MIAGAO, Iloilo – The Igbugo Barangay Health Station (BHS) was awarded Best in BHS Communal Vegetable Garden during the Nutrition Month Culminating Activity of the Municipal Local Government Unit of Miagao at the JRBB Hall on August 1, 2019.

The awarding ceremony was part of the Culmination Program of 45th National Nutrition Month Celebration of the Municipality bannering the theme “Kumain Nang Wasto at Maging Aktibo…Push Natin ‘To!” 

The entries to the contest were adjudged according to the following: visual appearance, impact and innovation; plant variety, health and nutrition promotion; maintenance and sustainability; and community involvement.     

Barangay Igbugo bested fifteen other BHS and went home with P3,000.00 cash prize.  Other winners are Naclub BNS, Naulid BNS, Indag-an BNS and Municipal Health Center-B.

Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD in his speech said that the contest was initiated to promote awareness of the health and nutrition benefits of having a communal vegetable garden at the respective barangays.

This Program is also in line with the Miagao Action on Climate Change (MACC) Program of Mayor Napulan which among others encourages tree planting and growing and putting up of communal garden in the barangay.  (ABMande)