- Some of those who were lining up to get their small share from the community pantry received violation tickets
- One of those who received the tickets from the QCTFD said that he was just hoping that he could get an ayuda
- The worse part was that they were given a ticket when they are there to seek some assistance through the community pantry
- He said that they could have just driven them away instead of giving them tickets
Some of the residents that were lining up at the community pantry received tickets from the Quezon City Task Force Disiplina (QCTFD).
According to a GMA report, some of them were issued tickets because they were violating curfew.
A report of James Agustin in Unang Balita was that when the curfew ended, people raced to line up at the community pantry.
"Napakahalaga po sa aming mag-asawa [nitong community pantry] dahil sa hirap ng buhay lalo na may pandemic," said Cristobal Bellarosa, a mangangalakal, who has already lined up at the Maginhawa community pantry for three times already.
Those who received the ticket were saddened considering hat the amount of the ticket was P300.
As per Agustin's report, Mayor Joy Belmonte will shoulder the fees in the ticket but also gave a warning not to violate the curfew again.
A community pantry is an area where people can give anything and those who are in need could also get anything, all based on their needs.
The community pantry that was started had a domino effect. What started out in a single area, was soon followed by other communities in other areas. It has greatly helped a lot of Filipinos amid the pandemic.
In another story, a group of women went viral after they took everything from the community pantry. They did not leave anything for others who are also in need.
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