City opens sidewalks for hawkers from Dec. 7-31-A A +A
Monday, December 2, 2013
ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has a yearly pledge to help the city’s more than 2,000 sidewalk vendors during the Christmas season by opening up the Calle Real or the whole stretch of JM Basa St to sell their wares from December 7-31.
Mabilog said an executive order will be released soon to allow the vendors to occupy the main sidewalks of Calle Real without any charge from the City Government as his own Christmas gift to them.
Calle Real is known as a bargain sale paradise during the Christmas season and the vendors sell their wares such as toys, house decors, Christmas gifts, fruits, small household appliances, kitchen wares, clothes and shoes at low prices as compared to the department stores.
All the vendors will have to do is clean the sidewalks without any garbage left during the night.
Mabilog said he had seen piles of garbage left by the vendors during the night and he has to call the attention of Sheila Gil, in-charge of special service unit (SSU) to remind the vendors of their responsibility in cleaning up their designated places to sell their wares. (Lydia C. Pendon)