Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso led the launching of the second edition of “Manila Restaurant Week” held aboard M/V Eagle Cruiser at the Manila Bay.
Launched in September, Restaurant Week aimed at helping businesses in the city that were affected heavily by the still ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Participating restaurants would offer their specialty dishes to the public at a discounted price.
“Ramdam po namin na marami sa ating mga negosyante ang talagang naapektuhan ng pandemya, kung kaya naman po ito ang aming simpleng kaparaanan upang matulungan kayong makabangon,” said Domagoso.
“We know for a fact that a lot of businesses has already been affected with this pandemic but be that as it may, we must go on kahit na mabigat na sa katawan, psychologically, emotionally, financially, medyo challenging na siya but we should, and the city government should start the ball rolling,” the Manila mayor added.
Furthermore, Domagoso reiterated that the initiative is a commitment of the city government to help businesses recover from losses and revive the local economy amid the health crisis, as well as the city government’s way of helping the goal of the national government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) to revive the country’s economy that was severely halted during the imposition of month-long community quarantines nationwide.
Moreover, the Manila mayor reminded Manilenyos and other individuals who will partake in the event to remain vigilant and observe COVID-19 health protocols.
Manila Restaurant Week’s second wave will officially start on December 5, 2020 (Saturday) and will last until December 20 (Sunday).
Around 80 restaurants located in the city will be participating in the event.