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Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco during the linggo ng kabataan / Navotas PIO

Navotas celebrates Linggo ng Kabataan

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The Navotas City government celebrated Linggo ng Kabataan on August 12-16, 2019 through a series of activities dedicated to the Navoteño youth. Some 54 students from public and private secondary schools in the city were given the opportunity ...

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Isko berates MPD Station 9 policemen

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Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso berated policemen at Manila Police District (MPD) Station 9 for failing to address an illegal terminal near the Ospital ng Maynila early Sunday. As the Manila Mayor was doing his rounds, he n...

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Belmonte to balance the welfare of illegal vendors, maintaining QC roads

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Mayor Joy Belmonte took the required measures to strike a balance between securing the livelihood of illegal sellers and keeping order on the highways and sidewalks of Quezon City.

Belmonte said she has started holding dialogues with organized vendor groups in the city as she vowed to ensure their livelihood and to find sustainable solutions to the problem of illegal hawkers.

On Saturday, Belmonte met with a group of vendors who have requested her assistance to find a spot where they can ply their trade without the fear of being displaced or causing obstruction to pedestrians and traffic.

“The barangay where they are based has agreed to provide them with land that could accommodate around 300 vendors,” said Belmonte.

Belmonte plans to meet with each organized vendor groups in Quezon City to help craft solutions to their problems and generate support for the city’s crackdown against illegal vendors.

Belmonte also revealed that she’s also in the middle of negotiations with private markets to provide illegal vendors with affordable terms until they have the capacity to pay rent.

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