THE Supreme Court (SC) has kicked off its 121st-anniversary celebration with “One Community” – a community pantry for court personnel.
This year’s community pantry marked the first anniversary of the Court’s “Kalinga Weeks Project”, started by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa.
It was also inspired by a similar initiative last year of Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo and the Associate Justices of the Court.
This produce, consisting of various vegetables, was sourced from farmers in Baguio City and Nueva Ecija, Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Maria Carina M. Cunanan said.
Last year, the SC, during one of the COVID-19 lockdowns, established a community pantry for SC employees under the auspices of Gesmundo and other justices.
The pantry was more organized and systematic by strictly observing health protocols and social distancing.
Each group is allowed a specific time to queue and enter the community pantry.
An assigned Office of the Administrative Services (OAS) personnel will hand the vegetables to the recipient employees.
Security personnel also manned the perimeter area to implement the physical distancing as well as the fast and orderly flow of employees around the area.