City Hall extends travelling merchants permit Print
Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:32

By: R.G. Antonet Go


The City Government yesterday extended the stay of the out-of-town traveling merchants to enable them to earn additional income as their  sale was tremendously affected by the heavy rains to inclement weather.

Benjie Barredo, chief of City Permits and Licensing Division, said in an interview that the merchants, who were given special privilege to sell their wares at R.T. Lim Boulevard from September 30 up to October 31, were given extension until November 3.

“These merchants have asked for an extension because their sales were affected by the rains and some of their items were damaged during the storm surge,” Barredo told Zamboanga times in an interview.

At present, there are 60 traveling merchants that were given special permit by the city government. They paid P8,000 each for the said permit.

Barredo said the city government will not charge them with additional fees.

Traveling merchants came all the way from Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Albay, Lamitan, and other cities. They brought with them their products such as jewelries, food, plants, house wares, and other indigenous items.

The permits and licensing chief said that out of the many fiesta activities during the Hermosa Festival, the out-of-town merchants business is the only activity which is income generating for the city.  (R.G. A A. Go)