The City of Mati LGU issued a warning against sub-leasing of stalls in the Mati Public Market saying this is illegal and charges could be filed against violators.
During the Mati Public Market Board meeting on June 17, Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat emphasized the prohibition of sub-leasing stalls in the market and of illegal fish vendors.
The Board discussed about filing lawsuit against stallholders who have sub-leased their stalls within the public market.
Mayor Michelle also reminded the stallholders that the public market is owned by the local government and not by the stallholders.
The mayor also emphasized that the Mati Public Market stalls are only for Matinians and not for outsiders.
Mayor Michelle divulged that a stallholder who is found to have sub-leased stalls in the city public market approached her and sought reconsideration.
The mayor ordered City Administrator Atty. Al Aquino to issue a warning case against the said stallholder.
The other agenda discussed during the Market Board meeting was about illegal vendors along the highway. It was agreed by the Board that once caught, illegal fish vendors will receive a warning and the fish they are selling would be confiscated.
Mayor Michelle said she will issue an executive order to form a team that will stroll the highway along Dahican, Magsaysay, Chan Village to Bagsakan to monitor illegal fish vendors. (CIO MATI)