QC tells private markets to shape up or be shut

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ABOUT 30 operators of private wet markets were given 90 days by the Quezon City government to comply with all requirements, or be shut down.

Noel Soliven, the city’s wet market regulator, said only two of 30 private markets have complied with regulations — Super Palengke in Project 8 and Arayat Market in Cubao.

This was based on inspections by the city’s Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department, the City Health Department, city building officials and the Market Development and Administration Department headed by Soliven.

The inspections were conducted from February to August.

Based on inspection reports, rules on building sanitation and environmental and zoning standards prescribed by the local and national governments were routinely violated.

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