Dulag BNAPPALO, Leyte - The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dulag funded two batches of 2023-2025 Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAP) formulation in all its barangays. The workshop was done simultaneously in two separate venues.

The two separate batches were facilitated by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) 8 official and staff. To save funds, the workshop was conducted in Dulag, Leyte instead of the usual hotel. The workshop was attended by Punong Barangays, Kagawad on Health, Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs), Barangay Secretary or Treasurer and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) chairpersons.

The above also serves as core planning team and Barangay Nutrition Council members.

As in the usual BNAP workshop NNC 8 Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr. requires all barangays to draft and print their respective BNAPs.

Tanauan advocacy meetingPALO, Leyte - Two days after the successful dialogue of Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator (RNPC) with Tanauan, Leyte DepEd official Principal Dorcas Mejia, a formal courtesy visit was made to Mayor Gina Merillo and her Municipal Nutrition Committee members.

Mayor Gina Merillo is a neophyte mayor but a 3-term board member of the 4th District of Leyte. As board member she occupied various committee chairmanships and memberships.

After the usual introduction, RNPC sets the tone of the orientation by giving copies of the NEOtrition guide to the mayor and to MNC members present. Result of the latest Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) Pro of which the municipality got a low score was discussed.

In spite the very low NELLPI Pro result, the RNPC still thanked the mayor and MNC members for the active participation and support during the regional validation.

Moreover, after discussing the MELLPI Pro result, the RNPC discussed the NEOtrition guide on how to make the MNC functional, make a 3-year MNAP to be integrated in the AIP and ultimately to the annual budget.

Basey LNEWS MOAPALO, Leyte - The National Nutrition Council 8 represented by Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr. and the municipality of Basey in Samar signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the latter’s implementation of Local Nutrition in Early Warning Systems (LNEWS).

The Local Nutrition Early Warning System - Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) Program is one of the activity and data sources of the Philippine Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS) of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

The said program aims to understand the causes and seasonality of malnutrition. It also enhances knowledge and skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and data utilization for nutrition program planning and decision-making.

In Eastern Visayas, it was first established in Hilongos, Leyte and was expanded to the municipalities of Gandara in Samar, Libagon in Southern Leyte, Palompon in Leyte and Basey in Samar.

To date 2 LNEWS are functional in the 2 municipalities of the province of Leyte namely Hilongos and Palompon. The system was already used for policy makers in terms of decision making and legislation for price monitoring of basic food commodities.

Hindang CPDPALO, Leyte - The Local Government Unit of Hindang, Leyte conducts their 2023-2025 on October 3-6, 2022, at the Crown Regency Hotel, in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

The ELA is a unifying document corresponding to the term of local elective officials that is developed and mutually agreed upon by both executive and legislative departments of the local government. It is the term-based plan culled out from the Comprehensive Development Plan which contains the major development thrusts and priorities of both the executive and the legislative branches for the three-year term of office.

The ELA supports existing LGU planning systems and adds greater value to the CLUP and the CDP by moving forward to getting implemented and monitored. The ELA should be used as a tool to implement the priority agenda of both the executive and legislative departments based on the Comprehensive Development Plan process.

On the first day, a benchmarking on the Ecoligical Waste Management: The Malay Aklan Experience was shared by DILG and the municipality of Malay Aklan.

The workshop was facilitated by the Local Development Operations Officer (LGOO) and the Municipal Planning and Development Officer (MPDC). The LGOO gave the mechanics of the workshop including on the development Vision and Mission Statement, success indicators of each of 5 development sectors.

MPDC Engineer Ricardo M. Renegado, Jr. discussed the Rationalized Planning System.

Mellpi Southern LeytePALO, Leyte – The Eastern Visayas Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) convened for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on nutrition in the Province of Southern Leyte.

Among the RNET members present were Ms. Pauline Liza Nadera-DSWD RFO8 and Ms. Jobelynn Dela Cruz-DSWD RFO8, Mr. Ian Kurt Sarmiento-UNICEF, Mr. Marcelo Pedalino-PIA, and NNC 8 staff Ms. Annabel Limbagan and Ms. Danielle April Miralles.

The team evaluated the 2021 nutrition program implementation of the province and city of Maasin on August 30 and 31, 2022, respectively.

The team also validated the Outstanding Regional Nutrition Focal Point, specifically the City Nutrition Program Coordinator of Maasin City, on September 1 and the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar of Maasin City on September 2. #DMOII-ABL

BNAP TabangoPALO, Leyte - The Local Government Unit of Tabango, Leyte through the initiative of new Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) Joselito Arrogante, in close coordination with the Liga ng mga Barangays headed by Liga President Hon. Rubelita dela Cruz and Mayor Bernard Jonathan Remandaban conducted a municipal-wide formulation of 2023-2025 Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAPs).

The workshop was funded by the Liga ng mga Barangay and the municipal mayor. The activity was attended by Punong Barangays, Kagawad on Health, SK chairpersons, Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs), Barangay Treasurers and Secretaries. It was facilitated by National Nutrition Council Regional Office 8 staff.

The NNC 8 technical staff takes turn to give inputs on BNAP workshop such as Philippine PlAn of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028, Why invest in Nutrition, Situating Barangay Nutrition Program Management in the Local Development System, The Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC) in Action, formulation of Problem Tree and Mission and Vision for nutrition and Outcome Targets.

On the second day was the workshop proper where in the BNCs put on all their outputs into Barangay Nutrition Action Plan 2023-2025 and their financing mechanism. On the third day, the cull out PPAS for 2023 and put it in their 2023 Annual Investment Program for funding. On the same day inputs on monitoring and evaluation plan.

Before the day end on the 3rd day and after putting all the outputs, the BNCs take turn to print their draft BNAP 2023-2025 ready for adoption of the Barangay Council through a resolution ordinance.

Part of their output is the drafting of resolutions ordinance so that when they go home the Barangay Council will just call for a session and approved said resolution ordinance adopting the 2023-2025 BNAPs.

The 13 BNAPs representing the 13 barangays wa then submitted to the ba MNAO and copy furnished NNC8. #RNPC-CPD