No fear: Davao City night market vendors join raffle

Angelo Caballero, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2016 08:27 PM

Vendors wait for raffle results in the hopes that they can win a spot to sell at the Roxas night market in Davao City

DAVAO CITY- Hundreds of vendors flocked to the Almendras Gym in Davao City on Wednesday in the hopes of getting a spot to sell at the Roxas night market, which was bombed by suspected terrorists last September.

City government officials chose anew the second batch of vendors of food, accessories and "ukay-ukay."

"I ask God that we will be chosen as this is our only source of income," Amina Mariscal, a siomai vendor, prayed in her dialect.

Through a raffle, 90 food vendors, 95 accessory vendors, and 125 used clothes vendors earn spots to sell.

Massage therapists, meanwhile, will retain their usual spots.

"I am so happy I got picked," Alexander Broma, an ukay-ukay vendor said.

City Traffic and Transport Management Office Chief Rhodelio Poliquit instructed the vendors to pay for the first 15 days of November starting on November 16 so they can sell at the night market until February 15, 2017.

Last September 2, the Roxas night market was bombed by suspected Maute group members, four of whom are already under the custody of police.