Street Vendors Resume Operations in Sidewalks After MMDA Removed Their Stalls
MANILA – The street vendors have returned selling along the sidewalks after MMDA conduct a clearing operations to remove road obstructions.
On Friday (January 22, 2021), the Department of the Interior and Local Government sets no deadline for clearing operations in Pasay City due to the massive amount of road obstructions in the village.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority repeatedly conducts several road clearing operations to remove road obstacles but street vendors continue to sell their products along the sidewalks.
In Roxas Boulevard Service Road, stalls are so close to each other failing to comply with the physical distancing measures. The stalls are selling food products, face masks, and face shields. In Barangay 76, motorists illegally parked their vehicles and occupied one lane of the public road.
Sidewalk vendors in Taft Avenue Extension underneath the LRT returned to their post and pedicabs have been also spotted parked along the road. The food stalls in Barangay 145 resumed their operation after the authorities conduct a clearing operation.
Previously, the barangay officials of the city admitted that they find it difficult to maintain the cleanliness and order in the area. Hard-headed vendors are insisting that selling along the sidewalk is their only source of income.
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