Advance mag-isip! Umali touts Oriental Mindoro’s Milk Feeding Program

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Even before the passage of national feeding program law, Oriental Mindoro’s second district has been implementing the same initiative for years now, thanks to the efforts of Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali.

Umali lauded the passage of Republic Act 11037 or the “Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act,” which President Rodrigo Duterte signed just recently.

Under the law, the government will conduct national feeding program public school students (day care, kindergarten, and elementary school).

The Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will likewise form a 5-year development plan for the implementation of the program.

It also provides milk feeding program, provision of micronutrient supplements, health examination at bakuna, water and sanitation facilities, promotion of hygiene, and nutrition education.

“At dahil advance po tayo mag-isip, mayroon na po tayong ganitong klaseng progama sa ikalawang distrito ng Oriental Mindoro,” said Umali.

“Ito po ay ang ating ‘Milk Feeding Program’ para sa mga mag-aaral. Sinisiguro po natin ang maayos na kalusugan ng mga kabataan dito sa ating lalalawigan,” he added.