Chinese Embassy sets up 5-day community pantry in Tondo – Manila Bulletin
Christmas has come early in Tondo, Manila, as a community pantry distributing essential and care kits has been set up by the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines in the Manila district.
The Community Food Pantry began distributing merchandise on Wednesday, December 1 and will continue until Sunday, December 5.
According to Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian, the initiative comes in time for the Christmas holidays.
“We are opening December in a true spirit of generosity! Glad to share with everyone that the Chinese Embassy today organized the start of a week-long community pantry in Tondo, Manila,” Huang said while sharing the activity on his Facebook page. official on December 1.
“The Embassy was able to gather enough essentials and care packages for the barangays in Tondo until December 5,” the Ambassador added.
He revealed that the initiative was fueled by collaboration with the Chinese Enterprise Philippines Association Inc. (CEPA), PowerChina and other Chinese organizations and volunteers.
The Supreme Envoy from Beijing also expressed that he was “really happy that we can help many of our Filipino friends just in time for the Christmas season. Truly a heartwarming moment to see our side share blessings and put smiles on many people’s faces, exemplifying the spirit of Bayanihan!
“It was a very fun event, to see people safely gathered in the community pantry. It shows that no matter what, we are working hand in hand towards a beautifully shared future. I hope to bring more happiness and meaningful work to our Filipino friends in this wonderful holiday season,” Huang added.
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