The Quezon City Government will jumpstart this month the country’s first Market One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) system at Murphy Market.
MOSS, a project of the Market Development and Administration Department (MDAD), will initially cover the digital and simplified process of market registration and permit application for QCitizen market owners, vendors, and stall owners in its eight city-owned public markets.
Aspiring stall holders and existing market vendors can easily view what market stalls are still available, the documentary requirements needed, and thereafter pay the corresponding fees, thus avoiding the long lines and inconvenient paperwork required in the old manual process.
Mayor Joy Belmonte led the recent launching ceremony of the project, which was witnessed by QC market association presidents and various vendor groups.
“Inconvenience and inefficiency caused by the traditional manual market management system affects the productivity of market vendors. Thus, the city has initiated MOSS which digitalizes all these processes, shortens waiting time, and eliminates the hassle of going physically to City Hall,” Mayor Belmonte said.
MOSS, which is part of the city’s good governance and ease of doing business initiatives, will also be integrated with the city’s Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) to streamline the overall business permit process.
“In addition to efficiency and convenience, the new system addresses corruption and the ‘palakasan’ system. Sa pamamagitan ng MOSS, para ka lang nag-rereserve ng ticket sa sinehan kung gusto mong magkapwesto sa palengke o temporary vending site,” the mayor added.
The system, which can soon be accessed through the QC E-Services portal, is created for aspiring and current market owners, vendors, and hawkers in QC. They can easily view at real-time all available stalls in public and private markets, talipapas and even temporary vending sites for hawkers.
IDs will also be issued to registered market vendors and hawkers.
According to MDAD Officer-in-Charge Ma. Margarita Santos, the city aims to register a total of 12,000 stall holders within the 8 city-owned public markets, 32 private markets, 124 approved temporary vending sites for hawkers, and 46 talipapas.
“Data gathered through MOSS is very vital for the city because this will be used as the basis for the establishment of additional public markets and vending sites if needed. MDAD is already looking for possible locations that can be utilized as vending sites,” Santos explained.