Bacolod City government regulation of the “One-by-One” meter space for vendors from the gutter that used to be applied to the major markets in the city is now enforced in the various “talipapas” in the barangay level around Bacolod, a press release from the city said.
“One-on-one” means one meter from the gutter and one meter across – a square within which, the vendors may display and sell their products to the buying public, executive assistant for Markets Ernie Pineda said.
The regulation has been announced to vendors in the major markets, and is now extended to include the “talipapas” for the benefit of consumers, and vendors in the barangays, the press release said.
The pilot area is Brgy. Estefania, Pineda said.
Their campaign has reached as far as the markets in the Sum-ag area after the recent Bays Center meeting with market officials attended by, among others, Caesar Beloria, Pineda, and Max Sillo of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.
Beloria reminded market officers to disseminate information regarding this campaign in order to clean up market premises of unwanted makeshift roofing like “toldas” and recommended the use of umbrellas instead.
Also encouraged the vendors to help keeping the markets clean by disposing their own garbage properly, the press release said.
Meanwhile, Councilor Dindo Ramos noted that vendors’ non compliance to the one-by-on rule has led to stalled traffic and difficulty for both pedestrians and commuters.*