Apparently, after several years of inconvenience and waiting, the affected market vendors’ endurance, patience and perseverance, bore fruit. The controversial perennial question: “How long is temporary?; claimed by a certain local legislator allegedly as his brainchild, is finally answered. The long wait is relatively over.
Those in the wet section—fish and meat area—at the newly refurbished Virac Market were given the green light to occupy their respective stalls; while those in the dry goods would be opened as soon as obstacles are cleared once and for all.
When fully operational, the market vendors who suffered incomprehensible inconveniencies and sacrifices due to delays, covid-19 pandemic and series of calamities particularly super howler Rolly which devastated the municipalities of Virac and San Andres and Renconada municipalities of Bato, Baras, Gigmoto, San Andres and San Miguel.
When fully occupied, LGU-Virac would be able to generate reasonable revenues for the payment Sanof its multi-million loan availed from the Development Bank of the Philippines.
The completion of its stall occupancy is therefore necessary for the socio-economic recovery of the first-class capital town of Virac under the able leadership and stewardship of Mayor Sinforoso M. Sarmiento Jr. and support of the Sangguniang Bayan Members led by Vice Mayor Arlyn H. Arcilla as presiding officer.
Let’s hope and pray that the skyrocketing unregulated prices of agricultural food supplies in Virac Market should be passed as soon as possible to provide financial relief to food consumers saddled by nature-induced and man-made calamities.
May the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry and allied agencies provide immediate and utmost support to the socio-economic recovery of the capital town as commerce, trade and industry and political center of the province.