Brgy. Nutrition scholar honorarium increases
BUTUAN CITY, June 29 (PIA) - Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) in the province of Agusan del Norte will soon be receiving P500 pesos each per month as their honorarium granted by the provincial government.
This is almost 70 percent increase from the current monthly honorarium of P300 pesos. The said increase in honorarium is the provincial government’s counterpart to the municipalities and city.
In line with PD 1569, “An Act Strengthening the Barangay Nutrition Program by Providing for a Barangay Nutrition Scholar in Every Barangay, Providing Funds Therefore, and for Other Purposes,” the province has been allocating P300/month per BNS since 2009 up to the present as its counterpart for their honorarium.
In support with the various national programs under the said presidential proclamation, the provincial government recognizes the valuable contribution of the BNSs in the delivery of basic health and nutrition services and other related services in the province such as community health, backyard food production, environmental sanitation, culture, supplemental feeding, and family planning especially in far-flung barangays.
Aware of the numerous functions of the BNSs in the barangays province-wide, the provincial officials believe that it is high time to increase their honorarium to boost their morale since they are rendering their services voluntarily and to capacitate them financially to meet the rising cost of the standard of living.
The said increase has been approved through Provincial Ordinance No. 353-2014, authored by Provincial Board Member Elizabeth Marie R. Calo during the 45th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)