BAGUIO CITY (Dec. 18) — Itinerant vendors considered illegal in Baguio City may find a place to sell their wares during designated time this yuletide season as acting Vice-mayor Leandro Yangot, in his capacity as acting mayor last week signed Administrative Order 203 allowing an experimental night market in the city.
Yangot in his order dated December 15 said that while the city government is bent on completely ridding public easements of illegal vendors, the spirit of Christmas exhorts compassion and tolerance to allow the use of specific areas to accommodate itinerant vendors for their selling activities as in previous years.
The order specified the Harrison Road fronting the Melvin Jones as the venue for the night market from 7:00 P.M. To midnight on December 20, 2006 to January 20, 2007.
Yangot’s order spelled out conditions for the experimental night market. He said only city residents, whose names appear on a prepared list shall be allowed to sell as screened by a committee composed of a representative each of the POSD and the council committee on Market, Trade and Fair.
A fee of P50 shall be collected by authorized representatives of the city treasurer every night from each vendor, according to Yangot.
Earlier, Yangot issued AO 196 on the sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic device. # Lyn V. Ramo for NORDIS