No trade fair at Melvin Jones

NO STALLS at Melvin Jones will rise.

The City Council denied requests to set up stalls at the Melvin Jones grounds.

Maribel Chegwaten, a Burnham trade fair organizer, plead to the Council to extend the area allotted to her.

Chegwaten has been ordered to vacate the skating rink area and transfer to the Ganza parking lot.

However, space was seen to be not enough for leases, thus the request to use parts of the Melvin Jones to accommodate over 50 stalls.

Chegwaten was directed to fully vacate the skating rink area and occupy the space allotted for her trade fair.

In a special session Friday, February 22, the City Council convened to discuss details of the flower festival trade fairs with Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated (BFFFI) chairman for life, Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Anthony De Leon, co-chairman of the executive committee.

The legislative body then decided to allow the closure of Session Road for the annual Session Road in Bloom set at the first week of March after issues were clarified with Domogan and De Leon.

However, the areas for road closure have been streamlined to give easier access to pedestrians, emergency vehicles and police to be on standby for anticipated emergencies.

Most in the stretch of Session road will still be used except for these streets; Carantes, Calderon which will be used for parking and emergency vehicles; parts of Perfecto Street and half of Assumption road.

The heated debate on how many stalls to be allotted by the League of the Barangay, the Sangguniang Kabataan as well as the Association of Barangay Councils will be resolved in the coming weeks with the BFFFI.


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