P20M needed to repair market

-A A +A

Monday, January 6, 2014


THE Cebu City Government will need P20 million for the rehabilitation of the Pasil Fish Market after the facility was damaged by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last October.

Markets Operations Division (MOD) chief Racquel Arce has asked the City Council to set aside the amount for the project.

Arce said it could be charged to the City’s Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund in 2013 worth more than P200 million.

In her letter to the council, the MOD has not yet attached a breakdown of the rehabilitation and restoration project.

The council, though, has asked the committee on budget and finance to review and look into MOD’s request.

The Pasil Fish Market was among the buildings in Cebu City that were heavily damaged by the October 15 earthquake.

Parapet

The ceiling and parapet of the fish market collapsed, killing four people and displacing at least 120 fish retailers and wholesalers.

The displaced vendors transferred to the Pasil Fish Port so they can continue selling
their goods.

The vendors will be allowed to go back to the fish market once the rehabilitation project is done.

Earlier, an ad hoc committee created by the council is asking that the rehabilitation be finished soon, saying the present location of the vendors are not conducive for both sellers and buyers.

The ad hoc committee said the fish port is “unsanitary and not properly arranged, considering that their trade is for food consumption.”

The committee is headed by then city councilor Michael Ralota.

Other members include councilors Roberto Cabarrubias, Gerardo Carillo, Eugenio Gabuya Jr. and Richard Osmeña, and structural engineer Ariel Cruz.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 07, 2014.

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
2013 Bar results out

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.420

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
6Digit7-2-0-8-1-6
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02
public media
Plus and Special
Channel 14

Today's front page

Sun.Star Cebu front page for April 17, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Habemus Papam
  • Obituary
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Sinulog
  • Technology
  • Festivals
  • ePaper
  • Philippine Polls
  • Pacman blog
  • goodearth
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Calamity Report
  • Pnoy