TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here in the region is currently implementing more than P80 million worth of supplemental feeding program (SFP) in Eastern Visayas.
Ma. Theresa Leonora Costelo, DSWD-8 SFP focal person, told Leyte Samar Daily Express that the present SFP implementation has 44 partner municipalities with 44,492 targeted day children beneficiaries (DCCh) from 1,375 child development centers (CDCs) across the region.
She added that the number of parents involved in the feeding activity corresponds to the figure of children beneficiaries.
Costelo said that out of the region’s 148 municipalities, only 44 of them availed the program for this year due to limited funding allocation for the region.
She also reported that for the six provinces in Eastern Visayas, Leyte has 13 municipalities which are involved in the SFP implementation while there are 8 towns in Southern, Leyte.
Also, 4 towns in Biliran are involved in SFP; 4 towns in Samar; 6 in Eastern Samar and 9 towns in Northern Samar.
On the other hand, Costelo further reported, for 2018 SFP implementation there was a total fund allocation of P125.49 million for Region 8 downloaded to partner LGUs.
She added that for last year, the feeding program served a total of 69,721 DCCh beneficiaries enrolled in 1,967 CDCs from 57 LGUs served by the program in Eastern Visayas.