KIDAPAWAN CITY, Cotabato — The native authorities on this metropolis has shut down a satellite tv for pc marketplace for failing to safe a franchise.
Mayor Jose Paolo Evangelista mentioned the town authorities had issued discover of violations to the proprietor of Squaremart, a satellite tv for pc market working in Barangay Poblacion, for failure to safe a franchise from the town council.
Other than the 20 stall homeowners affected by the shutdown, one other 28 stalls within the metropolis’s mega market – the primary market right here – had been additionally closed down resulting from failure of the homeowners to resume their enterprise permits.
“We already gave them ample time to conform however nonetheless, they failed (to fulfill the necessities) for some unknown causes,” Evangelista mentioned.
The town authorities has handed an ordinance this yr regulating the operation of satellite tv for pc markets, after “talipapas” mushroomed in varied areas close to the central district.
Satellite tv for pc markets might be present in Barangay Poblacion, Magsaysay, Sudapin, and Singao.
Though a lot of the stall homeowners pay month-to-month leases to personal operators, some satellite tv for pc markets function with no franchise however proceed to gather month-to-month leases from stall occupants.
Other than their month-to-month leases, stall homeowners in satellite tv for pc markets are additionally required to safe enterprise permits from the town authorities earlier than working.
However some complied with the necessities, others function with out renewing their enterprise permits.
“It could be harsh however we would like equal therapy amongst our distributors,” the mayor mentioned. “If others can adjust to the necessities, why can’t you?” he requested, referring to those that did not comply.
Evangelista mentioned he didn’t spare even his relative, whose satellite tv for pc market was additionally closed down for failing to safe a franchise.
“The regulation is for everyone,” he mentioned. He additionally refused to barter. “There isn’t any room for negotiation. Safe your franchise and we’ll allow you to function enterprise within the metropolis,” he mentioned.
However he invited distributors, who had enterprise permits however had been affected by the shutdown of the Squaremart satellite tv for pc market, to make use of some allotted areas on the Bagsakan in Magsaysay and to take part in Merkado Kidapaweño, a Saturday market in entrance of metropolis corridor.
“That’s the least that we will provide to assist. Distributors, too, have to survive,” the mayor mentioned.
Evangelista urged non-public homeowners of satellite tv for pc markets to safe their franchises with the town to keep away from inconvenience.
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