Bayanihan Community Pantry opens in Angeles City, Pampanga

Bayanihan Community Pantry organizers have recently opened another community pantry in Angeles City, Pampanga province.

Side Grill Community pantry- Angeles City, Pampanga province

Bayanihan Community Pantry

The community pantry opened last May 2, 2021 in Side Grill within Barangay Lourdes, Mc Arthur Highway, Angeles City. The donation were given by kind hearten individuals from within the community and even as far as Metro Manila residents.

long queues at the community pantry

According to the organizers the Side Grill community pantry will serve resident every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm. While the community pantry within Barangay Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga is open every Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The organizers are also requires people who queue at the community pantry to observe proper social distancing and wearing of face mask, face shield.

fresh vegetables, rice, canned goods, eggs are some of the items at the pantry

One of the organizer is behind the highly successful Kingspoint Community Pantry last month in ( Yarda Food Hub) within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Among other projects are community outreach project like Medical Mission, Feeding Program, Gift Giving among indigents ,out of school youth and Katutubo Doon sa kabundokan.

Those who wanted to help, Please try to contact: Engineer Aldrin Pangan 09054855128 for details. There are also other community pantries in which he is actively involve like those in Quiapo, Makati, West Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Rise of Goodwill Homes 1Community Pantry

It was a hot afternoon on May 4, 2021 when a group of friends and residents of Goodwill Homes 1 subdivision are sitting on a waiting shed. It was their own small way of contributing to the growing causes and advocacy of the community pantry.

Goodwill Homes 1 community pantry organizers

Goodwill Homes 1 Community Pantry

Goodwill Homes 1 community pantry is one of the almost 1,000 known community pantries nationwide and about 150 within Novaliches in Quezon City.

Goodwill Homes 1 residents and friends

According to the organizers, they wanted to share some food items, fresh eggs, string beans, egg plants and biscuits to their community. They wanted to open the pantry daily since there are hungry people who does not have any work.

This is just about 12 days after the highly successful Kingspoint Community Pantry which goes full blast last April 23, 2021.

Those interested to donate at their community pantry, Please try to visit them at the waiting shed area of Goodwill Homes 1 -Goodwill Avenue corner Katipunan Avenue in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Details to follow, since the organizers was not able to provide their contact information or where does the people drop off their donation to the community pantry.

Schedule of Kingspoint (KHAI) San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1 Community Pantry

Good news to all residents of Kingspoint Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1, San Pedro IX, California Subdivision and adjacent area. The community pantry had laid out new schedule for those living within the community.

volunteers and organizers of the community pantry – last April 24 Saurday ( photo from the author)

CKUP / Kingspoint ( KHAI) / San Pedro IX , Goodwill Homes 1 Community Pantry (Iskedyul ng mga Kawan)

The community pantry was temporary close yesterday (April 28). Then a small bond paper size announcement was posted in front of Yarda Food Hub today -(April 29).

The Kingspoint community pantry opened last April 23, Friday was met with hundreds of people queue in line to get some items from the pantry. The organizers thought to have the community pantry rove around the place in order to lessen the queue.

Likewise, observation of simple health protocols such as social distancing, wearing of face mask, face shield will be implemented. Person with disabilities, pregnant women, senior citizens, below 18 years-old ( minors) are strictly prohibited from queuing in the community pantry. Base on the guidelines set by the local government unit (LGU) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Residents of Kingspoint subdivision may coordinate with dropping their donations in cash or in kind at the KHAI Community Office within Kingspoint Park entrance in King George street.

Schedule of Community Pantry

April 29 Thursday -Kingspoint -Katipunan Avenue / Unang Tangke from 8:00 am until past 10:00 am

May 1 Saturday -Babina – 8:00 am / Francisco- 8:30am / Kasiyahan -9:00am / Pangilian – 9:15am / Pinera -9:30am

May 4 Tuesday Covar -May 4 – 8:00am / Bicol compound -9:30am

May 6 (Thursday ) Daniac looban -8:00am, Daniac/ King Constantine street -8:30am / Daniac Malapit – 9:00 am

May 8 ( Saturday ) Alipio Compound -8:00am, Dela Cruz Compound -8:30am , Maloles Compound -9:00am

May 11 ( Tuesday ) Oro Compound -8:00am

May 13 ( Thursday )Las Palmas – 8:00 am, Castelo – 8:30am , Villa Consuelo -9:00am , Bistekville -9:30am

May 15 ( Saturday ) Goodwill Homes 1 / Manukan – 8:00am and California Village – Sambahayan/ SAKRE -9:00am

The Kingspoint community is also known for her vibrant street stalls and restaurant area which stretches up to Sierra Vista residences within Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon in Novaliches, Quezon City.

The community pantry will start their distribution from 8:00am to past 10:00 or until supplies last. Please try to visit this blog/ website for the latest updates.

Kingspoint Community Pantry Goes Full Blast

Kingspoint Community Pantry goes full blast last April 23 Friday with hundreds of residents from nearby areas lined-up as early as 6:00am and queue for at least 2 hours.

I happened to pass by the Yarda Food Hub late April 22 ( Thursday ) around past 5:00pm and saw the set-up of the community pantry.

