Quezon City – On November 29, 2019, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) MIMAROPA Region conducted the reorganization meeting of the MIMAROPA Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) for the implementation of the National Salt Iodization Program (NSIP). Member agencies and representatives from DA, BFAR, PNP, DOST, PPA, DepEd, PIA and DOH attended the meeting, each agency having a big role on disseminating and implementing the ASIN Law in the region.

NPC Eileen Blanco expressed her gratitude towards the attendees and gave insights on the importance of the Republic Act no. 8172 and an overview of the meeting. NPC Blanco added that with this meeting, it will help to revive the National Salt Iodization Program from the region down to the barangays.

 NO II Bianca Estrella discussed the 2018 Expanded National Nutrition Survey Result regarding the Iodine Status in the Philippines which conducted by the FNRI-DOST. According the 2018 ENNS Result, there was a good iodine status among the general population. For pregnant women, for Median Urinary Iodine Concentration, they only got 121 for ENNS 2018 which is a less than the standard of  ≥150. While for proportion with Urinary Iodine of <50mcg/L shows 2 out of 5 lactating mothers were iodine deficient. It has a big impact when it comes to the first 1000 days development of the child which added by NPC Blanco.

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Tagaytay City - Health Emergencies Management Services (HEMS) of Department of Health MIMAROPA with the assistance of National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA conducted roll out Training on Nutrition Cluster Information Management. The activity was held at One Tagaytay Place, Tagaytay City last November 26-28, 2019. Twenty-two (22) participants comprised of Provincial/ Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, District Nutrition Program Coordinators, and DOH deployed Nurses and Nutritionist Dietitians from Provinces of MiMaRoPa were trained as Information Management Officers (IMO). The resource speakers/ facilitators of the training were UNICEF Nutrition Specialist Dr. Rene Gerard Galera, UNICEF Consultant Ms. Margarita DC. Enriquez and NNC ECCD-F1K Provincial Nutrition Coordinator Francis Erik P. Bacena with HEMS personnel served as secretariat.


The National Nutrition Council-MiMaRoPa Region conducted a consultative workshop and training on Local Nutrition Early Warning System for Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) for the municipality of Narra, Palawan on November 19-21, 2019 at Centerpoint, Brgy. Poblacion, Narra, Palawan. The Municipal of Narra, Palawan was chosen to have a LNEWS-FNS program because of: (1) Presence of trained manpower already collecting relevant data that can provide a good foundation for a workable LNEWS; (2) the awareness of local officials about the vulnerability of the municipality and their interest to mitigate food insecurity among affected population; (3) Potential  for successful implementation and use of EWS in local nutrition program management in the local government unit (LGU); and accessibility of the area.

PNC Francis Erik P. Bacena with NO I Ace Van Earl T. Patriarca, gave a consultative workshop to the LGU officials of Narra, Palawan. About 15 participants attended the workshop that consists of officers and staff in nutrition office, local disaster risk reduction and management officer (LDRRMO), planning officer, agriculture and municipal health officer (MHO) and it was held at Centerpoint, Brgy. Poblacion, Narra, Palawan.  PNC Bacena discussed the objectives of LNEWS and causes of food and nutrition insecurity. PNC Bacena together with the help of the LGU officials, determined the sentinel barangays where household level monitoring of hunger and food insecurity will be done.

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QUEZON CITY, Dec 2 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council gathered its nutrition advocate partners from Ilocos and MIMAROPA regions for a three-day technical exchange and sharing of best practices.
The regional participants were composed of officers from Regional Organization of Nutrition Development Advocates – 1, Inc. (RONDA-1, Inc.) and Palawan, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Occidental Mindoro Nutrition Communicators (PROMO NutriCom).

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Quezon City - To intensify local nutrition actions and to strongly address stunting and other forms of malnutrition in the province of Occidental Mindoro, the NNC-MiMaRoPa conducted a Workshop on Integrating nutrition in the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP), Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) on 4-8 November 2019 at the Axiaa Hotel, West Avenue, Quezon City. All eleven (11) municipalities of the province including the provincial nutrition office  were represented by their respective Provincial and Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (P/MNAOs), Municipal Health Officers (MHOs), Municipal Planning and Development Officers (MPDOs) and Municipal Agricultural Officers (MAOs).

2019 childrens month

The Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) MIMAROPA Region in partnership with the Provincial Government of Marinduque celebrated the 27th Regional Children’s Month Celebration last 20 November 2019 at Boac, Marinduque with the theme, “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”

This year’s theme focuses on intensifying public awareness on child’s rights reminding all sectors of the community has the responsibility in nurturing Filipino child to become an accomplished person and provide protection to her/him at all cost.

The celebration was spearheaded by RSCWC Chair and DSWD OIC-Regional Director Floreceli G. Gunio and jam-packed with more than 200 children from Capitol Early Childhood Care and Development Center, Bangbangalon Elementary School, Laylay Elementary School and Don Luis Hidalgo Memorial School.

The participants enjoyed the Basic Children Disaster Risk Reduction Management by Mr. Jose Rino P. Labay, OIC-PDRRMO of Marinduque in which he presented different animated stories showing the do’s and don’ts during disasters. This activity paved the way in one of the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) Goals making children actively participating in decision-making process affecting their lives.