By Paulo Loreto Lim
The head of the Iloilo City Public Safety and Traffic Management Office (PSTMO) said they are projecting around 200 flower vendors for this year’s All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observances, which runs from November 1 to 2.
“We are just waiting for the BPLO (Business Permits and Licensing Office), if they can issue a special business permit,” said PSTMO head Jeck Conlu, noting vendors will only be allowed to sell after acquiring a special permit.
“We will mark the areas where vendors can sell flowers so, on October 28, they can start selling until November 1,” he explained.
Conlu also pointed out, designated areas for selling flowers include the Iloilo Central Market, along Iznart Street and Aldeguer Street; Jaro Plaza; Mandurriao Plaza; La Paz Market; and Arevalo Market.
Meanwhile, roads around the vendor areas will also be cleared, starting October 28, to ensure the observances run smoothly.
“We will clear our roads of illegally parked vehicles and any obstructions,” Conlu said./WDJ