Since entrepreneur and University of the Philippines (UP) Fine Arts alumna Ana Patricia Non started the first community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Teacher’s Village, community pantries have sprung up everywhere across the country as symbols of the bayanihan spirit of Filipinos. Still, many others continue to express interest in setting up their own community pantries in their own localities.
In an upcoming “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” to be hosted by the UP Alumni Association (UPAA), Ms. Non, the originator and benefactor behind the original free-food-for-the-poor project called the Maginhawa Community Pantry, will discuss the whys, whats, and hows of her altruistic brainchild, which has since been cloned in other parts of the city and the country.
This “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” will be held online via Zoom on 22 June 2021, Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Manila time).
Those interested are invited to register with the UPAA Secretariat at tels. 920-6868; 920-6871; mobile 0917-8372098; or e-mail email@example.com to get the Zoom meeting ID and their personal participant’s passwords.
The UPAA “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” is open to all UP alumni, faculty, and students, as well as the general public.
The “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” is a public service project of the UPAA which aims to serve as a regular forum for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to our development as a nation. In a democracy like the Philippines, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding the national leaders and all concerned citizens to collectively confront and attempt to resolve the challenges posed by current issues of general concern.