New Central Market in Quezon, Bukidnon inaugurated
The Php 17 million worth New Central Market in Barangay Libertad, Quezon, Bukidnon has been inaugurated. The new Quezon town market, inaugurated last March 20, 2021, also went into full swing of operations on the same day.
Senator Christopher Go led the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Assisting him were Bukidnon 3rd District Rep. Manuel “Manoy” F. Zubiri and Quezon Municipal Mayor Pablo “Poling” Lorenzo III.
Lorenzo said that Php 10 million from the national government’s coffers was poured into the New Central Market’s construction. He added that the Local Government Unit of Quezon then allocated Php 7 million as a counterpart to complete the project.
Lorenzo also added that the New Central Market has a meat shop section, fish, dry goods, vegetables, wholesale goods, and a bazaar section.
Alrick Baguio, who has a meat stall in the new market, said in an interview that he has to pay a total amount of Php 1,100.00 a month to the LGU. The same goes with the other stall owners. With this monthly revenue from the stall owners, the LGU can generate a monthly income from around 70 stalls to about Php 80,000 a month or more than Php 900,000 a year.
Lorenzo said that Quezon is a first-class town covering 71,000 hectares of land and with a total population of about 120,000.