June 20, 2024

City officials recently amended Resolution 637, s. 2022 to include or extend the privilege earlier granted to newspaper stand vendors and watch repair shop proprietors to peanuts, corn vendors and the like who have been operating with valid permits until Dec. 31, 2022.
Under Resolution 86, s. 2023, the city council stated the committee on laws, human rights, and justice, in its 2nd indorsement dated Feb. 1, recommended to amend the resolution to include in the title the phrase “and extending the privilege also to other vendors of peanuts, corn and the like who have been operating with valid permits until Dec. 31, 2022.”
Aligned with Executive Order 193, s. 2020, which was issued on Dec. 29, 2020 regulating newspaper and other small item repair stands operating on sidewalks within the city, the council passed Resolution 694, s. of 2020 which supported the agreement between the Permits and Licensing Division of the City Mayor’s Office and the newspaper stand vendors and watch repair proprietors for six months extension from January 2021 to June 2021, on the stay of the latter at their current locations to give them ample time to comply with the 0.6-meter setback from the sidewalks or to find a relocation place before implementing DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-145.
During the citizen’s forum segment of the council’s regular session on Jan. 23, concerned citizens informed the local legislative body regarding the concern and the appeal for inclusion of other vendors in Resolution 637, s. 2022.
Earlier, the body tasked concerned offices of the local government to look for other suitable areas where the vendors would be relocated permanently to help in addressing their concerns for them to be provided with feasible relocation areas where they will be able to pursue their trade. – PIO release