Defiant vendors crowd Bacolod city sidewalks

first_imgBACOLOD City – Some sidewalk vendorshere just cannot let go of their areas. Yesterday, they took the metro’s majorthoroughfares in increasing numbers to ply their holiday wares.  In a press conference on Monday, MayorEvelio Leonardia clarified the city government did not authorize these“defiant” vendors to occupy the city streets. However, he said he would be seekingto have the situation remedied with the help of the police. “Since natapos nademolished ang mga obstructions sa sidewalks, may arrangement kami dira niColonel Henry Biñas. Supposedly iyana ina sang pulis balantayan,” Leonardia added. On Dec. 4, Leonardia issued anexecutive order creating “Paskwa sa Plaza” to accommodate displaced vendorsstarting December until Jan. 6 next year. center_img “Some vendors claimed that they wereallowed by the city but officially, we have not done that,” the mayor stressed. PanayNews reached Biñas, director of BacolodCity Police Office, for comments but it has yet to receive its reply as of thiswriting. Ernesto Pineda, cluster head onsectoral concerns, said under Leonardia’s order, vendors will only be allowedto trade at the public plaza and its surrounding parking areas. He added that theseevent was aimed to balance the mandate of the Department of the Interior andLocal Government in its Memorandum Circular No. 2019-193./PNlast_img

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