Market Supervisor denies illegal market collections PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:39

by Vic Larato


Market Supervisor Nathaniel “Nonong” Asuncion has denied categorically the reported illegal collection at the main public market, saying that such is only a story he himself has heard since he was yet a teenager.

“No hay verdad ese issue. I deny categorically any illegal collections other than that of the City Trreasurer,” Asuncion said at Monday’s press briefing in City Hall, stressing further that no less than the market vendors themselves denied anybody collecting illegal fees from them.

“To my understanding, este istoria teenager pa yo. When I came in as market supervisor, I made my investigation and found out it is not true,” he said.

However, the market supervisor explained that there are in fact certain collections at the market but these are not illegal like the daily loan amortization of the market vendors and those made by the City Treasurer’s Office.

He surmised that the daily loan amortization of market vendors might have been misconstrued or misunderstood as illegal collection by suspected unscrupulous persons at the waterfront public market.

Nonetheless, if ever there really is illegal collection, Asuncion appealed for help, especially from the media, to give the names of whoever are involved or other details about the alleged illegal collections at the main market.-(Vic Larato)