The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) was recognized this year for its invaluable contributions to the interests of regional health and nutrition initiatives of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) – NCR.

Held at the Century Park Hotel Malate, Manila, the award rites was participated by local government unit (LGU) officials and representatives with Congressman Edwin Olivarez of Parañaque City and Muntinlupa City Mayor Ruffy Biazon leading the local delegates as accompanied by their spouses who also contributed to the nutrition programs in their respective areas.

Joining the ceremony was DILG-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin, Metro Manila Center for Health Development Regional Director Gloria Balboa, POPCOM-NCR Assistant Regional Director Mary Jane Casimiro, NNC-NCR Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Milagros Federizo, representatives from the NCR LGUs, and other health and nutrition personnel.

In her recorded message, Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Assistant Secretary and Executive Director IV of the NNC expressed her gratitude to the LGUs in NCR for its active participation in the provision of nutrition interventions. She acknowledged the level of commitment made by the counterparts at the local level, underscoring the importance of their constituents’ well-being through health and nutrition programs. She also expressed her desire to work with the partners at the regional and local levels to ensure that the interventions for health and nutrition will continue to be prioritized and contribute to the welfare of the people.

Mr. Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of the Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division received the award on behalf of DOLE-NCR Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol. The recognition is in line with DOLE-NCR’s role in the implementation of various programs relative to the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) and participation in nutrition program initiatives as member of the Regional Nutrition Committee.

DOLE-NCR has been a part of the Regional Evaluation Team that assesses the yearly performance of the localities in NCR in terms of nutrition programs implementation in compliance with the PPAN.

END / Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes