RNET March2021Tacloban City- Attended via blended approach, the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) sets timeline for the conduct of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) as agreed during its first meeting on 9 March 2021 at Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City.

Using the MELLPI Pro tool, the team will start the monitoring and evaluation this April 2021 for the local government units and local nutrition focal.

The schedule will consider the conduct of the provincial monitoring and evaluation which result of top municipalities, nutrition action officers and barangay nutrition scholars will be integrated by the NNC Secretariat and of which validation shall be done by RNET.

Unlike in the previous MELLPI tool, the RNET will cover the six (6) provinces and two (2) cities, the higly urbanized city of Tacloban and the Independent Component City of Ormoc for the local government units and all cities and provinces for the local nutrition focal shall be evaluated.  


During the meeting, RNET Chairperson, Ms. Felecita Borata shared that schedule of the conduct of visit shall be distributed according to teams and available members. COVID 19 status of the area shall also put into consideration during the visit and desk review as recommended by RNET member, Ms. Portia Calleja of DTI8. 

Meanwhile, part of the meeting was the discussion and deliberation of awardees for the proposed special awarding ceremony.  

NNC8 RNPC Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., disclosed that the special awarding will recognize exemplary performance of the local government units and the barangay nutrition scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

In attendance during the meeting are the RNET members from DOH, DTI, DSWD, DepEd, NEDA, EVSU, VSU-BIDANI, and HIMSOG8.

MELLPI is conducted annually and shall take place during the first semester of the year. An interagency nutrition evaluation team composed of members of the local nutrition committee shall the one to conduct the MELLPI Pro at the regional, provincial, city and municipal levels. #NASLabordo