The Eastern Police District has set up its own community pantry, based on social media posts.
This as Philippines National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas denied issuing orders for police to profile organizers of community pantries, saying it was “beyond the interest of the PNP to delve into purely voluntary personal activities of private citizens.”
What makes the Eastern Police District’s quite unique is it also offers Bibles for those seeking spiritual guidance.
“The pantry contains rice, canned goods, instant noodles, face masks, face shields, Bible, PNP Journal Magazine among others. Said items were offered free to the residents who were severely affected by the recent lockdowns,” the social media post of the Eastern Police District stated.
The community pantry of the Eastern Police District is located at the police district’s headquarters along Caruncho Avenue in Pasig.
Photos of the Eastern Police District’s community pantry circulated over social media on Tuesday, or the day when the first such pantry in the Philippines in Maginhawa, Quezon City stopped operating. The volunteers behind the Maginhawa community pantry claimed they had to stop operating on Tuesday as they were “red-tagged” by police personnel.The Eastern Police District said it was inspired by the volunteers in Maginhawa to set up a community pantry. SOVEREIGNPH