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Valencia City Breaks Ground for Nutriland Project

On October 6, 2015, the City Government of Valencia through the City Nutrition Committee breaks the ground for the establishment of Nutriland Project which will showcase the city’s different Impact Programs on nutrition.

The Nutriland is a 2.5 hectare lot situated at Purok 2, Pinatilan, Valencia City, Bukidnon which is aimed to provide avenue for nutritional programs of the city.

Ms. Hazel P. Dondonayos, City Nutrition Action Officer, said that the Nutriland is the realization of the dream of the City Nutrition Committee a year ago, after Valencia City garnered the CROWN (Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition) Award. “The Nutriland will showcase the good practices of the city’s nutrition programs and through this program, we can put all nutrition impact program in one setting which will serve as a strategic venue for the nutrition activities.”

In behalf of the City Mayor, Hon. Azucena P. Huervas, the City Vice Mayor, Hon. Rolando P. Laviña led the groundbreaking as he was assisted by City Councilors Hon. Policarpo P. Murillo IV, MD and Hon. Camilo E. Pepito to bury the time capsule. Also present are Barangay Pinatilan Brgy. Captain Hon. Rady Jocson and the members his council together the members of the City Nutrition Committee and the local stakeholders.

Hon. Camilo E. Pepito, Chairman of Committee on Agriculture and Environment, during his message, said that the Nutriland is a manifestation of the administration’s commitment to the people, making Valencia a greener place and a winner in nutrition. “I am congratulating the City Mayor, Hon. Azucena P. Huervas for initiating a very unique and resourceful program for the people of Valencia,’’ he said.

The City Vice Mayor Laviña, during his message, applaud the City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas for coming up with a very brilliant idea for the constituents of Valencia, and he praised the City Mayor for her strong support to the nutrition programs of the city. He also disclosed the projects to be implemented in the 2.5 hectare lot, comprised of the training center, health center, feeding center, in-house rehabilitation center for malnourished families, processing center, food production area, goatery, poultry, cow pen and swine area, aqua culture, parking area, nutrition hut and relocation area.

The City Vice Mayor Laviña added a line, “Ang tao nga busog, dili mosapot. (A man with full stomach will not readily get irritated,’’ as he emphasized the importance of food in every family’s table.

During his closing remarks, Dr. Policarpo P. Murillo IV, the Chairperson on Health and Nutrition revealed that at present, the nutritional status of preschoolers alleviated through the help of the nutrition programs implemented by the city. He also added that the Nutriland was conceptualized when around 418 malnourished families were identified, and through the nutrition facilities, malnourished families will be rehabilitated and malnutrition in the City will be addressed properly.

Valencia City recently received the 2nd year CROWN Maintenance award and the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar, Ms. Vivian T. Ochotorena from Brgy. Tongan-tongan who got the 8th place in the National Evaluation.

The Nutriland is located near the BJMP in Purok 2, Brgy. Pinatilan, Valencia City.