Statement on Safe Reopening of Economy

08 September 2021 – MBC supports reopening the economy with science-backed policies so more Filipinos can work and take care of their families. We welcome strategies like Bakuna Benefits and granular lockdowns provided they are adequately supported by contact tracing, quarantine, isolation, hospitalization, and testing system that will help avoid recurring surges and broad lockdowns. This will take a lot of work but the private sector is as always, prepared to help the local and national government to craft measures that can enable the safe reopening of our economy. This is on top of the vaccination program that the private sector has been undertaking to complement governments efforts, and continues to need to be accelerated. Our people are frustrated and getting desperate. We need to get more and more people safely back to work.