Angeles City buys P5M milk for kids

April 24, 2020

ANGELES CITY – The city government here bought P5 million worth of milk and other essentials for children affected by the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine and COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. said yesterday the milk and other children’s needs will be distributed to all barangays in the city beginning April 27.

The mayor said that while the procured milk are intended for poor children, he stressed that he promote that breast milk is best for infants.

Lazatin instructed Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel to supervise the distribution with Gender and Development Office and City Nutrition Office.

The distribution will start in Barangay Agapito Del Rosario where 244 kids will receive milk.

Manuel said milk will be distributed door-to-door in 33 barangays based on the household survey of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and Barangay Population Worker (BPW).

A survey was done per barangay last March 31 to check the needs of families with children, she added.

Earlier, Lazatin also allocated P5 million for the purchase of Vitamin C supplements for children.

Meanwhile, the city government here ordered the distribution of seedlings to all 33 barangays in the city beginning next week.

This is in line with the City Government’s “Luntiang Barangay Lingap” project, which hopes to make organic vegetables available in every Angeleño’s backyard.

Lazatin procured a total of P5.5 million worth of seeds for the project.

Seeds to be distributed are okra, sitaw, petchay, mustasa, upo, kalabasa, sili, tomato, and talong.

The seedlings will be distributed per household alongside the food packs.