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HIMSoG-8 logo winner Eduardo Rompal (in black shirt) with NNC-8 regional coordinator Carina Santiago and the 5 judges.

By NATION BUILDER
March 20, 2011

TACLOBAN CITY  –  Local artist Eduardo “Ed” Rompal won the logo making contest for the media group “Harmonized Initiatives of Media for the Spread of Good Nutrition in Region 8” (HIMSoG-8) and bagged the cash prize of P5,000.

In all, there were eight entries and Ed, as he is familiarly called by many, was the last to submit his entry. However judges of the logo contest composed of three university professors, one agency director, and one TV media personality picked his entry as best during the judging held March 11, 2011 at Hotel Alejandro, this city.

Himsog is a vernacular word for “healthy body” and thereby in the winning logo: The steam over the bowl – which is a stylized letter M represents the group of media practitioners, floating hot as to their fervent desire to fight hunger and malnutrition, moving on upward motion to extend overall communication support to the government for the success of Accelerated-Hunger Mitigation Program (AHMP) and Promotion of Good Nutrition (PGN) through media power.

The Rice Bowl, a receptacle for food, symbolizes Region 8, the media group’s home base, and its leaning inward is the motivation to bring positive behavioral changes in people in order to transform depressed places into hunger and malnutrition free communities. The Triangular Form connotes growth and development, and its three corners signifying the HIMSoG collective intent to reach out to all points of Region 8.

Judges of the contest were professors Stephen Q. Lagarde (UP), Heidrun Milan (EVSU), Faustito A. Aure (EVSU), PIA Regional Director Olive P. Tiu, and TV personality Ronnie Roa.