BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
All 31 police stations under the supervision of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office have already established their respective community pantries called BARANGAYanihan, P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, deputy spokesperson, said.
Donasco said the BARANGAYanihan initiative was started April 20 by the Escalante City and Toboso police stations in northern Negros.
In these pantries, the police stations will provide the goods they procured, along with donations from stakeholders and donors. “This is open to all and those who lack can take whatever they need, while those who have something to give, they can just leave the goods at the pantry,” she added.
Col. Romy Palgue, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, urged Negrenses who are in need of basic goods to visit the pantries in their respective police stations.
He also encouraged those who have something to share to leave the items on the tables and trays provided by the police stations. “The good thing about this Covid-19 pandemic is that it reminded us of the importance of showing compassion and love to our neighbors through sharing. We heal as one, we support this BARANGAYanihan,” Palgue said.*