Displaced Bacolod vendors to get financial assistance

first_imgThe clearing of the streets complies with the Department of theInterior and Local Government Memorandum Circular 2019-121 issued by Interior secretaryEduardo Año. BACOLOD City – Sidewalk vendorsin the downtown area affected by road clearing operations will receivefinancial assistance of P5,000 each from the city government. “It is still our desire to help them to the maximum extent possible. Weare prepared to assist them on a short, medium and long-term basis,” he added. Vendors at Libertad South Market who occupied the Amelia-MercedesStreets for many years returned to their spaces in the Libertad Market Annex. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said on Thursday the vendors have been relocatedfrom the downtown area to the Vendors Plaza and the city hopes to provideassistance as they transition to another place of business.   Initially, around 400 vendors were moved from the downtown area to themarket at the reclamation area, but Leonardia said he has asked for an officiallist to determine who can receive the financial assistance.      CLEARING OF CANALS. Men from the Department of Public Services, City Legal Office-Enforcement Team, and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conduct the de-clogging of canals and drainage systems at the Vendors Plaza in Bacolod City on Wednesday (September 12, 2019). Hundreds of vendors affected by the road clearing in the downtown area are being moved to the market facility in the reclamation area. Bacolod City PIO Last month, nearly 170 vendors occupying Burgos and Daniel RamosStreets have been removed and transferred inside the Burgos North Public Marketwhile 95 fish vendors selling on Ballesteros Street in the downtown area were movedto the Central Market. Aside from this, City Administrator Juan Orola Jr. also coordinatedwith the Department of Labor and Employment to identify which of the agency’sprogram can be availed by affected sidewalk vendors. The city government will use fund from its Philippine CharitySweepstakes Office share, he added.  In his order dated July 29, Año gave mayors 60 days “to exercise theirpowers essential to reclaim public roads which are being used for private ends,and in the process rid them of illegal structures and constructions.”(With areport from PNA/PN)last_img

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