BAGUIO CITY – Baguio mayor Mauricio Domogan disclosed in his weekly Ugnayan last Wednesday that officers of the different association in the night market livelihood program at Harrison Road have volunteered to police the operation of the night market.
A number of willful vendors have been observed violating rules and regulations in the operation of night market despite constant reminding and warming them of their violations by the Public Order and /ety Division personnel.
At present, there are only ten POSD personnel assigned to man the whole stretch of Harrison Road and implement the rules and regulations of night market.
Considering that around one thousand stalls are being monitored by the POSD personnel, additional manpower is needed, thus, the different association in the night market initiated to augment manpower by providing volunteer marshals.
Domogan will be giving the volunteer marshals the authority to implement the rules and regulations of night market along with the POSD personnel.
“The volunteer marshals are of great help to the city government in implementing the rules and regulations and at the same time in controlling peace and order in the said area,” stressed Domogan.
For the meantime, while there is still no final lists of volunteers marshals, POSD chief Paul Cambod urged the officials of the night market association and some volunteer marshals to police their own rank and submit a report to his office for any violation committed by the vendors which will be used as basis for any proper action of the city./Jho Arranz