TO RESOLVE the issues on the arrears at the three major public markets in Bacolod City, City Council committee on markets and slaughterhouse chairman Councilor Celia Matea Flor is proposing for an amnesty or a restructuring plan for the payments.

This was disclosed by City Administrator Pacifico Maghari III, who said that they already set a deadline for the issuance of the certificate of recognition for stall ownership during the meeting with the market vendors last week.

The delinquent rental payments of the vendors at Central Market P4.6 million, P11.2 million from Burgos Public Market, and P9.6 million from Libertad Public Market.

Bacolod City has more than 1,900 stall occupants at the three big public markets.

Meanwhile, Maghari said they had a meeting with the market vendors on August 10, 2022 where they set the deadline for the issuance of the certificate of recognition for the market vendors.

During the meeting it was discovered that no new contracts of lease were issued to the vendors and the last one was in 2017 yet.