COVID-19 livelihood stories featured in Sinadya Festival

ROXAS CITY — The pandemic has affected the livelihood of  Capiznons, as they either lose jobs or have to adjust their business to the current circumstances.

These stories were featured in “Hugod,” one of the virtual events of the Sinadya Festival.

One of those stories was Concepcion Fegarido’s.

She established Connie’s Pabayad Services, which offers to pay bills on behalf of her clients.

Fegarido, who is from Barangay Balijuagan, said she used to do fieldwork for surveys but the pandemic won’t allow her to go house to house.

She distributes the flyers to promote her business.

An excessive charge from a tricycle drove her to pursue that business model, she said.

For Jacquilou Deli of JD’s Kakanin, her sales were initially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the use of Facebook helped her turned things around.

“Gin-testingan ko sa online. Gin-free delivery. Daw nagdahug kami sa pandemic kay ang mga tawo wala gaguwa sa balay,” Deli said.

Larry Pajanel of Jureza’s Candy said that their business started with his in-laws. He helped in the business and started to gain knowledge about producing candies.

“Nagpray ko kay God nga kinanglan nga may extra nga income. More than a month nga wala office. Ari lang ko di sa balay,” Pajanel said.

Pajanel said that despite the pandemic, he still wants to be productive while he is with his family at home.

Pajanel is a school chaplain, part-time teacher, and pastor.

These are some of the stories featured by the Roxas City Communications Group.

The city government held virtual events for the Sinadya Festival to discourage the gathering of crowds due to coronavirus.*