TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Following the recent flag-raising ceremony, Mayor Darwin Estrañero, councilors Kristian Wandag and Castor Cayaba, and representatives from the various departments of the city government conducted an inspection of the various food stands in front of the Tabuk City National High School (TCNHS), Tabuk City Central School (TCCS), and St. Theresita’s School (STS).
The purpose of the inspection, according to Estrañero, was to ensure that the stall owners stay at the designated areas and that the food they are selling complies with health standards. He also made instructions that only those who have been previously listed at the Business Permits and Licensing Office are permitted to sell in the area.
Additionally, it was suggested that all registered booth owners would be referred to the Department of Labor and Employment, for possible provision of uniformed tents in addition to their assigned stall numbers.
The mayor also reiterated the need for proper waste segregation in the area and the provision of the necessary garbage cans for waste disposal.
“Dapat ada pagkabilan tayu iti basura. And we have to educate them (vendors) nu kas anu ag-segregate,” he said.
In their letter, the TCCS faculty and staff sought the city’s help in relation to the merchants who set up shop next to the school’s wall.
They claimed that some students would scale the school fence just to buy from them, even during class, which they fear could result in accidents.
Mobile sellers of motorcycle parts and accessories also asked for permission to set up shop along the highway and the mayor suggested they might be able to occupy one end of the spaces set aside for them but the same is subject to the approval of the core group.
To iron out all the issues, a meeting between the core group of the city government and the vendors was planned to take place soon.