As to funds allocation share, Pangasinan has Php 66,443,784; Ilocos Sur, Php 26,793,480; Ilocos Norte, Php 20,242,820; and La Union, 20,070,960.00.
For 120 days, the provision of one additional ‘hot meal’ is expected to showcase vegetable viands which will be prepared by organized Day Care Service Parents group in all Day Care Centers. This component of the Feeding Program encourages more children to eat delicious vegetable viands and minimize if not eliminate ‘junk foods’ served to children during recess.
Recently, the awarding of checks to the implementing Local Government Units was done in the four provinces of Region 1. Monitoring a rigorous financial transparency on its implementation was emphasized by OIC Assistant Regional Director for Administration Nora D. De la Paz. Hence, the submission of on-time liquidation reports from implementing LGUs is strictly observed.
“The Supplementary Feeding Program is expected to improve the health status of children from being malnourished to normal health status and improve parenting role performance among the organized parents who will be hands-on in the preparation of ‘hot meals’ and attend Parents Effectiveness Sessions,” De la Paz further mentioned. (Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)