Taiheiyo feeds for 78 days 30 undernourished children

 
Thirty undernourished children up to six years old in South Poblacion, San Fernando, Cebu have been placed in the care of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) for 78 days from April 1, 2013.
 
TCPI personnel and barangay health workers feed the children everyday from Mondays to Saturdays with food supplements as rice, hi-protina and milk, disclosed Vanessa N. Bongcawil, the project coordinator.
 
As the children weigh less than they should based on their respective age, the program hopes to bring all the 30 children to their supposed normal weight, she explained.
 
The company provided 30 sets of silver spoons, blue plastic bowls and white plastic glasses used for the feeding sessions, plus a tent set up in Sitio Tapon to house the mothers and the children with six wooden tables and 40 monobloc chairs for their comfort, she added.
 
During the opening program on April 1, Dr Ildebrando Estella underscored the need for and the importance of proper nutrition, especially in the total well-being of a child and in one's ability to learn and grow better.
 
Members from the Community and General Affairs section of TCPI were in full force, among them Efren Labrado, Rolando Manalop, and Bongcawil, who had the support of HR supervisor Fae Soraya Miranda.
 
The same was true with Gines Boltron of Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC), plus two barangay health workers and the barangay community organizer.
 
Barangay Councilor Belinda Cosca, chairperson of Committee on Health, graced the opening and focused her message on the role of the parents of the undernourished children the staff identified and selected.
 
The feeding program is pursued under the joint Social Development Management Program (SDMP) of TCPI and SEDC that previously undertook a massive feeding program seven years ago that covered all their 12 stakeholder barangays.