Cebu City Mayor Edgar Colina Labella has thanked the vendors for their cooperation in the clearing operation along the sidewalks of some major thoroughfares after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Martin Diño announced that Cebu City got a high rating on the validation inspection for the road clearing directive of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Our efforts were not in put in vain. Pasalamat ko sa DILG for the recognition but this is not just mine alone. This recognition should be given to the people of the City of Cebu. Labi na gyod, akong pasalamatan ang mga vendors nga mipatuo og ni uban kanato sa pagpaningkamot nga atong malimyohan ang atong mga kadalanan bisan tuod ug na sakrispisyo ang inyong inadlaw nga panginabuhi pero tungod sa inyong pag-abag nako nagmalampuson ta. Salamat kaayo,” Mayor said.

Mayor Labella also assured the vendors affected by the clearing that the City Government will have a program for them which was already discussed with Senator Bong Go and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Dino.

The program will also tap the expertise of world-renowned designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

Apart from the vendors, Mayor Labella also highlighted the efforts of Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement Chief Raquel Arce, Market Administrator Jonil Matuguina and other City officials lead by Vice Mayor Michael Rama for their support in the operation.

Mayor Labella also thanked the barangay officials concerned and urged them to sustain the order that is being implemented in the sidewalk after the clearing operation.

Photo by: Ruel Rosello, PIO