City reminds Manokan Country stall owners to pay debts-A A +A
Thursday, February 14, 2013
THE City Government of Bacolod is reminding the stall owners of the Manokan Country to pay their arrearages.
City Administrator John N. Orola Jr. said that if the owners of the Manokan Country can update their payments, the city will have funds to improve their establishments.
Some of the stall owners have arrearages ranging from P300,000 to P600,000 which accumulated for several years, according to Orola.
“I feel it is an abuse of the generosity of the city,” he said.
They have to update their accounts as promised, Orola said, adding that those who pay their accounts regularly will avail of assistance from the city to improve their facilities, including the façade of their establishment.
Orola said the Manokan Country has contributed a lot to the image of Bacolod City and they want customers to be satisfied with the cleanliness of the place.
He said people go there to see and enjoy “chicken inasal” (roast chicken).
In 2011, former City Administrator Rogelio Balo also reminded the stall owners of Manokan Country and the three major public markets of the city to settle their accounts.
He said the deficiencies of the markets and the Manokan Country has reached about P36 million which accumulated since they assumed in 2004, although they were able to collect payments from some of the stall owners. (CNC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 14, 2013.