Bohol Philippines Wins Nutrition Crown

Bohol has done it again – besting the other provinces in Central Visayas with a final score of 92.03% to bag the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (Crown) Award via an almost clean sweep of the major honors.

  Gov. Erico Aumentado led his provincemates in going upstage during the 2009 Grand Nutrition Awards at the City Sports Club Cebu at the Cebu Business Park.

  He claimed the Crown Award after three consecutive years of outstanding performance for calendar years 2006, 2007 and 2008 – thus entering the Hall of Fame.

  Aumentado steered Bohol into becoming the National Nutrition Council 7's (NNC 7) Regional Outstanding Province; Tubigon as Regional Outstanding Municipality; Virgincita Anub of Cagawasan, Inabanga as Regional Outstanding Barangay Health Worker and Juliet Manliguez of the Provincial Health Office as Outstanding Provincial Health Coordinator in the region.

  Cebu Provincial Board member Agnes Magpale; Dr. Susana Madarieta, Regional Nutrition Committee chair, and Dir. Parolita Mission, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator presided over the awarding rites.

  Tubigon Mayor Luna Piezas, Aumentado and Anud gave short responses. Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu Mayor Arturo Radaza gave his response as winner in the City Category after besting Tagbilaran City.

  Danao City, Cebu bagged the Nutrition Honor Maintenance Award for Best Innovative Projects.

  Aumentado listed such projects as the monthly feeding of children during the civic actions conducted by the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) that he chairs as among the factors that led the evaluation team to ultimately choose Bohol.

  He also wished for Tagbilaran City to do better next time.