CITY OF MALOLOS– The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Governor Daniel R. Fernando conferred the Outstanding Municipality in Nutrition award to the Municipality of Guiguinto and received P100,000 during the 49th Nutrition Month Celebration Culminating Activity held at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city last Thursday.
Guiguinto Mayor Atty. Agatha “Agay” Cruz shared the recognition with the people working for their town’s nutrition program and said that she envisions their town to be the happiest place for a child to grow.
“Palagi ko pong iniisip na ang gusto ko, ang lahat ng lalaki sa Bayan ng Guiguinto ay mayroong lamang sa buhay. Mula pa lamang po sa sinapupunan ng kanilang ina ay inaalagaan siya ng Pamahalaang Bayan, inaalagaan siya ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan, para sigurado rin ang kanyang kaligtasan hanggang siya ay makapag-aral at makahanap ng magandang trabaho,” Cruz said.
Meanwhile, Committee on Social Services Chairman and Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro, who prides himself as a son of a barangay volunteer worker, acknowledged the tireless work of barangay volunteers that greatly contributes to the collective aim of their respective barangays.
“Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. Tayo po ay dumanas ng mga pagsubok noong mga nakaraang buwan. Binagyo tayo, binaha tayo. Maraming mga kababayan natin ang nahirapan, nasira ang mga bahay, nasira ang mga gamit. Kayo ang naging kaagapay namin, kayo ang nakaalalay sa amin sa pag-ikot namin ng halos dalawang buwan, araw-araw, simula umaga hanggang gabi,” the vice governor said.
Moreover, Baliwag City got the 2nd place for the Outstanding Municipality in Nutrition award and received P75,000, while Marilao town placed third and was given P50,000.
Awardees for Outstanding Barangay in Nutrition include Sta. Rita, Guiguinto in 1st place with P30,000; Concepcion, Baliwag City in 2nd place with P20,000; and Sta. Rosa I, Marilao in 3rd place with P10,000.
Also, Kathleen L. Cruz from Marilao was hailed as the Outstanding Nutrition Action Officer and went home with P5,000, while Percy T. Bitoon of Sta. Rosa I, Marilao was the Outstanding Lingkod Lingap sa Nayon (LLN) and got P5,000.
Long Serving and Retiring LLN was also honored including Irene Santiago of Bungahan, City of Malolos; Fortunata Garcia of Telapatio, San Ildefonso; Perla Tacadino of Bubulong Malaki, San Ildefonso; Cristeta Valdemosada of Bulusukan, San Ildefonso; and Marcela Dela Cruz of Sayang Dayap, San Ildefonso and each received P3,000.