Carbon Market vendors: Are ‘extortion-tainted’ certificates valid?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Carbon Market vendors are now questioning the validity of the certificates released to them assuring them of a spot in the interim market in Unit II because of the extortion issue. Ann…

A lasting tribute: Statue for mayor Labella mulled at the Freedom Park

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — New Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is mulling to build a statue for his predecessor, the late Mayor Edgardo Labella, at the Freedom Park at the Carbon Market Complex. He said that Labella,…

Flowers, basket, furniture vendors to stay in Freedom Park as new market constructions start

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Flowers, native crafts, and furniture vendors in Freedom Park no longer have to worry that they will be transferred to the interim market while the new Carbon Market is being constructed. Market Operations…

More flower vendors expected to join Cebu City’s Bulak Festival

Dyrecka Letigio 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More vendors who source their flowers from growers who are in the mountain barangays of Cebu City and parts of Cebu province are expected to join the Bulak Festival that will be held…

Valentine’s Day in Freedom Park: Wilting income for flower vendors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A few days before Valentine’s Day, Freedom Park, which formed part of Cebu City’s Carbon Public Market, looks like it is closely returning to its pre-pandemic scene. But behind the colorful flowers arranged…

Selling of flowers continues despite pandemic

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Flowers are the natural beauties of the world, a subject of all art forms from paintings to poems. It is also the source of income for over 500 vendors and establishments in Cebu…

Vendors in Freedom Park: Please buy our flowers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors at the Freedom Park are urging the public to buy their flowers despite the closure of the cemeteries starting October 29 to November 3, 2020. Deling Navarro, 55, a resident of Barangay…

Construction giant wants to renovate, restore Compania Maritima, Freedom Park

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Construction and engineering conglomerate Megawide Construction Corporation has submitted an unsolicited proposal before the Cebu City Government for the restoration and renovation of two of the city’s historical sites. Lawyer Floro Casas Jr., Cebu City…

Have you been to Carbon Market?

Fernando Fajardo 10/02/2019

Of course, in Cebu City, everybody does or you are not a Cebuano. Carbon Market or simply “Carbon’ is the oldest and the largest of public markets in the whole of island of Cebu and one of…

The Right Price for an Empty Stomach

Gerard Vincent P. Francisco and Zena V. Magto USJ-R Journalism Interns 09/10/2018

At 3 am, 50-year-old Susan Escarlan arrives at Freedom Park along Magallanes Street as she begins to cook her signature recipes for spicy sisig, hot soup and different kinds of fried viands. This has been her routine…

Freedom Park vendors start cutting prices of flowers, candles

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/01/2017

Wanting to sell all their flowers and candles before they finally head home to mark All Souls’ Day, vendors at the Freedom Park in Cebu City have started to offer their products at discounted prices on Wednesday…

Retail sector cashes in on Valentine’s Day

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/09/2017

WHILE February is generally considered a “slack month” for business, brisk sales are expected days leading up to the occasion most lovers look forward to each year. Robert Go, president of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) in…

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