Tuguegarao City – The Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) follow through the 2022 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro) in municipalities of Cagayan on 30-31 August and 01 September.

The RNET members met with the Amulung Municipal Nutrition Committee during the day one of the evaluation to evaluate MNPC, Ms. Victoria Superal, the Provincial Outstanding MNPC.  The team conducted desk review and interview with MNPC Superal. Afterwhich, the team proceeded to Brgy. Manaoag, Iguig, Cagayan and conducted evaluation of the province’s contender for the search for Regional Outstanding BNS.

Day 2 of the evaluation was conducted in Sta. Teresita, Cagayan wherein the RNET evaluated MNAO Dr. Cynthia Melchor for the Provincial Outstanding MNAO.

The RNET concluded the visit with an evaluation for PNAO and DNPC of Province of Cagayan and shared initial feedback and findings to PNC members.

During the learning/feedback session, the evaluators expressed the importance of documentation and keeping records and accomplishment reports. This dimension was also an area that municipalities of Cagayan needed to finish strong on especially with the MELLPI Pro tool being an evidence-based type of assessment.

RNET was composed of evaluators from Philippine Information Agency, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and National Nutrition Council Region 02.

MELLPI Pro is the monitoring and evaluation mechanism for the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition at the local level. The MELLPI Pro is a local sub-system of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) Results Framework. The results chains, activity, output, outcome, and impact are depicted in the six dimensions within a local government context. Activities and outputs in the MELLPI Pro are the local translation of the identified priority policies, services, and training expressed in the PPAN Results Framework. The outcome and impacts in the sub-system, on the other hand, refer to the conditional and behavioral changes in the specific areas/ target groups and their contribution to the national targets. ### John Nestor Ballad