Valley vendors, stakeholders meet

IN A bid to improve the services of the La Trinidad public market and trading post, a stakeholders meeting will be held today at the municipal hall.

The meeting was initiated by the La Trinidad Market Committee, Trading Post Management Committee (Trapmacom) and all other patrons.

Market Supervisor Janice Binay-an said the committee will discuss business permit applications and cubicle occupant concerns; status of repairs and maintenance of the public market gratings, downspouts gutter and restrooms; security personnel matters; and updates on Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) co-management.

La Trinidad Municipal Police Station Chief of Police, Police Chief Inspector Benson Macli-ing said the meeting will be a good avenue for the police to inform the public and other stakeholders of the several ordinances being implemented including the implementation of the Anti-Obstruction Ordinance enforced in January 9 as approved by La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda.

u201cWe would like to re-echo the proper zoning when loading, unloading or leaving their sacks of products in unauthorized areas, because improper delivery can cause traffic and obstruction which is a violation of town laws,” Macli-ing said.

u201cWhen authorities catch them, they have to pay the minimum penalty of P500 to be settled at the municipal treasury’s office before they can retrieve their produce,” he added.

Macli-ing said confiscated goods unclaimed within the day are turned-over to the municipality.

The La Trinidad top cop added due to limited personnel, the Anti-Obstruction Ordinance is only enforced from 4 a.m. to 12 midnight.

“We are strictly implementing it to avoid causes of obstruction. We have the schedule. And when we see violators, we apprehend them immediately,” he said.



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