Provincial and National Government Provide Cash Assistance to San Antonio, Quezon for Supplementary Feeding Program


2012-10-03 16:16:33



Quezon’s First Lady Anna Villaraza-Suarez, along with the day care pupils’ parents’ federation president Teodoro Raz, Mayor Aniano Ariel Wagan, Jr., Mrs. Myra Wagan, Regional Nutritionist Precy Escante, and MSWDO Arlene Bago at the formal turn-over of cash assistance for the day care feeding program in San Antonio, Quezon last October 1 at the Municipal Covered Court of the said town.(QUEZON PIO)

Coinciding with the 55th founding anniversary of the town of San Antonio, Quezon, the Provincial Government – hand-in-hand with the National Government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – conferred the municipality with a cash assistance amounting to Php 987, 480.00 last October 1st at the Municipal Covered Court.

The amount, which was gratefully accepted by San Antonio Mayor Aniano Ariel Wagan, Jr., day care workers, and day care pupils’ parents, will be used for the Feeding Program laid out to combat malnutrition in the day care pupils of the said town.

According to Quezon’s First lady, Madam Anna Villaraza-Suarez, the programs of her husband Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez are focused on empowering each and every household in the province. Through Serbisyong Suarez, programs for health, education, agriculture and livelihood are promulgated and made available even in the farthest of towns and barangays in Quezon.

Mrs. Suarez also praised the day care workers who she described as partners of the Provincial Government in providing services to Quezonians. Mrs. Suarez added that the work of these day care workers is pivotal in the development of the youth, and her husband Gov. Suarez is grateful for their efforts and sacrifices, citing them as model citizens and modern-day heroes of our society.

In the message of DSWD Regional Nutritionist Precy Escante, he thanked Gov. Suarez and his wife, who served as his representative, for the support the Provincial Government gives to programs coming from national agencies, particularly DSWD. He said that Quezon has another feeding program lined up for the next year, and that he expects the continued support of the good governor.

Mayor Ariel Wagan, Jr. expressed his gratitude for the funding their municipality has received for the Day Care feeding program, which will be beneficial to their young children. He challenged the parents of the day care pupils to take part in reducing the number of malnourished children in their area.

At the end of the program, Mrs. Suarez gave away 5 TV sets, 5 DVD players and 10 Duraboxes for the day care centers in a raffle draw. (QUEZON PIO)