BACOLOD City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan said Sunday, August 5, that there will be a delay on the transfer of the flower vendors from the public plaza to the designated site behind the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (Bays) Center.
Bayatan said they need to settle first the status of the food vendors who are also occupying the area behind the Bays Center.
"This becomes a social issue and we have to look into the convenience of everybody because it's like you are solving one problem and creating another problem," Bayatan said.
He said they are now finalizing a better arrangement for the vendors so there will be no displacement.
City Administrator John Orola had earlier said it's already final that they will temporarily transfer all the flower vendors from the public plaza to the identified site behind the Bays Center.
He said they will not make any dialogue with the flower vendors because it was already discussed and agreed upon.
The flower vendors are occupying 18 stalls at the plaza, and they are giving donations to the Diocese, which owns the portion of public plaza being occupied by the vendors, at P50 per day.