DAGUPAN CITY – Fourth District Representative Christopher De Venecia, accompanied by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, personally visited the Malimgas Public Market on June 6 to meet with the city’s vendors and to find out the effect of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law on them and their families.

De Venecia disclosed that some unforeseen extraneous variables have affected the new tax reform law, which thus necessitates further study.

To gather more information on its effect on the public, De Venecia personally talked with the city vendors in order to gather data and insights from stakeholders affected by the tax reform law.

Learning more about how the TRAIN Law affects consumers can help determine its merits and demerits, which can then help lawmakers determine whether the tax reform law should be amended, suspended or modified, he said,

“Pinag-aaralan mabuti (yung effects ng TRAIN Law), so that the best solution will be brought on the table,” said De Venecia.

In the same occasion, Mayor Fernandez expressed her relief that even with the numerous attempts at bringing fish kill produce from the coastal towns of Anda and Bolinao into the city, no vendors have tried to obtain and sell the contaminated fish to Dagupeno consumers.

This is due to Fernandez’ immediate dialogue with the city’s fisherfolk, vendors and fishery stakeholders on June 4 in the wake of the fish kill incidents in the neighboring coastal towns.

Fernandez also led an inspection in the market regarding plans for its improvement. These include the improvement of the drainage system, flooring upgrading as well as repainting. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)