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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, January 4, 2019
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‘Ukay-ukay sale not authorized’


Executive assistant Ernie Pineda yesterday said no city government personnel had authorized the vendors of ukay-ukay (used clothing) to sell in the downtown area of Bacolod City on January 1.

Pineda, head of the market coordinating and monitoring task force, said they will try to contact the 10 vendors who sold used clothing from Araneta to Luzuriaga streets, and from Luzuriaga to Gatuslao streets.

They will regulate them and require them to secure special permits next year if they continue to sell, in order to determine how many are engaged in the sale of ukay-ukay, he said.

A resolution should also be passed to specify the area where they will be allowed to sell, he added.

Pineda said he was surprised that the ukay-ukay vendors sprouted along the downtown area on January 1 since nobody assured them that they could sell. They also occupied a big space.

He said he will refer the matter to the City Legal Office for the possible filing of charges.*


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