COTABATO CITY: The opening of new business establishments here by a Metro Manila-based chain of department stores and supermarkets was welcomed by Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi and the residents. Last Friday, the mayor led the inaugural opening of the Robinsons Department Store and Robinsons Supermarket housed at the Mall of Alnor Complex. Samson Gogo, an aide of Guiani-Sayadi, said the mayor urged the Robinsons Group of Companies, as a business giant to expand its business in this booming city of the south. Guiani-Sayadi assured Robina Gokongwei, senior vice president and Group General Manager of the Robinsons Retail Group, of the safety and security of their businesses here, citing the improving peace and order condition. She added that gone are the days when rampant extortion, kidnapping and other criminalities victimize the business community. She said the opening of the two Robinsons business establishments is another manifestation of the trust and confidence of the business sector to the leadership of the city.