1May 2-3, 2018- NNC Caraga conducted the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar Evaluation ROBNS evaluation in the local government of Agusan del Norte and Surigao City last May 2-3, 2018. This evaluation is conducted annually to measure the performance of the BNS and recognize those with exemplary performance in the delivery of basic nutrition and nutrition-related services in her barangay. The mechanics of the evaluation shall consist of desk review of Barangay Nutrition Documents, assessment in the performance and accomplishment reports of the BNS and validation of 0-59 months nutritional status through weighing of children.

In the local government of Agusan del Norte the BNS contender was Miraflor C. Calacat from Barangay Mahayahay, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. Initial findings were noted during the evaluation. Tools in determining then nutritional status such as weighing scale, nutrition forms, growth charts and CGS tables were available and properly filed. The nutrition-related projects initiated are as follows: Nutrition Education: Family Development Session, ICFP- Integrated Community Food Production and Communal garden were implemented. Tilapia Fish and Carpa Raisings and Peanut Production were among the livelihood programs implemented. The documents were also properly filed, updated and documented.

In the local government of Surigao City, the ROBNS contender was Reygie U. Luayon from barangay San Isidro. The RNET commended the presence of their barangay nutrition committee as well as the livelihood programs implemented in their barangay such as Culture of Lobsters, Bigasan for Women’s organization (SLP), Fisherfolk and seafoods production.


Author: Karlyn Rose B. Panes, RND