MANILA – Pia Wurtzbach shared her thoughts on the growing community pantry movement on Tuesday after being interviewed by one of her fans.
The former Miss Universe, who has been active in fundraising efforts amid the pandemic, sees community pantries as “proof of the eternal spirit of the bayanihan.”
“I took some time to really think about it and to better understand what we are facing as a nation. For me, the community pantry is a very good initiative, ”she said.
Wurtzbach acknowledged the “hesitations and concerns” about the initiative, especially with health and safety protocols, but stressed that “everyone is doing their best to survive.”
“I think it’s a call for us to help in any way we can. Share what we can, stay home if we can. Get vaccinated as soon as we get the chance. It’s a great reminder of what we can accomplish together, “she said.
She ended by stressing that Filipinos “can and must demand a better system”.
Thanks for asking me that! I took the time to reflect on it and to better understand what we are facing as a nation. For me, the community pantry is a very good initiative. Again, this is proof of Bayanihan’s eternal spirit. However, I also understand … https://t.co/G2d76w37Xj
– Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurtzbach) April 27, 2021
Wurtzbach is using his wide reach on social media for a good cause.
Earlier this month, she was able to raise P 200,000 by offering video greetings to fans, with all proceeds going to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.
Besides WWF-Philippines, Wurtzbach is also Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS.
Last year, she started a personal fundraiser to deliver thousands of face masks to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.