TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The city government here started its mobile market or rolling store days ago to bring food, agricultural produce and other products closer to the residents amid the ongoing general community quarantine.
Mayor Jennifer Tan said the mobile stores have been going around the city’s 55 Barangays and selling various food products and basic goods directly to residents.
“An innovation that we have done years ago around 2004, we called it then the Bayanihan Farm cluster, bringing the market closer to the community. We have never imagined that this program we had before is still very relevant and much needed today,” Tan said.
Tan also added, “Our people from the upland barangays don’t need to go down to the market to buy their basic needs.”
“The normal concept of the market is that the people go to the market. Now, the market goes to the people,” the mayor said.
The prices of all commodities in the mobile market were affordable so that anyone can buy them.
The products were supplied by the participating vendors from the public market. The available commodities include vegetables, fresh fruits, fish as well as fresh and processed meat products in the mobile market.
The barangays are clustered based on the scheduled visit of the mobile market to the barangay.