Anti-Hunger Pro-Nutrition Region 8
Media Group formed
By NATION BUILDER
September 3, 2010
ORMOC CITY –
“Fighting hunger and malnutrition through media power” is the motto
of the newly organized media practitioners group that was given birth
by the National Nutrition Council Region 8 through a “Regional Media
Organizational Meeting and Planning Workshop” held at the Sabin Resort
Hotel here August 27, 2010.
The new media body
from the tri-media is expected to support the government’s Accelerated
Hunger Mitigation Program (AHMP), in fighting or curving if not
eradicating hunger incidence in Eastern Visayas through advocacy of
A selected 22 private
media practitioners from different media outlets region-wide, seven
government media from the Philippine Information Agency, and 13
provincial/city nutrition action officers were guided by nine National
Nutrition Council Region 8 personnel headed by Regional Director
Carina Z. Santiago.
Through a series of
workshops, they were made to come up with group action plan of
information campaign against hunger and malnutrition on the regional
level and provincial level.
Each participant was
also made to come up with individual broadcast/publication advocacy
campaign plans in support to AHMP through the promotion of Good
Prior to the planning
stages on the one-day affair, the congregation of media practitioners
was first organized as a formal regional “Anti-Hunger Pro-Nutrition
Media Group of Region 8” by electing its set of officers. Elected were
Francis Batula - president, Sarwel Meniano - vice president for print,
Jimmy Angayangay - vice president for broadcast, Ven Labro - vice
president for online media, Tito Acbo - secretary, Ronnie Roa –
treasurer, and Cecille Tibo - auditor.
The day commenced with
a briefing and orientation of the participants on the Basic Concepts
of Nutrition, Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program and Promotion of
Good Nutrition, and National and Regional Nutrition Situation by
Carina Santiago and Segundina Devota A Dilao.