Antipolo City’s e-palengke and e-botika (e-market and e-pharmacy) will continue to sell to customers even when the general community quarantine (GCQ) starts on May 16.

On Facebook, Mayor Andrea Ynares said: “Dahil limitado ang ating galaw at hindi pa rin basta-basta makakalabas kahit pa GCQ ang Antipolo simula May 16, itutuloy po natin ang ating free online services – e-Palengke at e-Botika… para hindi na kailangan lumabas lalo na nina lola at lolo.”

(Since our movements remain restricted and we still cannot go out of our houses even if Antipolo is already under GCQ starting May 16, we will continue our free online services — e-Palengke and e-Botika so there will be no need to go out especially the grandmothers and grandfathers.)

Customers can order through the Facebook pages of the two service platforms from 9 am to 12 noon, with delivery scheduled the following day.

Both services have no delivery and service charges and accept cash, but e-Botika also accepts payment via GCash or Paymaya.

The city has rolled out a mobile ATM in cooperation with the Philippine Veterans Bank, a mobile palengke or market, and “Kadiwa on wheels” to provide essential services. (Jojo Mangahis)