Kingspoint community pantry organizers and early bird recipients ( April 24 saturday )

Kingspoint Community Pantry

Mr. Greg Mota a resident of Goodwill Homes 1 and Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan – who spearheaded the community pantry- both are also active in Christ the King of the Universe parish ( photo taken last April 23 Friday)

Kingspoint Subdivision Community Pantry is the concerted efforts of brainchild of the Christ the King of the Universe Parish, Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan, Mr. Greg Mota and the dynamic volunteers of the community. The community also encompasses nearby areas such as El Pueblo One condominium, Oro, Dupax, Daniac Court, Kasiyahan Townhomes, San Pedro IX, Maloles compound, Grand Monaco Villas, Kingsville and Goodwill Homes 2 within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay Bagbag. While Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Dona Faustina Subdivision are within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Barangay Bagbag purok leader checking the exit

The community pantry is located in front of Yarda Food Hub which is located in block 37, lot 10 along Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches. The food hub just serves as a temporary community pantry since its temporary closure last year. They have to ask permission from the owner of the food hub and coordinated with Barangay Bagbag and the local government unit of Quezon City .

They also have to follow the guidelines set by the IATF because Metro Manila is still under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)and curfew hours is between 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. So residents must try to follow these simple guidelines and must follow simple protocols like practicing social distancing, wearing of face mask, face shield.

There are 550 individual residents who patiently queue in line during the first day, 310 in April 24 Saturday, about 400 in April 25 Sunday. The line is quite long and reach about a kilometer long ending in Touch of Class car wash and food hub nearby.

Mr.Lamberto Nolasco of Kingspoint Homeowner Association Inc. (KHAI) in the middle checks the community pantry

Kingspoint community pantry volunteers and some organizers

Community Pantries in Metro Manila

Community pantry is long established community effort in many countries. There are relief efforts which are conducted by NGO groups and private organizations during the time of calamities such as flood, typhoon, fire and earthquakes. Somehow the scope was limited.

There are over 135 community pantry in Quezon City and over 440 community pantries that have sprung -up in many areas of the country.

Virtual Countdown 2021 at The Manila Hotel with Ms. Lea Salonga and Kuh Ledesma among others

The Manila Hotel which is iconic and historical will be hosting a virtual countdown for a cause with special performances led by Ms. Lea Salonga,Ms. Kuh Ledesma, world-renown soprano Ms. Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong-In Park, Mr. Richard Reynoso, University of the Philippine chorus and others to join The Manila Hotel in a virtual countdown for 2021.

Ms. Lea Salonga

Virtual Countdown at Manila Hotel

The Manila Hotel is known for their iconic countdown and having a chance to see the beautiful Manila bay during new year.

For every P3,500 in a single-receipt transaction from The Manila Hotel, including take out, dining (Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Lobby Lounge, Roma Salon, Cowrie Grill, and the Delicatessen), FIT room bookings, Prestige card membership, and promo purchase, guests will receive one (1) raffle ticket and an invitation to the Zoom party. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Manila Bulletin’s Bag of Hope, which aims to help displaced workers due to the pandemic.

Mechanics on How to Join

Minor prizes shall be drawn before 12:00 midnight while Major prizes shall be drawn after the countdown to 2021. To claim prizes, customers shall present their raffle ticket along with their take out or dine-in receipt.

This promo is open to all F&B takeout and dine-in transactions covering the period from December 16 to 31, 2020. Cut off period shall be at 6 p.m. on December 31, 2020.

Customers who have claimed raffle tickets shall likewise get an invitation to The Manila Hotel’s New Year’s Countdown to 2021 Zoom code. The customer shall be entitled to a bundle of party favors, which includes two (2) pieces of horns and a confetti popper. Dine-in guests shall have their party favors along with the raffle tickets/s while for takeout orders, party favors shall be sent together with their food/beverage orders and a raffle ticket.

Customers must be present during the Hotel’s New Year’s Countdown to 2021 via Zoom to win. Raffle draw will be done during intervals of the NY Countdown to 2021 program on December 31, from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. of January 1, 2021.

The raffle will be drawn and the winning ticket number shall be flashed on-screen live. The winner of a particular draw must show his/her raffle ticket on the screen to be tagged as the winner. The name of the winner must correspond with the name given and the control number of the raffle stub. To give chances to others, the winning number will be removed from the digital number generator for subsequent raffles to ensure there are no repeat winners.

Prizes may be claimed within 60 days from January 2, 2021. Unclaimed prizes after 60 days will be nullified. The winner will be allowed to send a representative to claim the prize with a written letter and a copy of the winner’s valid Government-issued ID.

Prizes

The top prize is an overnight stay in the world-famous MacArthur Suite where heads of state, royal guests, and famous personalities have stayed–a grand prize worth P500,000! There are other exciting prizes in store for the lucky ones.

Other major prizes are overnight accommodation to a Junior Suite (worth P60,000.00 nett) and overnight room accommodation to a Sunrise/Sunset Suite (P42,000.00 nett).

Minor prizes include VIP Prestige Card Membership (worth P9,000.00 nett), Two (2) Superior Deluxe Room (P22,000.00 nett), Two (2) Medium size Christmas Hamper (P4,600.00 nett), Three (3) Café Ilang-Ilang dinner for two (2) at P3,370.00 nett per person and Three (3) Café Ilang-Ilang lunch for two (2) at P2,725.00 nett per person, and Four (4) High tea at P880.00 nett.

To join the raffle, customer/guest must make a minimum purchase of P3,500.00 (net of discounts) per single receipt from any of our participating outlets: M Takeout, Café Ilang-Ilang, Lobby Lounge, or Deli. It shall entitle a customer to one (1) raffle ticket.

Do not forget to call them at 8527-0011 or 0998-9501912.

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