CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga and the Provincial Government of Zambales, in cooperation with the Department of Health (DOH) over the weekend signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for a feeding program that will cater to 100 pregnant women.

Under the agreement, Rise against Hunger--a project anchored on the health agenda of the Duterte administration--will supply and provide pre-packed supplementary meals to 50 pregnant women in Porac, Pampanga and 50 from Candelaria, Zambales.

Rise Against Hunger Executive Director Jomar Fleras disclosed that their group was able to combine rice, soy, a dehydrated vegetable blend, and a vitamin composition including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets for distribution to target beneficiaries.

“Rise against Hunger has established its global meal packaging program for pregnant women and babies around the world,” Fleras said.

Candidates of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant also promoted the advocacy of Rise against Hunger and even helped pack meals and lifesaving aids to show their support, he added.

Rise against Hunger is pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s health agenda manifested in the slogan “All for health towards health for all”, in partnership with the DOH to promote and provide universal health care.

The agreement was signed by Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, Mayor Napoleon Edquid of Candelaria, Zambales, DOH Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, DOH Assistant Secretary of Health Leonita P. Gorgolon, Porac Vice Mayor Albert Dexter David, ex-Officio Board Member Olga Frances “Fritzie” David Dizon, and Fleras. (JTD)