MASS FEEDING. Some 1000 school-aged children from different sitios of Talaingod, Davao del Norte participate in mass feeding conducted by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with Save Our Schools Network, Salugpongan International, Solidarity Action Group for Indigenous Peoples and Peasants (SAGIPP), Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio Foundation, and the National Youth Commission.

Dubbed National Medical and Solidarity Mission, the four-day community outreach also carried out medical and dental examination, distribution of 2000 family food packs, social activities with lumad children, water testing and fecalysis to help determine causes of illnesses, and focus group discussion with community leaders and teachers. Other participants in the mission were Alliance of Concerned Teachers, University of the Philippines-Mindanao, Holy Cross of Davao College, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, Makabayan, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Migrante, and AGHAM/Scientists for the People. (DSWD)