Vigan City: A Historical City making “Good Nutrition” part of its Heritage
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2nd Year CROWN Maintenance Award
A Historical City making “Good Nutrition” part of its Heritage
Vigan City is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur in the north of the Philippines. It is a historical city with preserved Spanish and Asian architecture. One of its famous streets, Calle Crisologo, is lined with cobblestones, occupied by travelling kalesas or horse-drawn carriages, rustic mansions, and local fare and products such as the empanada, longganisa or sausages, burnay or local earthen jars, and the abel cloth. The local government as well as the Bigueños preservation work has allowed its visitors to travel back in time making this city, established in the 16th century, live up to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. More than the excellent work in preserving the past, the city is also moving towards securing a better future with parallel investments and programs on another important asset, its people.
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Cagayan de Oro City: Aligning vision with action to good nutrition
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1st Year CROWN Maintenance Awardee
Cagayan de Oro City
Aligning vision with action to good nutrition
Dubbed as the country’s “whitewater rafting capital,” Cagayan De Oro City is the gateway to northern Mindanao and is known as the City of Golden Friendship because of the warm welcoming smiles and utmost hospitality of the locals. With a rich history that dates to the Spanish regime in the country, Cagayan de Oro is now a flourishing 1st class highly urbanized city and the capital of Misamis Oriental. It is geographically nestled between the central coastline of Macajalar Bay and the naturally rich plateaus and mountains of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte.
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NNC Bicol Support Women’s Month 2022 Celebration
- Category: Region 5
In observance to the National Women's Month the National Nutrition Council Bicol honor women's vital contributions to nation-building by celebrating through Facebook livestreamed and Zoom platform on 18 March 2022. The theme "WE Make CHANGE Work for Women - Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran" seeks to educate and engage women as pioneers and beneficiaries of government programs and services to effect "change." The webinar was attended by nutrition officials and nutrition volunteers from various LGUs in the region, as well as NGOs and other stakeholders.
Several empowered women, gender equality advocate and resource person were invited to speak at the webinar. Ms. Maria Cecilia A. Mangampo, Labor Employment Officer III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region V presented the "DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP)." According to Ms. Mangampo, emergency employment is a significant component of the government's response, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic, and that DOLE’s program aims to contribute to poverty reduction and risk reduction among working poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers. Next discussant is Ms. Lovely Joy G. Alvar, ADRA Project Manager "TOGETHER" that stands for "Uniting Towards Gender Equality for the Total Health and Rights of Women and Girls”. Ms. Alvar discusses "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)," in which she empowers women and girls and contributes to gender equality. Furthermore, she discusses how important it is for these individuals to understand the rights they should have as citizens. Other resource person invited is Ms. Beverly Ong Dycoco, Member of the Board of Directors of Bicol Center for Community Development, Inc. She presented the topic "Women on Health and Nutrition: The Role of Women in a Healthy Nation." Ms. Dycoco discusses the importance of having healthy women that will leads to a healthy family, community, and country.
The National Women's Month Celebration (NWMC) this year 2022 intends to celebrate women's and girls' accomplishments, assess gender equality measures, and predict activities that must be implemented to ensure growth in women's empowerment.
Watch full webinar here: https://www.facebook.com/NNCRegion5/videos/847745786625654
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Message from the President on the concluded 2021 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony
- Category: Directors Corner
My warmest greetings to the National Nutrition Council as it holds its 2021 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony.
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