TABOGON, CEBU — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia leads the simultaneous launching of Sugbo School Feeding Program, a province-wide initiative aimed at feeding all enrolled students of DepEd all over Cebu Province.
While the governor launched the program with over 800 students of Tabogon Central School, all central schools of the province as well as 250 other schools joined the ceremony via Zoom.
It was projected on LED walls in Tabogon and broadcast via Facebook Live at Sugbo News and Cebu Province and other Capitol Facebook pages.
The Capitol has allocated P197 Million as the initial budget for the program, which is participated by 1,494 public schools in the province, including the schools in independent city school divisions of Mandaue, Talisay, Naga, Carcar, Toledo, Danao, and Bogo.
According to the records of DepEd Cebu Province, there are 878,619 students enrolled for this school year, from Kindergarten to senior high school.
The feeding program will be conducted on school days, Mondays through Fridays, and will last until the school year ends in June. It will be manned by the dedicated members and officials of the Parent-Teacher Association in each school.
Tabogon Mayor Francis Salimbangon received the governor, who was accompanied by fourth district Board Members Kerrie Shimura and Minuel Carmela Franco; as well as DepEd regional director Dr. Salustiano Jimenez and DepEd Cebu Province Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Senen Priscilo Paulin. | Mary Ann Rose Malaya