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Nutrition Council Awardees: Symbols of gov't fight vs hunger -- PGMA

Manila (7 November) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo cited today the winners of the National Nutrition Council's search for outstanding local government units (LGUs) in nutrition and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) saying their work best exemplifies the concerted fight against hunger and poverty.

"Marapat lang na purihin natin sila, mga awardees ng ating taong-bayan, para sa masigasig at natatanging pagsisikap ninyo tungo sa lubusang pagsugpo sa gutom at kahirapan. Maraming salamat sa inyo," the President said in her opening statement convening the Anti-Hunger Task Force meeting at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel this morning.

The President took time off from her busy schedule to personally award the 25 LGUs and three BNS chosen by the NNC for their outstanding work in reducing the prevalence of malnutrition in the country.

The annual National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony (NNAC) recognizes efforts of LGUs that have effectively and efficiently planned and implemented nutrition programs and have significantly improved the nutritional status of their areas.

Awards presented during the occasion were the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN), the CROWN Maintenance award, the Nutrition Honor award and the National Outstanding BNS (NOBNS) award.

The CROWN is given to areas that have been outstanding regional winners for three consecutive years while the Nutrition Honor is the highest nutrition award presented to LGUs that have maintained their outstanding performance for six consecutive years.

The NOBNS, on the other hand, is presented to a BNS who has exceptionally delivered and coordinated basic nutrition services in their respective barangays.

The awardees for this year are:

Nutrition Honor Award -- Pulilan, Bulacan; Inabanga, Bohol; Cabuyao, Laguna; Panabo City;

2nd Year Maintenance CROWN Award -- Uson, Masbate; Libona, Bukidnon; Calamba City; Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya;

1st Year Maintenance CROWN Award-- Sudipen, La Union; Cagayan Province; Marinduque Province; Boac, Marinduque; Talisay City; Mandaue City; Maasin City; Zamboanga Sibugay Province; Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay; Compostela Valley Province; Nabunturan, Compostela Valley;

Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) -- Asipulo, Ifugao; Plaridel, Bulacan; Atimonan, Quezon; Pasig City; Davao City; Nabas, Aklan;

NOBNS -- Adelina Indapan, Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City; Edna Agora, Bgy. Bagong Silang, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; and Rebecca Aguilar, Bgy. Gayola, Kidapawan City. (OPS) [top]

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