THE SPIRIT OF GIVING CONTINUES

 

The Davao City Local Government Unit issued EO 31 on May 24, 2021 which restricts government activities including holding of community pantries. The NIAEASP quickly responded, following the EO's effectivity on May 26, 2021, by turning over to the Barangay LGU the goods that were gathered for the community pantry, thus the Office of the Punong Barangay would distribute the packs house to house.

The community pantry was originally plotted for 5 days from May 24 to 28, 2021, where each NIA XI Region Chapters would sponsor a day based on the following schedule:

May 24, 2021 - Regional Office Chapter

May 25, 2021 - Davao del Norte Chapter

May 26, 2021 - Davao del Sur Chapter

May 27, 2021 - Davao de Oro Chapter

May 28, 2021 - Davao Oriental Chapter

Since the effectivity of the EO, NIAEASP Officers immediately made adjustments and reached out to Brgy. 1-A  for the endorsement and distribution of food packs. Barangay Officials led by Brgy. Captain Arnel B. Policarpio received the items from NIAEASP and during the endorsement on May 27, 2021 expressed his thanks to NIA XI Regional Manager Jimmy L. Apostol, NIAEASP District President Vincent B. Buenaventura, and present for IMOs during that day was Davao de Oro Division Manager Jimmy J. Ceros and the Davao de Ori NIAEASP Chapter Officers. 

Mr. Policarpio said that around 90% of the residents were able to benefit from NIA XI's community pantry.