The Bacolod City government will start regulating vending to protect the vendors from being deprived of their source of livelihood.
City Ordinance No. 1009 or the Ordinance Regulating Vending in the City of Bacolod, which was authored by Councilor Celia Flor, covers all vendors operating in Bacolod.
Under the measure, vending shall be allowed in designated areas specified in this ordinance, thought it exempted registered vendors located inside public markets who have established business locations, have permits and are paying appropriate business taxes to the city government.
Along with the certification, all vendors are required to wear identification cards prescribed by the Local Market Committee, which is in charge of validation and accreditation of the street vendors’ associations and its members and assign vendors to their respective vending areas.
Among the vending spaces are: Gallardo Street cor. La Salle Avenue up to the University of St. La Salle Gate 1, along North Capitol Road up to cor. of Aguinaldo St., designated areas along Gatuslao, Gonzaga, Luzuriaga streets, inside the public plaza, Bonifacio St., and south side of Ballesteros Street.
Vendors must also ensure and maintain their workplaces through proper waste segregation and disposal methods, and ensure unobstructed flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.*