Some Vendors Violate Quarantine Guidelines Amid ECQ For Having No Financial Aid
MANILA – Some vendors are forced to defy the enhanced community quarantine guidelines for having no financial aid.
Metro Manila and the areas near Quiapo Church become clear during the first day of the enhanced community quarantine. The government prohibits street vendors, fortune teller and other individuals from staying outside.
However, some vendors are sneakily selling fruits in several areas amid the restrictions. A vendor named Roger Cagurangan said that he had no choice but to defy the measure or else his family would starve.
“Gusto ko man sumunod sa utos ng gobyerno, paano kami mabubuhay, paano kikita? Buti sana kung may bibinibigay ang gobyerno,” Cagurangan said.
Cagurangay who has four children is usually earning P600 per day selling apple but he is earning a maximum of P300 per day during this pandemic.
Barangay 306 chairman Joey Jamisola said that he allows some mobile vendors to operate so they could earn money to support the basic necessities of their families but prohibits vendor to place a stall.
Jamisola said that around 150 residents are working as vendors and most of them are struggling with their daily necessities especially during this ECQ. Manila City Hall said that they have distributed food boxes to some families in Manila last Saturday (March 27).
The ECQ in NCR plus would probably end on April 4, 2021 but it may be extended.
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