Filipino artists turn ‘bayanihan spirit’ of community pantries into artworks, editorial cartoons

Some Filipino artists showcased sketches and editorial cartoons on social media about the sprouting community pantries in the country amid the shortage of financial and other needed aid from the government during the pandemic.

Visual artist Chico David shared an editorial cartoon that depicted the ‘bayanihan’ impact of the community pantry to society.

In the artwork, a group of Filipinos was carrying a huge box filled with food items. The box bore the slogan of the community pantry: “Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.”

Facebook page From Above, meanwhile, took a more religious approach in their artwork titled “Ang Unang Community Pantry.”

In its mini-comic strip, the page attributes the first community pantry to the famous biblical story of “Feeding the multitude” where Jesus used loaves of bread and fishes to feed 5,000 people.

The post immediately circulated across Facebook with some initial 8,000 shares.


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