LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Local officials and cutflower industry stakeholders in the municipality expressed their gratitude to Manila Mayors Isko Moreno for improving their vending area in Dimasalang and providing them with special passes during holidays and peak reasons for them to be able to deliver and sell sufficient supply of cutflowers to their growing clientele.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda, who accompanied officers of the local cutflower association to air their concerns with the Manila city government recently, said that Mayor Moreno was kind to grant the various requests of the flower traders and vendors to allow them to pursue their trade in Dimasalang provided they will cooperate with the policies of the present administration to ensure cleanliness and orderliness in their current vending area.
He disclosed that the Manila City mayor approved the request of the flower traders and vendors to issue free special passes to their trucks delivering flowers from the capital town from October 26 to November 2, 2019, the Yuletide season and during the height of the Valentine’s Day celebration in February so that they can provide sufficient supply of flowers for their patrons in the Metro Manila area.
“We were elated over the warm welcome accorded to us by Mayor Moreno even if he was in a hurry to leave for another important appointment that time. What is important is that he was able to send a clear message to us that our cutflower vendors have a place to pursue their trade in Dimasalang amidst the uncompromising campaign of the Manila city government to clear its roads and sidewalks from obstructions,” Mayor Salda stressed.
Earlier, the Manila City government cleared the sidewalks of Dimasalang from obstructions that allowed the vending area of flower vendors from the Cordillera to be visible thereby helping increase the number of patrons of their flowers sold in the said area.
Further, the municipal chief executive also claimed that Mayor Moreno provided the flower traders with designated parking areas to allow them to deliver the flowers produced in the province to their recipient vendors to guarantee sufficient supply of flowers for the Metro Manila area.
According to him, Mayor Moreno gave clear instructions to the cutflower traders and vendors not to pay to anyone in the city government on the special passes to be issued to them during special occasions for their delivery of flowers to Metro Manila because the same will be issued to them for free provided they will provide his office with the list of the license plate numbers of their trucks delivering flowers for them to be exempted from traffic schemes that may be implemented during those specific periods.
Salda disclosed he will also set an appointment with Mayor Moreno for vegetable traders and vendors to have a dialogue with him on the current programs, projects and policies that is being implemented that affect the conduct of their trade so that such concerns will be given the appropriate action by the Manila City mayor although he already made initial talks on the said matter with the concerned sectors.