THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution requesting the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field office through the Department of Disaster Response Management Division (DDRMD) in Manila to provide cereals for the young children of the City of Bacolod.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Renecito Novero, was approved during the regular session of the City Council on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
Novero, chairperson of the City Council committee on education, said that according to the Philippines Statistics Authority 2015 survey the City of Bacolod has a 1.79 annual growth rate high urbanized city with a population of 561,875 with 61 political barangays with 126,516 households comprised of children in the age group of 0-14 years around 33.29 or 157, 416 children of the total population.
"We are continually confronted by the difficulties of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. The protection of the most vulnerable sector in our city should be prioritized,” he said.
He added President Rodrigo Duterte with a mandate given by the Congress, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, programs and projects for the Filipinos should be provided for the national and local government units.
Novero noted that the DSWD is an executive arm of the President that plays a vital role in the implementation of the programs and projects of the government specifically in the giving of cereals to young children through the DDRMD.
Novero said the data materially suggests that this program truly benefits the young children of the City of Bacolod numbering no less than 157,146.