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.

Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba in Goodwill Homes 1

Roxsie’s Sinugba is one of food stalls which is located within Katipunan Avenue sometimes called SB road which starts from Lukaria street in Barangay Talipapa, Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village Subdivision , Sierra Vista and intersecting General Luis street in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.

Sinugba was derived from the Cebuano word in which “any type of food that is cooked or grilled over charcoal “. Grilled food is quite popular along the stretch of the community . The 6 or 7 kilometers long stretch of SB Diversion Road provides an alternative short cut route within Novaliches to Northern part of Caloocan, parts of Valenzuela and Fairview.

Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba

rellenong bangus or bangus relleno at Php 240 per order

boneless bangus comes in 3 sizes Php 220.00 large, Php 240 for extra large (XL) and Php 275.00 for Jumbo

Roxsie’s Sinugba have a lot of different grilled dishes ranging from their all time favorite tuna belly, rellenong bangus, grilled pork liempo, bangus lumpia (lumpiang bangus/ milk fish spring roll), special laing, rellenong pusit, special grilled liempo, bangus sisig among others. Their stall used be the location of another well-known grilled food ( Pixie’s Sinugba) which existed for many years. But the current name, Roxsie’s Sinugba had been there since 2019 or about 2 years.

bangus lumpia/ lumpiang bangus / milk fish roll per order 6 pieces for Php 115

Bangus lumpia or lumpiang bangus / milk fish rolls is one of the best sellers, the meat inside the spring roll wrapper is from milk fish flakes and a little bit sweet. A sweet chili sauce or banana ketchup will balance the flavor.

grilled tuna belly for Php 195 per order

One of the reason “why’ we keep on coming back and buying their sinugba are the flavor is not salty and are mildly flavored.

A big chunk of their customers lived within the community like California Village Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome, Sierra Vista,Torres Village and even as far as General Luis, Barangay Caybiga, Deparo in Caloocan.

They are in business for about 7 years and still counting, There are three known branch of Rosie’s Sinugba, The biggest and their commissary is located in Don Antonio along Holy Spirit Drive ( near Ever Mall) and Tandang Sora corner Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

According to one of the staff, There use to be 3 more stalls but had to close down due to the decreasing sales and pandemic lock down.

Roxsie’s Sinugba is available from food delivery partners Grab Food and Food Panda.

Roxsie’s Sinugba

Address: Block 5, Lot 3, Goodwill Homes 1, Katipunan Avenue, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operational Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Everyday

Contact : #8952-6034 / 0933-810-1595

(Note: the operational hours may vary due to MECQ quarantine guidelines set by IATF and local government unity policy)

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.

Savory Ramen at Ta Ramen Na Kingspoint Branch

Ta Ramen Na recently opened their second branch within Kingspoint subdivision, Novaliches in Quezon City last March 27, 2021. Just in front of Touch of Class car wash and food hub. Some of the proprietors live within the area, Hence, they thought of opening a ramen stall within the community.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Php 99.00

Savory Ramen at Ta Ramen Na

The operation time is from past 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm since it is still modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ) in the national capital region and surrounding provinces. But according to the proprietors, They can extend the operations hours once the quarantine protocols and IATF guidelines have relax.

They opened their first stall few months ago located in 2263 Topacio street, San Andres Bukid and became an instant hit among customers and residents of San Andres Bukid, Manila.

L-R Ms.Zee, Mr. Raf and Mr. Cario ( staff and proprietor of Ta Ramen Na street ramen stall)

The stall is also within walking distance from El Pueblo One condominium, Maloles compound, San Pedro IX subdivision, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas, Dupax compound and Kingspoint subdivision within Barangay Bagbag.

The stall is just between 2 to 3 kilometers from Goodwill Homes1 ,California Subdivision, Doña Faustina Subdivision within Barangay San Bartolome and Sierra Vista and Toress Village within Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City.

The style is more of street ramen style. It takes several hours for their broth to be made, hence incorporating the savory taste and umami flavors.

Ramen and Gyoza

We ordered their Tonkotsu for just Php 99.00 is affordable and the broth elevates the fine taste of their ramen.

They also have Miso Ramen for just Php 109.00, Black Garlic Ramen for just Php 109.00, Tatanmen for Php 199.00, Chicken Butter Ramen for Php 149.00, Red Bomba Ramen for those who loves spicy ramen for just Php 199 and Gyoza for Php 125 ( 6 pieces). additional topping would cost Php 50 chasu pork, black fungus for Php 20, salted seaweed strips Php 20.00 , Hard Boiled Tamago for Php 20 and extra noodles for Php 40.00.

Ta Ramen Na stall in front of Touch of Class car wash and food hub

Among the well-known Filipino celebrities which have eaten at their ramen stall includes comedienne Pooh, freestyle rapper Mr. Mike Kosa and among others.

They also opened their 3rd ramen stall located in Door 8, Console 3 Barangay Fatima Elvinda, San Pedro City within Laguna province just last April 9, 2021 and the ramen stall is open for franchise to those who are interested.

We cannot wait to eat their other ramen noodles and gyoza!

The stall in near Holy Child Academy- Kingspoint branch, CDO foodspere and All Day convenient store.

Ta Ramen Na

Address: number 27 Katipunan Avenue ( just beside ) Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Everyday

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