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NNC MIMAROPA nutrition cluster members31 July 2014 – In order to have a more coordinated and effective response structure and response mechanism during calamities and disasters, NNC MIMAROPA organized the Regional Nutrition Cluster at the Fersal Hotel, P. Tuazon Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City. This consisted of members of the Regional Nutrition Committee of MIMAROPA. In attendance during the meeting were Dir. Cristina V. Castillo, PIA; Dir. Erlinda V. Armada, DAR; Ms. Sheryl B. Sarabia, NEDA; Ms. Marieta Alvis-Setias, DA; Ms. Chona C. Zamora, DENR; Ms. Maria Lewina A. Tolentino, NFA; Ms. Minda B. Tuburan, DTI; Ms. Niña Kristina V. Perez, DOH; Ms. Myra M. Regencia, TESDA; Ms. Rosita S. Liwagon, NCIP; Mr. Jerry Mercado, DOST; and Ms. Liza Marie Victoria M. Dillena, DepEd.

Discussed during the organizational meeting were the rationale for the organization of Nutrition Cluster and membership and functions of the organization. Vests were provided to the members which will be used by members of the Nutrition Cluster, who voluntarily and enthusiastically committed to participate in nutrition response during disaster and emergencies.

With the MIMAROPA’s Regional Nutrition Cluster, the region is now assured to have a group that would take the lead in nutrition management during emergencies and disasters as our country continues to be affected by natural and human-induced emergencies.