MARAWI CITY (PIA) — To keep residents indoors during the implementation of enhanced community quarantine, the provincial government of Lanao del Sur together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform, Ministry of Trade Investment and Tourism, Bangon Marawi Chamber of Commerce, and the World Food Program have started deploying rolling stores to various villages of the province.
The project was launched Monday, March 23, in the municipalities of Taraka, Marantao, and Bacolod Kalawi.
According to the provincial government, the deployment of rolling stores aims to ensure the residents have access to affordable basic goods and commodities without traveling outside their municipalities.
Hoarding and overpricing will also be avoided since the products will be sold at DTI-suggested retail prices.
The products available are rice, eggs, vegetables and spices, sugar, salt, oil, dried fish, coffee, milk, poultry, fish, bread, biscuits, canned goods, tissue, diapers, detergent soap, bleach, and bath soap, among others.
In observation of the social distancing protocol, only one member of each household will be allowed to buy from the rolling store. After purchase, the buyer must immediately go back inside his/her house. (APB/PIA ICIC)