ASIPULO, Ifugao, – Twelve Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in the province were among those honored by the National Nutrition Council for their long years of service during the 3rd National Conference for BNS Northern Luzon Cluster in Vigan, Ilocos Sur recently.
Corazon Dawong, Provincial Nutrition Program Coordinator and in-charge of the BNS, said that these awardees of the long Service Award spent 30 to 36 years in service delivering nutrition services and other related activities in the barangays.
Dawong disclosed that among the provinces in the Cordillera, Ifugao has the highest BNS awardees. “Every year, the province is also producing outstanding BNS in the region,” she added.
Aside from the plaque, the awardees received cash incentive of P12,000 for 30 years in service and P400 for every additional year of service. Ifugao has registered a total of 191 BNS provincewide.
The giving of long-service award is to recognize the invaluable contribution of Barangay Nutrition Scholars in implementing the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition. It also aims to encourage continuous and dedicated service among BNSs to the cause of nutrition.
By: Marcelo B. Lihgawon