Keeping the Filipino Spirit this Independence Day by Supporting Local

Celebrate Independence Day at Malagos

Another holiday is approaching this month, and with the looks of our current situation, the entire nation will most likely observe our country’s 122nd Independence Day celebration at home. 

The threat from the COVID-19 virus is still imminent but despite this, most of the country’s populated cities have started shifting to the general community quarantine set up to save our economy from the verge of collapse. Workers are slowly going back to work while still following the basic rules in the new normal – social/ physical distancing, wearing of face masks, and sanitizing/washing of hands before and after every task. 

When times get tough, small businesses seem to have it a little tougher. The temporary global shift in our economies due to the novel coronavirus also requires a shift in our perspectives. Numerous locally-owned small businesses around the globe, particularly in the city, face a serious burden as their doors have temporarily closed and make a new, concerted effort to explore new income streams online. As consumers, one of the best things we can do for our local communities, especially during this time of celebrating our solidarity as a nation, is to continue patronizing local businesses. 

Unlike other industries that are now allowed to operate in the new normal phase, hotels, resorts, and restaurants are still banned from normally operating and accepting guests. With this, they are compelled to realign their operations through innovative means like selling their locally-produced souvenirs, dishes, or delicacies. Now that we’re celebrating the Filipino spirit on Independence Day, let’s not forget about our local brands who continue to help us and their employees during this crisis.

There is a way you can help in keeping your local joints open in the new normal phase. Here’s how we can continue lifting all our spirits and keeping our economy thrive:

Find Your Local Shops Online

As a local, it’s hard to see why people wouldn’t want to shop for local products or buy from trusted local brands like the Malagos Homegrown Produce. Perhaps people new to the area or those who haven’t heard of the brand just need the right motivators to go to the right place. Relying on word-of-mouth, reviews, testimonials, and a well-designed website could be your key to know more about local businesses. 

Buy Locally Grown and Curated Products

Malagos Homegrown Produce offers an easy online grocery and delivery services in the city and a wide array of locally-grown items like fresh produce straight from the Malagos Farms, artisanal and homegrown products like the Malagos Chocolate and Malagos Cheese, and kits and bundles that were carefully curated by our Malagos Homegrown Team. Shop for these local items on our website: and help your fellow davaoeños provide for their families by supporting their efforts and hard work.

Pay it Forward

Now that you’ve experienced a satisfying service from a trusted brand, leaving reviews on Facebook or Google is one way to keep it going. Tell friends or family how much you love this shop, and they should get their homegrown items like local fresh fruits and vegetables online from that shop. Your positive opinion may not mean anything to you, but it can mean a lot to the shop needing new customers.