More than 1,500 sidewalk vendors around Cogon public market can soon ply their trade inside the market after the owner of 858 Corporation and Task Force Hapsay Dalan held initial talks on the matter.

This development came after the task force found out that the market’s second and third floors, presently rented by the firm, are still spacious enough to accommodate the sidewalk vendors.

TF Hapsay Dalan chair Atty. Edgardo ‘Egay’ Uy said some stall holders occupy more than two stalls and even five stalls by others which is a clear violation of the city ordinance.

Atty. Uy stressed that the city government took notice on the sad plight of the sidewalk vendors as City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno is looking for a suitable place which could not cause chaotic traffic.

photo and text by Cagayan de Oro City Info Network

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