Press Release
February 5, 2018

Transcript of Sen. Grace Poe's manifestation on the feeding program bill

Mr. President I thank the sponsor and this chamber for passing the Feeding Program bill. It is a TRAIN coping bill. It is definitely one of the safety nets for the poor at a time when prices of basic goods and food are increasing. It is a measure to save the pain inflicted by the burdensome demands that we have now.

The math will prove our contention. TRAIN assistance to 10 million families is P200 a month, or P2,400 annually, tapos may sunset provision pa until 2020.

Compare this with DepEd's school based feeding and DSWD's meal program in communities. P18 per meal, which when multiplied by 200 days is P3,600 a year.

Higit pa, walang leakage kung diretso sa sikmura ng ating mga anak. Ito po ang ating investment for the future. Ako'y nagpapasalamat kasi ngayon kung ito ay maipapasa na lalung-lalo na kung kasama ang Lower House, ang ating mga anak sa public schools ay meron nang makukunan ng pagkain. Maraming salamat po!

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