President Benigno S. Aquino III today led the inauguration of the mall-like P265 million public market in Poblacion I, Bais City, Negros Oriental.


The President arrived in Bais City this morning with Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas, and Felipe Remollo of Clark Development Authority.


He proceeded to unveil the marker in front of the market building with assistance from Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva and witnessed by the city and municipal mayors in Negros Oriental along with some other national and local officials.

President Aquino appreciated the unique structure of the two-storey multi-million market building. It has an elevator and contains a cold storage facility with ice maker and underground sewerage treatment at the ground floor, while at the second floor there are function, dining and transient rooms, and child minding area.


“This market, a center of commerce in the city, provides positive business to all farmers, traders and producers,” the chief executive said.


President Aquino also described the market as “one of the biggest new public market in the country designed to boost the city’s farm productivity and economy.”


The development of the market is in line with the national government’s program to spur trading and economic activities in the neighboring towns in Manjuyod, Mabinay, and Pamplona, said Aquino. (PIA NegOr/JCT)