The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Regional Office IX together with the other regional offices joined the week-long 42nd NNC Anniversary celebration on June 20-24, 2016 highlighting 42 years of quality nutrition service. The activity was held at the NNC Central Office where over a hundred seventy NNC staff actively participated in activities that fostered camaraderie, meeting new and renewing acquaintances. Activities lined up for this occasion aimed to enrich further the quality service of the agency with seminars on Understanding Records and Documents Management responding to the needs of the NNC Central and Regional Offices to sustain ISO certification; a Values Orientation at the Workplace by a renowned motivational speaker, Mr. Francis J. Kong and a seminar on Integrity Management Program for improved organizational productivity with Atty. Froilan Montalban, Jr of the Office of the President – Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs.
As part of the celebration, Team NNC likewise had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Fine Arts that enhanced cultural and historical awareness as Filipinos as well as had some fun time at the Manila Ocean Park. Topping the field trips was the visit as celebrity audience at the Eat Bulaga noontime show where Assistant Secretary of Health and NNC Executive Director Maria-Bernardita T. Flores led the 100 or so regional NNC employees while the rest spent the day at the Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
To conclude the week-long activities, a Eucharistic Celebration was held officiated by Rev. Fr. Marthy D. Marcelo of the Santo Nino de Paz Community in Greenbelt, Makati City followed by a short program highlighted by the recognition of this year’s service awardees and a film showing of “ Boses” as part of the celebration of 2016 National Women’s Month. The 42nd NNC Anniversary celebration was indeed, a resounding success.