THE Davao City Economic Enterprise (CEE) is open to the possibility of having another night market in the city, aside from the existing in Roxas Avenue.

"As of now, wala pa'y finality or proposal, pero possible siguro na mahitabo para madungangan pa considering nagkadaghan ang influx sa atong tao sa Roxas Night Market (there is still no finality or proposal, but maybe there is a possibility that another place will be designated as a night market considering the influx of the people at the Roxas Night Market)," CEE operations assistant Derreck Cainglet Jr. said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio Tuesday morning, May 31.

Cainglet said this proposal, however, must be approved by the Tiangge sa Katawhan board if this would be approved.

Although there is still no discussion raised to the board as of now.

The official said the proposal was raised considering the large influx of marketgoers in Roxas every night.

The city government of Davao has earned at least P1 million from rent from the Roxas Night Market since its reopening in March 2022.

Cainglet Jr. told SunStar Davao in a previous report that a total of P1,054,390 was collected from the rental payment of 258 vendors in the said night market. The 258 vendors or stalls are divided into four sections: the food section, accessories, ready-to-wear (RTW), and massage.

The food section brought in the most earnings with P348,900 collected from 58 vendors, followed by the RTW section with P311,290 from 65 vendors, and P306,460 from 65 vendors in accessories.

Both the RTW and accessories section have a monthly due of P2,170 or P70 per day, while the food vendors are due P3,100 per month or P100 per day.

The massage section, with a monthly rent of P620 per month or P20 per day, produced P87,740.

Cainglet, meanwhile, said their office has proposed the expansion of the Roxas Night Market by adding more stalls.

"Considering na only face mask atong restrictions sa Covid-19, pero magdepende pa ni sa pag-convene sa board ug kung unsa ang maaprubahan (that the mandatory wearing of face masks is the only Covid-19 restriction, but this would still depend on the convening of the board, and what will be approved)," he said.