28 NaBNS Fed. 2nd Meeting1 November 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – The second semester meeting of the National Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation (NaBNS Fed), Inc. – Northern Mindanao Chapter was held on 14 October 2022 at the Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

Meeting was presided by Chapter President BNS Flordeliza S. Gonzales of Iligan City and attended by eleven officers. The agenda were the updates of the 7th Regional BNS Conference and renewal to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

EPAHP Caravan infographicThe Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Regional Program Monitoring Office (RPMO) 10 together with the Department of Agriculture (DA) hosted the first-ever EPAHP Caravan celebration, which has the complete support of all the partner agencies in Region 10.

The overall committee chair of the Caravan was EPAHP RPMO 10. Stakeholders assigned tasks as specified per committee. Members of the invitation and RSVP committee are DILG, CDA, LBP, NAPC, and DBM. Members of the venue coordination, decoration, and food committee are DAR, PCA, NFA, and PCIC. The program committee is comprised of DepEd, DOH, NDA, PCC, and NNC. The documentation committee is composed of DOST, DTI, POPCOM, BFAR, and TESDA. The ICT and logistics committee consists of DICT, DSWD, NIA, ATI, and BJMP. The celebration was in collaboration of DA’s World Food Day Celebration which was also held in their compound specifically at NACIDA Bldg., Corrales Ave. cor. Antonio Luna St. Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. Present in the event are the focal persons of partner agencies in the entire Region 10.

R10 2022 DCNPCAP 2nd Semester Metting Highlight

2 November 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – A total of eight (8) District City Nutrition Programs Coordinators Association of the Philippines (DCNPCAP), Region X Inc. officers convened during its second semester meeting last 14 October 2022 at Chali Resort and Conference Center, Cagayan de Oro City. The meeting was presided by Ms. Marites A. Gomez, Misamis Oriental District Nutrition Program Coordinator, and Chapter President.

The finalization of the 3rd Nutrition Forum and Nutrition Education cum Gift-giving and District/City Nutrition Programs Coordinators (D/CNPCs) Team Building were among the agenda tackled during the meeting.

Due to the full schedule in 2022, the association agreed to conduct the 3rd Nutrition Forum on March 2023, however, the working committees will start their preparation on December 2022. For the succeeding nutrition forums, the officers agreed to conduct a sequel forum focusing on nutrition in the life cycle which is also aligned with the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028 targets. In the 3rd Nutrition Forum, the association plans to highlight Adolescent Health and Nutrition.

Manolo Fortich 23 BNS Computer Literacy Training(Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, 29 October 2022; Nutrition Officer Rikkie Mae B. Lucero) – A total of 32 Barangay Nutrition Scholars and two Municipal Nutrition Office staff from Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon underwent Basic Computer Literacy Training in partnership with Northern Bukidnon State College, College of Computer Science last October 26-27, 2022 at NBSC ICT laboratory.

The training includes computer basic and hardware troubleshooting discussed by Mr. Jesu A. Bernaldez; Basic Keyboarding, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel by Ms. Cristine Joy G. Sagaosao; and Microsoft PowerPoint and Browser Navigation were taught by Ms. Mona Liel E. Lacsa. There was also a return demonstration after each session which includes actual drafting of letters, BNS PowerPoint presentation and Microsoft Excel data entry using formula.

RBATF X 2nd Semester Meeting

26 October 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – Last 11 October 2022, the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) X convened to conduct the second semester meeting held at De Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. It was presided over by Regional Supervisor Merla K. Araña of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and attended by 21 task force members.

The first agenda tackled was the presentation of the proposed RBATF X logo by Development Management Officer (DMO) II Arlie Joy O. Damiles, which was one of the agreements during the previous meeting. The logo contains elements signifying the mandate of the task force which is to promote and protect Republic Act No. 8172 or ASIN Law. The members provided inputs to enhance the logo, and will be presented or shared to them once revised for approval before the year ends.

Article Infographics CDO Nutrition cluster response(Cagayan de Oro City, 28 October 2022; Nutrition Officer I Angelique Jean Maggay) -- Cagayan de Oro activated its City Nutrition Cluster due to the flood affecting the barangays of Bugo, Cugman, FS Catanico and Puerto that happened last 16 October 2022. 

The City Nutrition Cluster response team visited Brgy. Bugo and Puerto last 20 October 2022, and Brgy. FS Catanico on 25 October 2022, to distribute commodities such as multivitamins, food packs, breastfeeding kits, hygiene kits and IEC materials prioritizing 0-59 months old children, and lactating and pregnant women.

ND III Caroline A. Cabunoc led the team with Dr. Ameerah Sani- Racman, Medical Nutrition Program Coordinator, and City Nutrition Program Coordinators (CNPCs) Sherill Faith P. Española, Aprel Fe C. Susaya, Mary Trisshia D. Laureta, and Angelique Jean Maggay.