Zamboanga City LGU accommodates 398 vendors at the J.S. Alano Night Market


Upon orders of Mayor John Dalipe, the City Administrator’s Office Tuesday morning convened a meeting of concerned offices to firm up regulations and ensure the smooth operation of the J.S. Alano Street Night Market for farmers/ vegetable vendors, as stipulated under Executive Order No. JD 2023-026.

The meeting, co-presided by Assistant City Administrators Cesar Raz and Rodolfo Saavedra Jr., sought to reinforce measures for traffic rerouting, scheme or mode of payment of fees and the partition and segregation of vendors and farmers by barangay at the J.S. Alano night market which is operational 10pm to 4am.

Present during the meeting held at the City Hall conference room were representatives from the City Legal Office, General Services office, City Engineer, City Treasurer, City Health, City Environment and Natural Resources and the Business Permits and Licensing Office.

Based on the initial count of the City Administrator’s Office, a total of 398 farmers/ vendors will be accommodated at the J.S. Alano Night Market. The farmers/ vendors are from La Paz, Bolong Upland, Lumayang, Tolosa, Ayala, Baluno, Cawit, Sinunuc, Sinubong, Patalon and Limpapa.

The J.S. Alano Night Market is the fourth that was established under the Dalipe administration –all intended to help small time entrepreneurs including farmers/ vendors to recoup losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The others are located in Rizal Street, IBT in Divisoria, Baban Street in Baliwasan and Mercado Street for ukay-ukay vendors.

Meanwhile, the meeting also discussed about the opening of another night market near the Butterfly Garden at the Pasonanca Park within the month and the proposed phase 3 of the IBT night market among others.

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page, photo courtesy by Kathy Wee Sit)

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