REP. Amado Bagatsing of the Fifth District of Manila slammed Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, and the majority block of the City Council, for adding to the difficulties of vendors. He was referring to the privatization of the city’s public markets. The Quinta Market in Quiapo had been demolished and now under renovation, displacing hundreds of vendors. “It seems that the agenda of Manila City Council and the Executive Office are no longer for the people’s welfare. They are not exercising due process. The sad reality is that the very people who are supposed to protect the people are the very same officials who are defying the system for their personal agenda,” Bagatsing said.