Pasig City Now Has Five 'Mobile Palengkes'
With most supermarkets shut down by the enhanced community quarantine, we're sure you might be wondering where to get your daily sustenance once the current stock runs out. Well, folks over in Pasig City might get a little help from a mobile mini-mart initiative announced by Mayor Vico Sotto. Five mobile palengkes will be going around the city in hopes of decongesting the crowded Pasig Mega Mart—ideally to help maintain social distancing in the area, as well.
"Presyong palengke, mas malapit sa mamimili, at tulong na rin sa mga maninindang Pasigueño," said Sotto about the project. Goods—specifically meat, veggies, and rice—to be sold at the mobile market will also come from the Pasig Mega Market. There is no final schedule just yet, but the mayor announced that it will be released soon by the city's Public Information Office.
Sotto added that this initiative will also be done alongside the distribution of food packs to barangays. The local government recently bought 400,000 grocery packs for the city but logistics is always a problem, so it may take a week for all Pasig folks to receive the needed aid. Fingers crossed we hear of more initiatives like this nationwide.
Main image from Vico Sotto's Facebook page.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by Esquiremag.ph editors.