BROOKE’S POINT, Palawan — The municipal government here has allowed the “Tabuan Day” to re-open again provided physical distancing rules and the wearing of face masks are followed.
Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano said the municipal inter-agency task force (IATF) made the recommendation so farmers will have a venue to sell their harvests. However, Tabuan’s re-opening will be regulated.
“I’ve been saying na dapat ire-open ang Tabuan kasi ito ang venue ng mga farmers para maibenta ang kanilang mga produkto. Kailangan lang i-regulate ang papasok na mga mamimili gaya sa palengke,” Feliciano said.
Feliciano said there will be an entry point and an exit, and only Brooke’s Point residents can join the market day.
Brooke’s Point interior and local government officer Coralyn Atienza also said although mass gathering is still prohibited under the quarantine, they will allow the market day to open on May 1 as part of the agreement during the meeting on April 29 of the municipal IATF.
She said sellers will have a distance of 1.5 meters from each other and buyers will maintain a distance of 1-meter distance from them. Both sellers and buyers will have to strictly observe the wearing of face masks.
“Actually, bawal talaga ang mass gathering, but sa meeting napag-usapan na i-open pero dapat strategized and at least 1 to 1.5 meters distance ang mga pwesto at vendors and yong mamimili 1-meter ang distance plus wearing of face mask is a must,” Atienza told Palawan News.
She said this is only applicable in Brooke’s Point and not in their other towns. The market day will only be allowed to sell food and other basic necessities.
Atienza also said crossing municipal borders is still not permitted.