SDO Antique partners with DA-PCC-assisted co-ops for feeding program

The Schools Division Office of Antique once again partners with DA-PCC-assisted cooperatives for the implementation of the milk feeding program under the School-Based Feeding Program of the Department of Education.
The implementation will cover 43 feeding days starting today, June 24, 2024, and will continue until the last week of July, implementing a double-feeding scheme.

Pandan Multi-Purpose Cooperative will cater to the area of North Antique with 2,419 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Libertad, Sebaste, Pandan, Lauan, Barbaza, Tibiao, and Culasi, with a commitment of 20,804 bottles of pasteurized milk.

Hamtic Multi-Purpose Cooperative will serve 2,866 beneficiaries of the South Antique area including the municipalities of Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-y, San Remigio, and San Jose de Buenavista, and is expected to deliver 24,648 bottles of pasteurized milk.

Janice H. Cuaresma, CBED Coordinator of DA-PCC at WVSU, expressed her pride in the growing market of cooperatives supported by DA-PCC.
“As partners of these cooperatives, it brings joy to my heart to see them continually benefiting from our agency’s project in the Province of Antique. This project is steadily achieving its goal of creating livelihoods for our local dairy producers while fostering a strong partnership with the Department of Education,” she said.

This marks the second time that DA-PCC-assisted cooperatives in Antique have supplied milk for the DepEd’s School-Based Feeding Program, following their initial engagement in May 2022.