Cebu City launches mobile markets during coronavirus quarantine


The city government of Cebu has launched 18 mobile markets that will go around the city during the month-long enhanced community quarantine period to lessen the people in the public markets.

These mobile markets will go to different barangays to cater to the food needs of the residents, according to Mayor Edgardo Labella.

City market administrator Jonil Matuguina said the mobile markets will be at the open space in San Antonio Village starting at 1 p.m. today. (

Matuguina said he spoke to some barangays such as Pamutan, Barrio Luz, Tisa, Cogon, and Pardo as they also wanted the mobile markets to visit their communities.

They still have to arrange the schedule and inform the residents to make sure that by the time the mobile markets will visit, the residents will be allowed to leave their homes, he added.

The mobile markets will be set up in one area with the essential goods already re-packed from a kilo to 1/4 to have a faster transaction. This will be in coordination with the barangays so strict social distancing will be observed since they will try to serve the residents by batch.