Laguna ranks among top provinces for investors

This province ranks as one of the top provinces where local or foreign businessmen or companies can invest their capital.

This was learned from a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regarding the best places, particularly provinces, where investors could find a good business climate condition.

The survey also showed Laguna as one of the best provinces to live in not only because of its peace and order approval rating but also because of the way it is being run by Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

The other two major factors considered by respondents is Laguna's proximity to Metro Manila and its highly-urbanized first and second districts which include Calamba City and Sta. Rosa City aside from San Pablo City in the third district.

The PIA survey also disclosed that every sector, particularly the business sector, based their ratings also from the PNP Provincial Command Performance in the last six months. Aside from Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Batangas also landed in the top five provinces where businessmen have an excellent chance of success.

At present, the Laguna Philippine National Police (PNP) Command under the stewardship of Senior Supt. Gilberto Cruz is regarded as one of the best if not the best PNP Command in Region 4-A (Calabarzon Region). The Laguna PNP Command ranks also as one of the most efficient police provincial commands because of the high-tech innovations introduced by Cruz in running the provincial police command like the use of the Internet through the social media Facebook where not only the most wanted persons and abuse authorities in Laguna are posted but also where carnapped or missing vehicles could be put and described by their respective owners.

Laguna has also several industrial parks like the Canlubang Industrial Park in Calamba City, Science Industrial Park in Cabuyao, the Laguna Techno Park in the cities of Biñan and Sta. Rosa which is also considered as the Detroit of the Philippines because the automobile industry like Nissan, Ford and Toyota have their manufacturing plants in Sta. Rosa.

SM City malls have also already found their marks in Calamba, Sta. Rosa and San Pablo City.