Doronio eyes resumption of mass feeding program

Doronio eyes resumption of mass feeding program

Veteran journalist and Lapu-Lapu City lone congressional district aspirant Junex Doronio distributes food packs to children in one of his mass feeding operations last year

By Omar Mundo
January 24, 2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — It’s been a year that veteran journalist and now congressional aspirant Junex Doronio had been conducting feeding programs in the depressed areas benefitting hundreds of children in at least nine barangays in this highly urbanized city which is still reeling from the onslaught of supertyphoon Odette.

Armed with his determination to make a difference as a non-traditional politician, Doronio braved the odds despite his meager resources and with the help of some friends and volunteer leaders.

“Kon naa na kitay mga sponsor, padayonon nato ang atong mass feeding program (If we can get sponsors, we will continue our feeding program),” Doronio, a single father and a veteran journalist, said.

It all started on January 22 last year when Doronio held his first mass feeding in Purok Camia, Barangay Looc led by AJ “Jj” Rodriguez.

This was followed by his 2nd mass feeding on Feb. 7, 2021 at Toril, Purok Lubi, Barangay Canjulao led by Lorena “Lor” Binse Dico.

The 3rd mass feeding program was on Feb. 28, 2021 at Ampalaya Ville, Purok Saging, Barangay Gun-ob led by Evelyn Mondejar.

On March 21, 2021 the 4th mass feeding was held at Sudtunggan, Barangay Basak led by Rosemarie “Lotlot” Castro.

Coinciding with the anniversary of the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 2021, Doronio conducted his 5th mass feeding at Sitio Tuburan, Barangay Sabang, Olango island led by Emilina “Em-Em” Pogoy.

Financial constraints, however, temporarily stopped Doronio’s mass feedings for about six months.

On November 13, 2021 Doronio resumed his mass feeding program with his 6th activity at Sitio Goma, Barangay Tungasan, Olango island, Lapu-Lapu City led by Engely “En-En” Alibong and aspirant for Councilor Mhegs Rabanzo.

His 7th mass feeding on November 21, 2021 was at Sitio Radar Shooting Star, Babag 2, Barangay Babag led by Gilda Jimenez and Maricar Sumalinog.

On December 5, 2021 Doronio conducted his 8th mass feeding in Bunga, Kawot, Barangay Santa Rosa, Olango island led by Teresita Arong.

Doronio held his 9th mass feeding on December 12, 2021 at Sityo Sangi, Barangay Pajo led by Marivic Bautista.

He is looking forward to resuming his feeding program soon. (ai/mtvn)

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