Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo led the distribution of 14 stainless steel vending carts with accessories to the city’s balot vendors donated by the Universal Robina Corporation to promote cleanliness and convenience in compliance to the Food Safety Ordinance of Dumaguete City.
Each recipient gets a vending cart, 1 table, 4 chairs, cooler, 2 large outdoor umbrellas and assorted merchandise/goods for free.
In his message during the turnover rites yesterday afternoon at the Pantawan Rizal Boulevard, Mayor Remollo emphasized the need for the beneficiaries to take care of their vending carts and to keep their areas clean to show appreciation to the generosity and assistance of the City Government and URC.
SK Federation President Renz Macion, Deputy Mayor for Employment, also lauded both the administration of Mayor Remollo and URC for providing the means to improve the livelihood of the balot vendors and their dependents.
URC Channel Development and Activation Manager Duke Efren Juico said that the company extended the assistance to help develop the tourism potentials of Dumaguete City and to support the livelihood of the vendors.
Former City Tourism Officer Jacqueline V. Antonio helped coordinate the realization of the project through the donation of vending carts by the Universal Robina Corporation.
City Sectoral Desk Officer Albert Aquino confirmed that the beneficiaries of the project are members of the Balot Vendors Association led by its President Juan Piñero, who profusely thanked Mayor Remollo and URC for the livelihood assistance.