TABUK CITY, Kalinga – At least 53 sidewalk vendors who operate near Tabuk City National High School in Dagupan received their new set of stall equipment given by the city government. Mayor Darwin Estrañero turned over the equipment to the recipients at the city gymnasium on July 5.
Each beneficiary received a stall package consisting of a set of plastic chairs, an ice box, a tent, and a convertible table.
Estrañero said the city government requested the equipment from the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) after noticing the poor quality of the ambulant vendors’ makeshift stalls along the national road.
The mayor expressed concern over the untidy appearance of the stalls fronting the City Hall which, he said, detracted from the streetscape’s clean aesthetics, as well as obstructed the pleasant view of the trees along the road.
He reminded the beneficiaries to take good care of these provided stall equipment, ensure cleanliness and adhere to the city’s selling rules and regulations. Failure to do so, he said, may result in the forfeiture of their stall and removal from their designated areas.
“Dawaten mi ti cooperation yu. Sarimetmetan yu dagita naited kenya yu. Kitaen yu bassit ta sumurot kayu kadagiti paglintegan ti panaglako ken maintain cleanliness. Nu saan kayo sumurot bawi-en mi dagita ken ikkaten kayu pay idyay,” the mayor said. By Rod Asurin