City receives award for nutrition programs-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
ZAMBOANGA City is awarded anew the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) for consistently maintaining an outstanding performance in the implementation of nutrition programs.
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) has chosen Zamboanga City, through the City Nutrition Council (CNC) for the award.
Zamboanga City earned the CROWN award for the last three years since the CNC was chaired by Mayor Celso Lobregat and City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos as the action officer.
The award includes a plaque and a cash prize of P250,000 which is to be used for the implementation of nutrition programs.
The formal awarding ceremony is set for November 9 in Malacañang.
Agbulos said Zamboanga City’s score card has been consistently over 97 percent record -- way above the cutoff which is only 90 percent -- making this city the runaway winner of the Green Banner Award since 2010.
Zamboanga City will be elevated to the prestigious Hall of Fame or the so-called Roll of Honor Award once the CNC maintains the record in the next succeeding three years, Agbulos said.
Lobregat attributed the award to the hardworking men and women of the CNC, who he said, exerted all their best efforts to reach out the target sector.
However, Lobregat stressed that the local government is working hard not because of the awards but because it is the mandate and obligation of the local nutrition council.
The health and well-being of each and every Zamboangueño is of paramount importance of this administration, Lobregat said.