Talisay budget officer seeks to revise old market code

THE budget department of Talisay City Government suggested the need to revise the old market code of the city to increase their revenue collection.

Budget officer Edgar Mabunay said that as far as he can remember, some stalls in Tabunok Public Market were only charged P9 per day for the ticket, while stores and other offices shelled out a minimal amount for their rent depending on the size of the area that they occupy based on the old market code.

Once the new market code is approved, Mabunay said the parking fee and other fees will also be increased to jibe with the current inflation rate.

Talisay City Vice Mayor Richard Francis “Choy” Aznar, for his part, also sees the need to revise the old market code.

Aznar admitted that the old market code only imposes lower fees and penalties to vendors.

He said he ordered the local finance committee to create a new tariff for the market code so this can be presented during the council session.

Meanwhile, Tabunok Public Market consultant Engr. Arnie dela Torre said those who will be caught using uncalibrated weighing scales will be slapped with a penalty ranging from P200 to P500.

To recall, up to 30 weighing scales with inaccurate weight readings and three colored lights in fish stalls were confiscated at the Tabunok Public Market last November 17.

Dela Torre said the weighing scales were seized after it was discovered that they had not been recalibrated yet. (BBT/TPT)