SAN FERNANDO CITY – The local
police here has launched the project dubbed as “Feed and Read to
Lead”, a supplemental feeding program and promotion of reading
among the youth.
which has the funding support of the Philippine Military Academy
(PMA) Class of 1976 and
other locally based non-government organizations like the Association
of Community Educators, Teachers and Administrators (ACETA) led by
Benjo Carganilla, the Community Health Educators (CHEP) led by
Felomina “Baby” Montemayor and the Eagles Nest Christian Academy
led by its administrator Sheryl Lyn Ramos is
aimed at popularizing the love of reading among children cum with
PMA “Magilas” Class of 1976,
include PNP Chief Director General Jesus Versoza, Metro Manila Police
Chief, Leopoldo Bataoil and Ilocos Region Police Chief, Luizo Ticman.
is a an innovative and more holistic feeding program. We feed the
children and at the same time feed their mind by inculcating to them
the love of reading,” said Liza Melendez, a successful certified
public accountant who hails from this town and the incumbent Rotary
Assistant Governor of District 3790.
The activity is part of the
10-point progress agenda on Social and Health Services of the
incumbent mayor, retired PNP Gen. Reynaldo Velasco.
The launching included reading of
the achievements of successful citizens and heroes from this town
such as the late Sen. Daniel Maramba and World War 2 hero, 2nd Lt.
Tim, an American Peace Corps volunteer who works at Kalinga ng Ama
Shelter for Children, a locally based orphanage, led more than 500
children in reading an article on the exploits of Velasco as a
soldier and policeman.#