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Nutriskwela SPOn October 16, 2017, Radyo Kabulig 103.1 FM, the newest community radio station of the National Nutrition Council was established in the Municipality of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar. It is the 42nd community radio station created since 2008 and the 4th community radio station in the Eastern Visayas.

The Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program of the National Nutrition Council aims to empower communities through the establishment of community radio stations that disseminate nutrition, health, and development-oriented information to community members. Since 2008, the program has established 35 Nutriskwela community radio stations. This year, the program is expanding by adding 10 new community radio stations.  Conducting trainings on Community Broadcasting is one of the activities included in the establishment of community radio stations. The training is divided into two phases. The first phase is focused on training the station personnel of the 10 new radio stations while the second phase is an area-based training for the creation of the Community Radio Council (CRC) members prior to the broadcast of the community radio station. 

 

Participants of the three-day workshop were representatives from various sectors of the community such as the religious, youth, senior citizen, farmer’s association, barangay nutrition scholars, and the local government unit. They were trained by the trainers from MQ MediaZone in the field of broadcast and development communication.

Different activities were done by the MQ MediaZone to ensure the learning of the participants in which they were also given handouts for each session conducted.  “Not only was I given the chance to become an anchor, but also the chance to continue serving my community,” one of the participants remarked.

NNC VIII RNPC Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr. during his message, emphasized that the radio station is a good channel in disseminating and promoting good nutrition, by information we learn from it, we do and share it to the community.