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Isabela guv gives monthly subsidy to malnourished kids

Aug 4, 2015 @ 5:08

Isabela Gov. Faustino “Bojie” Dy III will be giving out a P500 monthly “nutrition subsidy” to malnourished children in the province under a new nutrition program the provincial government launched recently.

Dy announced he has allocated P65 million for the implementation of ‘Laban Sa Undernutrisyon, Sa Obesity at Gutom (LUSOG), the provincial government’s new flagship program.

For six months, the governor said the identified malnourished children of small farmers will receive a monthly nutrition subsidy of P500 to buy food and other health needs.

“This is to ensure the continuity of feeding program until the children-beneficiaries will gain normal weight,” Dy explained.

He added that the LUSOG program aims to address malnutrition problem among 0-59-month-old infants and children in the province.

The recipients must meet certain conditions set by the program to include regular monthly weighing and regular health check-ups, among others, according to the governor.

“LUSOG program is among the various services extended by the provincial government for marginalized farmers to alleviate poverty and fight malnutrition,” Dy said.

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