Oct 1, 2020

New public market in Brooke’s Point opens

The wet market stalls of Brooke's Point public market

A new public market for residents of Brooke’s Point town, southern Palawan is now open.

Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano said they rushed to finish the wet market section after the old market was burned down in February this year.

“Initially ‘yong first phase para sa wet market ay may budget tayong P20 million para sa two-storey. Ngayon ginagawa na rin ‘yong second floor para naman sa mga vegetables,” she said.

Feliciano said the construction of the market started two years ago but got stalled due to their hosting of various events.

“‘Yong wet market na ‘yan nasimulan two years ago na, nasunugan kami di ba? Kaya talagang minadali natin na matapos agad, medyo mahirap kasi matagal na dapat natapos ‘yan na-delay lang ng na-delay dahil may palarong panlalawigan. Pero ngayon atleast tapos na,” the mayor said.

The old market is more than 30 years already and does not have a water treatment facility so the municipal government decided to put up a new public market, Feliciano pointed out.

“Minadali rin natin na ma reconstruct ulit ang mga nasunog para makabalik na sa pagnenegosyo ang ating mga vendors,” she said.

She also said that after the market is completed, a market mall will soon be constructed.

“Itong mga nasunog ay pansamantala ay gagawin namin.May market mall din kaming sisimulan after ng election awa ng Diyos,”she added.

She said that the newly-opened market will provide comfort and safety for both vendors and their customers.

“Gusto namin ay maganda ang kondisyon ng tinitindahan nila dati ay napaka init pagkatapos ‘yong mga tao ay delikado din dahil kung minsan ay may mga butas, ngayon ay talagang naka pipe na siya atleast ay ligtas na sila,” she said.

Feliciano said Brooke’s Point ranked third regionwide in terms of infrastructure project accomplishments.

We do not focus our projects in the town proper only but also in the villages, she said.

“At saka marami tayong ginagawa hindi lang ‘yan. Ito ‘yong dahilan kung bakit kami number 3 ngayon sa buong MIMAROPA region pagdating sa infrastructure. E kasi talagang massive ang mga infra projects namin hindi lang po dito sa bayan ngunit maging sa mga sitios po at barangays ay pina-prioritize namin.Minsan nga po ay wala na kaming ground-breaking kasi ‘yong ating mga projects ay sabay sabay, mga kalsada tapos ‘yong ating 15 na covered courts natin ay sabay-sabay, solar driers, at electrification 12 na kalsada,” Feliciano said.

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