City plans to build talipapa buildings

City council is deliberating a proposed ordinance establishing satellite markets or Talipapa (file photo)

The City Council is working on a plan to provide assistance to “talipapa” vendors around the city by providing building and stalls that have adequate water and power supply.

City Councilor Gregorio Ventura, through a proposed ordinance, said the scheme will allow vendors to lease spaces on the buildings that will be built by the city government.

He said that this is also an “income generation” for the city government and at the same time giving the “talipapa” vendors a safer place for their business.

“Magpapatayo kami ng building para sa mga talipapa tapos uupa na sila doon, para mas maganda ‘yung bebentahan nila,” said Ventura.

Ventura said that the city council also wants to secure the sufficiency of the water supply of the “talipapa” vendors and make sure that all vendors will comply with all the papers, permits and licenses required by the city government.

“Maganda na rin ‘yun na doon sila uupa sa building na ipapatayo para naman hindi gawa sa light materials, safe sila from fire,” said Ventura.

Along with the proposed regulation of “talipapa” is the strict selling of wet and dry goods only.

“Kasama rin sa planong regulation, ipagbabawal na rin natin ‘yung mga nasa talipapa na nagbebenta ng mga ukay-ukay, marami kasing ganyan dito sa city,” said Ventura.

The plan of the city government is to construct a building in the barangay wherein the vendors will lease a space and should comply with the requirements of licenses and permits of the city government.

The building construction which hopes to commence in 2018 will be in a joint venture agreement between the city government and the barangay.

“Hindi pa natin alam kung magagawa o ma-implement agad ‘yan ngayong year, probably 2018 pa,” said Ventura.

The ordinance will be tackled by the committee on public order and safety.

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