PROBE’s new policy: Only vaccinated vendors are allowed to sell

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All vendors in Cebu City are advised to already get their COVID-19 jabs. The Prevention Restoration Order Beautification Enhancement (PROBE) Team said on Wednesday, October 20, that only vaccinated vendors will be allowed…

PROBE warns sidewalk vendors: Repeated violations mean stall removal

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team warned sidewalk vendors who will repeatedly violate guidelines that they will lose their stalls. This was the agreement of the PROBE team…

PROBE tells 600 returned sidewalk vendors to get vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sidewalk vendors have now returned to selected streets in Cebu City for a trial period of one month as the city government studies the operations in the formulation of an ordinance institutionalizing them.…

Displaced Lapu vendors given temporary vending area

Futch Anthony Inso 02/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Some 170 ambulant vendors in Lapu-Lapu City, who were affected by the clearing operations in the city’s sidewalks, were given a temporary area where they can continue their livelihood. Earlier, the Department of…

Mandaue City has already cleared most of its barangay roads

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/08/2020

MANDAUE, Philippines — The Mandaue City Enforcement Unit (MCEU) and the city’s barangay road clearing task forces have already cleared most of the obstructions found in the city’s barangay roads since Saturday, December 5, 2020. Edwin Jumao-as,…

PROBE willing to assist barangays in road clearing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) will be actively helping the barangays in the clearing operation directive of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Racquel Arce, the…

Ordinance to regulate Cebu City’s street vendors pushed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council’s Committee on Laws is currently reviewing an ordinance that will regulate street vendors and market vendors without stalls. Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo proposed an ordinance to form the…

Displaced Cebu City vendors to receive P20K cash aid for high city gov’t ratings in clearing ops

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 800 registered sidewalk vendors in Cebu City, who were displaced by the recent road clearing operations of the city government, will receive P20,000 financial assistance each from the Department of Labor and…

Labella: City Hall to allow, regulate sidewalk vending

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Displaced sidewalk vendors will soon be allowed to return to their vending areas along Colon Street and Osmeña Boulevard, but with some restrictions. “Sabotan natog tarong ha? Pagamyan lang nato. Iregulate lang nato,” Mayor…

DILG Usec Densing: So far so good for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cleanliness and orderliness of downtown Cebu City sidewalks impressed Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III. “So far I am impressed specifically here in the Osmeña Boulevard and Colon Street because…

Labella unaffected by vendors protest; to continue implementation of no sidewalk vending policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Not on the sidewalks. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella said he will stand by his decision to no longer allow vendors to sell on the sidewalks even if they hold series of protests against…

Clearing operations open more spaces for pedestrians on downtown Cebu’s sidewalks

Gerard Vincent Francisco 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The sidewalks of downtown Cebu, especially on Colon Street, used to be site of a busy battle between pedestrians and street vendors. Whatever narrow space was available near ageing buildings was occupied by vendors on…

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