Active consumerism in this pandemic time

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Published July 1, 2020, 2:22 PM

OPINION AND OPTION

By ELINANDO B. CINCO

Elinando B. Cinco

Under this extraordinary time, housewives and retail buyers have become militant shoppers.

They are now vigilant as to pricing of the commodities they buy and the quality of the merchandise they purchase.

The onset of the present pandemic known as COVID-19 last March has triggered a critical concern on values of consumer militancy.

The first panic-buying happened immediately after the lockdown announcement was made.

Families were buying products by the cartons – sardines, milk, sugar and food condiments, dozens of bottles of alcohol and disinfectants.

The long lines at supermarkets and shopping places extended up to 10p.m. The sight did not look like Filipinos were about to discard their personal

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