COTABATO CITY – A family-owned grocery store in the Maguindanao town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao is earning praises from both netizens and the local government unit for their act of kindness amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
The generosity of the Mohammad-Pak clan in Barangay Macaguiling has made rounds in the social media for leaving food packs outside their grocery store intended for the needy in their neighborhood during this quarantine period for free and sans any watchers.
The food packs containing rice and dried fish are placed on a bench outside their store–the AQ Mart–with notes that read in the vernacular: “Peace! Those who have nothing to cook kindly get one pack.”
It is accompanied by another noted that read “One pack only per family so that we can help others in need.”
With nobody to thank in sight, netizens took to the internet to thank the grocery store owners.
“Masha Allah, (God willing), you will be blessed more for your kindness,” one of the netizens wrote on a social media post.
Nageah Mohammad-Pak, a clan member said: “We are doing it because it is what Islam teaches us, to give and share blessings to the needy.”
She said they would continue helping others as long as they have the capability to buy and share with those who are in need.
Sultan Kudarat Mayor Shameem Mastura also lauded the good deed of the family.
“That is admirable; we need such kindness during this trying times,” Mastura said, as he encouraged other well-off families to show compassion to the less fortunate.
“We can surpass all these trials if we work together and help each other,’’ he said. (PNA)