BONTOC, Mountain Province – Aimed to promote health and wellness to the public, the Weight Loss Program of the Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) has been institutionalized.
Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey approved Resolution No.410, s. 2022, institutionalizing the Weight Loss Program of Municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province.
Odsey added that this program does not only promote regular exercise but also advocates eating a well- balanced and nutritious food. He added that this includes limiting the intake of sugary, salty, and fatty food.
The Sangguniang Bayan passed the resolution sponsored by SB member Jerome Tudlong, Jr., to ensure continuity of the program despite the expected change in administration and leadership.
The Weight Loss Program started as a privately funded program dubbed “Chagsen Challenge” (Search for the Biggest Loser) in 2019. Recognizing the importance of the program in the promotion of health and wellness, it was included in the Nutrition Action Plan of the Bontoc LGU.
The program aims to allow officially registered participants to safely and effectively lose unwanted and unnecessary weight through natural means of proper food intake and regular exercise.
For three consecutive years of weight loss challenge, it transformed not only the participants’ bodies, but their lifestyle habits too. //