P. Burgos St., City of Manila. National Museum Employees’ Multipurpose Cooperative heeded the call of action and decided to extend its assistance to the janitors and security guards stationed at the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) in Manila, who are currently stranded due to the Luzon lockdown. The said cooperative donated its available stocks from its store such as rice, sardines, noodles, coffee and biscuits, to almost 100 janitors /security guards that are stationed at the four NMP buildings in Manila.
Since NMEMPC members, who are also employees of the National Museum are on a work- from- home arrangement, nobody will patronize the Cooperative Store. The Board of Directors decided then to help the janitors and security guards stranded at the NMP by giving them all the food items in the cooperative store. The actual distribution was led by their BOD Ms. Piah Silagan, Ms. Marichu Sison (Credit Committee Chair) and Ms. Ma. Annaliza Garrido (COS-Store Staff). The donated items valued at Php 13,454.15 were charged against their Community Development Fund (CDF).
According to Wikipedia, Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life. Truly the said cooperative has found their Ikigai, their reason for being. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikigai