More Kadiwa outlets open in Metro Manila

More Kadiwa stores opened at different locations in Metro Manila on Friday, Nov. 25, over a week after the "Kadiwa ng Pasko" project was launched nationwide, Malacañang said.

Kadiwa store in Caloocan City (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Press Secretary)

The Kadiwa outlets are located in eight Metro Manila cities, and in Cainta, Rizal.

These are in Caloocan City (Caloocan City Hall-South), Quezon City (VMMC Kadiwa Store, ADC Kadiwa Store-DA Central Office), Paranaque City (Petron station-Barangay San Antonio, Paranaque City Hall), Pasig City (Petron Station-San Joaquin), Mandaluyong City (Farmers Collectives, The Podium, California Gardens Plaza), Las Piñas City (Shepherd Parish Manuela Pamplona 3, Southland Estate Town House), Makati City (Makati City Hall)and Cainta, Rizal (Liwasang Bayan).

Consumers can buy a kilo of rice for only P25 while sugar is at P70 per kilo, cheaper than those being sold in private stores and supermarkets.

The Kadiwa ng Pasko project, which was launched on Nov. 16, is seen to benefit thousands of farmers and fisherfolk by providing them additional profits as well as local consumers amid rising prices of basic commodities.

Fourteen sites were opened simultaneously across the country during last week’s launch, including 11 in the National Capital Region, one in Tacloban City, one in Davao De Oro and one in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

The Palace also announced that on November 29, at least 28 Kadiwa ng Pasko sites will be open around the country.

In his speech during the nationwide launch of the project, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos vowed to further expand the program to more places in the country even beyond the Christmas season.

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