The municipal council of Aborlan is probing vendors’ complaints about the current condition of the town’s public market.
During a meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, February 8, vendors at the municipal public market aired their concern about lack of water supply in the slaughterhouse and stray dogs scattering feces in random directions.
These are reportedly making it hard for public market vendors to do business, according to Councilor Arnel Ortega.
“Kaya kami nandito pra i-consolidate lahat ng mga reklamo na nakakarating sa amin at titignan namin kung ano ang magagawa ng Sanggunian,” Councilor Arnel Ortega said.
Councilor Rafael Ortega Jr., on the other hand, told the Committee his office also received reports that most of the “lechon” (roasted pig) being sold in the municipal market does not pass through the checking of the meat inspectors in the slaughterhouse.
“Karamihan ng nagtitinda ng lechon dito ay hindi raw dumadaan sa slaughter house, so gaano nakakasiguro ang mamamayan ng Aborlan na ang kinakain nilang lechon ay malinis kung walang certification na nanggaling sa meat inspector natin?,” Councilor Rafael asked.
Councilor Roger Jagmis, meanwhile, asked about the implementation of the municipal ordinance on stray dogs.
“Kakabigay lang ng balita na marami raw kumakalat na dumi ng aso. Ibig sabihin maraming aso na pagala-gala dito, diba may ordinansa tayo?” Jagmis asked.
But Councilor Marvin Madeja said the ordinance regulating stray dogs is still awaiting approval by the municipal council.
Madeja also cited reports of theft crimes in the public market and called for the installation of CCTV facilities to protect the public.
“Minsan isa sa mga nagtitinda ng isda ay nasalisihan daw kaya sana maging priority project ito sa bayan ng Aborlan, lalo na dito sa pamilihang bayan ang paglalagay ng CCTV para lahat ay walang kawala,” Madeja said.