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2014 Outstanding Province in the Region Award for Negros Occidental given by the DOH – National Nutrition Council VI

2014 Outstanding Province in the Region Award for Negros Occidental given by the DOH – National Nutrition Council VI

Personnel of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist present to Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (6th from left) the 2014 Outstanding Province in the Region Award for Negros Occidental given by the DOH – National Nutrition Council VI, during the 2015 Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held in Iloilo City, Tuesday. Also in photo are Board Members Patrick Lacson, Pedro Zayco, Jr., Victor Javellana, Salvador Escalante, Jr., Helen Zafra, and Jose Benito Alonso, among others./Capitol photo

Provincial Nutrition Committee Bags Award

Provincial Nutrition Committee bags award

Negros Occidental Nutrition Committee led by Dr. Teena Pineda receives the Green Banner Award as Outstanding Province in the Region during the Regional Awarding Ceremony held in Punta Villa, Iloilo City, recently.

The Provincial Nutrition Committee of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist bagged the Green Banner Award during the 2015 Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony in Punta Villa, Iloilo City, Tuesday.

The Department of Health (DOH) – National Nutrition Council VI cited Negros Occidental as the Outstanding Province in the Region for implementing its Nutrition and Health Programs.

The Municipality of EB Magalona also received the Municipal Green Banner Award while La Carlota City bagged the award for the city category.

Maria Magdalena Yales of Bago City received the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), followed by Annabel Fernandez of Talisay City and Ma. Luisa Maldecer of La Carlota City.

Meanwhile, Rolinda Coja of Brgy. Latasan, EB Magalona was awarded the Longest Serving Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) for being in the service for 32 years.

The Provincial Nutrition Committee led by Program Coordinator Dr. Teena Pineda received the award from DOH Regional Director Marilyn Convocar and NPC Nonay Tad-y.*/Capitol News

NOSP Scholars Attend Enhancement Seminar

NOSP Scholars Attend Enhancement Seminar

Negros Occ. Scholarship Program Head, Karen R. Dinsay gave a lecture on Negros Island Region during the Annual Enhancement Seminar for the Scholarship Grantees, held at Mayfair Plaza in Bacolod City, yesterday./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

Almost 300 scholar-grantees of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental attended the Annual Enhancement Seminar held at Mayfair Plaza in Bacolod City, yesterday.

The scholars are enrolled in different colleges and universities in the province and some state universities in the Visayas that are accredited by the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division (NOSPD).

The annual enhancement seminar is held twice a year as a requirement activity for NOSP scholars; it aims to equip them with the necessary skills that are seldom learned in classrooms.

The activity started with an opening program and followed by series of lectures.

Board Member Pedro P. Zayco, Jr., chairman of the SP Committee on Education said that the provincial government allocates P30 Million budget for the scholarship program every year because the officials believe that education is the greatest equalizer.

Dr. Ray Vincent D. Varrera of Bago City, a former NOSP grantee who graduated Valedictorian at the College of Medicine at the University of St. La Salle, inspired the scholars through his poignant testimony.

According to him, the NOSP is not only limited to financial assistance, being a scholar is a privilege but also a big responsibility that has become a source of inspiration to be treasured.

Invited speakers were Rene G. Hinojales who talked on Personality Development and Olive H. Seruelo who tackled Climate Change, while Karen Dinsay also gave a talk on Negros Island Region.

A total of 462 NOSP grantees are currently enrolled in NOSP-accredited schools and universities taking up academic courses, and a total of 1,025 scholars have graduated through the NOSP since it started in 1998./Capitol News