LGUs can coordinate with SKs in their area to create innovative solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the municipality of Trento in the province of Agusan del Sur has established the “Online Palengke” to help the local residents have a more convenient and less expossed way of buying their basic needs.
“We wanted to come up with strategies on how we would be able to help the COVID-19 affected sectors in our town particularly in the barangays, hence, we came up with this idea on ordering online from the different stores operating in the area. We coordinated with the different stores and they helped us in fulfilling this strategy,” said Niño John Hontiveros, SK Federation president of Trento.
Hontiveros added that they also opted to help the tricycle drivers whose livelihood was also affected. “We were able to connect with the identified tricycle drivers and help them earn by delivering the purchased items from the stores to the respective houses of the households,” he said.