covid-19

Duterte praises rise of community pantries

 April 20, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has praised Filipinos for organizing community pantries across the country for food donation and other essentials to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Malacañang said Tuesday.In a virtual press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Roque said… Read More

Manila Cathedral distributes rosaries at community pantry

 April 20, 2021

MANILA – Aside from food and other essential items, the community pantry of the Manila Cathedral is giving rosaries to beneficiaries.In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the church, known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, said it has joined the growing number of people who are… Read More

Community pantries should be free from harassment: DOJ

 April 20, 2021

MANILA – Unless there is a reason to believe that a community pantry is committing violations, the presence of law enforcers is unnecessary.Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday that persons “voluntarily doing an act of kindness and compassion towardtheir… Read More

Privacy body warns PNP vs. ‘profiling’ of pantry organizers

 April 20, 2021

MANILA – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Tuesday warned the Philippine National Police (PNP) and its Data Protection Office (DPO) against the alleged profiling of organizers of community pantries.“We would like to emphasize that collecting personal data must be done fairly and… Read More

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