from the government sectors, and media yesterday, Oct. 3, 2004, inspected
the three major markets of the city. Libertad, Burgos and Central, on the
occasion of the Vendor's Day Celebration.
Bacolod Central Market won, per the tabulated
results of the judges rating the three markets as it was found to be the
cleanest and the vendors were united in keeping the market as a pleasant
venue for trade. The vendors association in the market is obviously a
group of cooperative individuals as evidenced by their collective effort
to decorate and keep their stalls as clean as possible for their
inspection of the judges.
The 2nd place went to Libertad Market. There was
some degree of cooperation among the vendors, who also tried to keep their
stalls in order. The relative congestion of the place, however, did not
allow their efforts to be effective. It was noted that the area
surrounding the market was cleaner than usual and garbage was no longer
Burgos Market was in the last category. It was
noted by the judges that the vendors outside the market, along Cuneta
Extension, refuse to use the 60 stalls inside that belonged to the project
of then Congressman Orola. The stalls are presently idle and used for
storing coconut husks, drying cassava, and other activities that they were
not intended for.
It was generally noted that drainage is a
prevailing problem in all market, and that it would be more hygienic if
more faucets were installed in the wet market sections. (CMO-PIO)