The Philippines’ first and only Super Minimart chain opened its latest store in Sitio Santol, Barangay Tabun, Angeles on Maundy Thursday.

The Tabun store, Alfamart’s 816th store in the country, was opened weeks ahead of schedule due to the request  of the barangay.

Tabun Barangay Captain Alma Dizon-Mercado saw that her constituents needed a safer, more convenient, and more comfortable place to shop, so she wrote to Alfamart over a week before the store officially opened.

“Nakita ko rin po kasi sa social media na ang daming nagpapasalamat sa Alfamart, lalo na ngayung panahon ng Enhanced Community Quarantine,” said Dizon-Mercado. “Kaya minabuti po naming maghanap ng paraan upang makapagbukas sila sa aming barangay,” she continued.

Harvey Ong, COO of Alfamart Philippines, saw the barangay’s request as an opportunity to

further advance the Super Minimart chain’s advocacy of community development. “We are more

than happy to oblige Barangay Tabun. If we can fulfill a need, we are happy to provide,” Ong

said. “Ever since the ECQ we have been working round-the-clock to keep as many stores open and well-stocked.  We understand the urgency and need to provide the basic needs of families in a safe, comfortable, convenient place, at supermarket prices,” he concluded.

The new store, much like most Alfamart stores in the country, will be open during Holy Week. Store hours will be from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For a complete list of Alfamart branches that are closed on Holy Week, please visit https://alfamart.com.ph/alfamart-remains-open-to-serve-communities-this-ecq/.

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