The importance of the Filipino family meal has not escaped the notice of President
Benigno Aquino III, “One of the meaningful traditions of Filipinos is the common family meal where all members of the family are present to signify their unity and thanksgiving for God’s abundant blessings.” He noted, “Having a common family meal encourages parents to stay connected with their children and understand the challenges they face.”
In timely fashion, he further underlined its significance with Presidential Proclamation 326 dated January 26, 2012, which declared the 4th Monday of September of every year as “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga” day in conjunction with the annual celebration of Family Week.
The President issued the declaration “to highlight and celebrate the value of families sharing meals together as a national tradition that should be observed annually and sustained by all Filipino families.”
Daily Food for Thought
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. – Abigail Van Buren