Vice President Leni Robredo announced on Monday her office will stop its app-based delivery service in Pasig City after a year of operations.
Robredo, in a Facebook post, said the Community Mart initiated by her office in partnership with the Pasig city government under Mayor Vico Sotto will only run until the end of the month.
The Community Mart is an online delivery service that aims to help small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the quarantine measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This e-market program assigns consumers who will buy food items from the vendors at the Pasig Mega Market. After the purchase, tricycle drivers who are part of it will deliver the goods.
“Sa halos isang taong operasyon ng ating app-based palengke service, halos 200 na mga market vendors at mga tricycle drivers, na lubos na naapektuhan ang kabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 crisis, ang natulungan ng ating proyekto (For almost a year of the operations of our app-based market service, our project was able to help about 200 market vendors and tricycle drivers, whose livelihood were affected because of the COVID-19 crisis),” Robredo said.
Tricycle drivers are among the hardest hit during the lockdown due to the public transport ban. The restrictions on people’s movement have likewise affected the sales of market vendors.
“Ang serbisyo natin ay mananatili na lamang bukas sa mga sumusunod na lugar hanggang February 28, 2021 (Our service will only remain open in the following areas until February 28, 2021),” she added.
In Pasig, the Community Mart services residents in Bambang, Bagong Ilog, Buting, Caniogan, Dela Paz, Kalawaan, Kapasigan,
Kapitolyo, Katipunan, Maybunga, Pinesa, Manggahan, and Oranbo.
Also included are barangays Rosario,
Santolan, San Antonio, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Miguel, Sta. Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Sta. Rosa, Sto. Tomas, Sumilang, and Ugong.
The vice president expressed her gratitude to Pasigueños who patronized the Community Mart delivery service.
As of February 22, the sales generated from the online market in Pasig City have already reached P21.5 million.