City temporarily stops Colon night market

By: Inna Mejia November 08,2016 - 02:01 PM
The improvement of the night market operation on Colon St. is among the provisions of the executive order earlier issued by Mayor Michael Rama. However, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-7) says the EO is an invalid exercise of police power amounting to “confiscation in the guise of regulation” since Colon St. is owned by the national government. (CDN File Photo)

The improvement of the night market operation on Colon St. is among the provisions of the executive order earlier issued by Mayor Michael Rama. However, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-7) says the EO is an invalid exercise of police power amounting to “confiscation in the guise of regulation” since Colon St. is owned by the national government.
(CDN File Photo)

The Cebu City government has temporarily stopped the dry-run for the night market on Colon Street.

De facto city administrator Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez said the city is not yet ready for it.

“We are not yet ready for it as of the moment. Ang dry-run nagpakita nga naa tay daghan nga problema (The dry-run gives some problem),” Fernandez said.

Based on their recent meetings, closing Colon street will lead to traffic congestion.

However, Fernandez said they are open for proposals from the vendors so they can continue to operate.

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