Tuguegarao City
 – The Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) conducted the 2022 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro) for Local Nutrition Focal Points (LNFPs) of City of Ilagan on 14 September 2022.

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.

This year’s MELLPI Pro focuses in the evaluation of LNFPs in the region because all the cities and provinces were already declared as NHA, the highest Nutrition award to date.

The evaluation kicked off with a courtesy meeting with Honorable Caesar "Jaycee" Dy Jr., Mayor and Chair, Cauayan City Nutrition Committee. Mayor Dy shared the initiative of the city in their nutrition program.

After the courtesy meeting, RNET members proceeded with the desk review for the city’s contender for Nutrition Program Coordinator and Barangay Nutrition Scholar.

After the desk review, LNFPs of Cauayan City were interviewed while BNS from Minante I was also given an examination.

During the learning/feedback session, the evaluators expressed their feedback and recommendation to further improve the documentation of the city.

RNET was chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority together with the members from the Philippine Information Agency, Commission of Population and Development, and National Nutrition Council Region 02.### John Nestor Ballad