San Miguel Foods (SMF), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp., has committed to partnering with the Capitol in at least two programs to be launched this month.
In a meeting with Gov. Gwen Garcia on Monday, Nov. 13, Rico Gomez said SMF has committed to joining forces with the Capitol’s province-wide school feeding program to be launched on Nov. 15; and in joining Sugbo Merkadong Barato (SMB) to be launched in all Cebu LGUs on the 28th of this month.
“Ang San Miguel, mo-commit mi nga makatabang mi kay mao man pod nay gusto sa atong top management,” Gomez, who is the general manager of San Miguel Foods Visayas Region, told Sugbo News.
Initially, Gomez told the governor that SMF will supplement the school feeding program by committing to donate 600 kilos of Magnolia chicken every day for the first five days.
Gov. Gwen welcomed the generous donation of at least 3 metric tons of the premium chicken product for public school students of the province.
“Nakita man gud namo nga very noble ang intention ni Gov. Gwen, mao nang ganahan gyud kaayo mi mosuporta,” he added.
The Capitol’s school feeding program will feed all 878,619 DepEd students in the province, from Kindergarten to senior high school, spanning all 51 Cebu LGUs.
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San Miguel Foods will also be given a stall at the Sugbong Merkadong Barato in all LGUs of the province where they can sell Magnolia chicken at affordable prices.
“Mag-display mi didto og discounted price sa manok para ma-achieve ang objective ni Guv nga makahatag siya og mga produkto nga pwedi gyud mapalit even kadtong ingon niya nga mga poorest of the poor,” Gomez said.
“Mao nay chansa sa atong mga kaigsuonan nga medyo naglisod sa panginabuhi nga makapalit og produkto nga mas barato kay sa merkado or sa supermarket,” he guaranteed.
Under the SMB, the Capitol will allocate P100 million to be used in purchasing NFA rice which will be equitably distributed among all of Cebu’s LGUs. The rice, sold at P20 per kilo, will be sold to indigent families of the LGU.
“Cebu ang unang probinsya nga motuman sa saad ni Presidente BBM nga tag baynte na lang ang kilo sa bugas,” Gomez said, noting that it is a very timely and responsive initiative given the inflation today.
SMB, which will be launched by the Capitol in Talisay City on Nov. 28, will also sell farm products and sea harvests for a more complete market set up in an area to be designated by the LGU.
Also present during the meeting were Edwardo Co, Logistics Manager SMF Visayas region; Dr. Carl John Collado, live operations manager Visayas region; Randy Dominguez, external relations officer VisMin region. | IPA