City reviews contracts for Sto. Nino brgy stall holders

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BAGUIO CITY – the city government is set to review the contracts of stallholders at the Sto. Nino Compound here.
This after Mayor Mauricio Domogan met with affected vendors in the area to discuss concerns on stall rights.
Domogan said, “at least 90 percent of stall holders in the Sto. Nino Slaughterhouse Barangay’s contract of lease will end this year.”
“We are pushing for an increase in rentals of the stalls considering that it has been years since the city government implemented an increase,” he said.
The current lot rentals in the slaughterhouse compound area is .75 centavos per square meter per day and the city is planning to increase the same to P2.00.
Despite the meager increase, some stallholders have requested the renegotiation of its terms on leasehold rights.
Domogan said,” the city government is pushing the 2 peso increase per square meter per day which will include the building floors for some establishments.”
“But we are still open to an agreement with them, whatever is fair to them and of course to the city,” he said.
Domogan said, “ other proposals from the stakeholders will still be discussed including the increase of fees and the period of renewal.”
“We are positive that we can resolve this issue by the end of this month,” he said.
The city is set to update its revenue code which is already classified by the Department of finance as out-dated.
Currently, Baguio City is ranked 4th over-all among highly urbanized cities in the country with an out-dated tax code and deprived of much needed resources and revenue to boosts development.

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