Bukas Ba? This Web App Helps You Find Operating Establishments
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 22, 2020 3:58pm
Screenshot from bukasba.com
If we want to stay safe, it’s smart to stay inside our homes as often as possible. But there are times we need to step outside to buy essentials like food, toiletries, and medicine when it’s difficult to book a delivery service. It would be disappointing if the store we intentionally visited, not to mention risked our lives for, is closed.
To avoid this kind of scenario, you can use Bukas Ba?, which is dedicated to help during this enhanced community quarantine.
Bukas Ba? is a crowd-courcing web app that can help you find operational stores near you. To use this app, just go bukasba.com and input your location on the map. You will know where exactly to go as this will guide you to the open gasoline stations, restaurants, pharmacies, and other shops within your area.
The developers created this app to avoid any unnecessary detours when fetching our essentials from different stores, reducing the risk of making contact with other people. But take note: Bukas Ba? only informs of the open establishments, not their operating hours.
You can contribute to this app through flagging establishments that are closed. If you know any open establishments that are not on the map, you can add them. Just be honest and add only those that are REALLY operational. Make sure those places offer the basic goods and services. This will also help local community stores as people know they are open for business.
Bukas Ba? helps us be safe during these trying times in its own way. It also reminds us to go outside to buy only basic needs--no other detours should be allowed. But as much as we can, let’s just stay safe at home. It can save lives, especially yours and your family’s.