City of Cotabato
94th Regular Session
EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD HELD AT THE SESSION HALL, LEGISLATIVE BUILDING, GEN. S. K. PENDATUN AVENUE, COTABATO CITY, ON TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 AT 9:00 A.M.
Hon.Japal J. Guiani, Jr.-City Vice Mayor & Chairman
“Anwar A. Malang-Majority Floor Leader
“Hadji Abdullah A. Andang-Asst. Majority Floor Leader “Florante L. Formento-1st Asst. Majority Floor Leader “Wilfrido H. Bueno-Minority Floor Leader
“Eduardo C. Rabago-Asst. Minority Floor Leader
“Linda U. Ampatuan-Member
“Froilan R. Melendrez-Member
“Marino R. Ridao-Member
“Kusin S. Taha-Member
“Madatu B. Datumanong-Member
“Sukarno G. Sema-Member, President, Liga ng mga Barangay
“Hashemi N. Dilangalen-Member, President, SK Federation
ORDINANCE NO. 3614
Series of 2009
THE 2009 REVISED MARKET CODE OF COTABATO CITY.
WHEREAS, the establishment, administration and operation of the existing city public markets is undoubtedly an essential and vital utility, studies as reported by the Transparency Accountable Governance (TAG II), a project under the auspices of the League of Cities of the Philippines and Asia Foundation, revealed that the existing city public markets have spawned problems in organization, management and administration which directly affected the fiscal, economic and social well-being of the very people it is to serve;
WHEREAS, TAG II made a thorough diagnosis of the city public markets situation, and consequently identified the action areas for the market reforms, to ensure the sustainability of the reform program such as: a) Improving Market Administration – enhancing market collection, improving the internal control system, and improving the over-all market security and order; b) Improve the State of Physical Facilities – the dilapidated state of the market facilities and equipments have limited the market’s operation; c) Local government administration policies – the policies relative to the operation of the city’s public market are out-dated and often very limiting;
WHEREAS, the two city public markets are currently governed by three (3) different and distinct ordinances (i.e. Ordinance No. 1 for the NTA; Ordinance No. 465 for the Mega Market; and Ordinance No 2098 for the City Arcade); and worse, the second floor area of the mega market now occupied by the ukay-ukay traders is not governed or authorized through an ordinance nor a resolution; furthermore there has been no regulatory policy to limit if not control the proliferation of wet markets, “talipapa” and “tiangge”;
WHEREAS, at the end of the project study, several critical reform recommendations were emphasized to help sustain the current effort of the city government to ensure better market management and operation: a) Codification of the different public market Ordinances – to effectively manage the city’s market areas; b) Improvement of existing public market facilities; c) Authorize appropriate market fee increase to enhance collections and improvement of internal control procedures; d) Regulate the proliferation of privately owned-markets, “talipapa” and “tiangge” around the city;
WHEREFORE, by authority of Sections 16 and 458 of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, in regular session assembled, that:
SECTION 1. TITLE. This ordinance shall be known as “The 2009 Revised Market Code of Cotabato City.
SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY.It is hereby declared the policy of the City of Cotabato to establish, classify, administer, manage and operate public markets in such locations, areas or places as may be...