By Jel Santos
The local government unit (LGU) of Makati City on Monday deployed “Makati Mart” in strategic locations around the city to sell fresh produce such as eggs and vegetables to residents during the enhanced community quarantine.
Mayor Abigail Binay said the city government dispatched the mobile markets to ensure that people in Makati are strictly observing social distancing while shopping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Ito rin ay para hindi na sila magsiksikan o lumayo sa kanilang tahanan upang mamalengke. Dala ng mobile markets ang sariwang gulay, itlog, bawang, sibuyas, kamatis, at iba pang produkto na mabibili sa murang halaga,” she wrote on Twitter.
(This in order for them not to crowd against other people or go far from their homes to shop. The mobile markets carry fresh vegetables, eggs, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and other affordable produce.)
Binay said the city government will announce on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the schedules of the mobile markets.
The LGU reminded the public to bring their own eco-bags when shopping at the “Makati Mart.”
According to the LGU, the mobile markets will start selling at 7: 30 a.m.
Earlier, the local government purchased fresh produce and milk and distributed it to residents.
The Makati LGU has been handing out food packs to students and residents of Makati City since the start of the quarantine.
Moreover, the LGU has been delivering financial assistance to jeepney, tricycle, and pedicab drivers; solo parents, and persons with disability (PWD).
Makati City was placed under state of calamity in order for the LGU to utilize its quick response fund.