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Check turnover of project funds to LGU-Catarman

The Department of Science and Technology-Camiguin turned over project funds to the Local Government Unit of Catarman, Camiguin to alleviate malnutrition in the community on July 28, 2022, during the municipality's 48th Nutrition Month Culmination.

The funding is under DOST's Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program to improve the nutritional status by 50% among children in 14 identified barangays in Catarman. These barangays are the following: Bonbon, Catibac, Lawigan, Bura, Panghiawan, Mainit, Compol, Liloan, Poblacion, Sto. Niño, Looc, Manduao, Alga, and Tangaro.

LGU-Catarman received a total amount of Php 1,082,589.40 to acquire DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)-developed foods technologies such as Rice-Mongo-based complementary foods and Enhanced Nutribuns.

A total of 326 children ages 48-72 months will benefit from the project. Of these were 162 males and 164 females.

The agency, together with the LGU, will implement the project through the distribution of Rice Mongo Curls for 120 days with Enhanced Nutribuns to the identified children.

In his message during the culmination, Mayor Kiterio Antonio U. Palarca II expressed his gratitude and appreciation to DOST-10 for the services rendered in the municipality. (Nice Nerjay Callo/Jullie Baculio, DOST-10)

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