SK Nov182021BUTUAN City- In a workshop conducted on 18 November 2021, young leaders around Caraga region identified and lined up programs, projects and activities in their 2022 annual work plan.

The sharing of commitment happened during the conduct of the Seminar on Nutrition Awareness and Empowerment of Youth Leaders organized by the National Nutrition Council Caraga.

The seminar introduced the topics on youth in agriculture, responsible parenthood, healthy diets and practices in the new normal and the involvement of the youth in the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

As young leaders, OIC NPC Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo shared the importance of involvement and participation in the government efforts towards youth development and empowerment. Dr. Labordo added that the youth can contribute to the reduction of malnutrition through the nutrition sensitive program engagements.

EPAHP Nov192021BUTUAN City- On Tuesday 16 November 2021 fifteen (15) partner agencies joined in the signing of the Regional Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) at Watergate Boutique Hotel, Butuan City.

EPAHP a convergence of partner agencies aimed to help mitigate hunger, ensure food and nutrition security, and reduce poverty in urban and rural communities, including marginalized sectors. The convergence is intended to contribute to the national government’s efforts in addressing hunger and poverty through the synergy and convergence of the essential services shared by its partner agencies.

In his message, Cabinet Secretary Karlo A. Nograles, the Chairman of the Inter Agency Task Force Against Zero Hunger expressed appreciation to the dedication provided by the partner agencies and for bringing the necessary support to the community despite the threat of COVID-19.

EPAHP Nov162021signsBUTUAN City- In a signing ceremony conducted on 16 November 2021, the National Nutrition Council represented by its Officer-in-Charge Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo joined in the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Regional Convergence Team (RCT) at Watergate Boutique Hotel, Butuan City.

Lead by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), EPAHP-RCT coordinates the overall participation of the EPAHP partner agencies and concerned local government units, community-based organization and other stakeholders of the program.

Initiated originally between DSWD, Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) the Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP) has now enhanced and involved additional partner agency that pursues common goal that is to mitigate hunger, ensure food and nutrition security and reduce poverty by ensuring the implementation of the EPAHP strategic

SDC 3BUTUAN City- The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC)- Social Development Committee (SDC) convened its Fourth Quarter Meeting on18 November 2021 virtually via Zoom platform.

Presided-over by the active City Mayor of Bayugan, Hon. Kirk A. Asis, the Committee discussed and passed pertinent resolutions for endorsement to the Regional Development Council Meeting scheduled in the last week of November this year.

The following items discussed during the meeting: FY 2023 Annual Investment Program (AIP) of the Social Development Sector; (2) 2023-2025 Three-Year Rolling Infrastructure Program (TRIP) of the Social Development Sector; (c) Status of Local Government Units’ Compliance with Department of the Interior and Local Government Memorandum Circular No. 2017-133 on the Establishment of Local Culture and Arts Council; (d) Highlights of the Social Development Committee National-Regional Consultative Meeting; (e) National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – Commission En Banc Resolutions; (f) RDC CAR Resolution No. 47, Series of 2021, “Requesting the Cordillera Congressmen to Support the Proposed Amendment of Section 12 of the Republic Act 8371 Otherwise Known as the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997 to be Stated as ‘The option granted under this section shall be exercised within twenty (20) years from the review and updating of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)’”.

Prematurityday 17Nov2021The year 2021 became so challenging and unique to any other year of the 21st century especially in the medical and healthcare aspect because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It pushed the medical and healthcare system to their full functionality and even beyond their limit.

This situation particularly affected the population of the country. Some families watched their loved ones breathed their last whereas some families were expecting a new family member. However, these expecting families and parents were hesitant to visit any healthcare facilities because of the current pandemic. This resulted to a lot of women giving birth alone or without a professional by their side to support and help them. Some women also did choose to go to a hospital but because of the pandemic, the time given to the mothers with their newborn became limited. On the other hand, studies suggested that though separating the mother and their newborn as safety measures is generally necessary against COVID-19, it, however, outweighs the risks, so high that they effectively cancel out any gains because it only creates a negative long-term effect of familial separation and increases the risks of morbidity and mortality of the newborns. Therefore, the theme for this year’s World Prematurity Day is “Zero Separation: Act Now! Keep Parents and Babies born too soon Together.”

The theme for this year aims to raise awareness on the importance of safe, infant- and family-centered development care for babies born too soon, too small, or too sick even in times of a global pandemic.

Nov 18 Youth recitesBUTUAN City- In a seminar organized by the National Nutrition Council, youth from the different groups in Caraga joined in the recitation of the “Panatang Makabata” before its main workshop on Nutrition Awareness and Empowerment of Youth Leaders on 18 November 2021 at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

The solemn oath is pursuant to Civil Service Commission Announcement No. 34 series of 2021 in support to the 29th National Children’s Month Celebration.

The celebration led by the Council for the Welfare of Children, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the National Youth Commission encourages all government agencies to extend full support to the celebration.

This year the long month celebration is guided with the theme “New Normal na Walang Iwanan: Karapatan ng Bawat Bata Ating Tutukan”.