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Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Nutrition council conducts forum to strengthen grassroots implementation

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- In an exceptional confluence of dedication and collective vision, the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028 cum Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN) 2023-2028 Dissemination Forum unfolded as an extraordinary symphony of commitment towards a healthier, fortified tomorrow.

With the presence of Governor Santiago Cane Jr. of Agusan del Sur and Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante of Agusan del Norte, the forum reached a pinnacle moment with the ceremonial signing and unveiling of the illustrious PPAN Logo. 

Spearheaded by Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Dr. Niño Archie Labardo, the event resonated with the fervor of shared responsibility and determination.

The event is a remarkable convergence of luminaries including the unwavering support and encouragement from Congressional Representatives Jose Aquino II and Dale Corvera of Districts 1 and 2 of Agusan del Norte, and Congressional Representatives Adolph Edward Plaza and Alfelito Bascug of Districts 1 and 2 of Agusan del Sur. 

Notably, the resounding commitment of Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada of Butuan City, also  a chairperson of the Nutrition Committee, further fortified the resolve towards nutritional excellence.

The afternoon session illuminated the discourse as a panel discussion unfolded, featuring the profound insights of Atty. Grace Carmel Paredes-Bravo, Mayor of San Francisco and chairperson of the Municipal Nutrition Committee; Gemma Tabada, president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) and chairperson of the Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC); Pinky Adesas-Casamayor, 2021 national outstanding CNPC of Bayugan City; Belen Ostrosos, MNAO of Santiago, Agusan del Norte; and Sheilla Havana, 2022 regional outstanding barangay nutrition scholar (BNS) of Loreto, Agusan del Sur. Their perspectives echoed the ethos of collaboration and innovation for a nourished society.

Highlighting the essence of practical localization, the session on "Sharing of Good Practices for the PPAN Localization" was a masterclass led by Laniebelle Angchangco, PNAO of Agusan del Sur. Her insights, honed through experience, provided a roadmap for effective execution and grassroots empowerment.

In this tapestry of dedication and expertise, the PPAN 2023-2028 stood poised to redefine nutritional benchmarks, driven by the collective determination of leaders, experts, and advocates alike. (PHO-AgSur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)