Doctor: Night bazaar should be done with responsibility

BACOLOD. Dr. Chris Sorongon. (File photo)

"IT SHOULD be done with responsibility."

This was stressed by Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC), on Tuesday, February 16, after Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda is now planning to submit a night bazaar proposal this week.

"For me, I will not push for it, but on the other side, we will try to listen first to how it will be conducted," Sorongon said.

He said the night bazaar should have a layout plan, good kiosks layout, BacTrac and should observe the minimum health protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Pineda, cluster head on markets, earlier said that he will submit a proposal to the City Mayor's Office to allow the affected vendors from Libertad Public Market to display their products from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight for the vendors at the downtown areas.

This, after more than 100 vendors from Libertad Public Market and downtown area in Bacolod City, who were affected by the road clearing operation, sought the assistance of the City Government to give them an alternative solution so they can continue their livelihood.

Pineda said last week, he held a meeting with the market vendors and asked them to cooperate with the City Government since it is a directive from the National Government to remove all the illegal structures that occupy the roads.

"We are now implementing the road clearing operation so we cannot allow them to sell on streets and we will find an alternative solution, but it will depend on the opinion of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)," he said.

He added that he will submit his night bazaar proposal this week to the City Mayor's Office and to the City Council.


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