PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has called on local government units (LGUs) to help his administration enforce a partnership program that seeks to fight hunger by helping local producers.

In Memorandum Circular No. 47, he called for a whole-of-government approach to fight hunger and achieve nutrition security in the Philippines.

He asked all government agencies and local government units to support the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty program, one of the Task Force on Zero Hunger’s banner projects.

The program seeks to link community-based groups with markets and provide credit assistance to support food production, processing and distribution.

The task force was first established through an executive order issued by his predecessor and was reorganized last year. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza