2022 NM

TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN----- The Balay ni IFAN Media Group will start disseminating the focus of 2022 Nutrition Month Celebration with a theme, "New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!"as agreed during the 2nd Quarter Meeting on 10 June 2022.

NO III Arcinue shared that the focus of 202 Nutrition Month is to raise the awareness of the importance of nutrition in building resilience and recovery from the pandemic; Stimulate discussions among stakeholders on how to build back better the design, delivery, and scale-up of nutrition interventions; and Engage various sectors and the public in activities that promote nutrition.

“We would like to emphasize the Good nutrition is key to building immunity, protecting against illness and infection, and supporting recovery. Efforts to preserve and promote proper nutrition must be part of pandemic resilience strategies,” NO III Arcinue shared during his presentation.

Balay ni IFAN media group agreed to Develop materials for information, education, and communication of nutrition messages to the public; Promote good and healthy nutrition practices in commonly consumed media like film and television, as well as digital media; Encourage the public to participate in national and local health and nutrition programs,; and Stop calling for donations of milk formula contrary to the Milk Code.

IFAN 2nd

TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN----- The Balay ni IFAN Media Group held its 2nd Quarter Virtual meeting via blended approach last 10 June discussed its first semestral accomplishments, 2022 Nutrition Month Celebration, 2022 Nutrition Plugs and 2021 Continuing Appropriation.

Ms. Maria Gisela Lonzaga, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator-NNC R02, delivered the opening remarks and acknowledged the continuous efforts of the Balay ni IFAN Media group in the dissemination of nutrition and health-related information.

“The strong and committed Balay ni IFAN Media Group members gave an advantage to NNC R02 in disseminating nutrition and nutrition related information to the general public.” NPC Lonzaga shared.

BNS 2QTUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Cagayan Valley Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation Inc. officers conducted their second-quarter virtual meeting last June 13, 2022 via Zoom meeting to discuss federation concerns, accomplishments, election of new set of officers and plan for the year.

The federation discussed the following: a) Financial Statement of CVBNS federation Inc.; b) Updates on Payment of 2020, 2021 and 2022 Annual Dues; c) 2022 Nutrition Month Activities (2022 Nutrition Month Regional Activities and Search for 2022 BNS Nutrition Heroes); d) Election of CVBNS Federation Officers and; e) Updates on SEC Registration, updating of LBP Account

CVBNSFed Inc. Treasurer Gladys Maramag presented the financial statement of the federation and gave updates on the payment of their annual dues. The federation funds include the annual dues, funding assistance to members, BNS Congress income, and others. She also reminded the officers to submit the master list of their members together with the payment of the dues.  

Nutrition Officer II Frances Vea Valdez presented the 2022 Nutrition Month Regional Activities. She also discussed the mechanics of the Search for 2022 BNS Nutrition Heroes that will be sponsored by the federation. The first prize will be given P5,000, 2nd prize is P4,000, 3rd prize is P3,000, and P500 each for the consolation prize.


TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN----- The Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) Region 02 planned to develop the Manual of Operations (MOPs) for Local Bantay Asin Task Force (LBATF) during the 2nd Quarter RBATF Meeting on 15 June at Taj Hotel and Resto/Bar, Tuguegarao City.

The Manual of Operation (MOP) is a documentation by which an organization provides guidance for members to perform their functions correctly and reasonably efficiently.

It is also a document that approved standard procedures for performing operations safely to produce goods and provide services.

“It’s high time that we develop our own Manual of Operations and hoping to be replicated by different local bantay asin task force in the country,” shared by Director Gomel Gabuna of FDA.

Isabela LNAP

NNC R2 assisted and provided technical assistance to Isabela Provincial Nutrition Committee during their LNAP Formulation Workshop and Strengthening City Nutrition Committee last 24-25 May 2022 held at Food Court, Capitol Grounds, City of Ilagan, Isabela.

It was attended by 20 members of Provincial Nutrition Committee. The activity aimed to provide technical assistance to the PNC members in the formulation of their 2023-2025 Provincial Nutrition Action Plan with consideration to current nutrition program updates and the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling to be implemented by 2022.

PNAO Henedina Cabrera, welcomed the participants and formally opened the 2-day workshop. She recognized the important roles of LGU planning team in formulating their respective LNAPs and ensuring that this will be integrated in the local development plans and annual investment programs for assured budget and implementation.


TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN----- The Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) Region 02 conducted its 2nd Quarter meeting last 15 June 2022 at Taj Hotel and Resto/Bar, Tuguegarao City.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Maria Gisela M. Lonzaga, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator- NNC R02, expressed her appreciation and warmly welcomed the members for 2nd Quarter RBATF meeting. She also acknowledged the presence of Honorable Maria Olivia Pascual, Vice Mayor of Lal-lo, Cagayan, and FDA represented by Mr. Gomel C. Gabuna, Director II-FDA North Luzon Cluster. She appreciated the presence of Vice Mayor Pascual to present their municipality’s ordinance about strengthening RA8172.

She also emphasized the importance of strengthened partnership of DOH, NNC and FDA in the implementation of RA 8172 in the region.