A screenshot of thank you message to actor and TV host Paolo Balleateros posted by officials of Mabini Extension, Cabanaruan City.
CABANATUAN CITY – Actor and television host Paolo Ballesteros sent ten 50-kilo bags of rice for the community pantry of Barangay Mabini Extension here on Thursday.
In a separate barangay, a “rolling pantry” went into gear to prevent villagers assembling in a single spot that could cause Covid-19 transmission.
Mabini Extension chair Myra Sicat-Capinpin said Friday that the grains sent by Ballesteros who spent his youth and earned secondary education at Honorato C. Perez Sr. Memorial High School in Mabini Extensionwill go a long way for their constituents as livelihood remains affected by pandemic.
Nueva Ecija, like other parts of Central Luzon, is under modified general community quarantine in the midst of government effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
“Maraming salamat po sa ating Dabarkadz at isa sa (mga) ipinagmamalaki ng ating barangay dahil siya ay lehitimong batang Mabini Extension at sa kanyang buong Macapagal-Ballesteros family,” said Capinpin in her social media post.
Ballesteros was one of the latest addition in the long list of people who contribute goods to help residents hit by the impact of the pandemic though the community pantry that Capinpin thanked: “Ang Diyos na po ang bahalang magbalik sa inyo ng siksik, liglig at umaapaw na pagpapala.“
Meanwhile, in the outskirt village of Macatbong, also of this city, chair Rolando Verba led the distribution of food items through a “rolling pantry.”
The food support that included a wide array of vegetables were delivered door-to-door by village officials and volunteers.
“Ang biyaya ang kakatok sa inyong mga tahanan,” they said. “Hindi ang tao ang lalabas sa kani–kanilang mga bahay, bagkus ang mga simpleng handog na ito ang ating ilalapit sa kanilang mga lamesa sa bawat tahanan.“