By Jean Fernando
Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez HAS ordered the conversion of their two Isuzu Elf trucks into “mobile palengke” in a bid to help city residents buy their basic commodities without even having to go to the market during the enhanced community quarantine.
Mar Jiminez, Public Information Office Chief, said that the city government has scheduled the stationing of the “mobile palengke” in the city’s 16 barangays.
Jiminez also said that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) helped the city government in tapping farmers supplier from other provinces for the basic commodities that will be sold in the “mobile palengke”.
“Basic commodities like vegetables, meat, and others that they normally buy from the market will be sold at the mobile palengke for a cheaper price so the city residents need not go to the market anymore,” Jiminez said.
The PIO chief also said that their mobile palengke is open from 6:00 a.m. up to 3:00 p.m. and the city government with strict instructions to practice physical distancing among the buyers.
Jiminez added that the team from the Consumers Welfare Office will schedule the barangay to be served by the mobile palengke.