Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office’s (NOCPPO) city and municipal police stations established their own community pantry in their locality as part of the Philippine National Police’s BARANGAYanihan project.
Escalante City Police Station (CPS) and Toboso Municipal Police Station (MPS) were among the first to establish community pantries on April 20, 2021. Sagay CPS, Sipalay CPS and Murcia MPS followed.
As of Monday, April 26, all stations under NOCPPO have instituted their community pantries.
NOCPPO replicated this good deed from community pantry which exemplifies the bayanihan spirit among the people in the community especially that the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the country.
In these pantries, the police stations provide initially the goods, along with donations from stakeholders and benevolent donors.
NOCPPO director Col. Romy I. Palgue invited other Negrosanons who are in need of basic goods to visit the pantries in their respective police stations, likewise those who have something to share can leave the items on the tables and trays provided.
“The good thing about this COVID19 pandemic is it reminds us of the importance of showing compassion and love to our neighbors and it is by sharing. We heal as one, we support this BARANGAYanihan,” said Palgue./WDJ