HON. EDUARDO M. AÑO
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government

I have not ordered the PNP to look into the community pantries around the country. The community pantry has been a traditional practice in our country as part of Bayanihan culture and spirit specially in the times of calamities and disasters. Iba iba lang ang pangalan: community pantry, food bank, soup kitchen, kapitbahayan and ayuda, among others. In the spirit of Bayanihan, many Filipinos have been doing selfless acts of kindness since last year.