DEPED BEEFS-UP GPP
MYRNA L. MANALANG The Department of Education strengthens the implementation of GulayonsaPaaralan Program (GPP) in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide as stated in DepEd Memorandum No. 223, S. 2016 dated Dec. 14, 2016
GPP promotes vegetable production and consumption among school children. Its general objective is to promote food security in schools and communities through the self-help food production activities; values among learners and appreciation of Agriculture as a life support system.
In our school, our vegetable harvest all throughout the school year augments our budget for our School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for this school year wherein we have 72 identified pupil beneficiaries.
— oOo— The author is P-III at San Antonio Elementary School, Guagua West District