CITY COUNCIL REJECTS MARKET STUDY OF EBB PUBLIC MARKET
The City Council thru Resolution No. 26 (series of 2010) has rejected the Market Study of Finasia Land or any entity that seeks to oust genuine stakeholders at the East Bajac-Bajac Public Market and has also re-affirmed the city’s commitment to the general welfare of the public.
“In light of the misinformation perpetuated by unscrupulous non-stakeholders or those who seek to sow disunity in the community, and whose negative disinformation is aimed at stunting the City’s well-meaning initiatives, the Sangguniang Panlungsod deems this measure indispensable to affirm its profound commitment to its constituents,” said Councilor Ellen Dabu, who sponsored the resolution.
It can be recalled that on April 15, 2009, the City Council approved Resolution no. 5o series of 2009 Series of 2009, which mainly sought to redevelop the East Bajac Bajac Public Market (“EBB Market”) for the primary benefit of the people who conducts and derives their livelihood at the marketplace.
Similarly, Resolution No. 70 series of 2009 was approved by the City Council last May 27, 2009, for the purpose of maximizing the livelihood-and-job generating potential of the East Bajac Bajac Public Market (“EBB Market”), but placing emphasis on the need to ensure, to the fullest extent viable, a real and meaningful participation from its authentic stakeholders such as genuine stallholders, salesmen and retailers who must be protected.
“Huwag po tayong maniniwala sa mga sinasabi ng iba na ang nais ay sirain lamang ang kapayapan sa lungsod. Mahalaga po sa amin na protektahan ang kapakanan ng mamamayan. Ang pag-unlad o progreso ay isang bagay na hindi natin mapipigilan. Ngunit yan po ay gagawin natin ng sama-sama. Kaya nga nagsasagawa ang GORDON HELPS caravan ng konsultasyon sa mga barangay at sa iba’t-ibang sektor ng lipunan upang malaman ang saloobin ng mamayan dahil sa huli ang kapakanan pa rin ng publiko ang ating ipaglalaban,” wika ni Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr.