In its advocacy to end hunger, Gawad Kalinga started a movement of feeding 10,000 kids last October 10 and Samal Mayor Aida Macalinao joined the advocacy by feeding 1,000 children in the 14 barangays of their town.
The 10. 10. 10 (Oct. 10 10k) feeding program was simultaneously done municipal wide, wherein Mayor Macalinao personally served hot meals to around 70-75 kids aged 1 to 12 years old in Barangay Lalawigan while members of the Sangguniang Bayan and other municipal employees took part in other barangays covering the 14 barangays of Samal.
The event was telecast live nationwide with GMA artist, Bianca Umali, who served as Kalinga central vlogger linking other provinces on the update of the event while Genel Llanes Liwanag served as her counterpart in Samal Town.
Samal was included in the GK 10.10.10 after officials of Gawad Kalinga officials went to meet Mayor Macalinao in her office in their bid for future joint project of GK housing at Bgy Imelda.
Mayor Macalinao said, she hopes that the program will encourage others to share, to give at least one meal to one hungry child, ” kung ang bawat isa ay magpapakain ng isang bata, mababawasan ang nagugutom na Filipino”.