a privilege since they are already safe, Marcos said.

He underscored the need to create jobs, as more and more individuals are being vaccinated against the virus.

According to the Department of Health, a total of 52,783,354 vaccine jabs have been administered in the country as of Oct. 18.