The “Tindahan sa Kapitolyo” is set to open until June 30 in response to clamor of consumers who have availed of discounted basic commodities.
Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in her virtual presser last May 27, said she considers extending the program operation until the end of June.
“Kutob na lang unta sa Mayo 31, apan depende kon duna’y manghangyo,” the governor said.
Requests from consumers on the extension reached the governor through “Sugbo News,” the official Facebook page of the Provincial Information Office, and through Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Chief Marivic Garces.
This initiative of the Cebu Provincial Government to provide basic goods to constituents in the third- to fifth-class municipalities offers 10-percent discount to basic goods.
Replenishment of meat products gets a high demand because consumers are able to purchase meat for as low as P99 a kilo instead of P110 and PORK belly at P122.50 instead of P125 per kilo. Rice is also sold at P22.50 per kilo instead of P25.
“Kalipay ni sa atong mga kaigsuonan nga makapalit og barato,” Garcia said.
The top three local government units which remitted the sales fully are Borbon, Tabuelan, and Santander. Borbon settled P1.2 million, Tabuelan paid P886,605.66; while Santander paid P667,997.82.
Alegria, Tabogon, Ronda, Tudela, Argao and Santa Fe have already hit beyond 70-percent payment.
Capitol has total receivables amounting to P15,743,932.38 after deducting 10-percent off from a capital outlay amounting to P17,493,258.20. (Eleanor Valeros)