In a bid to maintain the result of the recently concluded road clearing operations, flower vendors are no longer allowed on sidewalks, in anticipation of the upcoming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The Public Safety and Transportation Management announced last Friday the banning of vendors on sidewalks.
“There will be no selling of flowers in our sidewalks and roads and entrances in public or private cemeteries. We will not allow those who put up structures and sell flowers in cemeteries,” states Jeck Conlu, Head of the Public Safety and Transportation Management, in an article by the Philippine News Agency.
According to Conlu, there are designated areas for flower vendors. Public plazas, public markets, and a private property along Iznart Street can accommodate them. Moreover, the Public Safety and Transportation Management Head also reminded vendors to pay for necessary permits. A special permit must be obtained from the Iloilo City Business Permits and Licensing Office as well as a Barangay Permit. The necessary permits cost Php 200 and Php 100, respectively. Conlu also reminded vendors to report any excess amount being charged.
The advisory was relayed to around 500 flower vendors.