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Novo Ecijano named Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar

December 28, 2012

A Novo Ecijano was named as this year’s Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) in Central Luzon besting 12 other nominees.

A Novo Ecijano was named as this year’s Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) in Central Luzon besting 12 other nominees.

Marites Supeña of Barangay Dimasalung Sur in Talavera town was cited for her intensive promotion of breastfeeding to working mothers in her village, proper storage of breast milk, and encouraging neighbors to plant fruits and vegetables in their backyards and vacant lots.

She personally received a trophy and P12,000 cash reward from Health Area Assistant Secretary for Northern and Central Luzon Gerardo Bayugo in a ceremony held at the Regional Government Center in the City of San Fernando.

In an interview, Supeña said “I am honored to win such award. This would further encourage me to work harder in my advocacy towards helping mothers and malnourished children.”

Supeña added “to be able to continue our advocacy in nutrition, we are annually conducting a Pabingo sa Nutrisyon to be able to raise funds.”

BNS, which were conceived through Presidential Decree 1569 of 1978, are volunteer workers who deliver basic nutrition and related health services, and links communities with nutrition and related service providers.

Others who made the cut in the regional search were Kuusela Echalico, Rebecca Portera, Rosemarie Abalos, Lani Sibulboro, Marilyn Dalusong, Gina Geronimo, Pacita Gregorio, Beatriz Fajardo, Marites Mercado, Cresencia Cuaresma, Maxima Hipolito, and Rosario Mendiola.

Last year, Edna Baldivino from barangay Camanacsacan in San Jose City received such distinction. was cited for her intensive promotion of breastfeeding to working mothers in her village, proper storage of breast milk, and encouraging neighbors to plant fruits and vegetables in their backyards and vacant lots.

She personally received a trophy and P12,000 cash reward from Health Area Assistant Secretary for Northern and Central Luzon Gerardo Bayugo in a ceremony held at the Regional Government Center in the City of San Fernando.

In an interview, Supeña said “I am honored to win such award. This would further encourage me to work harder in my advocacy towards helping mothers and malnourished children.”

Supeña added “to be able to continue our advocacy in nutrition, we are annually conducting a Pabingo sa Nutrisyon to be able to raise funds.”

BNS, which were conceived through Presidential Decree 1569 of 1978, are volunteer workers who deliver basic nutrition and related health services, and links communities with nutrition and related service providers.

Others who made the cut in the regional search were Kuusela Echalico, Rebecca Portera, Rosemarie Abalos, Lani Sibulboro, Marilyn Dalusong, Gina Geronimo, Pacita Gregorio, Beatriz Fajardo, Marites Mercado, Cresencia Cuaresma, Maxima Hipolito, and Rosario Mendiola.

Last year, Edna Baldivino from barangay Camanacsacan in San Jose City received such distinction.

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