NEDA Poverty

The region’s poverty incidence statistics showed significant progress as reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) MIMAROPA during the 2018 Full Year Official Poverty Statistics Regional Dissemination Forum held on January 28 at Mahalta Convention Center in Calapan City.

The poverty incidence among population dropped by 9.7 percentage points, from 24.8 percent in 2015 to 15.1 percent in 2018. Meanwhile, the poverty incidence among families dropped 7.3 percentage points, from 17.8 percent in 2015 to 10.5 percent in 2018. The magnitude of poor population in the region was estimated at 468,500 people, while the magnitude of poor families was estimated at 77,600 families.

Gov Gadiano

Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro - Governor Eduardo B. Gadiano commits his support to bolster efforts in improving the nutrition situation of municipalities with high prevalence of malnutrition during the meeting with NNC MIMAROPA represented by Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator (RNPC), Ma. Eileen B. Blanco. The meeting was held last 22 January 2020 at Governor’s Office, Provincial Capitol, Mamburao, Occidental MIndoro.

The meeting was also attended by Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, Dr. Arceli T. Rebong, District Nutrition Program Coordinators, Ms. Teresita P. Bucao and Ms. Glenda P. Cortuna, HRH ND Ms. Armi Cabitac representing Provincial DOH Office, Provincial Administrator Ms. Muriel Reguinding and Provincial Planning and Development Officer Mr. Anthony Dantis. The meeting aims to discuss the nutrition situation of the province, updates on the implementation of Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days of Life Program.

CALAPAN Advocacy Meeting

Calapan City, 8 January 2020 – Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan vowed and expressed his full support to scale-up nutrition actions in the city during the courtesy visit of  Nutrition Program Coordinator and National Nutrition Council Officer-in-Charge Ma. Eileen B. Blanco on 8 January 2019 in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. They were joined by City Health Officer Dr. Basilisa M. Llanto, City Nutrition Action Officer Glenda Raquepo, City Nutrition Program Coordinator Ma. Imee Celestino, City Planning Officer Mr. Eufracio Forones,  City Administrator Atty. Adel Abas, Nutrition Aide Ms. Joseilyn Cuasay, Nutrition Officer III Edzell M. Arcinue and Nutrition Officer I Nichole Kate S. Loyola .

The visit aims to discuss with Honorable Mayor Arnan Panaligan and some members of the City Nutrition Committee ongoing efforts and plans of the City Government in scaling up nutrition actions in the city.

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Puerto Princesa City – The Department of Health, National Nutrition Council, Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), Nutrition International in partnership with Puerto Princesa City launched its Bida ang mga Buntis at Bata sa Barangay (4B) Program last 17 January 2020 held at the City Coliseum which primarily aimed to highlight the role of the barangays in addressing malnutrition in the First 1000 Days and ensure commitment of other key stakeholders. Gracing the event were DOH-CHD Assistant Regional Director Dr. Vilma Diez, Mayor Lucilo Bayron, Vice Mayor Nancy Socrates, DILG City Director Virgilio Tagle, ZFF Deputy Director Ramon Derigue and NNC NPC Ma. Eileen B. Blanco. Also present were Barangay Captains and Councils, members of the City Nutrition Committee (CNC), City Health Office personnel, Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) and Barangay Health Workers.

Staff meeting Jan Quezon City – The National Nutrition Council is the highest policy-making and coordinating body in nutrition. Its mission is to address hunger and malnutrition of Filipinos through policy and program formulation and coordination, capacity development, promotion of good nutrition, nutrition surveillance, resource generation and mobilization, advocacy, and partnership and alliance building.

It has regional offices in all the 17 regions of the Philippines to carry out this mission down to the barangay level, with the help of local nutrition workers. NNC MIMAROPA is now headed by Ms. Ma. Eileen B. Blanco, Nutrition Program Coordinator and Officer-in-Charge, and has transferred to its new office in Mapagmahal St., Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City. The office is now composed of five (5) nutrition officers and three (3) administrative staff to carry out all the tasks to deliver quality nutrition services to the MIMAROPAns. NNC MIMAROPA continues to embrace the challenge of fighting malnutrition in the region through effective and efficient implementation of various nutrition programs, intense advocacy on proper health and nutrition, and stronger linkages with nutrition partners and key stakeholders.

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Occidental Mindoro - the National Nutrition Council granted ninety-eight (98) measuring tools to eleven (11) towns of Occidental Mindoro as part of NNC’s assistance to the Early Childhood Care and Development for the First 1000 Days (ECCD-F1K) expansion areas. The measuring tools include Length Mats and Microtoise which will be used by Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) in their monthly weight monitoring of 0 – 23 months children.