Zamboanga: IBT rakes in P2.9M in night market rental, parking fees

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The Integrated Bus Terminal, one of the city’s economic enterprises has reported an income of more than P1M from rental fees for the IBT Night Market in less than 5 months.

Mayor John Dalipe, through his spokesperson Liza Jocson said the IBT likewise collected P1.88M in parking fees both from arriving buses and the special parking for night market from May 1, 2022 to April 11, 2023.

The P1,017,800 collection from the IBT night market covers the period from May 1, 2022 to April 11, 2023.

“By helping our people recover economically, they are also contributing to the coffers of the local government to help serve the public better. A perfect win-win partnership at work,” Jocson said, quoting the mayor, during the City Hall press briefing Tuesday morning.

The IBT Night Market opened late last year and was one of Mayor Dalipe’s initiatives to help small-time entrepreneurs recover from the losses they incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other night markets are set up in Rizal Street downtown, Baban Street in Baliwasan, J.S. Alano Street for vegetable vendors and Mercado Street for used clothing, shoes and other stuff. (Sheila Covarrubias, photo courtesy of CMO-PIO)

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page)

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