MANILA,Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It started with one community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, and it blossomed into hundreds of similar spots all across the country.
The idea behind the community pantry was for anyone to take anything from the makeshift cart according to need, and for others to donate items according to their capacity.
Now, the community pantry has caught the entire Philippines like wildfire, and variations have also been seen in many places.
One community pantry offers free liquor, and another offers free cash. These have been quite popular among both takers and givers.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo chided the Duterte Administration for what she called government “propaganda” in dealing with the country’s problems, including the decline in Gross National Product (GDP).
“Enough with propaganda,”she told online news source Rappler. “What we need is real action.”
Robredo said the Office of the Vice President has, all along, been focused on real solutions to the country’s problems, including hunger and poverty. She cited as an example, OVP’s recent distribution of servings of spaghetti to needy residents of San Mateo, Rizal.