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2011 Nutrition Month: Isulong ang BREASTFEEDING – Tama, Sapat at EKsklusibo (TSEK)


1.    What is Nutrition Month?

Nutrition Month is an annual event held every July in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 491 known as the Nutrition Act of the Philippines which created the National Nutrition Council (NNC).  The NNC coordinates the nationwide celebration. Each year the NNC comes up with a theme to call the nation's attention and action on a particular issue.

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San Fernando City Public Market

The National Food Authority ROI spearheaded the launching of the Iron Fortified Rice (I- Rice) at the Public Market of the City of San Fernando La Union on March 15, 2011.  The activity aims to promote iron fortified rice  in the market and  to inform the people about  its beneficial effects  particularly in addressing  Iron Deficiency Anemia ( IDA )which is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in the country.

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Left  to right photo: Dr. Eliseo Ponce during his lecture and Dr. Eliseo Ponce with the participants from NNC, ATI-RTC, NTA, AGTALON (NGO), and ISPC.



The University Training Center  of Mariano Marcos State University hosted a 4-days workshop on Extension Program held at (the invitation came from ATI and it was only held in Batac City)  last March 8 to 11, 2011 with a theme of "Building a More Responsive and Dynamic Agriculture & Fisheries Extension in Ilocos Region 2011 and Beyond". This activity aims to enhance the skills of the extension workers by teaching people to improve the quality of their rural lives through their livelihood of farming and fishing and through their project proposals in agriculture and fisheries to address problems in poverty and malnutrition. The workshop was attended by heads and representatives of different Government Agencies, State Universities/Colleges, and Non-Government Agencies in the region.

NNC Governing Board

DOH Department of Health
da Department of Agriculture
DILG Department of the Interior and Local Government
DBM Department of Budget and Management
DEPED Department of Education
DOLE Department of Local Employment
DOSST Department of Science and Technology
DSWD Department of Social Welfare and Development
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
NEDA National Economic and Development Authority


International Links

unceflg United Nations Children's Fund
whologo World Health Organization
fao Food and Agriculture Organization
Blue_Emblem World Food Programme


Department of Health

Bureau of Food and Drugs

Bureau of Health Devises and Technology

Bureau of Health Facilities and Services

Bureau of International Health Cooperation

Bureau of Local Health Development

Bureau of Quarantine and International Health Surveillance

Health Emergency Management Staff

Health Human Resource Development Bureau

Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

Information Management Service

National Center for Health Facilities Development

National Center for Disease Prevention and Control

National Drug Policy Staff (Philippine National Drug Formulatory)

National Center for Health Promotion

National Epidemiology Center

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine


Attached Agencies

Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) 

Philippines Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) 

Philippines National Aids Council (PNAC) 

Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)


Eastern Visayas encompasses the two large islands of Leyte and Samar, the province of Biliran and several minor islands. This region is the eastern boundary of the Philippines. The San Bernardino Strait separates Eastern Visayas from Luzon in the southeast while the Surigao Strait separates the province of Leyte from the northeastern part of Mindanao. The Visayan and Camotes Seas separate the region from the rest of the Visayas. On the east, the region faces the Pacific Ocean. The San Juanico Strait separates the islands of Samar and Leyte. The terrain of the two large islands is entirely different. Leyte has a high peaked mountain mass in the interior while Samar has low rugged hills interspersed with valleys.


As of August 1, 2007, the total population of the region was 3,912,936. This increased by 1.12% from its population of 3,610,355 in May 1, 2000.


Region VIII is inhabited by the Waray-Warays, the country’s fourth largest cultural linguistic group. Cebuanos from the nearby island of Cebu live in Ormoc City, Western Leyte and parts of the Southwest of Leyte.


The eastern portion of the region is frequently visited by storms from the Pacific Ocean. The region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year with no pronounced dry season.


Eastern Visayas is primarily an agricultural region with rice, abaca, corn, coconut, sugarcane and banana as major crops. Its total land area is 21,431.7 sq. kms. 52% of its total land area is classified as forestland and 48% as alienable and disposable land.


The region’s sea and inland waters are rich sources of salt and fresh water fish and other marine products. It is one of the fish exporting regions of the country. There are substantial forest reserves in the interiors of the islands. Its mineral deposits include chromite, nickel, clay, coal, limestone, pyrite and sand and gravel. It has abundant geothermal energy and water resources to support the needs of medium and heavy industries.


