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This QC Community Started Their Urban Garden For P300

No need to buy vegetables at the market anymore.
Imagine growing all the vegetables and herbs you need, without needing to go to the palengke! That's what this inspiring Quezon City community did with a few hundred pesos, some upcycled items, and some serious ingenuity to start a community-based project. The result? ...

You Can Dine-In At Your Favorite Restos, Fast Food Joints Soon

The Department of Trade and Industry has guidelines you need to follow.
You will be able to dine-in at your favorite restaurant and fast food joints again when the metro modifies its quarantine status again on June 16. According to a press release from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Inter-Agency Task Force against Emerging ...

San Miguel To Donate P150-M Poultry Products To COVID-19-hit Communities

These communities are located where the company has its factories.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will be donating a total of P150-million worth of poultry products to the poor communities hit by the coronavirus. According to a GMA News report, San Miguel will be donating poultry products to the poor communities where the company ...

DILG Advises LGUs Not To Impose Window Hours For Access To Markets, Groceries

It's probably doing more harm than good.
If you’ve noticed that lines at your local grocery, wet market, or pharmacy have been a lot longer than usual lately, it’s possible that your local government unit (LGU) has imposed window hours for accessing these establishments in an attempt to control the flow of ...

No Social Distancing In The Market: QC Bans Retail Selling In Balintawak

The market was packed with people and cars on Saturday, April 11.
Even with the enhanced community quarantine in place over Luzon, vendors and shoppers were seen in the Balintawak market area in Quezon City on Saturday, April 11. CNN Philippines reported that the Quezon City government responded with an order to stop retail selling in ...

More Kadiwa Outlets And Mobile Stores Will Be Rolled Out, Says Department of Agriculture

The DA hopes to provide affordable and nutritious food to everyone.
In a post on the Department of Agriculture website, the DA announced that it will set up more ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita’ outlets to serve more consumers in Metro Manila.A Kadiwa outlet was launched last week in Quezon City which offers fresh ...

DILG Told LGUs To Lift 'Window Hours' For Buying Food And Supplies

It goes against the national government's policy.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año told local government units to remove "window hours" for going to the grocery and market to buy food and supplies. He said this goes against the national government's call for physical distancing because this will ...

How Does "Contactless Food Delivery" Work In The Time Of "Social Distancing?"

Less contact, the better!
GrabFood and Foodpanda have both introduced contactless deliveries to ensure the safety of both consumers and delivery-partners during this challenging time in the Philippines. EJ Dela Vega, GrabFood Philippines Head, outlined these three steps to be followed by consumers and delivery-partners in an official media ...

Yup, You Can Still Have Ate Rica's Bacsilog Delivered to Your Home

You'll get a cool discount, too! Here's how.
There are few things that soothe the soul better than a solid rice meal does. And when you throw in some bacon? Call the authorities, we have a bowl of undeniable goodness on our hands. Ate Rica's Bacsilog is practically an institution ...

PSA: State Of Calamity Declared, Price Freeze In Effect, Food Delivery Services Still Allowed

There's a price freeze for basic supplies such as food and medicine.
At a press conference on March 17, Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country under a state of calamity. This is in response to prevent the further spread of the corona virus disease 2019 or the COVID-19, including a strict home quarantine.  READ: Presidential Proclamation ...

Starbucks Philippines Temporarily Pauses Operations In Luzon

Their Visayas and Mindanao branches will remain open.
Starbucks Philippines has officially announced that they will be temporarily pausing the operations of all of their Luzon branches in line with the enhanced community quarantine that was imposed by Malacañang yesterday, March 16, 2020.They clarified, however, that their Visayas and Mindanao branches will remain open.Yesterday, ...

"Enhanced Community Quarantine": Groceries, Food Preparation Services Will Remain Open

Here’s what you need to know.
In a press conference of the President addressing the nation, President Rodrigo Duterte said that Luzon is now under an "enhanced community quarantine" from March 16, 12 midnight until April 12, 2020. The main elements are the following, according to the definitions ...

What Happens To Metro Manila's Food Supply And Supermarkets During The Community Quarantine?

More detailed guidelines are yet to follow.
The Department of Trade and Industry clarifies that Metro Manila can still import goods from neighboring cities and provinces to sustain the supply in Metro Manila. This statement by the DTI undersecretary, Ruth Castelo, was prompted by the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte ...
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