09 Nov Provincial Capitol Grounds for Renovation, Vendors Ordered to Move Out
Around 74 vendors operating at the Capitol grounds of Misamis Oriental were ordered to clear out last November 7 as they have violated certain government rules.
Capitol Park In-Charge Lorna Guibone said the order was given by the Provincial Government as they planned to rehabilitate and renovate the Vicente de Lara Park.
According to Guibone, vendors have turned the park unappealing and dirty due to indisposed wastes. There were also report that some vendors were selling alcoholic beverages which Governor Yevgeny Emano recently disallowed.
Guibone stated, “Giingnan nato sila nga anytime moabot gyud ang order nga dili sa sila magbaligya kay naa rehab (rehabilitation) himoon sa parke.”
Starting on November 8, Tuesday, there will be no more stall, tents, and swarming crowds at the Capitol grounds.
The Capitol officials have been considerate to allow the vendors do their business and earn money but vendors abused and violated the agreements, Guibone said.
Vendors eventually raised their own tents, brought their appliances, turning their stalls into their actual homes.
Guibone stated, “Giplastar sila sauna pero isa lang ka basket, payong ug bangko, pero ilang giabusohan, karon diha naman sila gapuyo ug gakatulog.”
Guibone added, “Kada bulan ginamonitor sila ug giistoryahan. Gitagaan nato sila og kuryente pero ilang mga appliances ila nang gidala. Nag negosyo pud sila sa tubig gikan sa kapitolyo nga wala mananghid. Atong mga tanom looy kaayo and daghan basura nga ilabog sa mga namalit.”
Vendors have wasted multiple chances given by the Provincial Government, Guibone said.
For vendors to operate regularly, they pay P20 to P30 a day to the Capitol officials.
Guibone said, “Maka-income ang Capitol pero giunsa man pud nila ang buhi-uhi nga gihatag sa kapitolyo nga nagpasulabi man sila.”
She added, “Naay gapamaligya karon diha pero kami ra pud ilang bantayan kay abugon man gyud na sila sa mga capitol guards.”
Capitol officials met on Tuesday afternoon to address the situation of the vendors.
News Source: Sun.Star