Flower vendors banned from cemetery sidewalks

first_img“Angmagabaligya outside dira dakpon naton,” he added. Ilonggos traditionally mark AllSaints’ Day and All Souls’ Day by going to cemeteries to pay respects to theirdead family members, relatives and friends. They offer flowers and prayers, andlight candles./PN Conlu said the fees are: P100 forbarangay permit, P200 for special business permit, plus a certain amountelectricity connection if the vendors would like to have one. ILOILO City – Selling flowers andcandles along sidewalks leading to cemeteries, public or private, this Nov. 1and 2 (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day) here is prohibited. The only areas where flower and candlevendors are allowed to do business in this southern city are public markets andpublic plazas, according to city government’s Public Safety and TransportationManagement Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu. There are an estimated 168 flowervendors in the City Proper; in the whole city, there are around 500, saidConlu. Beginning January 2020, Treñas alsoannounced recently, all district plazas would be off-limits to all kinds oftrade fairs and fiesta activities. In the City Proper, these vendorswould be accommodated in the property of businessman Alfonso Tan (along theintersection of Iznart and Arroyo streets) from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, said Conlu.center_img “The entrance of cemeteries, bothpublic and private, must be free from obstructions, too. No vendors will beallowed,” said Conlu. Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the PSTMOto make sure all roads and sidewalks, especially those leading to cemeteries,are free from obstructions. All PSTMO personnel will be requiredto work from Oct.30 to Nov.2. This policy is in keeping withPresidential Decree 1216 which provides that parks are for public use andtherefore “beyond the commerce of men.” The city government has startedaccepting applications for special permits allowing flower and candle vendorsto do business in public plazas and markets. As ordered by President RodrigoDuterte, the city government has been seeing to it that all public roads andsidewalks are free from obstructions that include sidewalk vendors.last_img

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