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Cotabato City. Dr. Kadil M. Sinolinding Jr. of National Nutrition Council BARMM meets with Nutrition Specialist Juliane Friedrich and Mishael Argonza, Head of World Food Programme in Cotabato.  The meeting aims to have a brief but realistic initial assessment of BARMM's nutritional situation including the regional efforts to address high rate of malnutrition in the region being the highest in the country.

Both Argonza and Friedrich opened the possibility of long-term support and partnership between BARMM and the WFP in terms of technical assistance and other related areas of cooperation. Since 2018, WFP have been working vigorously with Regional Nutrition Committee on the formulation of 1st RPAN for ARMM.

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May 24, 2022. Cotabato City. NNC BARMM Program Coordinator Dr. Kadil M. Sinolinding Jr. joined the launching of Beta Carotene-Rich Rice organized by Philippine-Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to aid in the combat against Vitamin A Deficiency named GOLDEN RICE.

The meeting was facilitated by Department of Agriculture (DA-PhilRice) headed by Dr. Ronan Zagado the Golden Rice Program Coordinator with Aileen Garcia, Ellen Villate, and Raul Buncodin of International Rice Research Institute (IIRI). Present also were representatives from Ministry of Health , Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform, Bangsamoro Information Office, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism, National Nutrition Council BARMM and the National Food Authority.

Ramadan Mubarak to Muslim Ummah“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” [Surah Baqarah: verse183]

Ramadan is a sacred month of worship for Muslim around the world. Muslims are expected to read the Quran, perform prayers, and observe Saum (fasting) during this month. According to Muslim Religious Leaders, Ramadan occurs during the month in which the holy Quran began to reveal to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

One of the Five Pillars of Islam is Fasting. It is obligatory to healthy adults to observe fast. Fasting helps believers (Muslims) to purify their hearts, renew their faith, seek forgiveness to Allah Subhanahu WataAllah, and increase self-discipline. It is also a time to focus on what is most important and positive in a believer’s life.

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Cotabato City. The Social Development Committee of BARMM conducted its 2nd regular meeting presided by Minister Raissa H. Jajurie on May 25, 2022 at BPDA Conference Hall, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City.

One of the highlights of the meeting is the presentation of Dr. Kadil M. Sinolinding Jr., of National Nutrition Council BARMM, on the importance of Local Nutrition Committee: the need to create in every LGU of BARMM. He asked, "Why do LGU need to invest in Nutrition?", he explained by showing the recent results of Expanded National Nutrition Survey 2018 & 2019 conducted by DOST FNRI, featuring the severe stunting prevalence rate yet with promising decline in a span of 4 years at most: Maguindanao from 45.6% down to 39.9% , Basilan from 48. 1%  to 38.1% and Lanao Del Sur from 49.0% with a steep dive to 33.3%. However, this results are still high based in the World Health Organization Standard.

1kabuntalan articleApril 6, 2022. National Nutrition Council, both from Central and Regional Office, held the handover ceremony for the travelling allowance of the 17 Barangay Nutrition Scholars of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao.

The ceremony was personally attended by the Regional Head Dr. Kadil Jojo Sinolinding who handed the check to Ms. Baitun Dicocolano, the Secretary of Municipal Mayor Salaban G. Diocolano, with MNAO Bai Johanna Y. Diocolano, IPHO Nutritionist Ms. Jacqueline E. Gurtiza, RND, Public Health Nurse Ms. Parida M. Guiapac and other LGU officials of the said municipality.

mellpiCotabato City. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will implement this year the use of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro) in all levels of the region. The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG)  and NNC BARMM partnered in conducting the two batches of Training of Trainers last March 21-262022 in Davao City.

The updated MELLPI for LGUs and Local Nutrition Focal Points aims to evaluate the performance of local nutrition committees and its workers from Provincial Nutrition Action Officers, City/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, District City Nutrition Program Coordinator and Barangay Nutrition Scholars.

The participants are from Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and Marawi City, all are members of the local nutrition committee. NO III Teo discussed the guidelines of the MELLPI Pro tool, explained the electronic tool and provided tips in conducting the MELLPI Pro in the area. MILG Director Rashida Abdulla mentioned the significant impact of Mandanas-Garcia Ruling on the devolution of programs to Local government.