The provincial government of Lanao del Sur is set to launch Monday, March 23, a rolling store project that will sell products based on the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) suggested retail prices.
The project is in cooperation with the DTI, Bangsamoro Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MTIT) and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Bangon Marawi Chamber of Commerce, and World Food Program (WFP).
“This project is to ensure that overpricing and hoarding are avoided, and our constituents in the barangays would be able to purchase reasonably-priced groceries without having to travel far,” the local government said.
But the city government said that there is limit that each customer could purchase.
The available products include rice, eggs, vegetables and spices, sugar, salt, oil, dried fish, coffee, milk, poultry, fish, bread, biscuits, canned goods, medicines (vitamins and over the counter meds), water, gasul, sanitary napkin, infant/children milk, diaper, tissue, alcohol, bath soap, detergent soap, and Zonrox.
“Social distancing will be observed. 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,” the provincial government said.
The rolling store units will visit Marantao, Taraka and Bacolod Kalawi on March 23 while future schedules will be announced later.