Top concern umano ng gobyerno na mawakasan na ang gutom. Lalo na ngayong lockdown nanaman at maraming mawawalan ng trabaho.

Ipinapaalam ni Karlo Nograles na kahit bumababa na ang bilang ng mga nagugutom, kinikilala pa rin na dapat pagbutihin pa ang hunger mitigation measures ng pamahalaan.

Ayon pa dito, “Reducing and preventing widespread hunger continues to be a top concern for the government, which is aware that quarantine measures require us to undertake interventions to mitigate their impact on livelihoods and incomes.”

Ipinuna nito na ang 3.2% drop sa involuntary hunger ay isang improvement na dapat lang kilalanin lalo na’t ito’y nangyari lamang sa ilalim ng 2 buwan.

Paliwanag nito, “Hunger incidence is still not at pre-pandemic levels, and we believe we still have work to do to get there but ultimately our goal is to put ourselves in a position to eradicate hunger once we have reopened the economy fully and and enter a better normal.”

Bilang pagtatapos, “We hope to put the country on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. It will remain a challenge but with political will and a commitment of resources, it is possible.”

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