While the Covid-19 has limited physical interactions and has caused the world’s economies to slip down, it also showed how technology could be so impactful at this time.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched a mobile app called oneSTORE City under the first government e-commerce platform oneSTORE.ph (Business-to-Customer and Business-to-Business platform) dedicated to marketing high-quality Filipino products of DOST-assisted micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through the World Wide Web.

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office No. 02 (DA RFO 02) forged a strong partnership today, July 15, with the DOST region 2 to strengthen the market linkage on domestic business enterprises in Cagayan Valley.

During the virtual memorandum of the agreement (MOA) signing ceremony DOST RO 2 Regional Director Sancho Mabborang said that collaborations with DA would bear fruits as this project has pooled to some of 360 businesses and with over 12,000 products nationwide.

OneSTORE City is available for download via google play store. A user can download, sign up, and choose Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita and offer free delivery within the City of Tuguegarao.

“Thank you for initiating the program that has been created to facilitate the movement of agricultural products and getting more sales that will help our farmers and fisherfolks,” said Regional Executive Narciso Edillo.

“It will use oneSTORE.ph and its components, especially the one-store City as an E-commerce platform with a delivery app to facilitate marketing and delivery of primary agricultural goods of KADIWA ni Ani at Kita,” Edillo added.

Edillo said that this network would reach users and consumers amidst the negative impact of the pandemic.

The scaling up of agriculture is giving more opportunities for industrialization.

Mabborang reiterated “bad situations bring out the best in people.” Our customers and producers will adopt this new normal. It will make their lives easy as it will be “Bringing quality products to your doorsteps.”

“Mas lalong mapagpatitibay yung ating pagtulong sa farmers, producers at MSMEs,” Mabborang added.

With the country’s strict policy on movement to flatten the curve, many Filipinos embrace digital technology.

(Poster courtesy of DOST Region 2 Facebook page)