Mayor Mariano B. Buyagawan Jr. implemented the amended Lamut Market Code transferring the Sunday and Thursday market days to Saturday and Tuesday market days. The first Saturday market day was observed last January 3, 2015 with a good start.
The Local Chief Executive ordered the closing of the market gates on the following Sunday thereby causing diverse opinions.
Criticisms were hurled against the Local Government of Lamut but Mayor Buyagawan made a public apology for whatever inconvenience brought about by the change of the market schedule during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on January 5, 2015.
The mayor advised the public not to make rash judgments as of the present but leave it for the future to improve.