Posted February 10, 2015
Written by Bert Dalida
Barangay Balabag Chairman Lilibeth Sacapaño reminds illegal vendors and commissioners to show ‘no hard feelings’.
Her message is in line with implementation of the Municipal Ordinance No. 181, S. 2002 on Monday, February 16.
The ordinance states that vendors, masseurs, manicurists duly accredited by Malay-Boracay Vendors, Peddlers, Ambulant Masseurs and Manicurists Association (MABOVEN) are allowed to market their goods or services within the island of Boracay.
They will be considered legal if they have secured mayor’s permit and license.
Despite of the implementation of the ordinance, illegal vendors and commissioners still range about freely in the vegetation line and even on the beach area.
Chairman Sacapaño reiterated that the ordinance had been long implemented, a reason that she asks for cooperation for the betterment of the island.
Meanwhile, the ordinance also states that vendors and commissioners should wear ID and the uniform prescribed by the office of the mayor.
Based on reports, the Department of Tourism Boracay-Sub-Office, Boracay PNP Station LGU Malay received complaints from tourists regarding vendors and commissioners who take advantage of them, a reason that the local government will hardly implement the ordinance.