NNC joins DSWD, other government agencies in celebrating Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR– The National Nutrition Council (NNC) joined other local and national government agencies celebrate the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day 2016 of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held last Oct. 8, 2016 in Vigan Convention Center

The theme for this year’s celebration: “Matatag na Pamilya, Maunlad na Bukas.”

Thousands of 4Ps beneficiaries in the region were provided with various healthcare information and services from the POPCOM, PhilHealth, Provincial Health Office, Philippine Medical Association and Philippine Dental Association.

As one of the active partners of DSWD, the National Nutrition Council delivered the following nutritional assessment services: height and weight taking, BMI computation, and nutrition counseling. More than 50 individuals from different age groups   availed of the said services.

In his welcome remarks. DSWD Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo emphasized the continuous convergence of efforts among all stakeholders including the 4Ps beneficiaries in order to attain and achieve quality life and sustainable development goals.

Highlight of the activity include the awarding for the 2016 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya in which the Paragua Family from the province of Ilocos Sur was recognized as the Regional Champion. Raffle prizes, games and children’s show culminated the said event. (From the report of Esperanza F. Manganti)