IN its continuing efforts to address food security, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. led the distribution of rice to the beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) on Tuesday.
DSWD Undersecretary for Operations Group Monina Josefina Romualdez assisted President Marcos in distributing around 1,000 sacks of rice to the 4Ps beneficiaries at the San Andres Complex in Manila.
The distributed rice is part of the more than 42,000 bags of Jasmine rice confiscated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Port of Zamboanga (POZ).
President Marcos assured the public that the smuggled rice was safe for distribution to families in need of food support.
“Ang bigas ay minabuti nating ibigay sa mga mamamaya. Dumaan ito sa tamang proseso, ng imbestigasyon, pagkumpiska at inspeksyon upang matiyak na ito ay ligtas na ipmahagi sa mga nangangailangan,” the President said in his message.