BACOLOD City – Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda called the attention of ukay-ukay vendors who set up their stalls along Araneta Street on New Year’s Day.
Pineda said the vendors did business illegally – they had no permits.
The vendors setting up their stalls along one of the city’s major thoroughfares caused traffic congestion, especially in the afternoon, the city hall official said.
According to a report Pineda received, the vendors have been doing business there beginning early morning of Jan. 1.
Pineda, head of the city’s Markets and Sectoral Concerns division, said his personnel were not able to check on the vendors because they had no work that day.
He added that he scheduled a dialogue with the vendors to make sure that the incident won’t happen again.
Pineda also said he will refer the matter to the City Legal Office for further appropriate action./PN