To create a BNS Federation for the MIMAROPA Region, National Nutrition Council – MIMAROPA organized a meeting last 27 September 2012. It was attended by BNS Presidents of various provinces of MIMAROPA and NNC IV-B technical staff headed by Ms. Ma. Eileen B. Blanco, OIC – RNPC. Ms. Melanie Bantan, BNS President of Puerto Princesa City, was unanimously elected as President of Regional BNS Federation. Ms. Bantan accepted the nomination and gladly assumed the position.
Other elected officers were as follows:
|Vice President:||Honoria A. Romero of Calapan City and Oriental Mindoro|
|Secretary:||Lorena R. Quizana of Marinduque|
|Treasurer:||Mary Jane M. Rodia of Romblon|
|Auditor:||Tecla C. Borbon of Palawan|
|PRO:||Ms. Jovy T Abeleda of Occidental Mindoro (as represented by Ms. Genie Anna E. Torrente)|
The Federation was named “BNS Federation of Region IV-B Inc.”. The group together with NNC – MIMAROPA Secretariat is now working on its SEC registration.