UC athletic director sets up community pantry for Cebu sports community

Glendale G. Rosal 09/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters athletic director Jessica Honoridez established a community pantry to extend help to the entire Cebu sports community.  On Saturday, Sept. 25, Honoridez put up the community pantry…

Yaw-Yan fighters show soft side, distribute goods to 150 poor families

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite being badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yaw-Yan ArDigma, Cebu’s vaunted Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team, still found a way to extend a charitable hand to the needy. This after the…

Community pantry organizers told: Coordinate with brgys for health protocols

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/08/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was dismayed by the lack of coordination of a community pantry in Barangay Mabolo that has caused crowding on Saturday morning, May 8, 2021. Councilor…

CCPO’s food pantries effectively following health protocols 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With organized scheduling and monitoring, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) says that their food pantries under their Barangayanihan program is effectively implementing minimum health protocols.  This Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy…

‘Barangayanihan’ stands open in Cebu; cops eye stronger community ties

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police stations in Cebu Island  have opened yesterday, April 30, and today, May 1, their Barangayanihan, a sort of community pantry, to strengthen their rapport in their respective communities. In Cebu City, a…

It’s final: Community pantries need no permits but must coordinate with LGUs – Año

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Community pantries need not get permits to operate from the government, but their organizers must coordinate with local government officials, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Wednesday during the pre-recorded briefing of President Rodrigo…

Death at crowded pantry: Officials stress coordination with local gov’t

Nikka G. Valenzuela 04/24/2021

A death marred the distribution of food aid at a community pantry set up on Friday by actor Angel Locsin to mark her birthday in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Barangay resident Rolando dela Cruz, 67,…

Angel Locsin says sorry after senior lining up at her pantry collapses, dies

Frances Mangosing 04/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines—A senior citizen passed out and died while waiting in line at a community pantry in Quezon City early on Friday (April 23), police said. Rolando Dela Cruz, 67, collapsed while he was waiting for his…

Dalaguete vegetables bartered for canned goods, eggs and noodles

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 04/21/2021

Dalaguete, Cebu—Indeed, Cebuanos are not just thoughtful but resilient and quick to take action. With the recent problem of oversupply and the low prices of vegetables in this mountain part of Dalaguete town, some youth members have…

Sinas says no PNP order to profile organizers of community pantries

Frances Mangosing 04/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippines National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas has denied issuing orders for the police to profile organizers of community pantries. In a statement, Sinas said it was “beyond the interest of the PNP to…

Bohol opens community pantry, encourages others to donate to help in need

Immae Lachica 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Plastic Free Bohol is not just raising awareness about plastic pollution in Bohol but is now helping others through their Alona Community Pantry. For their fifth anniversary celebration, instead of doing their regular food…

Family sets up ‘Kusina sa Katawhan’ in Cordova

Futch Anthony Inso 04/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Community pantries are also sprouting up in Cebu with a family in Cordova town being one of the first in the island to set up one, which is about a week after the…

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