OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The National Evaluation Team (NET) visited the Province of Misamis Occidental, July 25-27, 2022 to validate the province as it vies for Nutrition Honor Award (NHA), the highest award conferred by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to a local government unit (LGU).
The NET is composed of Azucena M. Dayanghirang, MD, MCH, CESO III, assistant secretary and executive director IV, NNC; Racelline Faye Calangi, nutrition officer, NSD, NNC-NET team leader, and Belinda A. Lalap, PNEA coordinator, BIDANI-IHNF, UP Los Baños.
The National Evaluation Team was assisted by Nutrition Program Coordinator Gladys Mae Fernandez and NO III Sheena Marie Talle from NNC-10.
The team paid a courtesy call to Vice Gov. Rowena L. Gutierrez, Provincial Nutrition Committee Co-Chairperson then graced the opening program held at the Provincial Cultural and Farmer’s Training Center, Oroquieta City.
The program highlighted the Overview of the Evaluation by Calangi; Background and Accomplishments of PNC Misamis Occidental by PNAO Marichu G. Tijing; Journey of the Provincial Nutrition Action Office by PHRMDO Maria Lynn Sobong and Inspirational Message by ASec/ED Azucena M. Dayanghirang.
There were 22 PNC members in attendance, including Board Member Rosanne Marie “Tata” Paylaga-Lim and Executive Assistant Joel Agraviador.
The second day of the evaluation was the continuation of the desk review of the relevant documents of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Nutrition Committee. After the desk review, the team visited one of the best practices of the province, which they called the “Café Layan ” of the Gulayan sa Paaralan of the Mangidkid Elementary School, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.
Further, the National Evaluation Team (NET) led by Calangi of NNC, together with Lalap of BIDANI-UPLB presented the findings and recommendations which comprises the good practices, issues and problems, local initiatives and immediate actions for improvement.
Gutierrez, PNC co-chairperson, and Lim were in attendance, together with Gov. Lawyer Henry S. Oaminal’s executive assistants, and 100% attendance of the members of the Provincial Nutrition Committee.
The Provincial Nutrition Committee was very supportive and shared their comments and suggestions to the evaluators, which was held at Provincial Cultural and Farmers Training Center, Capitol Oroquieta City. (NNC-10/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)