GENERAL ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF VENDORS IN THE WORKPLACE issues concerning vendors raised: 1. The Informal sector is not given recognition by LGUs; 2. Demolitions without court orders and harassment from police (i.e. violence and extortion) occur; 3. There has bee an increasing number of vendors which brings about competition and lack of space; 4. Non-implementation of EO 452 in the national and local levels; 5. Existence of local ordinances that run counter to the EO and prejudice vendors; 6. Some LGU officials are unaware of the existence of EO 452 or do not honor it; and 7. There is this seemingly lack or absence of political will from the agencies involved in the implementation of EO 452 As observed, majority of their issues refers to EO 452 and its implementation. The IRR of the said EO has been finalized and signed just late last year, however, vendors have questioned its slow implementation. They have even cited the non-implementation and seemingly lack of interest of LGU officials in supposedly ‘pilot’ areas.
Out of these issues and concerns, the INFORMAL sector demands the following: 1. There should be a strict implementation of EO 452; 2. A Task Force on EO 452 should be formed; 3. Laws that are “friendly” to vendors (i.e. Magna Carta on vendors) should be enacted; 4. DILG should craft a resolution to implement EO 452; 5. Orientations and capacity-activities should be given to LGUs for awareness and recognition of the IS and EO 452;
OWNERS of the 232 illegal stalls encroaching along Burgos-Ramos
Streets and Galo-Ramos Streets in Bacolod City were demolished on
The demolition on Monday was initiated by the City Legal Office (CLO)
Composite Enforcement Team to clear the roads of obstructions which
cause traffic congestion in the city.
Some vendors voluntarily demolished their own structures.
Assistant on Markets Ernie Pineda said that before the demolition
schedule, CLO Enforcement Team head lawyer Caesar Beloria conducted a
dialogue with the officials and members of the Burgos Alangilan Granada
Transient Vendors Association (Bagtas).
Bagtas president Elena Narda and Barangay 19 Captain Jocelyn Uychiat were present during the dialogue.
Beloria informed the vendors about the city’s policy of clearing the
public markets of obstruction and illegal structures. The City
Government had already started the clearing operations at the Libertad
Public Market area last February 2.
Under the new regulation being implemented by the city, the stall
owners will be allowed to vend using their own tables, which should be
limited to 3 X 6 foot in size. Moreover, the stalls should observe a
one-meter space from the market.
Along Burgos St., the so-called “ladlad himos” or those who sell
their wares in ‘non-permanent, movable’ display stands will be allowed
from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pineda requested the vendors to follow the rules and regulations and
for them to police their ranks. However, the city will still be
monitoring their activity, added Pineda.
The Bureau of Fire Protection also conducted flushing to clean the
areas. The Department of Public Services also collected the garbage of
the vendors while the demolition was being undertaken. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 15, 2011.
LUPA, PABAHAY at KARAPATAN.. IPAGLABAN
FREE REGISTRY PATENT ACT (RA 10023)
The following is the full text of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act No. 10023, otherwise known as an Act Authorizing the Issuance of Free Patents to Residential Lands or The Free Patent Act. RA 10023
was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last March 9,
2010. Salient features of the Free Patent Act can be found here: Free Patent Act (RA 10023) signed into law. Read the full text of the RA 10023 IRR after the jump.
H. No. 5618
S. No. 3429
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of July, two thousand nine.
REPUBLIC ACT No. 10023
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF FREE PATENTS TO RESIDENTIAL LANDS
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Qualifications. – Any Filipino citizen who is an actual occupant of a residential land may apply for a Free Patent Title under this Act: Provided,
That in highly urbanized cities, the land should not exceed two hundred
(200) square meters; in other cities, it should not exceed five hundred
(500) square meters; in first class and second class municipalities, it
should not exceed seven hundred fifty (750) square meters; and in all
other municipalities, it should not exceed one thousand (1,000) square
meters; Provided, further, That the land applied for is not needed for public service and/or public use.
Sec. 2. Coverage.
– This Act shall cover all lands that are zoned as residential areas,
including townsites as defined under the Public Land Act; Provided, That none of the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 705 shall be violated.
Zoned residential areas located inside a delisted military reservation
or abandoned military camp, and those of local government units (LGUs)
or townsites which preceded Republic Act No. 7586 or the National
Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) law, shall also be covered by
Sec. 3. Application.
– The application on the land applied for shall be supported by a map
based on an actual survey conducted by a licensed geodetic engineer and
approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
and a technical description of the land applied for together with
supporting affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons who are residing
in the barangay of the city or municipality where the land is located,
attesting to the truth of the facts contained in the application to the
effect that the applicant thereof has, either by himself or through his
predecessor-in-interest, actually resided on and continuously possessed
and occupied, under a bona fide claim of acquisition of
ownership, the land applied for at least ten (10) years and has complied
with the requirements prescribed in Section 1 hereof.
Sec. 4. Special Patents.
– Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary and subject to
private rights, if any, public land actually occupied and used for
public schools, municipal halls, public plazas or parks and other
government institutions for public use or purpose may be issued special
patents under the name of the national agency or LGU concerned: Provided,
That all lands titled under this section shall not be disposed of
unless sanctioned by Congress if owned by the national agency or
sanctioned by the sanggunian concerned through an approved ordinance if
owned by the LGU.
Sec. 5. Removal of Restrictions.
– The restrictions regarding encumbrances, conveyances, transfers or
dispositions imposed in Sections 118, 119,121, 122 and 123 of Chapter
XII, Title VI of Commonwealth Act No. 141 as amended, shall not apply to
patents issued under this Act.
Sec. 6. Period for Application.
– All applications shall be filed immediately after the effectivity of
this Act before the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office
(CENRO) of the DENR. The CENRO is mandated to process the application
within one hundred and twenty (120) days to include compliance with the
required notices and other legal requirements, and forward this
recommendation to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources
Office (PENRO), who shall have five (5) days to approve or disapprove
the patent. In case of approval, patent shall be issued; in case of
conflicting claims among different claimants, the parties may seek the
proper judicial remedies.
Sec. 7. Implementing Rules and Regulations.
– The Director of the Land Management Bureau of the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shall promulgate rules and
regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act, and shall see to it
that such are gender responsive.
Sec. 8. Repealing Clause.
– All laws, decrees, executive order, executive issuance’s or letters
of instruction, rules and regulations or any part thereof inconsistent
with or contrary to the provisions of this Act are hereby deemed
repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
Sec. 9. Separability Clause.
– If, for any reason or reasons, any part or parts of this Act shall be
declared unconstitutional or invalid by any competent court, other
parts of this Act shall be thereby shall continue to be in full force
Sec. 10. Effectivity Clause. – This Act shall take effect fifteen days (15) after its publication in two (2) national newspapers of general education.
(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE (Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES President of the Senate Speaker of the House - of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of
House Bill No. 5618 and Senate Bill No. 3429 was finally passed by the
House of Representatives and Senate on December 18, 2009.
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES (Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP Secretary of Senate Secretary General
- House of Represenatives
Approved: March 9, 2010
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO President of the Philippines