Leonardia praises community pantry initiatives in Bacolod

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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia lauded the efforts of several groups and individuals in setting up community pantries in the city to help the less fortunate residents.

The sprouting community pantries shows that the spirit of bayanihan among the Bacolodnons is very much alive in this time of crisis, said Leonardia.

Aside from the pantry organizers, the city mayor said donors should also be lauded for their benevolence and pure intention to help. (

Politicians, he added, should not meddle in community pantries and use the initiative to advance their political agenda.

Leonardia also reminded receivers to get only what is according to their needs.