Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday slammed government authorities for red-tagging the organizers of community pantries, including the one who initiated the Maginhawa Community Pantry.
“Ang kalaban ay gutom, hindi ang tumutulong!” she said.
“Di na ba pwedeng tumulong sa kapwa? Di na ba pwedeng magsalita ng iyong saloobin? When common people collectively band together to help those who are in need; when volunteers offer a selfless act of serving the people; and when ordinary Filipinos put up community pantries as a pure form of generosity—I don’t see them as enemies of the state, but as champions who have genuine compassion for our people,” Binay said.
“My heart goes to Patreng (Ana Patricia Non), who has been maliciously red-tagged for having a heart for the poor,” she said.
“Ganyan na ba ka-paranoid na pati ang pagtulong sa kapwa ay minamasama? Anong ambag n’yo?” Binay said.