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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Orola: Notices issued
for vendors to vacate

Bacolod City Administrator John Orola yesterday saidthey are cleaning up the Bacolod Vendor's Plaza, the Bacolod Plaza, and the three major markets in Bacolod City in preparation for the MassKara Festival in October.

Orola said they have issued legal notices to the occupants of the Bacolod Vendor's Plaza and Jeepney Terminal in Brgy. 12,that is being occupied by more than 50 persons.

They planto enclose the area while it is being cleaned up. There will also be a re-routing of traffic and the establishment of a jeepney terminal so that when the Vendors Plaza is re-opened, the public will have available vehicles, he said.

Orola said they also have plans to come up with a program for the proper use of the facility.

He said it is the Market Committee that will determine who should be given priority to occupy the Vendor's Plaza. They will also regulate ambulant vendors and sidewalk vendors along Central Market and Ballesteros Street.

They are also planning to transfer the flower vendors from the Bacolod Public Plaza to the Vendor's Plaza, Orola said.

They had initial talks with the leaders of the Church and they have expressed concern over the livelihood of the flower vendors. But negotiations are still ongoing, he said.

Orola said they will have a final meeting with the Church this weekand are looking at what the city can do to help the vendors.

Upon instruction of the mayor, his office is continuously keeping the public markets clean. They also have plans to repair the three major markets including its drainage system, he said.

They also have issued notices to vendors illegally vending around the Central Market, Orola added.*CGS


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