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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 17, 2017
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Market area sectioning pushed

Area sectioning according to product kinds in the three public markets of Bacolod City may soon be fully enforced as required by a newly-approved resolution.

A resolution asking the City Administrator's, Engineers and Planning and Development Offices to strictly implement market section or segmentation of similar goods and commodities at the Burgos, Central and Libertad Public Markets was filed byCouncilor BartolomeOrola.

And it was approved by the SangguniangPanlunsod Wednesday.

According to the Market Code of Bacolod City, market sections are the stalls, booths, spaces in the market classified according to the kind of merchandise offered for sale.

Market section categories identified in the market ordinance are fish, meat, dry goods, groceries, rice and corn, vegetable and fruit, eatery, poultry products, flowershop, cold storage services, and miscellaneous sections.

The resolution also said strictly implementing the market sectioning will boost the economic growth of the city as it will create easier links between producers and consumers, will equally distribute incomes to different industry sectors, utilize the public market's resources and assure food security monitoring.

An ocular visit was conducted in line with the implementation of the ordinance and the resolution stated similar goods or commodities were not grouped properly in sections or zones, and this calls for the government to take action.

If the problems in market operations like location, construction, sanitation, security, market fee collection, improper sectionalization of goods and stall occupancyand not addressed, this may result in deterioration of these public infrastructures, the resolution said. *MLG



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