Mula sa tindahan ng mga melon at singkamas, yung mga pwesto ng pinya at niyog, pwesto ng tindahan ng panotsa at gatas ng kambing at kalabaw, hanggang sa kaloob-looban ng pwesto ng mga walis at sampalok, yung bilihan ng mga abububot na paninda at sari-saring mga kendi na paninda rin or wholesale. Apektado ata sila dito sa pangyayaring ito!
at eto naman ang balita sa wikang banyaga…
The city government of Manila, through chief of staff Ric de Guzman, has ordered the closure of a private market which has been operating in violation of city regulations.
Tasked by De Guzman to implement the order were department of public services chief, Ret. Col. Carlos Baltazar, market chief Efleda Castro and city administrator Jesus Mari Marzan, who served notice to the operators of the Asuncion Market in Divisoria to cease operations until further notice.
Baltazar said the city government could not take over the said market owing to a pending court case between its owner and Councilor Dennis Alcoreza who has been operating it.
It was learned that Alcoreza and the owner of the market are in a tug-of-war over its ownership.
According to Baltazar, the operation of the market under Alcoreza is illegal, since it is not backed by the necessary franchise and has not been paying the city its dues.
Marzan, meanwhile, said that the some 200 stall holders peddling their wares in the said market have been paying Alcoreza fees ranging from P100 to P200 a day.