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Anti-Hunger Pro-Nutrition Region 8 Media Group formed

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 good nutrition.

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 Nutrition.

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.