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PIA Press Release
2008/08/05

Thousands of Negrense kids avail of PGMA's food-for-school program

Negros Occ. (5 August) -- More than 15,000 pre-school and grade one pupils in the province availed of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Food-For-School Program.

Records from the Department of Education, Provincial Schools Division, revealed that there were 15, 791 grade one pupils and 127 pre-elementary kids who availed of the supplementary feeding of the government designed to fight hunger under the government's program to fight poverty with the theme "Labanan and Kahirapan."

DepEd Clinic In-Charge Sheryl Escanlar said the figure represents 184 schools in 17 districts of the province implemented last March 26, 2008 to April 11.

Total rice distributed were 582,225 kilograms or 11, 645 bags costing P11.8 million.

Schools that availed of the program include Candoni 18 schools, Toboso, 14, Calatrava I- 1, CalatravaII- 2, Cauayan I-14, Cauayan II- 25, E.B. Magalona 2, Ilog I- 13, Ilog- 12, Isabela I-2. Moises Padilla 7, Murica I -13, Murcia II-14, Pontevedra I-9, Pontevedra II-12, Escalante I – 14 and Escalante II-12. (PIA-LOL) [top]

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