The Manila Police District (MPD) has launched the “very first honesty store in the Philippine National Police” Saturday night as instructed by its director Chief Supt. Rolando Anduyan.
Named “Manila’s Finest Honesty Store”, it aims to “test the values” of its customers as they purchase items on their own.
“Honesty is the best policy. That is the concept of this. Kung sa maliliit na bagay ay honest ka, paano pa sa malalaking bagay?, MPD spokesperson Erwin Margarejo said.
The store, located at the lobby of the MPD headquarters, offers basic food items such as instant coffee and cup noodles. The prices were written on each of packets. Cups, stirrers and a hot and cold water dispenser were also placed near the area for the customers’ use.
Placed above the food shelf is a plastic box containing bills and coins where the customers are expected to put their payments and get their change. (Hans Amancio)