La Trinidad, Benguet – While Pasig City in the Philippines’ capital Metro Manila has launched its ‘Mobile Palengke’, the municipality of La Trinidad has its own version tagged as the ‘Rolling Store’.
It brings basic goods to specific drop off points around town amidst the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) that’s set in place to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The goods are sold at an affordable price.
The main goal of the Rolling Store is to cut down on the need for residents to travel to the city center for shopping. Fresh produce of meat and vegetables, rice, coffee products and basic food condiments can be readily purchased at the mobile store.
This innovative approach to provide access to communities for basic commodities isn’t just about convenience. It could also save residents a few pesos on travel. In times when jobs and resources are meager, every cent counts.
The Rolling Store has its own Facebook page which updates the schedule and drop off locations for a specific period.
The Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has earlier announced that the ECQ has been extended until April 30.