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New ordinance regulates vending in Bacolod

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A vending policy governing all peddlers in Bacolod City is now in effect.

City Ordinance No. (CO) 1009, series of 2022, defines “peddlers” as vendors who sell food and non-food products from stalls or mobile vehicles such as food trucks, motorcycles, tricycles, pedicabs, and the like, and who are directly or indirectly connected with food preparation and handling.

“As policy, vending shall be allowed in designated areas specified in CO 1009,” Councilor Celia Flor, the proponent of the ordinance, said. (https://bit.ly/3Vrlzd3)

“It shall not include registered vendors inside city public markets who have established business locations, have permits and are paying appropriate business taxes to the city government,” added Flor.

The councilor said she authored the ordinance in response to an urgent need to protect vendors’ livelihoods, as well as the rights of consumers and citizens, from the negative effects of the current economic and health crises.

The qualified peddlers must adhere to the assignment of vending spaces along the designated routes:

-From Gallardo Street corner La Salle Avenue up to University of Saint La Salle Gate 1 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

-North Capitol Road up to corner of Aguinaldo Street (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

-Gatuslao Street bounded by Jollibee Luzuriaga and corner Ballesteros (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

-Gonzaga Street bounded by Amar Plaza and Chinky’s (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

-Luzuriaga Street bounded by PNB and Greenwich (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

-Inside Bacolod City Public Plaza (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

-Bonifacio Street (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.); and

-South side of Ballesteros Street (8. a.m. to 9 p.m.)

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