Vice President Leni Robredo appealed to the public to buy products from Filipino entrepreneurs online to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Robredo underscored the importance of patronizing locally-made products and other items to boost small businesses to recover from the impact brought about by COVID-19.

“I hope those who can help would help. Helping is not only by donating but by buying local,” she said, encouraging people to support local products on digital platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora.

Robredo also appealed to the government to help small businesses by providing some financial assistance instead of taxing their online stores.

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