Maasin City receives
green banner award in nutrition
By R. G. CADAVOS (PIA Southern
March 23, 2010
MAASIN CITY, Southern
Leyte – The City of Maasin has received a Green Banner Award in the
field of Nutrition, March 12 in
through the National Nutrition Council Regional Office 8 headed by
Nutrition Program Coordinator Carina Z. Santiago.
In a monthly
newsletter, the City of Maasin reported that the City Nutrition
Council has showed exemplary practices and outstanding performance in
implementing its nutrition programs with the able leadership of City
Mayor Maloney Samaco as the council chairman.
In an acceptance
speech delivered by City Executive Assistant Bethany Gado, in behalf
of Mayor Samaco, he stressed that ‘the award received was an
indication that the city implemented well the nutrition program and
this is a challenge for the city government to continuously support
the nutrition programs.”
The award were
presented by Department of Health Regional Director Edgardo Gonzaga,
Department of Agriculture RD Leo Caneda, National Food Authority
Director Ben Marta and Ms. Carina Santiago.
On the other hand,
Outstanding Barangay was also awarded to Barangay Captain Brigida
Blasabas of Brgy Acasia, Maasin City who was chosen as the best
barangay implementer in nutrition programs throughout the region.
While Cecilia Mitra, was chosen as the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition
Scholar, still from the same barangay.
Along with Gado
during the awarding ceremony were Maasin City Rural Health Physicians
Dr. Francisllisa Tan, Dr. Teodulo Salas, Dr. Jocelyn Orito and City
Social Welfare and Development Officer Febe Maria Sta. Cruz, City
Nutritionist Jasmin Genegobis, Midwife Angelita Orais, Public Health
Nurse Anachita Cabatingan and Medical Technologist Jocelyn Jamo.