Mayor Reminds Roving Vendors to Stay-off CBD
May 9, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week spearheaded a meeting between the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA), Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) and representatives of ambulant vendors to thresh-out matters on vending policies being implemented citywide.
The chief executive stressed roving vendors are allowed to sell if they follow strictly the guidelines crafted by the city government.
Domogan stressed, “roving vendors are not allowed to sell within the Central Business District (CBD) which is strictly prohibited under the guidelines approved by the BCMA.”
“We will be implementing continuous clearing operations on all sidewalks including our parks that is why we came up with the guidelines on ambulant vendors who will be allowed to sell in the barangays,” he said.
As per guidelines, the privilege to sell as a roving vendor is exclusively for bonafide residents of the city and screened by the task force.
They will be covered by proper Identification (ID’s) issued by the city government which is non-transferable and should conform to health and safety measures.
Roving vendors are required to secure pre-requisite documents prior to issuance of special permits which is renewable every three months.
Once an ID of a vendor is confiscated for an offense or violation, it can no longer be re-claimed and the special permit issued is revoked.
Domogan said, “the POSD personnel will not apprehend roving vendors unless they cooperate with the city and follow the guidelines set.”
The mayor said vendors of the night market, Burnham Park and other city parks are disqualified to avail of the privilege to sell as a roving vendor to give fair and equal share of livelihood opportunities among residents./Paul Rillorta