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22 LGUS honored during NNC awarding ceremony; Vigan City presented with First Year CROWN Maintenance Award

PASAY CITY -Twenty two local government units that have consistently implemented  their local nutrition programs and in the reduction in the prevalence of undernutrition in their locality were honored during the 2013 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center here on November 5, 2013.

The LGUs were conferred with the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition or CROWN Award, CROWN Maintenance Award and the Nutrition Honor Award. These awards were presented to LGUs that have consistently shown excellent implementation of their local nutrition programs and in the reduction of the prevalence of undernutrition in their locality for three consecutive years for CROWN holders, and sustained this performance for the first and second year for the CROWN maintenance awardees.

The Nutrition Honor Award, on the other hand, was awarded to an LGU that has increasingly improved further its outstanding performance and held the record in the region for six  consecutive years.

The provinces of Misamis Oriental and Davao del Norte; cities of Cauayan in Isabela, Valencia in Bukidnon, Mandaluyong in Metro Manila and Bislig in Surigao del Sur; and the municipalities of Paombong in Bulacan, Mogpog in Marinduque, Gubat in Sorsogon, Jordan in  Guimaras, Jagna in Bohol, and New Corella in  Davao del Norte received their CROWN AWARD for being  consistent outstanding LGUs in their respective regions in the last three years.

The province of Quirino, cities of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, Tarlac in Tarlac, and Toledo in Cebu; and the municipality of Polanco, in Zamboanga del Norte were presented with the First Year CROWN Maintenance Award for having garnered a score of at least 90% while the province of Ifugao, Maasin City in Southern Leyte and municipality of Lal-lo in Cagayan were also presented with the Second Year CROWN Maintenance Award for having garnered a score of at least 95%.

The Nutrition Honor Award, the most prestigious award in nutrition conferred by the National Nutrition Council, was given to the municipality of Tubigon in Bohol and Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental.  These areas have garnered a score of at least 98%.

Aside from a trophy or plaque, CROWN awardees each received P500,000, First Year CROWN Maintenance Awardees P100,000 each, Second Year CROWN Maintenance Awardees P200,000 each, and the Nutrition Honor Awardees P1,000,000 each.  The cash awards shall be used by the LGUs to further enhance the implementation of their nutrition programs.#

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