Cebu gov’t demolishes 80 stalls in Carbon market
Successive operations on July 15 and 18 were undertaken by personnel of Cebu City’s local government to demolish 80 stalls in Carbon Public Market’s Unit II. These were in connection with the planned privatization of the said market under the Megawide Construction Corporation in partnership with the local government.
According to Carbonhanong Alyansa alang sa Reporma ug Bahandianong Ogma sa mga Nanginabuhi (CARBON), privatization will raise rental fees and make it exclusive to fewer vendors.
The demolition was carried out despite the barricades of vendors and their supporters.
About 12,000 vendors and workers will lose their rented spaces. In addition, around 700 houses will be demolished in nearby Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita where new buildings will be constructed.