Primary sources of revenue are manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and services. Mining, farming, fishing and tourism contribute significantly to the economy. Manufacturing firms include mining companies, fertilizer plants, sugar central, rice and corn mills and other food processing plants. Cebu is the hub of investment, trade and development in the region. Other industries include mining, rice, corn and sugar milling, coconut oil extraction, alcohol distilling, beverage manufacture and forest products. Home industries include hat and basket weaving, metal craft, needlecraft, pottery, ceramics, woodcraft, shell craft and bamboo craft. The region receives the “spillover” from Cebu’s industrial and eco-tourism activities Leyte is planned to become an industrial hub of the region with the development of the following industrial estates and centers:

Leyte Industrial Development Estate
Amihan Cebu Woodlands township
Eastern Visayas Regional Agri-industrial Growth Center
Barugo Economic Zone
Leyte Provincial Industrial Center in Ormoc City
Baybay Techno Science Par

Government Offices
Department of Trade and Industry
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Department Of Health
Department of Science and Technology
Department of Public Works and Highways
Population Commission

National Nutrition Council XI Regional Office is located at:

2F, MHDO Building, Department of Health Compound, Bajada, Davao City

 Telefax: (+63) 82 300 7269


The Caraga Region was created through Republic Act Number 7901 on February 25, 1995. The region is composed of five (5) provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur; six (6) cities: Butuan,Cabadbaran, Bayugan, Surigao,Tandag and Bislig ; sixty-seven (67) municipalities and 1,308 barangays. Butuan City is the regional center.


The history of Caraga can be traced back to the 15th century when explorers discovered the existence of “Kalagans”, believed to be of Visayan Origin in one of the three districts in Mindanao. The word Caraga originated from the Visayan word “Kalagan”: “Kalag” meaning soul or people and “An” meaning land. The “Kalagans have a long history of being brave and fearless. Thus, the region was called by early chroniclers as the “Land of the Brave and Fierce People”.

The “Kalagans”, called “Caragans” by the Spaniards occupied the district composed of the two provinces of Surigao, northern part of Davao Oriental and Eastern Misamis Oriental. The two Agusan Provinces were later organized under the administrative jurisdiction of Surigao and became the independent Agusan province in 1914. In 1960, Surigao was divided as Norte and Sur, and in June 1967, Agusan followed suit. While Butuan then was just a town of Agusan, the logging boom in 1950’s drew business and businessmen to the area. On August 2, 1950, by virtue of Republic Act 523, the City Charter of Butuan was approved .

Region XIII or the Caraga Administrative Region is the newest region created under Republic Act No. 7901 approved on February 23,1995. It consists of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. Its cities are Surigao and Butuan.

It has a land area of 18,847 sq. kms. Butuan Bay and Surigao Strait surrounds it on the north, and the Philippine Sea on the east. On the South are the Davao provinces and Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon on the west.

Its proximity to other growth areas such as the Cagayan - Iligan corridor and the Davao Gulf Economic Zone is an advantage.

In 2000, its population was 2,076,000 with an increase of 6.42% from its population of 1,942,687. In 1990, there were 947,199 (51%) and 912,982 females.

Majority of the inhabitants of the region are of Visayan lineage. The ethnic residents include the Manobo, the Mamanwa and other tribes.

It is reported that during the early years of the Caraga region, its inhabitants came from mainland Asia, followed by Malayans, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Americans. Migrants from the Visayan and Luzon provinces later settled in the area. Most of its inhabitants speak the Cebuano dialect and reside in the rural areas.

The region in general has no definite dry season. Rainfall occurs throughout the year with heavy rains from November to January. Storms might occur on the northern and eastern portions facing the Pacific Ocean. The rest of the region are relatively typhoon-free.

Forestland in the region accounts for an estimated 71% of its total land area. The rest are devoted to agriculture and other purposes. Forest cover is decreasing due to encroachment/poaching.

Rich in natural resources, the region has large tracts of land available for development. The region is noted for its wood based economy, its extensive water resources and its rich mineral deposits such as iron, gold, silver, nickel, chromite, manganese and copper. Its leading crops are palay, banana and coconut.

It has excellent tourism potentials because of its unspoiled and beautiful beaches, abundant and fresh seafood, ancient and historical landmarks, hot and cold springs, evergreen forests and balmy weather.

The entire region is connected by roads from and to the major commercial, trading and processing centers of Cagayan de Oro and Davao. Butuan City is being developed as the regional center with modern facilities. There are secondary seaports and airports in the region.

It has an increasing number of telecommunication facilities and the presence of LIPATA ferry services .



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