Belmonte’s bright idea to legitimize illegal vendors in QC

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has thought of a way to solve the recurring problem of illegal vendors in her city.

The lady politiko said she would want to legitimize the livelihood of illegal vendors by putting up food parks.

“The recurring problem of illegal vending would not be effectively dealt with if poor sidewalk vendors would not be provided with alternative sources of income, or at least a place where they can legally sell their goods,” she said.

“I want to make a program where we can ‘level up’ what they’re selling. Those selling street foods, for example, maybe we can put up food parks for them,” she added.

She cited several famous food parks in the city such as the food parks in UP Village, The Yard on Xavierville Avenue, Box Park in Tandang Sora, and Pazar Food Park in North Fairview.