By Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo made a surprise visit on Sunday, May 18, to the market vendors and tricycle drivers who are beneficiaries of the Community Mart project.
In partnership with the Quezon city government, Robredo’s office launched the app based delivery service, which can be downloaded in Apple Store and Google Play, to help small-scale vendors and tricycle drivers in this time of the COVID-19 crisis.
“[I] made a surprise visit to our Community Mart this morning to check on our team, our vendors and TODA drivers. Ang happy lang (We are happy),” Robredo said in a Facebook post.
During their meeting, the vendors and tricycle drivers summed it up for Robredo: the Community Mart was a big help to them.
“They were telling us how much of a blessing this project is to them. Sa mga vendors, dagdag kita! Sa mga drivers, ngayon lang uli sila nagkaroon ng kita after two months,” she said.
(For the vendors, they have additional income. For the drivers, they are now earning again after two months.)
The vice president then thanked her staff and local officials who made this e-market project possible.
The Community Mart is now servicing residents from eight barangays who can purchase vegetables, fruits, and other food items at the Kamuning Market.
Covered by the online delivery service are Kamuning, Mariana, Obrero, Sacred Heart, Laging Handa, Pinagkaisahan, South Triangle, Paligsahan, and Roxas District in Quezon City.
The goods can be delivered on the same day, provided that orders are placed before 12 noon. Orders sent in after 12 noon will be delivered the next day.
Cash on delivery is the mode of payment only for customers. (Raymund F. Antonio)