City officials recently approved the request of taho and ice cream vendors at the Lion’s Head, Kennon Road, for issuance of special permits to engage in business subject to conditions.
Under Resolution No. 352, series of 2023, local legislators stated that during the deliberations and after clarifications from invited resource persons relative to the processing and issuance of business permits in the city, they were in favor to the renewal of the earlier requested special vending permits, provided that, the vendors shall comply with the requirements and conditions in securing the said permits.
Among the conditions imposed by the council for the processing of the special permits include the fact that the vendors should secure barangay business clearance; clearance from the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO, if within the parks or clearance from the City Planning and Development Office if outside the parks; vendors shall secure clearance from the City Health Services Office (CHSO) for food stalls or products; the vendors shall pay business tax; the vendors shall submit stall plans showing smooth flow of human traffic entrance and exit; the vendors shall follow minimum public health standards; the vendors shall secure health certificates from the CHSO and the vendors shall provide proof of license that the products to be sold are safe and their sources are duly licensed.
Earlier, the council considered a letter dated April 17, 2023 of a number of taho and ice cream vendors at the Lion’s Head, Kennon Road, requesting assistance in renewing their special permits to continue selling in the said area.
These vendors were not issued the required permits because of their alleged failure to secure the appropriate documents from concerned offices of the city government that prompted them to seek the assistance of the local legislative body in doing so and to clarify with the offices that will issue them the requisites for the special permits.