Monday, August 5, 2013

Navy to feed orphans in Puerto Princesa City

From the Philippine News Agency (Aug 5): Navy to feed orphans in Puerto Princesa City

Combating hunger and malnutrition is more than a moral duty or a policy choice, said Commodore Joseph Rustom O. Pe├▒a, chief of the Naval Forces West which will conduct a food feeding activity on August 10 at Bantay Bata 163 orphanage in Barangay San Pedro here.

The activity is part of the 36th founding anniversary celebration of the Palawan-based NavForWest, wherein the Fleet-Marine team will hold a string of activities for the orphans housed at the orphanage, including a food feeding program.

“With the increasing need at our local orphanages, food feeding like this one helps make sure we can keep up with feeding our wards, which wouldn’t be possible without the help of organizations like the Naval Forces West. We are very fortunate to live in such a supportive community,” said Apolonia David, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) chief.

According to the United Nations World Food Programme annual study measuring food security in the Philippines, the number of Filipino families living in food insecure homes reached nearly 1.8 million in December 2012.

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