On 04 December 2015, the Regional Development Council (RDC) MIMAROPA acknowledged the exemplary performance of nutrition champions in the region, namely: Municipality of Mogpog, Marinduque and Barangay Nutrition Scholar Ms. Mary Karen V. Dueñas through the passage of RDC resolutions during the 53rd RDC Full Council Meeting held in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.
Having recognized the honor that the said nutrition champions brought to the region, the National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA endorsed for the special recognition of the nutrition champions to the RDC. The RDC then agreed and approved the motion requested by the NNC, thereby issuing the RDC Resolution No. 2015-053-455 – “Recognizing the Municipality of Mogpog, Marinduque as a Consistent Regional Nutrition Awardee” and RDC Resolution No. 2015-053-454 – “Recognizing Ms. Mary Karen V. Dueñas as a National Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar Finalist.”
Both were conferred their awards during the National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held on 28 October 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They were recognized for their outstanding performance in nutrition program management, delivery of nutrition services and unyielding efforts to help fight malnutrition. Moreover, for this year, the Municipality of Mogpog, Marinduque will be vying for the Nutrition Honor Award (NHA), the highest award given by the NNC to LGUs.
The RDC is the primary institution to coordinate and to set the direction of all efforts for economic and social development in the region. It is also a forum where local initiatives can be related and integrated with national development activities.