MIAGAO, Iloilo – The Municipality of Miagao gets a “very good” comment and thumbs up for implementing environmental programs with numerous purpose and impact in the community.
“Good job! Your program to plant fruit bearing trees is also in line with our Office’ trust to bring back tree parks,” said Ms. Aida D. Villanueva from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office.
Ms. Villanueva came to Miagao as part of the Provincial Nutrition Committee Technical Working Group for the 3rd Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on Wednesday.
Ms. Villanueva’s statement came after Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD acquainted them with the LGU’s plans, programs and projects on nutrition and the environment. Among others, Mayor Napulan shared that on July 13th, the LGU officially launched its Miagao Action on Cleanliness (MAC) Program. Under the program, every Miagaowanons are enjoined to participate in the clean-up drive kontra dengue, collection of low density plastics (LDP) and tree planting and growing of endemic fruit bearing trees.
“On top of making Miagao a climate change resilient town, I want to ensure sustainability in our programs on Nutrition. That is why we launched programs of these like,” explained Mayor Napulan.
For the collection of LDPs, residents who may be able to collect 5kg of LDP can exchange it to 1 kilogram of rice, two can of sardines and one bar of soap. Planting and growing of fruit bearing trees, on the other hand, is part of the sustainable program on nutrition.
Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Dr. Rhea Palmos explained that the group of Ms. Villanueva will evaluate the LGUs nutrition programs, nutritional status of zero to 59 months old, day care and elementary grades and nutrition initiatives. They will also look into the nutrition contribution of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Department of Education, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office and Municipal Health Office.
Miagao was picked as among the three municipalities with in-placed and notable performance on Nutrition along with the Municipalities of Sta. Barbara and Concepcion. From among the three Municipalities, the PNC TWG will evaluate the Municipality that will represent the Province of Iloilo in the Regional Green Banner Award. (ABMande)