TOR assures space to all central market vendors

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


THE Iloilo City Government is set to manage and operate the ground floor area of the redeveloped central market, thereby assuring space for the more than 1,000 qualified and legitimate stallholders and vendors with the same monthly rental.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog assured this during a dialogue with the market vendors on Tuesday, July 15, after listening to the vendors' sentiments, which will be included in the final draft of the Term of Reference (TOR).

Mabilog will see another batch of central market vendors on Monday, July 21, at the penthouse of the new City Hall and discuss with them the TOR and solicit their ideas before submitting the final draft to the City Council for approval.

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The terms will then be published in a newspaper of general circulation by inviting bidders to participate in the construction of the revitalized and redeveloped Iloilo central market.

Mabilog said a master list of legitimate stallholders, transients and sidewalk vendors is with the market in-charge and all stallholders and transients are guaranteed with market space.

They will be included in the list as long as they are legitimate, he added.

He said those not in the list will have to see market in-charge Ely Sumaray so that their names will be included.

Similarly, Mabilog assured a temporary market for the vendors and stallholders during the 28 months construction period.

The temporary market will be constructed at nearby streets of Guanco, Aldeguer, Ma. Clara and Rizal Ibarra to allow vendors to continue their livelihood endeavor.

Mabilog assured that no rental will be charged for a space at the temporary market and the vendors will only have to pay cash tickets. (LCP)

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