The latest stop of the rolling market is at the Dolores municipal gym where it served consumers from nine barangays of the municipality. This is in partnership with the local government units and the Abra Diocesan Teachers and Employees Cooperative (ADTEMPCO) as retail partners and logistics provider for free in the delivery and sale of goods even to the far-flung barangays of the province.
DTI-Abra Provincial Director Francis Pacio said that this initiative of their office is intended to address the needs of consumers in accessing affordable basic necessities and prime commodities especially with the re-imposition of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the entire Cordillera this month.
During this GCQ period, the Provincial Anti-Covid19 Task Force has set a schedule for municipalities to be allowed entry to the capital town of Bangued which is the center of commerce, to avoid the influx of consumers in grocery stores and public markets.
The rolling store spares the consumers the burden of having to travel to Bangued to access basic necessities and essential products as these goods are brought near to them. The venue of the rolling store is chosen taking into consideration its accessibility to clustered barangays in order to serve more.
“The main goal of the rolling store is to provide consumers access to basic necessities especially when they are not yet allowed to enter Bangued in compliance with the guidelines set by the provincial Covid-19 Task Force,” DTI-Abra Designated Information Officer Marcos Rex Hall said. (JDP/CAGT–PIA CAR, Abra)
By Christian Allister G. Tubadeza