City Hall dialogues with ukay-ukay sellers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 November 2015 11:52

Pending the investigation of the fire incident and the reopening of the Magay area inside the waterfront market complex, licensed ukay-ukay (used clothing) vendors will be temporarily transferred to the Sta. Cruz market.

This was the agreement reached during a meeting convened by the City Administrator’s Office last Saturday with the ukay-ukay vendors affected by the fire incident in Magay October 31.

The vendors’ immediate transfer to Sta. Cruz market is purposely not to disrupt their business activities.

Once verified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office as affected by the conflagration, those with business permits or collection payment on record with the City Treasurer’s Office may transfer immediately.

It is the concern of the vendors and the City Government as well that the re-opening of the Magay area will take some time pending the probe undertaken by the Department of Interior and Local Government and the City Legal Office and the preparation of the area.

The dialogue with the vendors was spearheaded by the market supervisors and Jojo Abdussalam from the Office of the City Mayor.

The affected vendors will return to Magay as soon as the area is ready for occupancy anew.

In the meantime, the City Administrator’s office in cooperation with the City Police Office have tightened security measures and the implementation of the market ordinance inside the waterfront market. — Sheila Covarrubias