Ba­colod Coun­cil re­peals or­di­nance al­low­ing ven­dors around Cen­tral Pub­lic Mar­ket

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories -

FI­NALLY, all the side­walk ven­dors at the Cen­tral Pub­lic Mar­ket and Masamart in Boni­fa­cio Street, Ba­colod City will be trans­ferred soon to the Ba­colod Ven­dors Plaza af­ter the City Coun­cil re­pealed the City Or­di­nance (CO) No.183, Se­ries of 1980.

The re­peal of CO 183 or an Or­di­nance pro­vid­ing for the dis­po­si­tion of kiosks and stalls con­structed around the Cen­tral Pub­lic Mar­ket, Ba­colod City was pro­posed by Coun­cilor Bar­tolome Orola Sr.

Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran said yes­ter­day the pro­posed re­peal of the or­di­nance was unan­i­mously ap­proved on its third and fi­nal read­ing dur­ing the reg­u­lar ses­sion on Wed­nes­day.

He said the re­pealed or­di­nance will be for­warded to the City Mayor’s Of­fice for the ap­proval of the mayor so the city can start to re­move the ven­dors at the side­walk of Cen­tral Pub­lic Mar­kets and Masamart in Boni­fa­cio Street.

On Mon­day, about 380 side­walk ven­dors at the down­town area al­ready trans­ferred to the Ven­dors Plaza and all of them were given a space in­side the Ven­dors Plaza.

They are from the ar­eas of Araneta Street, Gon­zaga, Ga­tus­lao, Luzuriaga, Boni­fa­cio, and Balles­teros streets.

Last month, the City Gov­ern­ment demolished il­le­gal struc­tures in three big pub­lic mar­kets in Ba­colod.

The re­moval of ven­dors from side­walks was done in com­pli­ance with Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s di­rec­tive to rid pub­lic streets of ob­struc­tions to fa­cil­i­tate the or­derly use of thor­ough­fares.

Ex­ec­u­tive As­sis­tant Ernie Pineda, clus­ter head on mar­kets, ear­lier said that as soon as the CO 183 will be re­pealed, they will re­move the ven­dors in the side­walks and will trans­fer them to the Ven­dors Plaza so that it will be fair to ev­ery­body./map

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