PH’s first MOSS launched in QC

February 13, 2023 Cory Martinez 116 views

THE registration and permit application for market owners, vendors, and stall owners in the eight public markets owned by the Quezon City government will now be simplified and digitalized with the launching of the country’s first Market One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) system in Murphy Market.

Mayor Joy Belmonte, who led the launching, said that the city has initiated MOSS due to the inconvenience and inefficiency caused by the traditional manual market management system that affects the productivity of market vendors.

The MOSS, a project of the Market Development and Administration (MDAD), will digitalize all these processes, shortens waiting time, and eliminates the hassle of going physically to the city hall.

Under the system, the 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.

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 said.

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.