A NIGHT market committee was formed in La Trinidad, Benguet to supervise its operation
During the regular session of the municipal council on Tuesday, May 28, the body was informed of the executive order 011-2019 signed on May 23 by Mayor Romeo Salda.
The committee is chaired by the municipal administrator and vice-chaired by the town’s council committee chair on markets with members from the chair on tourism and on ways and means, legal office, engineering office and treasurer’s office, local economic and investments promotion office designate, and two representatives of the market vendors association in the town.
Under the executive order, the committee is tasked to determine the location, specification and other important features of the night market.
The committee is assigned to monitor the operation of the night market and submit a quarterly report, in charge of assigning areas of vendors who applied for the night market and implement the provisions of the ordinance.
To recall, the municipal council of La Trinidad approved ordinance no. 1 -2019 providing policies and procedures in the establishment and maintenance of a night market in the valley.
Future night market occupants are responsible for the sanitation of their premises and are obliged to place their solid waste in a disposable container properly, kept for convenient collection of garbage trucks.
Under the law, materials, paraphernalia, and goods displayed in the night market must be removed and cleared completely.
Author Councilor Guiller Galwan said night market is advantageous to the municipality’s tourism, for income generation for constituents working during night time and will serve as an avenue for micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs to showcase their products.
The eyed night market will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and will be conducted in areas approved by the municipal council.
Galwan said the probable area eyed for the night market is within the parking area in Kilometer 5.