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DSWD, Pagcor launch Sagip Musmos Project in Batangas

Batangas City — As part of the Nutrition Month celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) launched last July 6, 2009 the SAGIP MUSMOS project in Batangas Province.

Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos Recto gratefully accept the check amounting to Php138,000.00 which will be used for the supplemental feeding program to be conducted under the said project from PAGCOR Tagaytay General Manager Mr. Jose Tulio and Ms. Marilyn Mahinan.

“Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyo sa pagpili sa probinsya ng Batangas para sa pagpapatupad ng SAGIP MUSMOS project lalo na at ito ay makakatulong sa mga mahihirap na bata sa lalawigan,” Gov, Vilma expressed.

According to Mr. Tulio, the SAGIP MUSMOS project is part of their company’s commitment of bringing back to the public the gains of the PAGCOR and help provide a brighter future to the children of the province. He also acknowledged the initiative and support of DSWD bringing the SAGIP MUSMOS project to Batangas.

The theme for this year’s Nutrition month celebration is “Wastong nutrisyon kailangan, lifestyle diseases iwasan.” Asst Dir. Wilma D. Naviamos of DSWD Field Office IV-A, in her message stressed the importance of having a balance and proper diet to ensure lifestyle related disease such as diabetes, heart, lungs and liver ailments. She also acknowledged the value of giving support to poor families to ensure proper nutrition is provided to their respective family members especially the children as espoused by the SAGIP MUSMOS project.

Under the SAGIP MUSMOS project, 200 malnourished children with ages below 6 years old from participating day care centers from the municipalities of Rosario, Lian, San Juan and Nasugbu will be provided 1 meal a day worth Php30.00 for 5 days in a week for a period of six months. The check awarded covers only the amount needed for the 1st month of implementation.

by: Josecja/PIA Calabarzon

[tags]Nutrition month, Batangas City, PAGCOR, Pio Batangas, Lian Batangas, WOWBAtangas, Governor Vilma Santos Recto, Feeding Program[/tags]

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