NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, July 21 (PIA) – – The Nabunturan Night Market starts tonight its first business activity along Arabejo Avenue with 64 vendors.

According to the data from Nabunturan Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), the vendors are classified as balot and kwek-kwek vendors with 26 stalls, barbecue vendors with 13 stalls, ukay-ukay vendors with 19 stalls, and other food vendors with 6 stalls.

BPLO head Gilda Aldaya emphasized that they prioritized those barbecue vendors along national highway, and ballot and kwek-kwek vendors

Gi-prioritize namo ni sila alang sa ilang seguridad,” Aldaya said. (We prioritized them for their safety.)

She also said that they placed the flee market a meter away from the street since it is considered a secondary national highway.

Aldaya also stressed that the Night Market will be opened every night from 6:00 PM up to 2:00 AM the next day.

She identified the bases for the creation of the Night Market including Municipal Ordinance No. 2014-06 that established the flee market; Executive Order No. 34 series of 2017 that creates the task force and Resolution No. 2017-308 that confirms the implementing rules and regulations.

Aldaya said that the task force is particular with the sanitation, security and monitoring of the flee market.

“We told them (food vendors) to wear apron, masks and hairnets,” she added.

She said that they also requested the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Protection to assist in the monitoring.

As to the revenue generation, she said that Barangay Poblacion being the host barangay will collect the nightly fees from Saturdays to Thursdays; while the municipal government will take charge of the Fridays.

Aldaya disclosed that the barangay can generate an income of about P700,000 a year from the night market.

She also bared that aside from the nightly fees, the municipal government will also payment for business permit, annual registration, and electricity. (PIA11, Michael Uy)