He added the city government would spend forthe repair of roofs, comfort rooms and lighting facilities of the Vendors Plazaat the reclamation area and the Libertad Market Annex in the southern part ofthe city. City administrator Juan Orola Jr. coordinatedwith the Department of Labor and Employment to identify which of the agency’sprogram can be availed of by affected sidewalk vendors. The clearing of public roads nationwidecomplies with the Department of the Interior and Local Government MemorandumCircular 2019-121 issued by Secretary Eduardo Año.(With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City – The city government hereallocated P5-million to repair and rehabilitate market facilities wheredisplaced sidewalk vendors can occupy. Personnel of the city government check on the stalls around the Bacolod Central Market on Sept. 18 after owners were directed to vacate the area as part of road clearing operations. BACOLOD CITY PIO “I signed the realignment for the fund, frombuildings to markets,” Familiaran said. Some 400 vendors were moved from the downtownarea to the market at the reclamation area but Leonardia asked for an officiallist to determine who could receive the financial assistance. Last week, Leonardia said those affected wouldreceive financial assistance of P5,000 each from the city government. Vendors at Libertad South Market, who occupiedthe Amelia-Mercedes Streets for many years, returned to their spaces at theLibertad Market Annex. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran on Thursday saidthe amount was realigned from the building fund for the market repair. In August, almost 170 vendors occupying Burgosand Daniel Ramos Streets have been removed and transferred inside the BurgosNorth Public Market while 95 fish vendors selling on Ballesteros Street in thedowntown area have been moved to the Central Market. Familiaran said Mayor Evelio Leonardia is keenon providing assistance to the affected sidewalk vendors, particularly those atthe downtown and around the Central Market.