The local government of Murcia in Negros Occidental released the first tranche of P6.76 million to feed 2,682 students in the 65 daycare centers in the town, Mayor Gerry Rojas said.
Rojas led the ceremonial turnover of the initial budget for the Supplemental Feeding Program on October 19.
The initial budget will cover the first 15 days of the program, which will benefit 2,682 school children from 23 barangays of Murcia, a press release said.
The total budget for the supplemental feeding program is P6,758,640, the press release added.
Rojas said that they are investing in their children’s education by providing them with whatever they need, including supplemental feeding, so that their physical and mental development will be enhanced.
“My administration considers education as extremely important in helping our children secure a well-paying job or engage in a viable business in the future so that they can attain an improved quality of life for themselves and their families,” he said.
“Here in Murcia, we prioritize the education of our children in our programs”, Rojas said.
The mayor also thanked the daycare workers for their hard work in educating the preschool children of the town.*