City Gov’t to start Night Market for ambulant vendors
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — The Tacloban City government under the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez will hold the‘soft opening’ of the Night Market intended to accommodate more than a hundred ambulant vendors displaced from the clearing operations here in the City, 7:00 p.m. this Friday, August 16, 2019.
OIC Market Superintendent Joel Bugho said that after consultation with stakeholders, the Night Market, which was initially planned for Tarcela Street, will now be set up along Quezon Boulevard, the street fronting the main Tacloban Public Market.
He also added that they have prepared the needed materials and is looking forward to improving the area for the convenience and safety of all vendors and the public.
“As part of our preparation, we have set up additional lighting systems in the area for the convenience of the vendors and shoppers,” Bugho said.
“We will also be setting up tents through the help of City Tourism and City Engineer’s Office to take care of the night market’s electricity, cleanliness and security needs,” he added.
Half of Quezon Boulevard will set as vending area and vendors will be allowed to display their wares from 7:00 in the evening until midnight.
Bugho said vendors would have to secure all the necessary permits from the city government and other concerned offices, which will be from one week to a month depending on the permit applied for by the vendor. Upon the expiration of the permit, they will renew their contract with the city government.
Meantime, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez has waived business permit fees from August 16 to 31, 2019 for vendors applying for the Night Market.
The said permit will show the designated area where the vendor is allowed to sell his merchandise to be. -C. Merin/CIO
*Street markings along Quezon Boulevard indicate where vendors will set up their stalls for the Night Market (Photos: K.E. Napala/CIO)