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PIA Press Release
2007/09/28

Feature: Food-for-school program mitigates hunger among school kids

Dumaguete City (28 September) -- Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has recently increased the budget for the Food-for-School (FSP) program in 2008 to P3.3 billion to bolster the government's hunger and poverty mitigation measures.

In Negros Oriental, the fifth-class towns of Amlan and San Jose were earlier chosen as the recipients of the Food-for-School program, according to Farrah Gentuya of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here.

The distribution of rice and milk feeding and hot meals under the said program the province was extended last April and May of this year.

Gentuya said one kilo of rice was distributed to each preschool or grade 1 child from April to May 2007 for a total of 40 kilograms of rice in forty days. Each child likewise received five kilograms of rice daily.

Under the said program, DILG is tasked to monitor the program's implementation as well as conduct hunger mitigation complementary activities such as community food production, livelihood trainings and parent effectiveness and home care sessions.

Gil Ibarra, NFA provincial manager, said that their distribution of rice is ongoing. "We started distributing rice to the recipients in Amlan and San Jose last Sept. 10," said Ibarra.

He said NFA's role under the program is solely to supply and deliver the rice to the target beneficiaries.

He explained that DepEd identified Amlan and San Jose as the beneficiaries of the said program, with a total of 1,489 pupils ranging from primary school to Grade one as target beneficiaries.

The Food for School Program is one of the government's hunger mitigation measures, including the Tindahan Natin outlets and the Barangay Food Terminals (BFTs), all of which have contributed much to the drop of hunger incidence rate in the country.

Hunger incidence in the country dropped considerably in the second quarter to 14.7 percent from the 19 percent recorded in the first quarter of this year. (PIA) (PIA) [top]

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