Some street vendors in Quiapo, Manila appealed to Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday not to strip them of their livelihood amid the ongoing clearing operations in the busy streets of the city.
According to a report by Marisol Abdurahman on GMA's 24 Oras, some vendors became emotional as they watched authorities demolish their stalls along the streets of Palma and Carriedo in Quiapo.
Others voluntarily packed up and disassembled their mini stores.
They urged Moreno to allow them to sell again on the road.
"Kahit na kapiraso lang po sa kalsada kailangan pong mabuhay kahit po papaano," said Ma. Teresita Go of the Carriedo Vendors Association.
Moreno, on the other hand, claimed that the clearing operations led to a drop in the number of petty crimes in the decongested areas.
He said that relocation of the affected vendors has yet to be discussed. —Dona Magsino/LDF, GMA News