46 market stalls up for application-A A +A
Friday, March 28, 2014
THE Iloilo City Market Committee said Friday that there are 46 stalls declared as vacant and they will be accepting application forms from those interested.
City Administrator Norlito Bautista said the city cancelled all delinquent market contracts and declared the stalls now ready for application. Those interested may seek the application form through the market in charge.
Baustista said the city’s terminal market was the first to be inspected and evaluated by the committee.
Out of the 28 stalls at the de Leon wing, 21 were declared vacant. Of the 21 stalls at the Rizal wing (behind the terminal market), 13 stalls were declared vacant, while at Fuentes wing, 12 were declared vacant out of 17 stalls.
The market committee will also inspect and evaluate peripheral market stalls along Mabini and inside the market.
The terminal market has a total of 177 stalls awarded to original stall holders. However, the committee finds out the stalls were subleased to other persons in gross violation of the contract in not allowing sublease and rental of other persons to the original stall awardees.
Bautista said they are set to complete the inspection of all market stalls in the terminal market in compliance with the directive of City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog calling for order at the city’s seven public markets.
The committee has started its investigation of the terminal market management and the slaughterhouse at Tacas, Jaro district and will submit its recommendations to Mabilog before the end of March.
Bautista said the markets were placed under the supervision of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO).
Aside from the terminal market, other markets under the supervision of LEEO are the central public market, public markets in Arevalo, La Paz, Jaro big market, Jaro small market, Mandurriao, and the Iloilo slaughterhouse, and Molo bus terminal covered by provisions of Regulation Ordinance 2009-316 or the Iloilo City Market and Slaughterhouse Code of 2009.
The terminal market has 177 registered stalls, central market with 97, Arevalo 62, La Paz 20, Jaro big market 48, Jaro small market 32 and Mandurriao 42, all paying a monthly rental dues with the City Government.