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PIA Press Release
2008/02/13

P28-M food-for-school program targets preschoolers

Iloilo (13 February) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD 6) has allocated some P28,404,085.00 for the implementation of the Food for School Program in this province expected to benefit some 31,663 pre-schoolers.

The Food-for-School program is part of the accelerated hunger mitigation program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It aims to mitigate hunger of poor families and improve school attendance of daycare children.

Salvacion Gayoma, DSWD 6 Nutritionist and Focal Person on Food for School, said the program will be implemented in 1,213 day care centers in 33 municipalities of this province including Passi City starting this March.

Data obtained from DSWD 6 showed that of the 1,213 day-care center beneficiaries of the program in the province, 34 of these daycare centers are in the municipality of Badiangan, 26 in Batad, 18 in Bingawan, 21 in Mina, 25 in New Lucena, 8 in San Miguel, 15 in San Rafael, 30 inTubungan, 44 in Carles, 54 in Concepcion, 27 in San Dionisio, 34 in Lemery, 24 in Balasan, 61 in San Joaquin, 23 in Banate, 26 in San Enrique, 42 in Ajuy, 29 in Btac. Viejo, 20 in Anilao, 62 in Lambunao, 53 in Calinog, 49 in Janiuay, 20 in Duenas, 50 in Igbaras, 36 in Sara, 41 in Maasin, 66 in Passi City, 65 in Leon, 29 in Estancia, 46 in Almodian, 18 in Btac. Nuevo, 41 inDumangas, 55 in Miag-ao, and 21 in Dingle.

Gayoma said the recipient day care centers were selected based on the high incidence of families living below subsistence threshold level located in 5th or 4th class municipalities.

Through the Food-for-School program, each pre-schooler will receive one kilo of rice each day before they go home from school.

Gayoma said with this allocation the distribution of rice will last for 42 days. The DSWD will purchase the rice from the National Food Authority that will be distributed to the daycare center beneficiaries.

Gayoma noted the implementation of the Food for School program had improved the attendance of the day-care children benefitting from the program and help ease hunger in their respective poor families.

"Our beneficiaries are motivated to go to school because they have something to bring to their families after school", said Gayoma. (PIA) [top]

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