Bacolod City Government to Validate Market Stall Owners

NIGS. Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez along with Councilor Celia Matea Flor hold a dialogue with vendors at the three major public markets in the Bacolod Government Center on Saturday, August 6, 2022. (Photo from Councilor’s Facebook account Celia Flor)

The Bacolod municipal government will validate the lists of stall owners at the city‘s three main public markets, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said Monday, August 8, 2022.

A dialogue with market vendors was held at the Bacolod Government Center on Saturday, August 6, to address the original winners and non-original winners, as well as the abandoned stalls occupied by the vendors.

“They will receive a letter of recognition indicating that they are occupying the stalls of the market, they will then be validated whether or not they will receive the lease contract,” he said.

At the meeting, it was determined that no new lease contracts were issued to the vendors of Burgos Public Market, Central Public Market and Libertad Public Market.

Councilor Celia Matea Flor, president of the city council‘s markets and slaughterhouse commission, said earlier that it is supposed to be renewed every two years, but since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19 ) hit in 2019, City were unable to renew the contract. .

She said the last time the city government issued a lease agreement was in 2017.

But all will be renewed as the local market committee will review their qualifications based on the existing market order, she also said.

As of June 2022, overdue rents reached 34 million pesos, including sellers from Manokan country located next to SM City Bacolod in the city’s recovery area.

Of this amount, 4.6 million comes from the central market, 11.2 million pesos from the Burgos public market, 9.6 million pesos from the Libertad public market and 8.6 million pesos from the country of Manokan.

Meanwhile, Benitez said the city government also plans to organize the supply chain or supply of vegetables from farm to markets.

He said the vegetables from the farm should be delivered directly to the markets without a middleman to ensure that its price will not rise.

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