Politics

Roque To Strengthen Law On Free Meals To Students


SORSOGON CITY – With the anticipated resumption of face-to-face courses, UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque pushed for extra free meals for preschool and elementary ranges college students.

“Dapat lahat ng estudyante may libreng masustansyangtanghalian lalo na magkakaroon na ng face-to-face classes. Kailangan pong malusog ang ating mga estudyante sapagbabalik eskwela nila,” Roque stated.

“Mahalaga po ang kalusugan ng mga bata lalo na po sa panahonna mayroon pa rin pong banta ng COVID19,” he additionally stated.

Roque was the principal writer of the Republic Act No. 11037 or the Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act which President Rodrigo Duterte signed in June 2018. It institutionalizes a Nationwide Feeding Program for malnourished kids in public daycare, kindergarten, and elementary colleges.

Underneath the legislation, the federal government gives:

  1. A supplemental feeding program for daycare kids
  2. A faculty-based feeding program for public faculty kids in kindergarten by means of Grade 6
  3. A milk-feeding program
  4. A micronutrient feeding program
  5. Well being examinations
  6. Vaccinations
  7. Deworming

Roque stated the Division of Schooling (DepEd) delivered nutritious meals merchandise to households or allowed dad and mom to choose them up by dad and mom from colleges due to the pandemic.

“Tayo po ang nagtaguyod ng libreng tanghalian. Noong walapong face-to-face classes dinedeliver po ang masustansyangpananghalian sa mga kabataan may kasama ng gatas,” Roque stated.

“Sinigurado po natin na kahit may pandemya ay nakapagbigaypa rin po tayo ng masustansyang pagkain sa mga bata at mgamag-aaral,” he added.

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