Articles worth reading

DOTr to convert 2GO vessels into ‘quarantine ships’ 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) teamed up with 2Go Shipping to turn passenger vessels into "quarantine ships" for returning seafarers and overseas Filipino workers. As proposed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on March 22, ...

President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte recognizes Robredo's Covid-19 initiative 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

President Rodrigo Duterte asks everyone to help his government address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Duterte expressed appreciation to Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo for taking the initiative to provide assist...

Federation of Free Workers (FFW)

Labor group lauds gov't officials for salary donation 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

A labor group lauded the decision of the majority of Cabinet officials to donate 75 percent of their salaries as additional funds to contain coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Sonny Matula, Federation of Free Workers (FFW) president, said they app...

Pasig News

Pasig City Mobile Palengke / Facebook / Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig's 'mobile palengke' helps in social distancing

account_balancePasig chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Pasig City's five roving stores or 'mobile palengkes' bring fresh produce to residents amid the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto on said the initiative seeks to ensure that people will not flock to the Pasig Mega Market and other public markets.

"Upang mabawasan ang dami ng tao sa Pasig Mega Market at mga talipapa, inilunsad namin ang 'mobile palengke' (To reduce the number of people at the Pasig Mega Market and other markets in the city, we have launched the ‘mobile market,'), he wrote on Facebook.

Pasig Mega Market is one of the biggest wet markets in Metro Manila.

He said prices of the commodities being sold in the 'mobile palengkes' will be the same as the prices in the public markets.

"Presyong palengke, mas malapit sa mamimili, at tulong na rin sa mga maninindang Pasigueño (Its the same price as markets, its closer to customers, and it's our way to help our Pasigueño vendors)," he added, urging his constituents to stay home amid the ongoing quarantine.

He said goods such as rice, meat, vegetables, and other produce were all sourced from the vendors of Pasig Mega Market "to assist them generate income".

Food packs, grocery items

Meanwhile, the Pasig local government on Wednesday already started the distribution of about 400,000 food packs and grocery items to its residents.

"Isa sa mga inuna natin para sa distribusyon ng grocery/food packs ang MPK (Munting Pamayanan ng Maykapansanan) sa Barangay Manggahan. Marami pong persons with disabilities dito (We have prioritized the distribution of grocery/food packs to the 'Munting Pamayanan ng Maykapansanan' in Brgy Manggahan. There are many persons with disabilities here)" Sotto said.

"Ang target po nating matutulungan ng food packs na ito ay yung mga lugar sa Pasig na mas marami ang mahihirap (We are targeting to provide food packs to areas with people that are less fortunate)" he added.

He said the local government sees the need for Pasigueños during the community quarantine, and assured them of assistance from the city.

"Gagawin natin ang lahat ng makakaya natin upang maibsan ang hirap ng sitwasyong ito, ngunit humihingi din kami ng pag-unawa ng bawat isa (We will do our best to alleviate the difficulties of the situation, but we also seek for your understanding)," he added.

The distribution of the food items to residents in Pasig, he said, will take about seven days.

He said it is "not really easy to provide assistance to more than 100 thousand families in just seven days," but assured the public that the local government will extend its efforts to sustain the needs of its constituents

date_rangeDate Published
2 weeks ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Fe del Mundo hospital

QC taps Fe del Mundo Medical Center to accept coronavirus patients

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte tapped Fe del Mundo Medical Center to accept coronavirus disease2-10 patients starting April 6. The hospital management is also looking at the possibility of increasing in the future its bed capacity, which is now...

Pasig reports 140 Covid-19 cases

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Pasig City reported 140 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 in the city as of April 7. The information from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that there are 28 persons who have recovered from the disease. The death toll in the city due to COVID-1...

Pasig reports 140 Covid-19 cases

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Pasig City said that as of April 7, 140 individuals in the city tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. The city’s public information office shared the information in a Facebook post on Tuesday, citing the Department of Health (DOH)...

DILG slams NBI for probing Pasig mayor

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) cleared Pasig City Mayor Victor Maria Regis “Vico” Sotto of allegations he violated enhanced community quarantine regulations. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) sent a l...

Paranaque warns against fake social amelioration forms

account_balanceParañaque chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez warned unscrupulous persons against selling fake social amelioration forms. Olivarez said that the social amelioration form is not for sale and those who will be caught, a case will be filed against them by the ci...

Workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways unload materials for the conversion of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls into a temporary facility for Covid-19 patients on Thursday (April 2, 2020) / DPWH

DPWH begins works on PICC as health facility

account_balancePasay chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) began the conversion of the Forum Halls of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City into a health facility. DPWH National Capital Region director Ador Canlas said the cons...

Advertisement

×
Covid-19 tests to be free for Marikina residents Gov't to resolve data on cash aid beneficiaries Banks vow to remain open amid extended Luzon ECQ DOH launches hotline for free medical consultations Borrowers get another 30-day grace period NEDA chief proposes modified ‘lockdown’ Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature