July 18, 2023
“It has become a priority of this government that we will fight all [kinds] of poverty… So that one day we can say that we are able to give our people, at the very least, the food that they need to survive. The nutrition that they need to survive,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. underscored as he led the national launching of the Administration’s Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program (FSP) in Tondo, City of Manila.
The FSP is one of the government’s commitments to reduce the incidence of hunger among low-income Filipino households.
Noting the importance of keeping a healthy and productive country, President Marcos Jr. vowed to continue with programs that will address food security and malnutrition that continue to affect Filipino families, especially children.
“It is not enough we just provide all kinds of food, but also that it is of nutritional value that will allow, especially our children and our nursing mothers to become a center of health, pro-life for their children, for their families and for their communities,” the President emphasized.
The Chief Executive expressed his gratitude towards all agencies and the private sector involved in the program, and urged them to continue working closely to ensure the sustainability of the Food Stamp Program.
“That is what we are hoping to achieve in this Administration, that by the end of 2028, we can say that we have done everything to reduce the hunger and poverty in the country and to be able to ensure that we can provide a good, healthy and productive life for our people,” President Marcos Jr. concluded.
* * *