By Minka Tiangco

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said some inner streets and public markets in the city will still be open to vendors amid the three-day closure of some streets for the annual Feast of the Santo Niño in Tondo.

viva sto nino 1400x961 - Mayor Isko says some markets still open to vendors during three-day Sto. Niño feast in Tondo

Hundreds of Sto. Niño images are raised for the blessing rites before the Sto. Niño de Tondo Church in Manila (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

This after some Benguet farmers said more than a thousand tons of vegetables would go to waste if not delivered to Divisoria during the three days.

In a meeting with Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas on Wednesday, Domagoso said vendors will still be allowed to sell goods along Sto. Cristo Street, Carmen Planas Street, Elcano Street, and Padre Rada Street.

Seventeen public markets in Manila are also open to receive vegetables and flowers from Benguet, the city mayor said.

Vendors will not be allowed along Recto, Ylaya-Tondo, and Candelaria from Jan. 17 to 19 as the Manila city government conducts clearing and flushing operations in those areas ahead of the Feast of the Santo Niño.

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