Tagum recognized for winning war vs malnutrition

PASAY CITY—The City of Tagum adds another feather on its cap as it bagged the highly-coveted CROWN (Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition) Award during the 2017 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony, proving  that Tagum City is winning its war against hunger and malnutrition.

Awarded by the National Nutrition Council, the said ceremony was held at the Philippine International Convention Center where Tagum received a trophy and 500,000 pesos cash prize.

CROWN is a national award given to local government units consistently awarded for their outstanding nutritional programs for three consecutive years. Mayor Allan L. Rellon led in receiving the award with the City Nutrition Action Officer Jan Dmitri Sator and the rest of the City Nutrition Members, City Councilor Ronald Eliot and Brgy. Captain Renante Robles.  The award is a proof of the excellent implementation of nutritional programs of the city.

Mayor Rellon emphasizes the positive outcome in investing on human capital most especially on children for they will be the future of our world. He also said in his speech that the award is a symbol of responsibility and inspiration as well to outdo the performance of the existing city’s exemplary nutritional programs.

“It is therefore right to say that this award is not only for the city government but also to all individuals who made this tagumpay a resounding success.” The local chief executive then thanked the people behind this joyous success. “This award goes to all the barangay officials, to our frontline employees at the City Health Office, the barangay health workers, the Child Development Teachers and the parents who have developed an ecosystem of cooperation that made a difference and afforded us with this prestigious award we received today.”

It can be recalled that the city received a Green Banner award on regional level last October 26. As promised, the city is devising new and improved nutritional programs for next year in line with the campaign of the National Council for Nutrition in what they call Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) that will be implemented starting this year until 2022. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum

(L-R) ASEC Maria-Bernardita Flores of the Department of Health; Chief of Staff Atty. Muhammad Fyzee Ali of the Department of Agriculture; Undersecretary Austere Panadero of Department of the Interior and Local Government; ASEC Maria Francia Laxaman of the Department Health; City Mayor Allan L. Rellon who recieved the award; Tagum City Councilor Jan Dmitri Sator and Ronald Eliot pose for a photo opportunity in the recently concluded National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center today, December 12. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum


Tagum City Mayor, Hon. Allan L. Rellon receives the award with a thankful heart to the people who made the implementation of the nutritional programs of the city a success. He also thanked the National Council for Nutrition for their support and recognition that they gave to the city. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum


The Tagum City delegates smile due to another recognition granted to the local government unit. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum