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Vendor suspended for selling overpriced 'landang' for binignit

CEBU. The Cebu City Market Operations Division has suspended one ambulant vendor from selling goods at the Carbon Public Market for overpricing. (Contributed photo)

THE Cebu City Market Operations Division has suspended one ambulant vendor from selling goods at the Carbon Public Market for overpricing.

City Market Administrator Jonil Matuguina said the vendor will not be allowed to sell for two days from April 10 to 11, 2020.

Matuguina said the vendor was caught selling overpriced "landang" or native tapioca--one of the ingredients of binignit.

In a Facebook post, Matuguina said the vendor sold landang with a price of around P400.

“Naay ambulant vendor nag-overpriced og landang. Siya ra amo gisuspenso for two days--Friday and Saturday (there was one ambulant vendor who overpriced landang. We suspended him for two days--Friday and Saturday),” explained Matuguina.

He urged consumers to report to the authorities if there are vendors overpricing products.

The City Market Division personnel and police personnel earlier responded to a large crowd that gathered at the Carbon Public Market despite precautionary measures imposed by government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Most of them bought ingredients for binignit.

READ: Crowd gathers at Carbon Market for 'binignit' ingredients

Binignit is a sweet dish made of yam, sticky rice and coconut milk, which has been a staple dessert among Filipinos every Holy Week. (JJL)


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