March 27, 2023

The city government through the Liga ng mga Barangay, in partnership with line agencies and the private sector, has institutionalized rolling stores in five barangays in efforts to decongest the city public market, as well as to augment the need of the community to buy their supply of fresh products.

Taking off from the successful conduct of rolling markets in the past several weeks, the Liga, the Departments of Trade and Industry, and Agriculture, Tiong San department store, and a conglomerate of city market vendors, the rolling stores started to operate last April 17 at Lucban Elementary School. To avoid crowding, all rolling stores will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The other stores are located at Bayan Park, which opened yesterday, April 18; Camp 8 covered court which will open on April 21; Loakan Airport on April 22, and Pacdal in front of Rizal Elementary School on April 23.

Rolling stores will continue to operate until things return to normal.

Physical distancing, disinfection, and other routine procedures implemented during the quarantine will be observed in the rolling stores.

The rolling stores contain an assortment of basic goods, Smart loading station, and a catalog of items for ordering. Prices of goods are regulated by the DTI.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Market Superintendent released a new schedule for residents who intend to buy at the city market.

The office has trimmed down the days where residents are allowed to buy, but extended the duration of purchase.

Setting of the new schedule addressed the crowding at the market the past few days because of the limited time given to the public to buy their supplies.

The new schedule has been disseminated to the barangays as well as in the official social media page of the city government of Baguio.

In an advisory posted by the Public Information Division of the City Mayor’s Office, there is no need to secure new quarantine passes, buying of medicines and bank transactions shall follow the market schedule per district, and for those who need to buy from hardware stores, school and office supplies, electric supply, electronics, and IC supplies but not on Thursdays and Fridays, a special pass will have to be secured from the barangay. – Rimaliza A. Opiña