headed by President Antonio Pueblos welcomed the officers of
NNC-Calabarzon headed by RNPC Carina Z. Santiago (center)
and contingent media-partner CNN-4A headed by its president
media-group partner CNN-4A visits Eastern Visayas for technical
exchange with HIMSoG-8
JACK C. GADAINGAN
November 17, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY –
Carina Z. Santiago, Regional Program Coordinator of National
Nutrition Council (NNC) Region-4A (Calabarzon) together with Lourdes
B. Orongon and Ezra Minette B. Lasin, Nutrition Officer III and
Nutrition Officer II respectively from the same region, headed a
contingent of 10 practicing media from Calabarzon calling their
group as the “Communicators’ Network for Nutrition in Region 4-A”
(CNN-4A) to a visit of Eastern Visayas Region for a Technical
Exchange with NNC-8 media-group partner Harmonized Initiatives of
Media for the Spread of Good Nutrition in Region 8 (HIMSoG-8) on
October 24-26, 2019.
The CNN-4A was headed by
its President Red C. Alano, Vice President (VP) for Print Antonio R.
Antazo Jr., VP for Broadcast Emil Jun B. Delos Santos, VP for Social
Media Kier Gideon Paolo Gapayao, Auditor Genielyn M. Tobias,
Chairman of the Board of Directors Janet G. Buelo, and members
Nanacy G. Quizon-Vidal, Maria Victoria A. Carino, Maricel Manza and
Mayrenel C. Manalo.
A contingent from HIMSoG-8
likewise headed by its President Antonio C. Pueblos, VP Jacob C.
Gadaingan, Broadcaster Cecelia P. Tibo, cable-TV broadcast providers
Evelyn Bacol, Nelson Braga, and Mathew Manuel, and News Editor
Albert Lesiguez, and two personnel from NNC-8 Novida B. Rico and
Clytie Sta. Cruz welcomed the visiting party during their arrival
5AM at Tacloban City Airport.
Of common goal, as both
media organizations are involved in the fight against hunger and
malnutrition and in promotion of good nutrition – with CNN-4A the
media-group partner of NNC-4A within its jurisdiction Calabarzon
area. Meanwhile HIMSOG-8 in partner with NNC-8 for the Eastern
Visayas Region. The two advocacy groups conducted their technical
rendezvous after a brief breakfast at the Leyte Park Hotel, here.
The Technical Exchange
consisted with presentations of each media-group’s accomplishments
and Sharing of Best Practices with both presidents doing the
power-point presentation reporting, Pueblos for HIMSoG-8 and Alano
HIMSoG-8 Treasurer Ray
Gaspay, publisher of Samar News.com and HIMSoG-8 member Sarwel M.
Meniano, chief of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Region 8 joined the
group for the technical exchange, and other activities.
In the afternoon, the
Calabarzon group was escorted by the Eastern Visayas group to an
Environmental Scanning to the Super Typhoon Yolanda Marker (Anibong
Shipwreck), the Mat Weavers and Products in Basey town, the newly
constructed Town Hall of Basey and Basey’s Oldest Church, the 2.16
kilometers long “San Juanico Bridge” connecting Samar and Leyte
Islands, and the newly upgraded MacArthur Park. The evening of the
first day (Oct. 24, 2019) featured a fellowship, loaded with more
bonding initiatives, exchanges of tokens, with good food and live
The following day NNC-4A
and CNN-4A continued with their more serious tasks like
“Communication Planning for CY 2020”: consisting of Workshop
Overview, Review of Print and Radio Placements and various IEC
Material, the Philippine Plan of Action 2017-2022, Review of
Calabarzon Communication Plan 2013-2015, and Actual Communication
For its last salvo, the
CNN-4A gave way to its 3rd Quarter Meeting, consisting of
review/approval of the highlight of the Previous Meeting, and other
President Antonio Pueblos makes the first presentation
on the Technical Exchange with CNN-4A by presenting
first the accomplishments of HIMSoG-8.