No vending at Bacolod
Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, who heads Task Force All Saints’ Day, said they will enforce a “no vending policy” at all Bacolod City cemeteries. He noted, however, vendors will be allowed to sell flowers in front of the Bacolod North Public Cemetery, located along Burgos Street.
The city official pointed out, the resolution seeking to permit vendors to sell flowers along some public roads during the upcoming All Souls’ and All Saints’ Day observances passed the Sangguniang Panlungsod and will allow vendors to sell in front of the said cemetery and at the Bacolod Public Plaza on November 1 and 2 only.
He clarified, the sale of candles, food, and other products aside from flowers are prohibited from the said areas.
The Bacolod City Traffic Authority Office will also implement a traffic rerouting scheme in front of the Bacolod Public Cemetery and at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park. The new traffic pattern will be utilized beginning at 12:01 a.m. on November 1 and will run through November 2.
In addition, around 200 traffic enforcers will be deployed to several public and private cemeteries during the observances.
Last week, in an effort to maintain clear and unobstructed roads, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas affirmed flower vendors would not be allowed to sell flowers at cemetery entrances during the upcoming observances.
“Ang mga entrance pasulod sa mga sementaryo diri, private man ukon public, indi namon pag-allow magbutang sang structure nga mabaligya sang mga bulak and candles (Cemetery entrances here, whether public or private, we will not allow the placement of structures to sell flowers and candles),” stated Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu. “Ang maga baligya outside dira dakpon naton (Any items being sold outside cemeteries will be confiscated).”
The PSTMO official said vendors will be permitted to sell at public markets, district plazas, and at the property owned by Don Alfonso Tan located at the corner of Iznart-Arroyo Streets in the city’s City Proper district./DGB, WDJ