COP/BIDANI joins the 2017 National Nutrition Month Celebration

In celebration of the National Nutrition Month this July, 2017, COP/BIDANI joins the nation by holding a Nutrition Forum on July 3, 2017 at the Auditorium, UP Visayas, Iloilo City.

This year’s theme, “Healthy diet, gawing habit: FOR LIFE!” is about awareness on the importance of healthy diet to prevent malnutrition and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases as well as to distinguish healthy diet from unhealthy diet. The forum also aimed to update barangay officials, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Barangay Health Workers and other stakeholders on the nutrition situation of the region with emphasis on stunting and wasting.

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COP/BIDANI joins evaluation for outstanding nutrition scholars

July is Nutrition Month Celebration nationwide!

In line with this, the National Nutrition Council, Region VI with its Regional Nutrition Technical Committee (RNTC members) wherein COP/BIDANI is a member, conducted a series of search for the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) as early as March, 2017.

The aim is to assess the efficiency of local level plan implementation through Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI), measure changes in weight status of pre-school and school children during the evaluation year and the immediate past two years. To determine the extent of which nutrition is integrated into local development plans and programs, and to advocate for the continuing support for local nutrition programs. Another objective is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars in responding to the tasks mandated to them.

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UPV’s Ferrer and Chan make it to TOSP regional finals


Photo Credits: Prof. Ruben M. Gamala

June Vincent P. Ferrer III made it to the top five in the Regional Finals of the 2017th Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines during the awarding ceremonies on July 26, 2017 at the Capiz Provincial Capitol, Roxas City.

June Vincent P. Ferrer III is a graduate of BS Business Administration major in Marketing of the College of Management of UP Visayas. Another UPV nominee, Josielou L. Chan, a BS Fisheries (cum laude) graduate of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences was selected to be part of the 16 finalists from Region VI in this prestigious search. Both were cited for excelling not only in their academic performance but also because of their leadership and service to the larger community. Together with other nominees, they also participated in a training that further honed their skills prior to the selection.

The Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) is a program that annually recognizes exceptional youths for their academic excellence, leadership, good morals and diverse involvement within the community. TOSP seeks to promote integrity, excellence and service as a way of life.

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UPV inks MOU with Asia Pacific Center for Intangible Heritage


UP Visayas has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Informational and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) under the auspices of UNESCO, a cultural organization based in Jeonju, South Korea.

The MOU was an offshoot of the partnership between UP Visayas and ICHCAP that began in Pagtib-ong: The UPV International Conference on Intangible Heritage held on May 25-26, 2016.

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