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February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

DepEd injects sustainability dose to feeding programs 
Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 6, 2012 (PIA) – Sustainability, which previous nutritional feeding programs are anemic, would be boosted by a dose of parent empowerment, say authorities at the Department of Education (DepED). 

Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos and communications director Pablito Villalon shared this at the recent Kapihan sa PIA. 

The dosage would make this round of feeding programs unlike the past when the government is even accused of being myopic in implementing supplemental feeding program characteristic only of nutrition month celebrations. 

The government’s feeding program earned critics who accuse it of promoting dependents in dole-outs while adding that the feeding programs do very little when it is only for the Nutrition Month. 

N this, the DepEd says when the past feeding programs used their home economics teacher to cook and prepare the food, now it is the parents who prepare the menu for the day. 

This lows parents to adopt the skill and the habit of cooking nutritious foods instead, to sustain the preparation of healthy food at home, Dr. Bongalos summed. 

On his part, Villalon, who used to be a public school principal explained that the “Breakfast Feeding program” uses the services of parents who cook the food which they serve to undernourished kindergarten to grade 3 kids. 

“These parents follow a vegetable-based menu which the DepED approves after being found to be beneficial to the physical and mental development of the kids,” he said. 
We hope that when these parents go home, they can use the same menu and continue with the nutrient supplementation program we implement in the schools, adds Dr. Bongalos. 

The entire country celebrates Nutrition Month in July and Bohol Nutrition Coordinator Juliet Manliguez hopes Boholanos can finally attain a certain level of health which makes them productive workers. 

A productive worker, she pointed out, increases financial independence and allows them to buy more quality and nutrition packed food to finally end the cycle of poverty and sickness. (30)

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