Manila Mayor Isko Moreno wanted to revive another program introduced during former President Ferdinand Marcos term.
Isko bared the plan to revive “Kadiwa” mobile stores aside from bringing back Nutribun as part of his program to help the poor to survive Manila City.
“Malaking tulong sa pamilyang Manileño na magkaroon uli tayo ng rolling stores tulad ng Kadiwa, dahil mura na, sariwa pa at komportable silang makakabili ng pagsasaluhan nila sa mesa,” Moreno said.
Moreno said that he’s also planning to make Kadiwa as the claiming center for people who surrendered enough trash to the City of Manila as part of his “Pagkain sa Basura” program.
Kadiwa was first introduced in the 1970s by former President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos.
The revival of Kadiwa was first proposed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos and now also being pushed by his sister Imee Marcos who’s now in the Senate.
Kadiwa during the Marcos era was traveling around poor areas to sell goods like meat, fish, vegetables and other basic needs that are cheaper than any other market.
The said program eliminated the middlemen so the people could buy directly to the farmers which almost the same with TienDA Malasakit outlets that introduced during the Duterte administration.
Senator Imee Marcos suggested that aside from foods, Kadiwa should also sell school supplies for students.
“Libre ang mag-aral sa public schools pero hindi libre ang school supplies. Madalas, ang presyo ng school supplies ay hindi kaya ng mga mahihirap nating kababayan. Hindi rin lahat ng LGU ay kayang magbigay ng libreng school supplies sa mga nangangailangan,” Marcos said.