Showing posts with label NGO Malnutrition War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NGO Malnutrition War. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Atty Joey Lina On Fire at CFD Coalition's NGO Malnutrition War Manual Launch

11:09:00 PM

The Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition (CDFC), under the leadership of Atty Joey Lina, officially launched its operations manual and training program on January 13, 2023, at The Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion. The coalition's aim is to assist Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in their collaborative efforts with the government to combat malnutrition.

Enacted through RA 11148, known as the "Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Magnanay Act," the law targets the issue of malnutrition within the first one thousand days of a child's life.

This is probably one of the biggest coalition that gathered different organizations together and talks about the need of the children. This is not just about talks but fairly initiates the starting move in creating a nationwide move to address the issue of malnutrition which is what every child should get in their early 1000 days. Not just from the start they were born but from beginning of their conceptions. 

During his impassioned speech, Atty Joey Lina stressed the crucial importance of supporting children during their initial one thousand days, which form the foundation of their development.

The coalition boasts an impressive lineup, including Rotary International, Lions Clubs International, Kiwanis International, Junior Chamber International, The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, The Fraternal Order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles, Knights of the Columbus, Knights of Rizal, Save the Children Philippines, World Vision Philippines, Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives, and Crusade Against Violence.

The operations manual and training program are pivotal developments, outlining the collaborative approach between NGOs and the government in eradicating malnutrition during the first one thousand days of a child's life. This issue significantly contributes to poor school performance, low intelligence quotient, stunting, sickness, and reduced work productivity. The manual serves as a comprehensive guide for NGOs, extending its application from barangays to a national level, with a vision for fostering a healthier future for Filipino children.

To demonstrate their support, department secretaries Dr. Teodoro "Ted" J. Herbosa, DOH, and Atty. Benjamin "Benhur" C. Abalos, Jr., DILG, attended the event. Atty. Baldr H. Bringas, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), represented DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian. Additionally, NGO Head Representatives, led by Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, recited the NGOs Declaration of Commitment.

The event featured various speakers who made it both informative and interesting, including Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council, and Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project Chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition.
  • Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Direcotr of National Nutrition Council
  • Dr. Maria Isabel "Marcie' M. Atienza, MHPED, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of St. Luke's Medical Center, Colloege of Medicine - WHQM
  • Dr. Amado R. Parawan, Health and Nutrition advisor of Save the Children Philippines
  • Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition
  • Br. Erlito "Lito" R. Pardo of Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals-Las Pinas Chapter
  • Mr. Roberto A. Alvarez, President of RCMC Foundation
  • Former Executive Secretary, Atty. Salvador "Bingbong" Campo Medialdea
  • Engr. Ronaldo A. Aguila, Chief technology Officer of OneLGC, Inc.
  • Mr. Cris Giovanni C. Chiong, President, Rotary Club of Makati Central
  • Mr. Alberto D. Lina, Chairman of OneLGC, Inc
  • Mr. Ronald Delos Santos, National President of the Fraternl Order of Eagles-Philipines Eagles,
  • Mr. Danilo 'Danny" Sanchez, Past council Chairman of MD301 Philippines and State Council of Lions Governor

During panel discussions, Atty. Mike T. Toledo, former Press Secretary, served as the moderator, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders. Atty. Joey Lina's rallying cry for a 'brighter, stronger, taller' Filipino children resonated, calling for unity to uplift the vulnerable and intensify nutrition efforts for a new generation of Filipinos. This milestone event promises to be a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders committed to ensuring the well-being of children during their critical first 1000 days of life.

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