Lin-ay Feeds 200 Brgy. 29 Kids with Veggie-Intensified ‘Lugaw’
Equally active in social work is Miss GK-Human Nature 2011 Mary Car Malunes who compose the nutrition team led by former Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr.* (Gil Severino photo)
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She is this year’s reigning Lina-ay sang Negros but will not allow her crown to be sheer symbol or decorative souvenir. Hinobaan born Ann Marie Malayo earlier last Saturday co-officiated the opening of the Negros Showroom at Robinsons Place Bacolod’s Central Citywalk. Later in the afternoon, she joined former Councilor and Nutrition Advocate Wilson Gamboa, Jr. in conducting the "Pa-feeding Program" of Barangay 29, a program initiated by Kagawad German Bulloloza.
That one "long afternoon," Miss Malayo served the high-end Negros Showroom and shifted service to the marginalized at said Barangay.
Miss 2011 GK-Human Nature Mary Car Malunes and Pastor Michael Baylon of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) formed the team who encountered more than 200 pre-school toddlers and their mothers. Barangay 29 covered the Bacolod Islamic Center and gladly, Muslim brothers and sisters were around to enjoy the highly intensified vegetable "lugaw" meal personally prepared by Wilson "Jun" Gamboa.
Gamboa urged the families to engage in planting green and leafy vegetables despite the absence of spaces in their respective houses. Pastor Baylon of FFF had already proven this in their model two-hectare vegetable farm in Barangay 10 where families plant vegetables using recycled plastic softdrinks’ containers and hanging them having no available spaces or household backyard to work. One family can hang 20 containers of various green and leafy vegetables which is actually a significant reduction to daily food expenses yet nutritional needs are met as well.
"Nutrition and intellectual development of the child are directly related. Our children will grow up intelligent and productive if proper nutrition is given to them," Gamboa added.
He likewise explained that lactating mothers can benefit from a high vegetable dietary regimen and household savings is achieved if families themselves plant them using organic technology used by FFF in Barangay 10.
Vegetable farms developed by Barangay 10 families can feed them three meals and part of the produce are sold for extra income.
Barangay Kagawad who attended the "Pa-Feeding Program" led by Kagawad Bulloloza last Saturday are Mario Flores, Norma Hudieras, Julieta Martinez and Fatima Valencia. Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Lilibeth Pabillo was also present together with Barangay clerk Jeovy Resonable.
Sangguniang Kabataan kagawad Stephanie Marie Chua, Shane Moreno, Juvelyn Sulitas lend their support as well.
Kagawad Bulloloza acknowledged the help of all their Tanods in facilitating physical arrangement to accommodate hundreds of guests in that "Pa-Feeding Program."*