For its continued efforts in achieving good nutrition for all Tagumenyos, the City of Tagum was recognized again after winning the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winners in Nutrition (CROWN) Maintenance Award for the second year during the 2019 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City on August 30, 2019.
The award came with a P200,00 cash prize and a plaque of recognition given by the National Nutrition Council (NCC).
The City of Tagum has been the sole awardee of the national nutrition award that came from the entire Davao Region.
Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon said that the national award symbolizes responsibility as well as an inspiration to outperform its previous years’ performance which saw the drastic decrease of Tagum’s malnutrition index from 24 percent to only 6 percent in 2017 due to its implementation of efficient and effective nutrition programs.
With the conferment of the 2nd Year CROWN Maintenance Award, the city now aims for the Nutrition Honor Award (NHA) which is the highest award given by the NNC to the recipients of the CROWN Award.
It can be remembered that Tagum City was able to win the prestigious Green Banner Award for three consecutive years since 2014 which paved the way for the LGU to receive the CROWN Award in 2017, and ultimately the 1st CROWN Maintenance Award in 2018.
The CROWN Award is conferred after an inter-agency National Evaluation Team affirmed a particular LGU in a province as outstanding in the implementation of its nutrition action plan for three consecutive years.
Also present to receive the award from the NNC were Vice-Mayor Eva Lorraine Estabillo and City Councilor Jan Dimitri Sator. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum