Good news for shoppers looking for good deals; Baclaran Fair still on
Following a strong appeal to continue the holding of Agro Industrial Fairs from the residents of Parañaque who were participants and beneficiaries of the said project, the Parañaque City Council enacted City Ordinance No. 10-12, Series of 2010.
The said local legislation amended City Ordinance No. 03-13, series of 2003, entitled “An Ordinance Authorizing the Holding of Christmas Agro Industrial Fair Along Redemptorist Road in Barangay Baclaran Starting October 1 to January 6 Every Year”.
Under the amending ordinance, the holding of the said fair will be continued, however not at its traditional venue along the Redemptorist Road but on the following side roads: a) Service Road of Roxas Blvd. from Rivera St. up to the boundary of Pasay and Parañaque; b) Opeña St. from Service Road of Roxas Blvd. up to G.G. Cruz St.; c) Bayanihan from Service Rd. up to G.G. Cruz St.; d) G.G. Cruz from Opeña St. up to Redemptorist Road; e) Dr. J. Gabriel St. from Redemptorist Fathers Rd. up to Aguarra St.; and f) Lt. Garcia St. from Redemptorist Rd. up to Aguarra St.
Tasked to regulate the said fair, particularly to make sure that the participants have the necessary qualifications including being a bona-fide resident of Parañaque is the Baclaran Christmas Industrial Fair Committee which is composed of the City Mayor as Chairperson and the City Administrator; the Head of the Economic Enterprise Management Division; a Sangguniang Panlungsod member; a resident in good standing of Brgy. Baclaran; a representative from the Barangay Council; and a representative from any duly recognized vendors association, as committee members.
The committee is also charged with the responsibility of requiring qualified applicants to secure the required licenses and pay all regulatory fees. It shall likewise formulate the implementing rules necessary for the orderly conduct of the fair. It shall also coordinate with national agencies such as the MMDA, PNP, DPWH and DTI to ensure the success of the activity.
“Though seasonal in nature, these fairs provide opportunities for small entrepreneurs to generate income as well as give consumers in the city alternate good offers for their holiday shopping needs at affordable prices.” Mayor Bernabe said.