EXPLAINER: Carbon Market vendors tell City Council what caused the project’s troubles: Megawide shut them out. Kons Raymond Garcia disputes (1) process of city’s paying for MW’s loss in rentals, (2) claim that settlers own sitio Bato.

PRESIDENTS of two vendors associations told the Cebu City Council at a public hearing by its committee on finance Wednesday, March 30, a common complaint: the Carbon Market vendors were not consulted by Megawide Construction Inc. in the planning and implementation of the controversial project.VENDORS ‘EXCLUDED.’ Erwin Gok-ong, chairman of the Cebu Market Vendors Multi-purpose […]

Rama, vendors come to an agreement

CEBU City officials are expecting no more resistance from market vendors doing business at the Carbon Public Market’s ML Quezon St. side in Barangay Ermita.This after the Cebu City Government and vendors doing business in the area came to an agreement to allow the installation of railings there provided that they aren’t too near their […]

Carbon vendors stay put

CARBON market vendors have reiterated that they will not leave the area at Freedom Park and Warwick Barracks for the interim market amid a possible threat of demolition from the Cebu City Government.Carbohanong Alyansa Chairman Antonio Remedio said they will stay in their regular stalls as vendors who were against the transfer to the interim […]

Carbon vendors refuse to leave stalls

VENDORS at Freedom Park and Warwick Barracks in Cebu’s biggest wet market, Carbon, are standing their ground refusing to leave the area for the Interim Market even as the deadline for their big move expired today, Friday, March 18, 2022.At City Hall, Mayor Michael Rama said the development of Carbon Market will continue despite the […]

Carbon market vendors get reprieve

THE Cebu City Government and the contractor of the Carbon Market Modernization Project will allow vendors occupying the old Carbon Market Unit 2 to continue displaying their goods in their old stalls in Warwick Barracks and Freedom Park without additional charge while the area is not being developed yet.Market Administrator Raquel Bohol-Arce said on Wednesday, […]

Carvajal: Anesthesia

Anesthesia is insensitivity to pain induced by the injection of a drug. The anesthesia of political leaders to the suffering of millions of Filipinos is induced by the drugs of wealth and power. National anesthesia is evidenced by the refusal of presidential wannabes to form a unity slate against the administration ticket. If they were […]

Megawide, City execs award certificates to ambulant vendors

ALSO, City Market Operations Division (MOD) chief Irvin Cabales clarifies that the certificate of recognition that the City and Megawide distributed to stall owners at the Carbon Public Market does not expire after three years, contrary to what some stall owners believe OFFICIALS of the Megawide Construction Corp. and the Cebu City Government distributed certificates […]

Mandaue City VOC holds vaccine registration for market vendors

TO ENHANCE the protection of market vendors, the Mandaue City Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) conducted a vaccination registration exclusively for the market vendors and helpers on the second floor of the Mandaue City Public Market on Sept. 22, 2021. There are 64 market vendors, helpers and porters who registered for the market vaccination. The schedule […]

Editorial: Dialogue

On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (Pepp) Visayas organized a forum entitled “Jubilee for the Vendors: A Dialogue of Life and Struggle for Peace and Human Rights.” Via online platform, it was occasion for church leaders to hear the concerns of vendors’ groups and residents of Sitio Bato, Ermita who are […]

Labella tries to appease disgruntled vendors

CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella will waive the rental fees of the vendors during the relocation period as the construction for the redevelopment of Carbon Public Market starts. Labella, during the groundbreaking ceremony, said he will issue an executive order waiving the market fees for at least three years. The groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment […]