The Municipal Public Market (MPM) is considered the epicenter of the local Commercial Business District (CBD).
It is located at the center of the built up (poblacion) area and occupies a total of 8,400 square meters. A 3,600 sq.m. portion of the MPM property is currently unutilized. This is the fire-gutted site of the old MPM. A proposal for its development to host a commercial building/mall has been submitted. To improve the marketability of local produce and goods, the municipal government established the local Trading Post (Bagsakan Center), in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (DA) in 2009. The structure was built over a portion of the northern part of Juan Luna St., next to MH Del Pilar St., Bgy. Zone II.
With due consideration to its location, this informal structure may not be regarded as a physical addition to the existing MPM complex. Of the Urban Core area, the most impressive developments appeared around the Marfrancisco Triangle vicinity. Huge buildings sprouted and suddenly big popular business names are operating in the area such as: Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Mercury Drug, RUSCO, Europhil, Motortrade ,LBC and others.