July 24, 2024

The city government has completed the first two of the four satellite market projects built in four barangays.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Nov. 23, led the inauguration of the newly constructed satellite markets at Bayan Park Village and Middle Quezon Hill together with Councilor Jose Molintas, City Building Official Johnny Degay, and the barangay officials headed by punong barangays Melvin Cortez of Bayan Park Village and Editha Ibarra of Middle Quezon Hill.
The mayor said two similar projects are being built, particularly in Dominican and San Vicente barangays.
The four structures cost P13 million funded by the city under the Annual Investment Plan.
The mayor said the construction of satellite markets in the different districts was among the projects prioritized by the city with the aim of bringing basic necessities closer to the communities.
This will also help decongest the central business district as residents no longer need to go to the city public market to buy their needs.
Satellite markets also can also buoy economic activity by encouraging micro-business ventures.
The city has a pending plan to build a modern satellite market at Gibraltar envisioned to serve as a template for similar projects in strategic areas in the city.
CBAO Planning Division Head Samuel Salvador said they hope the multi-million project which was presented to the city council in 2021 could take off once issues involving the land are resolved. – Aileen P. Refuerzo